Agenda


Monday, October 23, 2017
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Optional Golf Tournament for Attendees & Sponsors

12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Conference Registration

4:30 PM - 4:40 PM

Welcome & Opening Remarks

4:40 PM - 5:15 PM

Keynote

Keynote: From Conventional to Digital - The Changing Shape of the U.S. Printed Packaging Industry

Speaker:  Conference Co-Chairs, Jennifer Dochstader & David Walsh of LPC, Inc.

Description:  A look at market trends, run size trending, brand owner preferences, dynamics and impacts.

5:15 PM - 6:00 PM

Keynote Vendor Panel

Keynote Vendor Panel:  Looking back and forward at rapid innovation in the digital package printing equipment business

Moderator:   Marco Boer, Vice President, IT Strategies

Panelists: 

  • David Ellen, President, Domino Digital Printing North America
  • Greg Palm, Vice President Business Development, Mark Andy
  • Steve Powers, Director Labels & Packaging, HP
  • Chris Yanko, Director, Xeikon

Description:  The level of enthusiasm for package printing, both flexo, offset, and digital printing, seems to be at an all time high.  Reinvestment in hardware is the strongest we've seen in a decade.  Some of this may be due to marketing communication channel fragmentation, with packaging offering the last stance in convincing a consumer to buy - "the moment of truth".  With us this evening to discuss some of these trends are four esteemed representatives of four of the leaders in digital package printing equipment manufacturing.

6:10 PM - 6:50 PM

Keynote Brand Owner Panel

Keynote:  Brand Owner/Retailer Panel

Moderator:  Kevin Karstedt, CEO Karstedt Partners

Panelists:   Calvin Osterberg, Director of Purchasing, Rochester Midland Corporation; Patrick Poitevin, Senior Associate Principal Scientist, Mondelez International & Ray Mass, Printing Technology Manager (Global Design and Packaging), Colgate Palmolive

Description:   This session provides a Brand Owner perspective relative to brand engagement issues and opportunities.

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Reception

Digital Packaging Summit Welcome Reception & Dinner

Description:  A networking dinner for all attendees designed to foster interaction among executives and build relationships with potential clients and customers.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Networking Breakfast

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Keynote Presentation

Keynote:  Immersive Connected Packaging  - The next level of Labels & Packaging, On-Life consumer experiences 

Speaker: Rafi Albo, Owner, SEGMARKETING

Description:   This session will cover cases studies, concepts and ways to Monetize AR/VR products & content in the Real world- especially in Mass marketing environments. AR physical product distribution, Personal AR Marketing communications, Sales Promos in Labels & Packaging & even Experience marketing of IOT.

8:50 AM - 9:35 AM

General Session

General Session:  What do the numbers say? Numbers & Trends

Speakers:   Bob Leahey, Director, InfoTrends, Division of Keypoint Intelligence

Description:  To ground us in the opportunity for digital printing of packaging, Bob Leahey will provide a forecast for units and volume of digitally printed packaging.  He'll support the growth assumptions with end user research insights.

9:55 AM - 10:50 AM

Case Study Presentations

Case Study Presentations

Description: 25 minute case study sessions. Solution providers and their end user customers discuss challenges faced, strategy, implementation, outcome, and the future.

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

General Session

General Session: The Application Fit of Various Digital Printing Technologies

Speaker:  Marco Boer, IT Strategies, Inc.

Description:  Liquid toner, dry toner, UV-curable ink, and aqueous ink all offer advantages and disadvantages when it comes to package printing. This session will explore where the manufacturers believe thier technologies offer a best fit, and why, and more importantly set the stage for addiitonal questions to ask later  during the breakouts and one on one meetings.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Networking Lunch

1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

Case Study Presentations

Case Study Presentations

Description: 25 minute case study sessions. Solution providers and their end user customers discuss challenges faced, strategy, implementation, outcome, and the future.

3:15 PM - 6:35 PM

Meeting Zone

Meeting Zone

Attendees and sponsors conduct 1:1 meetings

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Dinner & Casino Night

Networking Reception, Dinner, &  Casino Night

Description:  A cocktail networking reception, dinner, and Casino Night designed to allow informal meetings over cocktails and build relationships with other executive attendees, potential clients and customers.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Networking Breakfast

8:00 AM - 8:50 AM

General Session Panel

General Session Panel:  Real Life User Experiences

Moderator:   Kevin Karstedt, CEO, Karstedt Partners

Panelists:   Chuck Slingerland, Director Digital Printing, Abbott Action; Bill Lorenz, VP of Operations, Boutwell Owens; Doug Bartlett, Head of Graphics and Print Technology, Constantia Flexibles Label Division / Spear

Description:  Each of the three panelist have been pioneers in adopting new digital print technology.  Learn how they've made the transition in selling digital output to their customers, the steps they took to prepare, and the lessons that they wish they would have avoided.

9:10 AM - 11:10 AM

Case Study Presentations

Case Study Presentations

Description: 25 minute case study sessions. Solution providers and their end user customers discuss challenges faced, strategy, implementation, outcome, and the future.

11:20 AM - 12:20 PM

Networking Lunch

12:30 PM - 1:20 PM

Breakout Session

Breakout Session:  A Deep Dive on Labels

Speaker:   Jennifer Dochstader & David Walsh of LPC, Inc.

Description:  Today's market for digitally printed labels has been in existence for over 10 years.   We are past early adopters and theoretically are heading into the mainstream, but are we really going into the mainstream in a market where less than 5% of label volume is printed digitally?   What will it for converters to continue to grow the digital label printing business?

12:30 PM - 1:20 PM

Breakout Session

Breakout Session:  A Deep Dive on Folding Cartons

Speaker:   Kevin Karstedt, CEO, Karstedt Partners

Description:  Today's market for digitally printed folding carton has been 10 years in the making and is now poised to ascend the handle of the hockey stick. What can we can we expect to see for both digital and analog printing of folding cartons from 2017 to 2020?

12:30 PM - 1:20 PM

Breakout Session

Breakout  Session:  A Deep Dive on Corrugated

Speaker:    Jeff Wettersten, President, Karstedt Partners LLC

1:30 PM - 2:25 PM

General Session Panel

General Session Vendor Panel - Hybrid Inkjet Printing - The Best or Worst of Two Worlds?

Moderator:  Marco Boer, IT Strategies, Inc.

Panelists: 

  • Mike Barry, Product Marketing Manager Digital Solutions, FUJIFILM
  • Andre Blais, Sales Manager, Gallus Inc.
  • Will Mansfield, Director WW Press Sales & Marketing, Kodak
  • Steve Schulte, Vice President Sales and Marketing, Mark Andy
  • Keith Nagle, Digital Product Manager, Nilpeter

 

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

General Session

General Session: What have we heard these past two days and where is the industry going?

Speakers:  Conference Co-Chairs, Jennifer Dochstader & David Walsh of LPC, Inc.

3:15 PM - 6:15 PM

Meeting Zone

Meeting Zone

Attendees and sponsors conduct 1:1 meetings

7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Cocktail Reception

Cocktail Reception

Description:  The final cocktail networking reception designed to foster interaction and build relationships with other executive attendees, potential clients and customers.

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Awards Dinner Celebration & Entertainment

Awards Dinner Celebration & Entertainment

Description:  Dinner followed by entertainment and an Digital Packaging Summit awards reception.