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AWA organizes an array of global events particularly geared for the specialty paper, film, packaging, coating and converting sector. Our event platforms are known for their in-depth market insights and peer-to-peer networking.

Events we organize

International Conferences

Seminars

Workshops

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International Conferences

We organize multiple international conferences per year, across the globe. Several conferences are hosted annually; all conferences highlight a broad selection of current topics, trends and developments in a specific sector. Line-ups with expert speakers, keynote presentations, product developments, Q & A sessions, and panel discussions. Excellent networking opportunities.

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Seminars

Our seminars bring together experts in their respective disciplines for sessions about specific industry issues. They feature interactive brainstorming, information sharing between peers and in-depth discussions, facilitated by an industry expert. AWA seminars are timely and offer like-minded excellent opportunities to collectively and openly share thoughts, opinions and concerns. Practical problems are underlined and the more intimate format encourages members to actively participate, exchange ideas, and raise questions and initiate debates.

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Workshops

Our workshops feature intensive educational programs for those in need of in depth knowledge and training on a specific subject. They are led by industry experts who put an emphasis on interactive learning, exchanging ideas, information sharing and demonstrating the application of techniques and skills relating to the subject. Our workshops can be hosted on site, so that participants can see the techniques and processes they learn about at hand. Workshops are intended to enhance the skills and knowledge of the participants on a particular subject matter, resulting in a better understanding of the business and becoming a (more) productive member of the organization.

Calendar of events

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Workshop A: AWA Introduction to Heat Shrink Sleeve Label Technologies 2016

Date: July 19, 2016 - July 20, 2016
Regular Fee: $ 995.00
Group Rate (3+ persons from same company): $ 850.00
AWAccess™ member: $ 595.00
End User: $ 495.00

The Introduction to Heat Shrink Sleeve Label Technologies Workshop is an interactive guide to the technologies and processes involved with sleeve labels.The workshop is designed to update participants on developments in heat shrink sleeve label processing, including their background, manufacture, and end-use. The workshop explains topics to improve the level of understanding of the production and application of heat shrink sleeves. More information coming soon.

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Workshop B: AWA Introduction to Heat Shrink Sleeve Label Technologies 2016 (Incl. simultaneous Spanish translation)

Date: July 21, 2016 - July 22, 2016
Regular fee: $ 995.00
Group Rate (3+ persons from same company): $ 850.00
AWAccess™ member: $ 595.00
End User: $ 495.00

This workshop will be in English with simultaneous Spanish translation for those who request it beforehand. The Introduction to Heat Shrink Sleeve Label Technologies Workshop is an interactive guide to the technologies and processes involved with sleeve labels.The workshop is designed to update participants on developments in heat shrink sleeve label processing, including their background, manufacture, and end-use. The workshop explains topics to improve the level of understanding of the production and application of heat shrink sleeves. More information coming soon.

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AWA Label Release Liner Industry Seminar 2016

Date: September 12, 2016
Standard fee: $ 595.00
Group price per person (Valid when 3 or more people from same company): $ 475.00

The AWA Label Release Liner Seminar is an important event for all associated with the pressure-sensitive label and release liner market as supplier, producer, or user. This one-day annual seminar is the fifth in the series and will build upon the success of previous years. The prime location and timing of the event aims to draw industry professionals from around the globe.

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International Fiber/Wood-Based Panels Conference 2016

Date: September 15, 2016 - September 16, 2016
Early bird event registration (valid until June 1, 2016): $ 895.00
Regular fee: $ 995.00
Group fee (Valid when 3 or more people from same company): $ 795.00
End user / Brand owner (complimentary): $ 0.00

The “INTERNATIONAL FIBER/WOOD-BASED PANELS CONFERENCE 2016” is the second conference specifically dedicated to addressing the ‘Fiber/wood-based panels’ industry.This conference offers an industry-driven opportunity for business leaders and professionals to meet, discuss and focus on management and business aspects across a changing industry. The focus will be on Fiberboard and Particleboard (MDF/PB), in its generic, composite and hybrid forms. The term: “Fiber/wood-based panels” has been chosen to better describe and embrace the variety of non-wood fiber and composite panel materials that are now being produced across an increasing number of sub-continents. Delegates will have an excellent opportunity to gain insight into the latest product developments and innovations; markets, business challenges, innovations and futures. Attending this event will also help you to consolidate and expand your international business network with other professionals with a passion for wood!

