Security Printing Conference 2018

Displays Suppliers Forum
Security printing products and technologies 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.

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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 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.

February 6-7, 2018

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.

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.

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

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

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

With the rapid advancements in all aspects of security printing technologies and features; the international focus on improved security; and the accelerated demand for product/document/ID protection - it is all the more important to keep up to date to maximize your participation, success, and profitability in the security printing industry.

Security Printing Conference 2018 addresses the challenges, options, and opportunities associated with security requirements, technology choices, materials selection, safety, and other issues required to effectively protect products and documents. This strategic conference for the security printing 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 security printing applications and markets. 

  • This one and one-half day event includes the following elements:
  • Market opportunity briefings (pharma labels, food labels/packaging/IDs/ documents/etc.)
  • Updates and views from industry pacesetters
  • Perspectives from key end users
  • New technology introductions from printing & security materials innovators


The IMI 
Security Printing Conference 2018gives you the opportunity to meet senior executives from within the security printing industry as well as from companies supplying security materials, using the technology or developing it for new applications. With a networking reception, a lunch and additional refreshment breaks, there is ample opportunity to meet with key people.


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


Alvin G. Keene, President, IMI, Carrabassett Valley, Maine

Security printing industry’s landscape & development transitions
       Pharmaceutical industry serialization mandate & other regulations
       Is cost justification possible for security printing improvements?
       Can successful security features be added to labels & packaging?
       How do printer manufacturers, materials suppliers & printers participate?

12:00 p.m.                       Networking Luncheon

1:30 p.m.                         Session 2

       Security levels & technology options
       Visible vs. invisible features: where to put them
       Dye selection & requirements for invisible codes
       Are UV inks the answer?
       Drying & curing innovations
       Are labels & packaging the best security printing alternatives?
       Detection & validation
       Drivers, barriers & enablers for adoption

Suppliers Forum: 5-Minute presentations related to technology, capabilities, services, new product introductions, etc.  The Suppliers Forum is open to all conference registrants. For additional information or to sign up, contact Al Keene 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


        Inks, additives, laminates, substrates, features, etc.
       Print Technology Developments: Inkjet/laser/thermal/conventional
       Nanotechnology advancements
       Integration of electronic & novel features with printing
       Quantum Dots/DNA/HD barcodes/RFID/QR codes/holograms
       Optically variable inks & devices/taggants/color change-shift
       Other options – what does the future hold?

12:00 p.m.                       Conference Adjournment

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 or go to the Sponsorship page