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Join us from the comfort of your home or office! December 1-3, 2020

Agenda

+ Tuesday, December 1

  • 11:00 am
    11:45 am
    Welcome & Keynote: Will the world of package printing ever be the same?

    The business model changes caused by COVID-19 on the supply chains will not revert “back to normal”. Packaging converters will have to adjust to even faster response requirements, last minute changes, and increasing job frequencies. To prosper, these changes will require an even greater automation from beginning to end.

    • Marco Boer
      Conference Co-Chair | Vice President
      IT Strategies
  • 11:45 am
    12:15 pm
    Keynote Panel: Opportunities and challenges as seen from a supplier perspective
    • Bill Myers
      Marketing Manager – Digital Printing North America
      Domino
    • Brian Cleary
      NA Label Segment Category Manager
      HP
    • Donna Covannon
      Director of Marketing NA
      Xeikon
    • Kevin Karstedt
      Conference Co-Chair | CEO
      Karstedt Partners, LLC
    • Mark Schlimme
      Vice President of Marketing
      SCREEN Americas
  • 12:15 pm
    12:45 pm
    Keynote User Panel: What have been the advantages of digital printing technology in such a tumultuous year?
    • AJ Buran
      President
      GOpak
    • Cory Francer
      Editor-in-Chief
      Packaging Impressions
    • Dennis Ebeltoft
      Joint Managing Director
      Springfield Solutions
    • John Abbott
      President
      Abbott Label
    • Nikkie Freeman
      Chief Commercial Officer
      Stouse
  • 12:45 pm
    1:40 pm
    Case Study Presentations
  • 1:30 pm
    2:00 pm
    General Session: What's driving the packaging market, and what does it mean for you?

    The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the economy and altered the packaging supply chain. Product distribution channels have shifted to accommodate increases in online ordering, demand for single-use packaging, the raise new of pandemic product categories, and shifts in consumer behaviors . This session will combine PRINTING United Alliance’s economic outlook with NAPCO Research survey data to offer packaging printers/converters guidance on managing changing demands, addressing consumer behavioral shifts, developing successful business strategies, and the role of digital printing will play in meeting new market demands.

    • Andrew Paparozzi
      Chief Economist
      Printing United Alliance
    • Lisa Cross
      Principal Analyst
      NAPCO Research
  • 2:00 pm
    5:00 pm
    Solutions Showcase & 1:1 Meetings

    Explore the latest digital package printing technologies and speak directly with sponsor representatives about how they can assist you improve your business.

     

    VIP attendees will have the opportunity to attend 1:1 Meetings from Dec. 1-11 to allow for more flexible scheduling.

+ Wednesday, December 2

  • 11:00 am
    11:30 am
    Breakout Session: Folding Carton - How are solutions being deployed to solve problems and make money?
    • Chris Klien
      General Manager
      Wingate Packaging
    • Kevin Karstedt
      Conference Co-Chair | CEO
      Karstedt Partners, LLC
    • Nikkie Freeman
      Chief Commercial Officer
      Stouse
  • 11:00 am
    11:30 am
    Breakout Session: Labels - A critical component for the packaging industry during the COVID-19 Pandemic
    • Doug Lingo
      Director of Manufacturing
      MPI Label Systems
    • Marco Boer
      Conference Co-Chair | Vice President
      IT Strategies
    • Todd Fredt
      COO
      Century Labels
  • 11:40 am
    12:50 pm
    Case Study Presentations
  • 1:00 pm
    1:30 pm
    General Session Brand Owner Panel: Success stories of start-up brands enabled by digital packaging printing
    • Eddie Simeon
      Co-Founder
      Hella Cocktail Co.
    • Kevin Karstedt
      Conference Co-Chair | CEO
      Karstedt Partners, LLC
    • Patrick Poitevin
      Principal Scientist
      Mondelez International
  • 1:30 pm
    5:00 pm
    Solutions Showcase & 1:1 Meetings

    Explore the latest digital package printing technologies and speak directly with sponsor representatives about how they can assist you improve your business.

     

    VIP attendees will have the opportunity to attend 1:1 Meetings from Dec. 1-11 to allow for more flexible scheduling.

+ Thursday, December 3

  • 11:00 am
    11:30 am
    Breakout Session: True or False- Exploring Common Perceptions Regarding Single Pass Digital Printing for Corrugated Packaging

    Listen in as our verification team of panelists discusses frequently heard comments related to single pass digital printing in corrugated packaging.

    • Greg Tucker
      Chairman/CEO
      Bay Cities Packaging & Design
    • Jeff Wettersten
      President
      Karstedt Partners, LLC
    • Jeff Tedder
      North/Central Regional Sales Manager
      Hood Container Corporation
    • Robert Seay
      Director Digital Business Ventures
      Georgia-Pacific
    • Troy Best
      VP Sales & Operations
      Precision Digital Printing
  • 11:00 am
    11:30 am
    Breakout Session: Flexible Packaging - How this market is full of opportunity.
    • Chuck Christopher
      EVP of National Sales
      All State Printing
    • Kevin Karstedt
      Conference Co-Chair | CEO
      Karstedt Partners, LLC
    • Simon Smith
      CS Labels
      Managing Director
  • 11:40 am
    12:50 pm
    Case Study Presentations
  • 1:00 pm
    1:30 pm
    Closing Session and Perspectives on the Future of Package Printing

    Marco Boer will close the event by putting into context the scale of digital package printing in the US, the opportunities ahead, and the reasons why so much investment is going into future digital printing equipment and supplies development. We are at the cusp of entering a golden age for digital packaging printing, with lots of innovation and great margins for all. Marco and Kevin will discuss their views on the upcoming golden age, and why now is the time to prepare to take advantage of the bright opportunities ahead.

    • Kevin Karstedt
      Conference Co-Chair | CEO
      Karstedt Partners, LLC
    • Marco Boer
      Conference Co-Chair | Vice President
      IT Strategies
  • 1:30 pm
    5:00 pm
    Solutions Showcase & 1:1 Meetings

    Explore the latest digital package printing technologies and speak directly with sponsor representatives about how they can assist you improve your business.

     

    VIP attendees will have the opportunity to attend 1:1 Meetings from Dec. 1-11 to allow for more flexible scheduling.

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