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AWA Conferences & Events 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.

Types of events we organize

Conferences

Seminars and forums

Workshops

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International Conferences

We organize multiple international conferences per year across the globe. All conferences highlight an informed selection of current topics, trends and developments in a relevant sector of the packaging industry. Line-ups with expert speakers, keynote presentations, product and technology developments, Q & A sessions, and panel discussions. And of course, excellent networking opportunities.

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Seminars

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

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Workshops

Our workshops feature educational programs for those in need of in-depth knowledge and training on a specific subject. They are led by industry experts who emphasize interactive learning, exchanging ideas, information sharing and practical demonstrations of the application of techniques and skills relating to the subject. AWA workshops can be hosted on site, so that participants can see and experience the techniques and processes at first hand. Workshops are intended to enhance the skills and knowledge of the participants on a particular subject matter, delivering in a better all-round understanding of the business and making participants more informed, productive members of their business organizations.  

Calendar of events

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AWA International Sleeve Label Conference and Exhibition 2014

Date: April 29, 2014 - April 30, 2014
Standard fee: $ 1,195.00
Group Fee (3 or more people from the same company), per person: $ 895.00
I am an End-User and can participate for free: $ 0.00
AWAccess Member Fee: $ 955.00
I cannot attend the Seminar, please send me the Proceedings : $ 795.00

AWA International Sleeve Label Conference and Exhibition is the 8th 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 and update delegates on material and equipment developments, as well as discuss how sleeve labels continue to address the needs of brand owners to promote brands and gain shelf appeal. Other topics are issues concerning sustainability, polymer cost-evolution, and environmental impact that all factor into future growth potential for this exciting labeling format.

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AWA Mergers and Acquisitions Executive Forum 2014

Date: May 5, 2014
Standard fee: $ 595.00
I cannot attend, please send me the proceedings: $ 495.00
AWAccess Members (complimentary): $ 0.00
I am an End user / Brand Owner - Complimentary: $ 0.00

The M&A Executive Forum 2014 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 Specialty Paper Industry Conference 2014 - Europe

Date: May 7, 2014
Regular Fee: € 595,00
I am an end-user and can register for FREE: € 0,00
AWAccess™ Member Fee: € 475,00

The Specialty Paper Industry Conference is the key industry event offering presentations by experts and industry leaders from across the value chain to assist industry participants in all relevant disciplines to define current status and trends, as well as future opportunities and issues.

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Workshop: AWA Introduction to Heat Shrink Sleeve Label Technology - WORKSHOP A

Date: June 24, 2014 - June 25, 2014
Early Bird Discount (promotion ends May 2, regular fee is $995,-): $ 795.00
Group Fee (valid when registering 3 or more people from the same company) : $ 850.00
End-user Fee (50% discount): $ 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.

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Workshop: AWA Introduction to Heat Shrink Sleeve Label Technologies 2014 - WORKSHOP B **Simultaneous Spanish Translation**

Date: June 26, 2014 - June 27, 2014
REQUIRE SPANISH TRANSLATION - Early Bird Discount (promotion ends May 2, regular fee is $995,-) : $ 795.00
NO TRANSLATION REQUIRED - Early Bird Discount (promotion ends May 2, regular fee is $995,-): $ 795.00
REQUIRE SPANISH TRANSLATION - Group Rate (per person, with 3+ people from the same company): $ 850.00
NO TRANSLATION REQUIRED - Group Rate (per person, with 3+ people from the same company): $ 850.00
REQUIRE SPANISH TRANSLATION - End user (50% Discount ): $ 495.00
NO TRANSLATION REQUIRED - End user (50% Discount ): $ 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.

