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FINAT To Tackle Industry Trends

Brexit, diversification and intelligent labeling are some of the key industry challenges to be discussed at the 4th edition of FINAT’s European Label Forum. Scheduled for June 6-8 in Dublin, Ireland, the ‘ELF’ will again bring together a broad spectrum of indus- try leaders across the value chain, from raw material suppliers to end users, to debate major strategic busi- ness topics and gain in-depth market knowledge from top international speakers. Among this year’s speakers will be Alastair Camp- bell, spokesman for former British PMTony Blair, who will address what to expect as Brexit negotiations ap- proach the final deadline of March 2019. Sarah Sladek, Founder of XYZ University, author on intergenerational issues in companies, will address a key concern in the industry: the incoming generation of new talent. Economist Noreena Hertz will also offer guidance on how to make the right decisions in an increasing- ly complex business environment. In addition to expectations about the European label industry after Brexit, other topics featured on this year’s “ELF” agenda include diversification of the labels and narrow web industry into short run pack- aging, intelligent labels and packaging, and a look at the total cost of ownership (TCO) of different label printing technologies. Sessions will also provide the latest updates on recruitment and retention of talent, company branding via online marketing and innova- tion in brand protection. An overview of the state of affairs in digital label printing (based on FINAT com- missioned research) will be given, as well as a review of upcoming legislation on serialization and tamper evidence, and insight on how to manage food com- pliance regulations.The ELF program will also feature the FINAT Label Awards Ceremony. Transcontinental Packaging Takes Sustainability Gold Transcontinental Packaging, Clinton, Missouri, won the Gold award for Sustainability with its com- postable peanut bag at the 2018 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards Competition. Developed inter- nally at Transcontinental Ultra Flex, the new flexible peanut bag was designed using certified com- postable materials to support arenas and stadiums' green initiatives and help sports teams, venues, and leagues achieve the next level of landfill waste diver- sion. The graphics were reverse-printed using stan- dard flexographic printing technology.

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