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Introduction to Pressure-sensitive Adhesive Workshop 2016

Date: November 7, 2016 - November 8, 2016
Standard fee: € 1.295,00
Group Fee (Valid when 3 or more people from same company): € 995,00

The Introduction to Pressure-sensitive Adhesive Workshop is designed to introduce participants to the basics of PSA products, including their design, manufacture and end-use. The target audience are professionals involved with marketing, research, technical support, quality control and production, they may be new to the PSA industry, or those professionals needing a primer on the technical aspects of PSA products. To support understanding of the market and the technical background for self-adhesives, a broad range of topics from market trends to “why pressure-sensitives work” will be covered.

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AWA IMLCON™ & IMDCON™ 2016

Date: November 16, 2016 - November 18, 2016
Regular fee: $ 1,295.00
Group Fee (p.p., when registering 3+ people from the same company): $ 995.00
AWAccess™ members: $ 775.00

2016 sees the return of the AWA International In-mold Labeling & Decorating Conference & Exhibition, a conference fully dedicated to in-mold labeling, decorating and their markets and technologies. The 2016 conference is targeted at all those involved in the in-mold label, and plastic packaging and product industry – from suppliers, machinery manufacturers, converters, molders to brand owners. The 2016 conference will be centered on the themes of innovation, collaboration and growth. This established and unique industry event is a great networking and learning platform – the program will include expert presentations and panel discussions on innovation, trends, and opportunities.

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AWA Mergers and Acquisitions Executive Forum 2017

Date: March 27, 2017
Standard fee: $

The M&A Executive Forum 2017 is the premier international mergers and acquisitions event for all those involved or interested in the resin and fiber based packaging, coating, and converting sector. This unique event brings together senior executives from companies within the sector, private equity firms, investment banks, lenders, financial intermediaries, and other M&A experts.

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AWA Global Release Liner Industry Conference & Exhibition 2017

Date: March 29, 2017 - March 31, 2017
Standard fee: $

The annual AWA Global Release Liner Industry Conference & Exhibition returns again in 2017 on March 29-31, 2017 in Chicago, IL, USA. 2017 marks the 17th edition of the conference and is the only conference dedicated to release liners. The event will build upon the success of previous years and will pull together experts in their respective disciplines addressing the key issues and opportunities for the Release Liner Industry across the value chain. The event program will feature presentations and panel discussions by leading industry players who will present the latest release liners and related technologies. The conference program will include discussions on current industry issues, new innovations and provides up-to-date information on the market and its evolving platforms of opportunities. Accompanying the formal event program is a concurrent exhibition and extensive networking program providing the ideal setting to promote your company and its products to an international audience.

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AWA International Sleeve Label Conference & Exhibition 2017

Date: April 20, 2017 - April 21, 2017
Standard fee: $

AWA International Sleeve Label Conference and Exhibition 2017 is the 11th in the series of dedicated conference platforms addressing this unique method of product labeling and decoration. The conference will provide delegates with a review of the global and regional markets by materials and end uses. The program will feature presentations designed to update delegates on material and equipment developments, sustainability and environmental impact and many more topics that all factor into future growth potential for this exciting labeling format. Presented at the conference will be the winners of the 2017 AWA Sleeve Label Awards.

Previous events

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AWA Global Release Liner Industry Conference & Exhibition 2016

Date: April 13, 2016 - April 15, 2016

The annual AWA Global Release Liner Industry Conference & Exhibition returns again in 2016 on April 14-15, 2016 in Vienna, Austria. 2016 marks the 16th edition of the conference and is the only conference dedicated to release liners. The event will build upon the success of previous years and will pull together experts in their respective disciplines addressing the key issues and opportunities for the Release Liner Industry across the value chain. The event program will feature presentations and panel discussions by leading industry players who will present the latest release liners and related technologies. The conference program will include discussions on current industry issues, new innovations and provides up-to-date information on the market and its evolving platforms of opportunities. Accompanying the formal event program is a concurrent exhibition and extensive networking program providing the ideal setting to promote your company and its products to an international audience.

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Release Liner Recycling Workshop & Focus Group

Date: April 13, 2016

On the first day of the AWA Global Release Liner Industry Conference & Exhibition 2016 AWA will host the Release Liner Recycling Workshop & Focus Group - Call To Action. The workshop will discuss recycling and sustainability issues in the release liner industry.

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AWA Self-adhesive Graphic Arts Seminar 2016

Date: March 7, 2016

Self-adhesive graphics are at the core of the outdoor advertising, vehicle graphics, corporate identity, and point-of-sale industry. Whether they are converted by wide-format inkjet or other digital technologies, by computer signcutting, or by conventional print processes, they can deliver the required imaging quality, durability, and adhesion properties to meet every need.The Self-Adhesive Graphic Arts Seminar will provide an update on the market characteristics and trends and highlight the areas of opportunity for players across the value chain - as well as creating an ideal networking opportunity for delegates.

