One of the focus areas at the event would be the definition and impact of ‘the fourth industrial revolution’ on the label industry. An extensive keynote session will take place on this topic and a special agenda item will see all the session’s individual speakers come together on the podium—Andy Hobsbawm, co-founder of Internet of Things ‘Smart Platform’ EVRYTHNG, Stephen Lechel, partner in Porsche Consulting and Jan Denys, labour market expert at employment group Randstad.
“There are very few occasions in any industry when leading players across all relevant disciplines can usefully get together,” says Jules Lejeune, managing director of the international labelling association FINAT. “Our FINAT European Label Forum is certainly one such opportunity—and it represents a present-and-future business briefing that encompasses both the global environment and industry-specific topics across the many aspects of this diverse packaging business sector.”
Equally valuable insights will be provided the next day by the FINAT business debate, featuring three international label industry leaders—Geoff Martin, president of CCL Label; Adrian Tippenhauer from All4Labels, the recently merged international label converter group; and Dan Muenzer, vice president – marketing, labels division at Constantia Flexibles. They will debate with the audience on label industry scenarios for, specifically, 2020-2025. The highly relevant focal point for the debate will also form the core of a full afternoon’s workshop, hosted by De Ruijter Strategy, on the prior day.
Major innovations, challenges and opportunities for the label industry will be addressed in the event’s full schedule of presentations.