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FINAT hosts optimistic European Label Forum 2024

The self-adhesive label association’s annual ELF welcomed 280 visitors and 35 exhibitors to Athens. On behalf of FINAT, James Quirk reports.

The FINAT European Label Forum 2024 welcomed 280 visitors from 24 countries to sunny Athens on 22-24 May, including the event’s highest-ever number of label printers. The tone of the self-adhesive label industry association’s 65th annual conference was one of cautious optimism amid rising growth and slowing inflation following the European sector’s annus horribilis in 2023.

Sustainability and artificial intelligence (AI) were key themes of the conference, while the event also featured the FINAT Label Competition, a comic play alongside dinner and dancing at Gazarte in downtown Athens, and table-top stands from 35 leading industry suppliers, including gold sponsors Labelexpo/Labels & Labeling, Avery Dennison, Mark Andy and UPM Raflatac.

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