FMN | October 14th, 2019

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October 14, 2019

AICC Sets Sights On Industry’s Future

FINAT Label Forum Focuses On Strategy The 2019 FINAT European Label Forum brought together a large pro- portion of the extended label indus- try value chain in Copenhagen, Den- mark, in June.The agenda focused on business strategies for a successful future — the core target for FINAT, the international association linking the label community. The Road Ahead The conference was introduced by association president Chris Ellison, of OPM Labels & Packaging, who highlighted the key challenges today: economic uncertainty in Europe, and, in the face of an aging popula- tion and changing skill sets, the need for initiatives to reach out to, and en- gage, the next generation of talented business leaders, engineers and de- signers for the label industry. He out- lined the relevant pathways FINAT is working on to help members solve these issues. President of the Danish Label Asso- ciation Frederik Krause of TickoTryk A/S welcomed delegates to the city

by The Independent Packaging Association

A ICC, The Independent Packaging Association, hosted more than 550 people September 16-18, in Toronto, Ontario, Can- ada, for the 2019 AICC Annual Meeting.The three-day event of- fered attendees workshops,general sessions,five plant tours,and networking opportunities. Attendees were also able to review entries for the Independent Package Design Competition and vote for the winner of the Innovator of the Year Award.

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During the AICC meeting Joe Palmeri ( right ) completed his term as AICC Chairman and Jay Carman began his tenure as chair during the election of the Slate of Officers.

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On Monday, the meeting kicked off with nearly 100 people taking part in tours of Kruger Packaging and Royal Containers. While the tours were going on, 21 members participated in the Practical Innovation in Package Design Forum.The one-day

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