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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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Workshop: Adhesive Selection for Medical Devices 2015

Date: June 8, 2015
Event registration: $ 795.00
Group price per person (valid when registering 3+ people): $ 595.00
AWAccess™ members price: $ 635.00

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

Date: July 21, 2015 - July 22, 2015
Event registration: $ 995.00
Group price per person (valid when registering 3+ people): $ 850.00
End user / Brand owner (50% discount): $ 495.00
AWAccess™ Member (40% discount): $ 595.00

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 - WORKSHOP B (Incl. simultaneous Spanish translation)

Date: July 23, 2015 - July 24, 2015
Event registration: $ 995.00
Group price per person (valid when registering 3+ people): $ 850.00
End user / Brand owner (50% discount): $ 495.00
AWAccess™ Member (40% discount): $ 595.00

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.

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AWA Label Release Liner Industry Seminar 2015

Date: September 28, 2015
Event registration: € 795,00
Group price per person (valid when registering 3+ people): € 595,00
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 2015.

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AWA Sleeving Technology Seminar 2015

Date: September 28, 2015
Standard fee: € 795,00
Group Fee: (3 or more people from the same company, p.p.): € 595,00
I am an End user / Brand owner - Complimentary: € 0,00

New AWA event: The AWA 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. More details to be announced, please check back at a later date.

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Introduction to Pressure-sensitive Adhesive Workshop 2015

Date: November 2, 2015 - November 3, 2015
Standard fee: € 1.295,00
Group Fee (p.p., when registering 3+ people from the same company): € 995,00
AWAccess™ members: € 1.035,00

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.

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International Fiber/Wood-Based Panels Conference 2015

Date: November 11, 2015 - November 12, 2015
Early bird event registration (valid until November 1, 2015) : $ 695.00
End user / Brand owner (complimentary): $ 0.00
MDF YEARBOOK 2015 Buyers (10% discount): $ 625.50

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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AWA Asian Release Liner Industry Seminar 2015 - Bangkok, Thailand

Date: November 27, 2015
Registration coming soon: $

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

Date: November 30, 2015
Registration coming soon: $

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 Sleeving Technology Seminar 2015

Date: December 1, 2015
Registration coming soon: $

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. More details to be announced, please check back at a later date.

Previous events

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AWA International Sleeve Label Conference & Exhibition 2015

Date: April 29, 2015 - April 30, 2015

AWA International Sleeve Label Conference and Exhibition is the 9th 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. New this year will be the International Sleeve Label Awards. There will be 4 award categories and 1 overall winner.

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AWA Global Release Liner Industry Conference & Exhibition 2015 _______________________________________________________ (Release Liner Workshop, Silicone & Technical Session, Conference Program)

Date: March 18, 2015 - March 20, 2015

The annual AWA Global Release Liner Industry Conference & Exhibition returns again in 2015 on March 18, 19, 20, 2015 in Denver, CO, USA. 2015 marks the 15th edition of the conference and this time it will feature two concurrent sessions on the first day of the program: Release Liner Workshop and a Silicone and Technical Session followed by a 1.5 day conference program. This annual event is the only conference dedicated to release liners. In its updated form 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 will feature presentations and panel discussions by leading industry players, presenting the latest release liner 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. The exhibition space will be situated directly outside the meeting room in the coffee and networking area

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AWA Mergers and Acquisitions Executive Forum 2015

Date: March 16, 2015
I cannot attend, please send me the proceedings after the event: $ 495.00

The M&A Executive Forum 2015 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 IMLCON™ & IMDCON™ 2015

Date: February 18, 2015 - February 19, 2015

IMLCON™ & IMDCON™ (the AWA International In-mold Labeling and Decorating Conference) organized by AWA Conferences & Events is returning again in 2015. Once again the conference is totally dedicated to in-mold labeling and decorating, its technology and markets. Each year it attracts delegates from around the world who are involved in the growing and dynamic in-mold label, decoration and plastic packaging and product industry - from material suppliers, machinery manufacturers, converters, molders to brand owners. IMLCON™ & IMDCON™ 2015 is a one of a kind event, and has become the established industry event and conference for the in-mold labeling and decorating sector. 2015 has a new set-up: this year, alongside the general sessions, the conference offers an afternoon with two concurrent sessions, one dedicated to IML and the other to IMD for a more focused discussion on the respective technologies.

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Introduction to Pressure-sensitive Adhesive Workshop 2014

Date: November 3, 2014 - November 4, 2014

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. The next workshop will be held on November 2-3, 2015, in Amsterdam.

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AWA Specialty Paper Industry Conference 2014 - Europe

Date: October 2, 2014

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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AWA Adhesive Technology Seminar 2014

Date: September 8, 2014

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

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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AWA Specialty Paper Industry Conference 2014 – USA

Date: September 4, 2014

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 North America, AWA organizes an Innovation and Sustainability Forum on the second day of the event.

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AWA Asian Release Liner Industry Seminar 2014 *Invitation Only*

Date: August 26, 2014

The 5th edition of the AWA Asian Release Liner Industry Seminar will be held on August 26 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 release liners and its application areas. This event is a exclusive invitation only event for customers of the seminar supporters.

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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

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 - WORKSHOP A

Date: June 24, 2014 - June 25, 2014

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.