2021 programme 

Success strategies for a post-pandemic world


9.00 Delegate registration: tea, coffee and refreshments

9.30 Introduction and welcome from the chair

David Pittman, editor, Digital Labels & Packaging

9.35 KEYNOTE: How to rebuild your business for super success post COVID-19

Using his entrepreneurial spirit and experience in building his digital marketing agency, Climb Online, the most successful business built by a winner of BBC’s The Apprentice, Mark Wright will get the conversations started at this year’s Digital Print for Brand Success 2021, and provide you with essential insights, knowledge and takeaways to help you on the road to success in a post-pandemic world.

Mark Wright, Climb Online/CLIMBCON

10.20 Next-generation technology for the next generation of business

Using his years of experience and market knowledge, Sean Smyth provides a glimpse into the future, where technologies such as water-based inkjet flexible package printing are rapidly advancing.

Sean Smyth, technical editor, Whitmar Publications

10.50 Tea, coffee and networking break

11.20 Future trends in packaging design

What must the packaging of tomorrow look like, and how will digital technologies help realise these new forms and designs?

Greg Bentley, EMEA design lead, WestRock

11.50 Finishing and embellishment masterclass

Having installed the UK’s first Kurz DM-Jetliner, Amberley Labels has taken its use of finishing and embellishment to new heights.

David Beeby, sales manager, Amberley Labels

12.20 Category disruption in new dimensions

For consumers, personalisation is often a bland, one dimensional experience. Challenger brand Jackpot Peanut Butter plans to change this and go from the standard to the creative, giving consumers a three-dimensional experience.

Rupert Leigh, creator and founder, Jackpot Peanut Butter

12.50 Lunch and networking break

Table top exhibits and The Printer Innovation Zone – a showcase of print jobs from the Industry Group Members.

14.00 The pros of print postponement

Today’s world is designed for mass production and global outreach. The consumer however is demanding more personalisation and sustainable practices. This combination causes suppliers to inefficiently produce packaging that results in higher piece costs, slow turnaround times and large volumes of scrap annually. Learn how delaying print can support sustainability efforts, enable supply chain optimisation, increase consumer engagement, and more.

Shane Tansey, business development manager, Fujifilm Integrated Inkjet Solutions

14.30 W2P and e-commerce

How and where does web-to-print/web-to-pack fit into businesses of today, and of tomorrow, driven by rapid advances in e-commerce over the last 18 months.

Speaker, TBC

15.00 Panel discussion – printing through and out of a pandemic: strategies and success stories

Ben Stokes, managing director, Bristol Labels

Adrian Brown, managing director, Olympus Print Group

Steve Baker, managing director, Baker Labels/BakPac

15.45 Networking drinks reception

16.30 – 16.45 Finish

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