Sponsor FAQ

Sponsor Frequently Asked Questions


What is the Digital Packaging Summit?

The Digital Packaging Summit is a strategic business forum for print providers, converters, and vendors focused on digital solutions. An invited audience of senior-level decision-makers from large and midsize print providers and converters will join leading suppliers and industry thought leaders to discuss the ground-breaking solutions to help digital technology become a business driver within their organizations. Building on the success of this meeting we envision a new community of committed industry leaders who can advance the adoption and use of inkjet and other technologies in new and exciting ways.

Why is this event different from other printing industry events?

The Digital Packaging Summit is a hosted-buyer event that will assemble all key players, including user organizations, technology manufacturers, software providers and supplies vendors. The goal of this meeting is to bring these leaders together to formalize relationships across all elements of the supply chain in new and exciting ways in order to further advance the use of inkjet and other technologies in critical market segments. Rather than just another tradeshow or exhibition, the Digital Packaging Summit is focused on building relationships so all members in these complex ecosystems can better understand and advance their needs.

What are the main benefits of attending?

  • The 2 1/2 day agenda is centered on scheduled meetings between attending executives and sponsors, including boardroom/case study presentations and one-on-one meetings for follow-up product and partnership discussions. Industry analysts will address and give general sessions and will be available for one-on-one meetings with event participants.
  • Peer exchange sessions, industry roundtables and daily networking activities will also be featured.
  • Accelerate your strategic knowledge of available applications and capabilities for key segments within the landscape: Labels, Packaging, and Folding Cartons.
  • Accomplish months' worth of high-level sales meetings, expert insights and peer networking in just 2 1/2 days
  • Explain your solutions and focus-and get direct feedback from attendees regarding your technologies, applications or services

Who should attend?

Attendance is by invitation only. Both Executives (attendees/buyers) and vendors are invited to participate in the Digital Packaging Summit based on their fit and demand for their presence. Attendees undergo a pre-qualification process. Once qualified, all executives will receive a full participation package. Executives will include a cross-industry, senior group of executives and industry professionals from both print providers and converters overseeing the selection and implementation of inkjet and other technology and solutions.

Key segments to be represented by executives at the exchange will include Labels, Packaging, and Folding Cartons.

Which topics will be addressed?

At the general sessions, industry experts will address the market forecast, trends and management best practices, applications and implementation for today's technology world. The event will consist of end-user delivered sessions designed to help executives assess and select the right solutions. All general session content will be constructed in an objective, educational and supplier-neutral way. In addition to the general sessions, the program will also include very loosely engineered/peer-driven discussions that foster the meaningful and in depth exchange of ideas between executives. Boardrooms and Case Studies will feature an interactive format where sponsors, executives and industry thought leaders can exchange information, ideas and real-world experiences.

What is a Boardroom/Case Study?

Sponsors have the opportunity to deliver a "Case Study" presentation to the executive attendees in a private "Boardroom" type of setting. These presentations are not sales pitches or product demonstrations. Sponsors will discuss a specific client they work with, their objectives and issues they faced, and how the sponsor worked with them to overcome those issues and assisted them with their inkjet strategy. It is an opportunity to engage a small/focused audience in an interactive and problem-solving environment.

What is a one-to-one meeting?

A pre-arranged, private, sit-down meeting to discuss business between buyers and sellers.

Are there other opportunities to network at the event beyond 1:1 meetings?

Yes. You can meet with them during luncheons, dinners and other networking activities.

What do I need to bring?

We take care of your signage, meals and functions. Bring your business cards and your laptop or other items you require for sales discussions.

What do I wear?

The dress code is business casual.

How much does it cost to attend?

There is no charge for qualified executives to participate. If you qualify to attend, you will receive complimentary event registration, travel arrangements, hotel accommodations, meals and social events. The event will be limited to a select number of executives. Executives are encouraged to secure their place as soon as possible.

Vendor sponsors pay for their own travel and transfer to the hotel and receive a reduced room rate. Organized food and functions are included.

I'm interested in being a participating sponsor, but how do I find out more?

Sponsors may choose from different packages and sponsorship opportunities based on their needs and budget. For information, please contact David Pesko at dpesko@ngagevents.com or 781-910-3671.