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AWA International Sleeve Label Conference & Exhibition 2016

Date: March 3, 2016 - March 4, 2016

AWA International Sleeve Label Conference and Exhibition 2016 is the 10th in the series of dedicated conference platforms addressing this unique method of product labeling and decoration. The conference will provide delegates with a review of the global and regional markets by materials and end uses. The program will feature presentations designed to update delegates on material and equipment developments, sustainability and environmental impact and many more topics that all factor into future growth potential for this exciting labeling format. Presented at the conference will be the winners of the 2016 AWA Sleeve Label Awards.

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AWA Mergers and Acquisitions Executive Forum 2016

Date: February 29, 2016

The M&A Executive Forum 2016 is the premier international mergers and acquisitions event for all those involved or interested in the resin and fiber based packaging, coating, and converting sector. This unique event brings together senior executives from companies within the sector, private equity firms, investment banks, lenders, financial intermediaries, and other M&A experts.

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Workshop: Adhesive Selection for Medical Devices 2016

Date: February 8, 2016

This workshop presents an overview of adhesives and applications commonly found in the medical device market.The workshop will provide a general review of adhesive technologies, types of adhesives and uses, and provide instruction on how to approach adhesive selection and qualification in medical device applications. This workshop is valuable for all parties involved in a medical device development project where adhesives are part of the design. The course will cover technical content in a way that will be understood and of value to stakeholders in marketing and business management as well as technical contributors.

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AWA Asian Sleeving Technology Seminar 2015 (AWA2015亚洲套标技术研讨会)

Date: December 1, 2015

New AWA event: The AWA Asian Sleeving Technology Seminar 2015 is a one day event for all involved in sleeve labels. The global sleeve label market is growing faster than any other labelling technology and is the fastest growing segment in the world. The seminar will put a spotlight on this exciting industry.

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AWA Asian Label Release Liner Industry Seminar 2015 - Shanghai, China

Date: November 30, 2015

The AWA Asian Label Release Liner Industry Seminar will be held on November 30, 2015, in Shanghai, China. The Seminar creates a regional platform for national and international organizations to inform, educate and network with their (new) partners and customers on the subject matter of label release liners and its application areas.

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AWA Asian Release Liner Industry Seminar 2015 - Bangkok, Thailand (Invitation only)

Date: November 27, 2015

The 6th edition of the AWA Asian Release Liner Industry Seminar will be held on November 27, 2015, in Bangkok, Thailand. The Seminar creates a regional platform for national and international organizations to inform, educate and network with their (new) partners and customers on the subject matter of label release liners and its application areas. This event is a exclusive invitation only event for customers of the seminar supporters.

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European Paper Week - Specialty Paper Session

Date: November 17, 2015 - November 19, 2015

Organised by the Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI), the European Paper Week is a yearly landmark, thee-day event for attendees with an interest for the pulp and paper industry. The European Paper Week consists of a mixture of events - some will be open to the public, and others will be members-only meetings held by other participating paper industry associations. AWA will present during the Specialty Papers Info Session on the 19th. For more information see: www.cepi.org/epw

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International Fiber/Wood-Based Panels Conference 2015

Date: November 11, 2015 - November 12, 2015

The “INTERNATIONAL FIBER/WOOD-BASED PANELS CONFERENCE 2015” is the first conference specifically dedicated to addressing the ‘Fiber/wood-based panels’ industry.This conference offers an industry-driven opportunity for business leaders and professionals to meet, discuss and focus on management and business aspects across a changing industry. The focus will be on Fiberboard and Particleboard (MDF/PB), in its generic, composite and hybrid forms. The term: “Fiber/wood-based panels” has been chosen to better describe and embrace the variety of non-wood fiber and composite panel materials that are now being produced across an increasing number of sub-continents. Delegates will have an excellent opportunity to gain insight into the latest product developments and innovations; markets, business challenges, innovations and futures. Attending this event will also help you to consolidate and expand your international business network with other professionals with a passion for wood! MORE DETAILS COMING SOON!

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Introduction to Pressure-sensitive Adhesive Workshop 2015

Date: November 2, 2015 - November 3, 2015

This introductory workshop explains many topics to a basic level of understanding, making it ideal for participants new to the pressure-sensitve adhesive world. The program includes the topics to be covered along with a description of the content of each one. Furthermore, a “glossary of terms” will be reviewed during the course to help participants understand the language of the pressure-sensitive adhesive industry.