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The awards recognize those who have excelled in the label and package printing industry through innovation and best practice within the past two years.

Entries are now open for the 19th Label Industry Global Awards taking place at Parkway Bank Park in Rosemont, Illinois on 10 September. 

The awards recognize those who have excelled in the label and package printing industry through innovation and best practice within the past two years. 

Award categories include the R Stanton Avery Global Achievement Award sponsored by Avery Dennison, which is given in honor of Stan Avery’s values and his innovative breakthroughs. This award recognizes an individual who has made a key contribution to the promotion and growth of the label industry.

The Rising Star Award sponsored by Avery Dennison recognizes the achievements of emerging talent in the label and packaging industry who represent the next generation of leaders.

The Converter of the Year Award is awarded to a label printing or converting company who has encouraged a diverse and inclusive work environment. The award also recognizes the development of a comprehensive training program and a contribution to community or charity initiatives. 

Taking place on the first night of Labelexpo Americas 2024, the awards ceremony will also feature a networking party from 5.30pm – 8pm. Tickets for the networking party are $60.

Tasha Ventimiglia, Group Director, Labelexpo Americas said: “It is always an honor to recognize those who have made an outstanding contribution to the label and packaging industry. We’re looking forward to seeing the high calibre of talent and to celebrate all the achievements of our worthy award winners and finalists at the 19th annual Label Industry Global Awards event in September.”

Entry is free and submissions must be received by 10 June. The finalists will be announced in July and all winners will be revealed at the awards ceremony. Entry forms and full details of how to enter are available at www.labelawards.com.

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