“Change is the only constant” -- a popular saying that has become one of the clichés of our time. The year 2017 is no exception.
Fewer public affairs meetings, but a key deadline ensured that things were lively for the close of 2017. For 2018, please see the preliminary list of upcoming meetings below. Should you have any questions concerning the meetings reported, or the upcoming ones, do not hesitate to contact me!
Over the past four years, LPC, Inc. has had the opportunity to conduct technical surveys and one-on-one interviews with brands across Europe for the compilation of the FINAT RADAR.
The eighth edition of Labelexpo Asia 2017 closed in Shanghai earlier this month with record visitor numbers. Held at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC), the region’s largest show for the label and package printing market attracted 20,084 buyers, up 19.9% on 2015.
“The world is changing: growing geographically smaller through globalisation, and universally bigger via the clouds. In this complex value chain, the challenges that face participants at all levels today are massive. Our time-honoured print technologies have new young digital partners; new label decoration and finishing technologies; new substrates; new inks and curing methods and much more. On top of that, brand owners want just-in-time delivery, personalisation, and price restraint. How can we win in this multi-faceted arena?” asks Jules Lejeune, Managing Director of FINAT, the international label industry association.
On 9th of December 2017, Label Manufacturers Association of India (LMAI) conducted a “Technical workshop and networking session” at hotel The Lalit, Chandigarh. It was a very successful event attended by almost 100 delegates giving credibility to LMAI’s efforts to extend its membership to smaller towns that are now attracting investment in production of labels.
We are pleased to announce that the programme for the 2018 FINAT Technical Seminar has now been finalised.
Welcome to the first Public Affairs Blog of FINAT. October and November were rush hour for public affairs meetings, with a wide variety of regulatory topics on the table. Below some of the highlights:
Printers/Converters in the label and sleeve markets are facing many common challenges today: Digitalisation, automation, decoration, finishing, and trouble shooting in general. How to overcome them?
Labelexpo Asia 2017 will present the Digital Trail and Smart Zone features for the first time. Taking place in Halls E1 and E2 of the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) from 5 – 8 December, they will highlight the latest advances in these technologies and their respective applications for label and package printing.