Agenda


The 2017 Agenda will be published soon!  Below is the 2016 Agenda.

Monday, October 31, 2016
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Conference Registration

4:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Welcome & Opening Remarks

4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

Keynote

Keynote: The Industry Spotlight on Digital Printing of Packaging

Speaker:  Conference Co-Chair, Marco Boer, IT Strategies, Inc.

Description:  Never in the history of package printing have there been so many digital printing equipment offerings.   There is inkjet, toner, and hybrid technologies in between. This session will set the stage of where the various technologies fit in terms of application, substrates, and ink/toner, highlighting some of the key products shown at DRUPA 2016.

5:50 PM - 6:35 PM

Keynote Vendor Panel

Keynote Vendor Panel:  Value-add or Cost Savings?  Where is the development path of digital printing equipment for package printing headed?

Moderator:  Conference Co-Chair, Kevin Karstedt, CEO Karstedt Partners LLC

Panelists:  TBA

Description:  Leading industry vendors discuss what we can expect to see from digital systems in the future and the impact it will have on our industry.

6:45 PM - 7:20 PM

Keynote Brand Owner Panel

Keynote Brand Owner Panel:  So you've deployed Digital Printing.  What's the good, not so good, and the unexpected?

Moderator:  David Luttenberger, CPP, Global Packaging Director, Mintel Group Ltd.

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, November 1, 2016
7:00 AM - 7:55 AM

Networking Breakfast

8:00 AM - 8:10 AM

Day Two Opening Remarks

8:10 AM - 8:45 AM

General Session

General Session:   Deploying digital packaging printing into your operations

Speaker:   Kevin Karstedt, CEO, Karstedt Partners LLC

Description:    A journey of getting operations, marketing, and the brand owners on board with changing the way packaging is manufactured.

8:50 AM - 9:40 AM

General Session

General Session:  What are the options available today for digital printing of labels, folding cartons, flexible packaging, and corrugated?  A report card of technology adoption

Speakers:   Kevin Karstedt, CEO, Karstedt Partners LLC & Marco Boer, Vice President, IT Strategies, Inc.

Description:  For each of the four applications, an overview of digital printing share today and a projection for tomorrow, the value propositions, and a sampling of products available today.

 

9:55 AM - 11:20 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.

11:30 AM - 12:10 PM

General Session

General Session:  Preparing for a Digital Printing Workflow

Speaker:  Ron Gliboa, Director, InfoTrends

Description:  This session will feature discussion on how to incorporate digital printing onto an existing packaging workflow process.

 

12:10 PM - 1:15 PM

Networking Lunch

1:30 PM - 2:55 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 - 6:30 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, November 2, 2016
7:00 AM - 7:55 AM

Networking Breakfast

7:55 AM - 8:00 AM

Day Three Opening Remarks

8:00 AM - 8:40 AM

General Session

General Session:  A deep dive on label printing

Speaker:  Ron Gilboa, Director, InfoTrends

Description:  Today's market for digitally printed labels was 20 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 labels from 2016 to 2020?

8:40 AM - 9:25 AM

General Session

General Session Panel:  A deep dive on folding cartons

Speaker:  Jeff Wettersten, President, Karstedt Partners LLC

Description:   Today's market for digitally printed folding cartons 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 2016 to 2020?

9:40 AM - 11:05 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 - 11:55 AM

General Session Panel

General Session Panel: Finishing, the Weak Link!

Moderator:  Marco Boer, Vice President, IT Strategies

Panelists:  To be announced

Description:  This vendor panel will discuss key issues that need to be addressed when integrating finishing into a digital workflow.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Networking Lunch

1:00 PM - 1:35 PM

General Session

General Session:  What brand owners and packaging buyers will be requiring from converters in respect to digital

Speakers:  Conference Chair, Kevin Karstedt, CEO Karstedt Partners LLC

1:00 PM - 2:20 PM

General Session

General Session:  The impact digital will have on business strategy and current markets served by the converter

Speaker:  Jeff Wettersten, President, Karstedt Partners LLC

2:20 PM - 2:55 PM

General Session

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

Speakers:  Marco Boer, Vice President, IT Strategies & Kevin Karstedt, CEO, Karstedt Partners LLC

Description:  So what are the takeaways from the Summit? So much information, what are the key components attendees need to take home with them?

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.