The annual Flexible Packaging & Labels Manufacturers Association (FPLMA) technical forum to be held in Melbourne later this month will feature a range of sessions on automation and integration across the printing and packaging industries.

Experts from Europe, the US and Australia will discuss how they’ve used new technologies to maximise their business, and how the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing and cognitive computing are helping to create the ‘smart factory.’

More than 20 separate sessions will be held over two days at the Crown Promenade on Thursday/Friday, August 30/31, before the FPLMA Awards Dinner at the Metropolis Southbank on Friday night.

Sessions include Yoav Lotan, labels business manager HP Graphics Solutions Business, Asia Pacific & Japan, presenting Progressive automation in L&P in the digital era; Robert Taylor, global director sustainability, Finland UPM Raflatec, on How the packaging industry is utilising sustainability to automate and integrate; Geert De Proost, director solutions marketing, Esko Germany, will look at Latest developments in workflow innovations and integration; Bill Denauer, president LasX Industries USA presents Trends in automated converting equipment for flexible packaging and labels; and Trevor Crowley, GM ANZ digital solutions Xeikon will look at Digitising the Production Process.

FPLMA Technical Forum:
Thursday/Friday, August 30th/31st Crown Promenade

FPLMA Awards Dinner:
Friday 31st August: Metropolis Southbank

Book here.

Online bookings close on Friday 17 August.

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