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AWA Specialty Paper Industry Conference 2014 - USA

Date: September 4, 2014 - September 5, 2014
Early bird discount price (ends June 20): $ 695.00
Regular Fee: $ 995.00
Group Fee (p/p when registering 3 or more people from 1 company: $ 795.00
I am an end-user and can register for FREE: $ 0.00
AWAccess™ Member Fee: $ 595.00

The Specialty Paper Industry Conference is the key industry event offering presentations by experts and industry leaders from across the value chain to assist industry participants in all relevant disciplines to define current status and trends, as well as future opportunities and issues. In cooperation with Two Sides, AWA organizes an Innovation and Sustainability Forum.

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AWA Adhesive Technology Seminar 2014

Date: September 8, 2014
Early Bird discount price (ends June 20, $795,- after): $ 695.00
Group Fee discount price (ends June 20, $595,- after) - valid when registering 3 or more people from 1 company: $ 550.00
AWAccess fee (40% discount): $ 475.00
I am an End user / Brand owner - Complimentary: $ 0.00

By popular demand AWA Conferences & Events are returning again in Fall 2014 with a key industry event focused on adhesive technology. Conveniently located the day prior to Labelexpo Americas, the program will offer presentations from experts and industry leaders from across the value chain. The seminar will review key technology trends and developments and explore some of the growth application areas across different market sectors. This exciting platform will be the perfect opportunity for participants to network with professionals from across the value chain from raw material suppliers and adhesive formulators to laminators and equipment manufacturers.

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AWA Label Release Liner Industry Seminar 2014

Date: September 8, 2014
Early Bird discount price (ends June 20, $795,- after): $ 695.00
Group Fee discount price (ends June 20, $595,- after) - valid when registering 3 or more people from 1 company: $ 550.00
AWAccess fee (10% discount): $ 715.00
I am an End user / Brand owner - Complimentary: $ 0.00

Our event for all associated with the pressure-sensitive label and release liner market as supplier, producer, or user. Share and gain ideas on the industry discuss key strategic challenges and learn about the latest developments and trends. Conveniently scheduled 1 day prior to Labelexpo

Previous events

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AWA Global Release Liner Industry Conference & Exhibition 2014

Date: March 20, 2014 - March 21, 2014
I cannot attend, please send me the proceedings: € 795,00

The annual conference focused on Release Liners will take place on March 20 - 21, 2014 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. This two day conference 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 and address the key issues and opportunities for the Release Liner Industry across the value chain. The event will feature presentations and panel discussions by leading industry players, presenting the latest release liner and related technologies. The 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. The exhibition space will be situated directly outside the conference room in the coffee and networking area.

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AWA Silicone Technology Seminar 2014

Date: March 19, 2014
I cannot attend, please send me the proceedings: € 495,00

An event dedicated to Silicone Technology

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AWA Linerless Label Seminar 2014

Date: March 19, 2014
I cannot attend, please send me the proceedings: € 495,00

The AWA Linerless Label Seminar 2014 is the first industry event dedicated to linerless label use and technology. The ever-increasing industry focus on lower costs and reducing waste has driven a greater interest in linerless labels in the product decoration and packaging industry. This seminar aims to educate and inform the audience with the latest material, technology and machinery developments in linerless labels, so that you can best build your business strategies.

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AWA IMLCON™ and IMDCON™ 2014 - The International In-Mold Labeling and Decorating Conference & Exhibition

Date: February 19, 2014 - February 21, 2014

Pre-Conference Workshop - Presentations including Blow Molding, Thermoforming and Injection Molding technologies - Today’s industry issues - and up-to-date information on the market and its evolving platforms of opportunities - Trends in the IML/IMD Label & Labeling Market - Valuable Panel Discussion - Conference exhibition - Excellent networking opportunities

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AWA Introduction to Heat Shrink Sleeve Label Technologies Workshop 2013

Date: November 5, 2013
No proceedings available: € 0,00

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. The accompanying program details the topic areas to be covered along with a description of the content of each section. Each participant will recieve a printed workshop manual and a ‘glossary of terms’, which will be reviewed during the course, to help participants understand the ‘language’ of heat shrink sleeve labelling. The workshop, organized by AWA Conferences & Events, is supported by Accraply Inc., Bonset America, Esko and Polysack and utilizes typical classroom style learning with an interactive approach.

