FINAT events & competitions

FINAT organises a number of events & competitions throughout the year open to members and non members.

The European Label Forum (ELF)

The FINAT European Label Forum (ELF), previously known as the FINAT Congress, takes place once a year, and is widely supported by the management of member companies of many different nationalities. Its programme spreads over three days, with the presentation of papers on a variety of topics relevant to the industry. Working sessions are held to inform and educate on a broad range of technical, production, and market trends.

The annual General Assembly of FINAT is also held during the Forum, as is the formal announcement and presentation of the prizes in the FINAT International Label Competition.

The Forum traditionally takes place in alternating locations, and it is planned that it will be held in association with the principal meeting of the national label association of the host country (if existing).

For more information, updates and registration, go to

The FINAT Technical Seminar

Regular one- and two-day technical seminars are held on a variety of topics to update technical and operational directors in the self-adhesive label industry on the latest status with regards to legislation, materials science, converting technology as well as application requirements. For more information click here.

YPN activities

The YPN organizes various events especially for young managers (younger than 40) in the label industry, usually in conjunction with other FINAT events. Highlight is their global congress with a programme including a company visit, interactive presentations and workshops. For more information on their activities, click here.

FINAT Technical webinars

FINAT offers its members free of charge webinars on relevant topics. Please view the event calendar for upcoming webinars. Webinars are usually announced one month before they take place. View all recordings of previous webinars

FINAT General Assembly

Each year, during the annual European Label Forum, FINAT also organizes its annual General Assembly. Relevant documents are available below for FINAT members only (log in to get access).

FINAT Label Competition

The FINAT Label Competition has as objective to promote and highlight the advantages and uses of self-adhesive labels and flexible packaging as an effective marketing, promotional or identification tool. For more information click here.

FINAT Sustainability Awards

The competition recognizes efforts of the self-adhesive label industry in the area of:

  • Recycling of secondary material generated by the self-adhesive industry, such as used release liner
  • Reduction of material used for products
  • Use of more environmentally friendly feedstocks for materials, such as bio-based or recycled material
  • Improved recyclability of the labelled product

For more information click here.


The #LABELicious competition is developed under FINAT leadership, with broad support from industry partners across Europe, to challenge young label and packaging designers across Europe and to connect with the next generation of talents for the European label industry. After its pan-European launch culminating at Labelexpo Europe 2019, FINAT is now organising the 2nd international edition, of which the awards ceremony will be held during Labelexpo Europe 2022 (26-29 April) in Brussels.

Information how to support the event: Industry Partnerships

Information (the brief) for students: UK | DE | FR | IT | ES

Winners of the 2020/2021 edition. Read the 2020-2021 report here or go to .