CONFERENCE SPONSORSHIPS - NEW
IMI is excited to announce a sponsorship opportunity to enable inkjet industry participants to position themselves “front and center” before a key group of inkjet printing business leaders including executives, product developers, technologists, major users, etc. PLUS distributing their message to IMI’s global database of over 20,000 relevant contacts.

Our goal is to develop a “community” focused on the conference program and the Sponsors to generate excitement about inkjet technology, market, and application developments - benefiting all industry participants and end users.

 For additional information on this sponsorship opportunity contact Al Keene
al@imiconf.com or go to the Sponsorship page

Hilton San Diego Mission Valley, San Diego, California, USA

SPEAKING OPPORTUNITIES
If you have a potential topic for presentation at this or another IMI conference, please submit your proposed presentation topic and a brief outline to Al Keene at IMI (Email al@imiconf.com).

IMI is always looking for potential speakers for upcoming conference programs and will be pleased to discuss your ideas for potential presentation topics.

Displays Suppliers Forum
Digital packaging related technologies and services will be on display in the break/reception area and the Suppliers Forum enables you to hear short presentations on participating companies and their latest news.

February 6-7, 2018

FREE DISPLAYS & SUPPLIERS FORUM
Printer and other product demonstrations/displays by both conference speakers and registrants are encouraged.  IMI will cooperate with all interested parties to provide appropriate space so products can be displayed and demonstrated during the conference breaks & receptions.  There is no charge in addition to the conference registration fee to have a display table and/or give a 5-minute Suppliers Forum presentation.  Interested companies should contact IMI President Al Keene al@imiconf.com to ensure that proper arrangements are made for product displays and demonstrations.

You can also reserve your display space and Suppliers’ Forum presentation slot by registering online and checking off the appropriate boxes indicating your participation.

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS

Networking
The IMI
Digital Packaging Conference 2018gives you the opportunity to meet senior executives from within packaging related industries as well as from companies supplying packaging technologies, using these technologies or developing them for new applications. With a networking reception, a lunch and additional refreshment breaks, there is ample opportunity to meet with key people.

IMI
IMI sponsors conferences and courses world-wide to assist in understanding technology developments, markets and applications requirements. IMI conferences and courses offer unique opportunities for leading hardware, technology development, consumables, software and user companies to learn, network, and develop a comprehensive understanding of current as well as future developments impacting successful product implementations, market entry/expansion, and technology utilization.

Since 1990, IMI has held over 600 programs attended by well over 25,000 technical, marketing and management personnel from companies around the world.

IMI programs are designed to enable attendees to obtain the latest technical, market and application information while allowing time to network with other attendees in a time and cost efficient manner. Attendance at an IMI program enables attendees to meet with an industry’s leading experts in a single location over a short period of time thus maximizing information transfer efficiency and minimizing travel and time expenses.

Details on all of IMI’s activities can be found on our web site www.imiconf.com or by contacting us:

IMI
1106 Valley Crossing
Carrabassett Valley, ME  04947
USA
Phone: +1-207-235-2225
Fax: +1-207-235-2226
Email: imi@imiconf.com     Web Site: www.imiconf.com

CONFERENCE FOCUS
Packaging currently makes up ~43% of the $901B commercial print market and with nearly 50% of packaging production jobs under 10,000 run length; it is clear that the future of packaging is digital, interactive and increasingly intelligent.

IMI’s
Digital Packaging Conference 2018 is designed to provide comprehensive coverage of numerous factors, technologies, enablers & barriers, challenges, and most of all – Opportunities – that are combining to create Future Packaging! 

Many factors are driving digitization of packaging. Beverage firm's use of limited-edition, seasonal beverages alone is projected to grow by $3B from 2015 to 2017. While the market is producing increasing variety; technology is also providing increased capabilities. Higher image quality, greater substrate range, lower costs, etc. plus incorporation of new capabilities (printed electronics, sensors, taggants and much more) are making entirely new packages possible.


Packaging is becoming so much more than just the stuff the stuff comes in. Brand owners increasingly view packaging as a way to directly engage their consumers. Great new packages serve as a bridge between the consumer and the brand owner in a way previously interrupted by the distribution chain. In some of the best recent designs the package becomes a fundamental part of the value proposition for the product itself. Packaging also takes on some of the big issues of our day: enhancing consumer safety, reducing environmental impact, reducing food/materials waste, providing personalized beneficial data and much more!


The IMI Digital Packaging Conference 2018 addresses the challenges, options, and opportunities associated with future packaging requirements, technology choices, drivers & barriers, and other issues required to effectively implement packaging innovations. This strategic conference for the packaging industry provides high value information for senior executives, commercial managers, development teams and end users covering the most recent innovations, trends, and issues critical to continued growth and expansion of digital packaging applications and markets.


This one and one-half day event includes the following elements:

  • Market opportunity briefings from leading experts
  • Updates and views from industry pacesetters
  • Perspectives from key end users
  • New technology introductions from digital packaging innovators

IT STRATEGIES MARKET REPORT
All delegates will receive a free copy of the latest "The Numbers" Market Report by IT Strategies. Generated from their worldwide digital printing industry model, it provides an ongoing source of market information based on a consistent methodology and reporting structure.

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DIGITAL PACKAGING CONFERENCE 2018

February 6-7, 2018

Hilton San Diego Mission Valley, San Diego, California, USA


Tentative Topic Coverage and Schedule


Tuesday, February 6, 2018


8:00 a.m.                     Conference Registration

8:30 a.m.                     Opening Session


WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS

Alvin G. Keene, President, IMI, Carrabassett Valley, Maine
Conference Chair; George Gibson, Director Technology Scouting, Xerox Corporation, Webster, New York


DIGITAL PACKAGING STATUS
      
Packaging industry overview
       What is digital packaging?
       Digital packaging joins the expanding digital age that surrounds us


DIGITAL PACKAGING MARKETS
        Domains & definitions
       Current market structure & size
       Growth projections
       Market trends


THE DIGITAL PACKAGING VALUE PROPOSITION
        What digital adds to the value proposition
       Design, printing, & other infrastructure requirements
       Drivers, enablers, & barriers to digital adoption


12:00 p.m.                       Networking Luncheon

1:30 p.m.                         Session 2


STATUS, CURRENT TECHNOLOGIES, TRENDS, & OPPORTUNITIES
       Case coding
       Labels
       Folding cartons
       Corrugated
       Flexible packaging
       Direct product decoration
       & More!


Suppliers Forum Session 1: 5-Minute presentations related to technology, capabilities, services, new product introductions, etc.  The Suppliers Forum is open to all conference registrants (1st 12 Sign-ups in session 1 – Additional in session 2 on Thursday).  For additional information or to sign up, contact Al Keene al@imiconf.com or check off box on registration form.


6:00 p.m.                       Networking reception in display area

Wednesday, February 7, 2018


8:30 a.m.                          Session 3


THE SMART PACKAGING VALUE PROPOSITION
       What smart packaging adds to the value proposition
       Drivers, enablers, & barriers to adoption
       Smart packaging technologies & products


THE EVOLVING REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT

UNIQUE REQUIREMENTS & OPPORTUNITIES
       Pharmaceutical packaging
       Food Packaging
       Anti-counterfeiting & brand protection
       True Run Length 1


 DEVELOPING YOUR “FUTURE PACKAGING” STRATEGY


12:00 Noon                       Conference Adjournment

IT Strategies Market Report
All delegates will receive a free copy of the latest "The Numbers" Market Report by IT Strategies. Generated from their worldwide digital printing industry model, it provides an ongoing source of market information based on primary research.

Digital Packaging Conference 2018