Packaging and print experts to explore global markets trends


“Augmenting the resources offered by NPES Indonesia, the association’s newest international business development office in Jakarta, Indonesia, this conference will provide a spotlight on the latest in innovative US technology trends and competitive product advancements to the large cross-section of printing and packaging professionals attending the event. The programme is designed both, for the Indonesian printing and packaging sectors to learn of global trends in technology, and for NPES members who seek to enter or expand their businesses in a thriving growth market,” says NPES president Thayer Long.

The half-day conference will address the latest trends, challenges and opportunities in the global print and packaging markets, along with ways to leverage key business strategies in the Indonesian market. The programme will provide a unique opportunity for participants to interact with industry peers and practitioners to exchange information, ideas, discuss strategies, and expand or build new business relationships.

The programme will feature a lineup of knowledgeable international experts including Thayer Long, president, NPES/GASC; Amy Vickery, international trade specialist, US Department of Commerce; Rodd Harrison, director sales and marketing EISD for Asia Pacific Region, Eastman Kodak Company; Nick Price, packaging segment manager, HP Indigo/PageWide Web Press Graphic Solutions Business, Asia Pacific and Japan, HP; Roy Subhasis, business director, Bobst; Tuti Buntaran, founder of First Packaging Asia – Packaging Centre, PPGI VP IT, graphic technology director of PT; Tosi Jasindo, associate of the Indonesian Packaging Federation, plus other US technology and in-country experts.

The highly interactive conference programme will engage participants in discussions on a series of timely topics that will include packaging market trends in Indonesia, maximizing resources for purchasing US technology, adventures in digital printing – showcasing new applications and brand innovations in packaging, inkjet technology for anti-counterfeiting in packaging, brand owners’ influence on the printing and purchasing process, and the importance of finishing in packaging.

The conference is supported by the Indonesian Association of Graphic Technology (ATGMI), Indonesian Packaging Federation (IPF), Indonesian Flexible Packaging Industry Association (Rotokemas), Indonesia Print Media Association (PPGI), International Trade Administration (ITA), HP, Eastman Kodak Company, Bobst, and Primir – the Print Industries Market Information and Research Organization, the research unit of NPES.

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