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AWA Introduction to Pressure-sensitive/Self-adhesive Technology Workshop 2013

Date: November 4, 2013 - November 5, 2013
No proceedings available: € 0,00

This introductory workshop explains many topics to a basic level of understanding, making it ideal for participants new to the pressure-sensitve/self-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 self-adhesiveindustry.

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AWA Adhesive Technology Seminar 2013

Date: October 9, 2013
Please send me the proceedings: $ 400.00

The Adhesive Technology Seminar is a key industry event offering presentations from experts and industry leaders from across the value chain. The seminar focuses on the industry by reviewing the key technology trends and developments and exploring some of the growth applications across different market sectors. The event will bring together experts across the value chain from raw material suppliers and adhesive formulators to laminators and equipment manufacturers - providing a unique opportunity to network with industry peers

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AWA Specialty Paper Industry Conference 2013

Date: October 8, 2013 - October 9, 2013
Please send me the proceedings: $ 600.00

The Specialty Paper Industry Conference is the key industry event offering presentations by experts and industry leaders from across the value chain to assist industry participants in all relevant disciplines to define current status and trends, as well as future opportunities and issues.

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Label Release Liner Industry Seminar 2013

Date: September 23, 2013
Please send me the proceedings: € 400,00

Our event for all associated with the pressure-sensitive label and release liner market as supplier, producer, or user. Share and gain ideas on the industry discuss key strategic challenges and learn about the latest developments and trends. Conveniently scheduled 1 day prior to Labelexpo

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Asian Release Liner Industry Seminar 2013

Date: August 22, 2013
No proceedings available: $

Providing a regional platform for national and international organizations to inform, educate and network with their (new) partners and customers on the subject matter of release liners and it’s application areas. Special sponsored event by key suppliers including Dow Corning, Kroenert and UPM to their customers

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Introduction to Heat Shrink Sleeve Label Technologies Workshop 2013 - Workshop B

Date: June 13, 2013 - June 14, 2013
No proceedings available: $ 0.00

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. It gives participants the opportunity to see the printing, converting and application process in real life. The workshop features a “Cures & Remedies” Panel discussion giving participants the opportunity to pose questions relating to quality issues, in turn the workshop supporters will give practical examples of how these can be avoided or remedied. The accompanying program details the topic areas to be covered along with a description of the content of each section. Each participant will recieve a printed workshop manual and a ‘glossary of terms’, which will be reviewed during the course, to help participants understand the ‘language’ of heat shrink sleeve labelling. The workshop, organized by AWA Conferences & Events, is supported by Accraply, Bonset, Esko, Flint Group and Polysack Flexible Packaging and utilizes typical classroom style learning with a hands-on approach. The interactive workshop program incorporates theoretical presentations with dedicated live demonstration sessions at the Accraply and Flint Group facilities in Plymouth (Minneapolis), Minnesota, USA.

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Introduction to Heat Shrink Sleeve Label Technologies Workshop 2013 - Workshop A

Date: June 11, 2013 - June 12, 2013
No proceedings available: $ 0.00

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. It gives participants the opportunity to see the printing, converting and application process in real life. The workshop features a “Cures & Remedies” Panel discussion giving participants the opportunity to pose questions relating to quality issues, in turn the workshop supporters will give practical examples of how these can be avoided or remedied. The accompanying program details the topic areas to be covered along with a description of the content of each section. Each participant will recieve a printed workshop manual and a ‘glossary of terms’, which will be reviewed during the course, to help participants understand the ‘language’ of heat shrink sleeve labelling. The workshop, organized by AWA Conferences & Events, is supported by Accraply, Bonset, Esko, Flint Group and Polysack Flexible Packaging and utilizes typical classroom style learning with a hands-on approach. The interactive workshop program incorporates theoretical presentations with dedicated live demonstration sessions at the Accraply and Flint Group facilities in Plymouth (Minneapolis), Minnesota, USA.