Enhancing Brand Value & Green Shrink Sleeve Labeling

29 April - 1st May 2020 | Cincinnati, USA

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The world's only Sleeve Label Conference - 14th edition

The AWA International Sleeve Label Conference and Exhibition – short ISLCE – is the only dedicated conference addressing this brand enhancing and fast growing method of labeling and product decoration. The conference brings together experts in their respective disciplines and addresses key issues and opportunities for the industry across the value chain and across the globe. 
The AWA International Sleeve Label Conference & Exhibition is your opportunity to network with the right partners and customers for your business. ISLCE 2020 will feature exciting keynote speakers, panel discussions, exhibition and networking sessions, and the presentation of the AWA ISLCE Sleeve Awards. The conference will also include the Steinhauser’s Facility Tour (Optional) and the special Facility Tour (return transport provided) at Verst Group Logistics!

Join the leading companies across the Sleeve Label value chain and sign up today

AWA Sleeve Label Market Overview Real-time Industry Survey

The International Sleeve Label Conference & Exhibition is a unique forum, bringing together key players across the industry. The International Sleeve Label Conference & Exhibition’s unique Real-Time Industry Survey provides a ‘live’ annual industry snapshot and useful insights into the state of the industry – in real time.

Sleeve Label Awards

AWA Alexander Watson’s annual International Sleeve Label Awards, now in their sixth year and a recognized feature of the sleeve label industry’s calendar, are now open for entries for the 2020 competition. Entries will be judged by an international panel of experts, and the winners will be announced and awards presented during the International Sleeve Label Conference and Exhibition in Cincinnati in April 2020. 

Sessions

The conference program will also include three sessions:

  1. Market Trends and Technology
  2. Recycling and Sustainability
  3. Printing and Converting Shrink Sleeve

The program features presentations, panel discussions, interactive sessions, and offers excellent networking opportunities. In addition to the formal conference program, there will be an exhibition and networking program, providing the ideal setting to promote your company and its products to an international audience. The exhibition space will be situated adjacent to the conference room in the coffee break and networking area.

Cocktail Reception

We will end our first conference day with a cocktail reception.

Program

29th April - Shrink Sleeve Label Converter Visit

12:00

Pre-registration Opens

14:30-15:00

Steinhauser Facility Tour (Optional) 
Travel to Steinhauser’s facility from Cincinnati Marriot at RiverCentre

15:00-16:30

Steinhauser Facility Tour 

Steinhauser, a fourth-generation, 100% woman-owned label printer for consumer-packaged goods, is inviting all AWA International Shrink Sleeve Conference & Exhibition participants to visit its world class facility in Northern Kentucky. Tara Halpin, CEO & Owner, will illustrate the company’s shrink sleeve capabilities. The visit will feature multiple production lines in action, including HP digital and UV flexo printing.

16:30-17:00

Tour Ends
Travel to the Cincinnati Marriott at RiverCenter

17:00-19:00

Cocktail Reception and Table Top Exhibition

30th April - Conference

Shrink Sleeve Labeling & Enhancing Brand Value

07:30-08:00

Registration, Welcome Coffee and Table Top Exhibition

08:00-09:00

Conference Welcome and Introduction followed by
Labeling and Product Decoration Market and Shrink Sleeve Overview & AWA Shrink Sleeve Real Time Industry Survey
Corey M Reardon, President & CEO, AWA Alexander Watson Associates

09:00-09:30

Key note presentation – State of the Industry
Dr. Séamus Lafferty, President, Accraply, Inc. 

09:30-10:00

Millennials and Beyond: How to Attract and Retain the Next Generation of Workers
Dan Miller, Director, Direct Recruiters

10:00-10:30

M&A in the Sleeve Label Marketplace           
Jonathan White, Managing Director, Mazzone & Associates

10:30-11:00

Travel to Verst Logistics
Transport provided

11:15-13:30

Verst Logistics Facility Tour and Lunch
Verst is opening up and inviting all AWA International Shrink Sleeve Conference & Exhibition participants to its world class facility, to get a first-hand view of shrink sleeve collaboration and enhancing brand value. The visit will feature multiple production lines in action, offering an inside look as they decorate bottles and containers with sleeve labels from some of leading suppliers in the industry on some of the leading brands in the world.

13:30-14:00

Travel Back to Conference Venue
Transport provided

14:00-14:30

Sustainability and Enhancing the Value of a Brand with Green Shrink Sleeves
Alison Keane, Esq., IOM, CAE,  President and CEO, Flexible Packaging Association

14:30-15:15

Panel Discussion – Enhancing Brand Value with Shrink Sleeve
Moderator: David Lukshus, President & CEO, COG
Panelists: Lucas Helferty, Production Specialist, Malibu/Kahlua, Americas, The Absolute Company – Pernod Ricard

15:15-16:00

Coffee and Networking Break

Shrink Film Development Showcase & Panel

16:00-17:30

Shrink Film Show Case & Panel Discussion
Companies Film Shrink showcase and Panel Discussion:

Moderator: Corey M Reardon – President & CEO, AWA Alexander Watson Associates
Panelists: 
KPV: TBA
SKC Inc.: TBA
Taghleef Industries: TBA 

17:30-18:00

Presentation
TBA

17:30-19:00

Cocktail Reception
Evening event brewery – everyone welcome

1st May - Conference

Green shrink sleeve labeling - Sustainability and recycling

07:30-09:00

Registration, welcome coffee and table top exhibition

09:00-09:30

The APR Design® Guide for Plastics Recycling – Guidance and Tests for Shrink Sleeve Labels on PET and HDPE Containers
John Standish, Technical Director, Association of Plastic Recyclers

09:30-10:30

Panel discussion – Green Shrink Sleeve Labeling
Moderator: Alison Keane, Esq., IOM, CAE,  President and CEO, Flexible Packaging Association
George Pinter, Partner, Klear Plastic Ventures

10:30-11:30

Coffee and networking break

11:30-12:00

Ink Solutions for Shrink Sleeve Recycling: De-inking and Washable Solutions
Siegwerk, TBA

12:00-12:30

Ink Design for Shrink Sleeve Recyclability
John Pogatschnik, Product Manager Narrow Web, Flint Group

12:30-13:00

Presentation
TBA

13:00

Conference close
Corey M Reardon, President & CEO,  AWA Alexander Watson Associates

The International Sleeve Label Conference & Exhibition is a unique forum, bringing together key players across the industry. The Real-Time Industry Survey provides a unique snapshot and useful insight into the state of the industry – live – in real time!

Location

Cincinnati Marriott at RiverCenter,
10 West RiverCenter Boulevard,
Covington, KY,
41011

Accomodation

AWA has arranged special room rates for delegates:
$169 per night

The special rate is for a limited number of rooms based on a first come, first served basis. After this time the hotel will accept reservations based on availability and best available rate. A link to book your accommodation will be provided with your registration confirmation.

More information provided upon registration for the event. Hotel room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes (currently 12.36%) in effect at the time of check-in. 

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