AIPIA Smart Packaging moves to 7 October; Digitalization to 16 November

AIPIA slightly revises Virtual Congresses 2021 dates

AIPIA fall program 2021
AIPIA's 2021 events include two more Congresses to come

Due to the continued disruption in the events calendar caused by Covid-19, AIPIA has moved the date of both its Virtual Congresses in 2021 to ensure some ‘clear space’ exists in the overcrowded Virtual World we currently inhabit! The new dates are – SMART PACKAGING FOR SUPPLY CHAIN 7th October 2021 (moved from 16th September); and, DIGITALIZATION: Connected Packaging & Sustainability 16th November 2021 (moved from 2nd November). These events are part of the year-long AIPIA global Smart Packaging program that has already held its events for India in March and in China in June of this year.

Eef de Ferrante, managing director of AIPIA writes, “These changes have also been caused by the need for AIPIA to move offices at rather short notice in late August. This could severely disrupt our ability to technically organize the Congress scheduled in mid-September. By moving the dates slightly we can be sure we are fully operational again and there is sufficient preparation time between the two events.

We hope that these changes do not cause any inconvenience. At least in the Virtual space there are no physical changes required to participate. Please make a note of the new dates in your agendas. Thank you for your understanding.”

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The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

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