Featuring a keynote presentation from Mintel’s Global Packaging Director David Luttenberger, this year’s In-Mold Labeling Conference (IMLCON) and In-Mold Decorating Conference (IMDCON), presented by Alexander Watson Associates (AWA), promises to be strongly focused on the widening market for in-mold labeling and product decoration. Held on May 18 and 19 in Washington, DC, it is the only event dedicated to the IML/IMD value chain.
Luttenberger will give his views on what’s next in terms of trends in food packaging, a key focus in the IML space. His presentation follows a real-time IML/IMD industry survey of IML/IMD conference attendees, the results of which will be revealed during the presentation.
Corey Reardon, AWA President and CEO, will give an overview of the broad global labeling market and its implications on brand owners, converters and others in the IML/IMD industry.
Technology innovations, from the TruVue plastic can to Xeikon’s digital print technologies, are just two of the wide range of supplier presentations and concurrent in-depth sessions on in-mold labeling and decorating. A financier’s view of global consolidation in packaging and labels from Thomas Blaige of Blaige & Company will round out the program.
The second annual AWA IML Leadership and Innovation Award will be presented during the event.
A supplier tabletop exhibition and extensive networking opportunities are also part of the mix. Full details of the program are available on the AWA website.