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Security Printing Conference 2019

February 5-6, 2019

Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando North,

Altamonte Springs (Orlando), Florida USA

Conference Focus

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.


IMI’s Security Printing Conference 2019 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

Additional Benefits


The IMI Security Printing Conference 2019 gives 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 important for your industry alliances and future success.


Displays and 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.

Access to 3 Digital Print 2019 Conferences

Your registration to IMI’s Security Printing Conference 2019 also allows you to attend any desired sessions at the following concurrent conference programs: Digital Manufacturing Conference 2019 & Future Packaging Conference 2019. You will also receive download links for the presentations from all three conferences.

IT Strategies Market Report

All delegates will receive a free copy of the annual 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.

Strategic Advisory Board

The Strategic Advisory Board of industry luminaries, whose expertise covers a wide range of technology and applications in security printing, determines the conference program of topics and presentations.

Security Printing Conference 2019

February 5-6, 2019

Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando North, Altamonte Springs (Orlando), Florida

Tentative Agenda and Schedule

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

8:00 a.m.                     Registration 

8:30 a.m.                     Opening Session 

Welcome and introductions

Alvin G. Keene, President, Information Management Institute, Inc., Carrabassett Valley, Maine

Security printing: Why are we interested?

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 printing Issues & options


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 Session: 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 6, 2019

8:00 a.m.                     Session 3

Do new security printing techniques offer economically viable solutions?

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.                     Adjournment  

Conference Sponsorship

IMI sponsorship opportunities enable security printing industry participants to position themselves “front and center” before a key group of security 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 sponsorship opportunities, click here OR contact Al Keene

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 ( for review.


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

Free Display Space & Suppliers Forum Presentations

Printer, materials, and other security printing 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.

I.T. Strategies Market Report

All participants will receive a free copy I.T. Strategies latest annual Market Report " Digital Document & Industrial Print Beyond the Office.” Commissioned by IMI and generated from I.T. Strategies’ worldwide digital printing industry model, it provides an ongoing source of market information based on a consistent methodology and reporting structure.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando North Reservation Information

All IMI Digital Print 2019 events are being held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando North in Altamonte Springs (Orlando), Florida. Hotel reservations are the responsibility of each meeting registrant. Early booking is advised as the special meeting rate of $144 for single or double occupancy is guaranteed only until January 14, 2019.  After that date, the group meeting rate will be on a space available basis.


To make reservations online, go to  

To make reservations by phone, call 1-800-445-8667 OR +1-407-834-2400  and state that your group code is “IMI” to receive group rate.   

If you need to make reservations at the Group Rate for nights prior to February 4th or after February 9th, you will need to contact Dorie Simmons ( or +1-407-571-3432)) OR Mary Beth Byrd ( or +1-407-571-3434). Please contact IMI for assistance if you have any problems making your hotel reservations.


Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando North (Atlamonte Springs)

Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando North is the only hotel situated on picturesque Cranes

Roost Lake. Walk the boardwalk to see Uptown Altamonte - an entertainment, shopping,

and dining district on the lake. Or relax in your spacious two-room suite featuring separate

living room with sofa bed, private bedroom, complimentary WiFi, two flat-screen TVs, wet

bar, refrigerator, and microwave.

Start your day with our complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast or grab a bagel and coffee

to go. Gather with friends in the tropical garden atrium for our complimentary evening

reception. Listen to the relaxing sounds of a waterfall while sipping a cocktail or favorite

beverage. Savor classic premium beef and seafood specialties for lunch or dinner at Omaha Steak House located in the hotel. Maintain your exercise routine in our fully equipped fitness center, swim laps in our indoor pool, or jog the scenic one-mile Cranes Roost Lake boardwalk - just outside the hotel.


The Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando North address is:             

225 Shorecrest Drive

Altamonte Springs, FL 32701

Phone: +1-407-834-2400

Fax: +1-407-834-2117

Web Site:


Located only 8 miles from downtown Orlando, 20 miles from Orlando International Airport (MCO) and 15 miles from Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB), the Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando North is conveniently located in Altamonte Springs; a vibrant, upscale, progressive suburban Orlando area city. Ground transportation options are available between both Orlando International Airport or Sanford International Airport and Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando North.


Taxis are available at both airports with estimated fares of $52-$56 for Orlando International Airport and $34-$38 for Sanford International Airport.

Uber and Lyft are available at both airports. Estimated Uber fares are $32-$40 for Orlando International Airport and $25-$30 for Sanford International Airport. Estimated Lyft fares are $32-$36 for Orlando International Airport and $20-$25 for Orlando Sanford International Airport.

Private reserved car services are also available from both airports. One such service is Central Florida Transtours whose rates (for 1 to 4 passengers) start at $65 for Orlando International Airport and $55 for Sanford International Airport. For reservations, call +1-407-284-5990.

Orlando International Airport ( is the primary Orlando area airport and is served by approximately 50 domestic and international airlines with convenient and economical service from destinations around the U.S. and the world. Sanford International Airport is the secondary Orlando area airport ( and is served by six airlines with nearly 3 million passengers annually.

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About IMI


IMI sponsors conferences to assist in understanding emerging technology developments, markets and applications requirements. IMI conferences offer attendees unique opportunities for leading hardware, technology development, materials, manufacturing, software, and user companies to network and develop a more 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 conference 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 conference 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.

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