Press conferencesExhibitors can book press conferences to announce new products or initiatives. Press conferences take place either in the press office (located on the lower level in the front of Hall 7) or on an exhibitor's own stand. Press conferences are open to accredited members of the press only. TUE 29 SEPTEMBERWED 30 SEPTEMBERTHU 01 OCTOBERFRI 02 OCTOBERTUE 29 SEPTEMBER09:00 - 10:00Gallus (stand 5B28/C31) Press breakfast The importance of Gallus, as part of Heidelberg’s digital strategy Premiere of the new digital Converting System Gallus DCS 340 Highlights at the Gallus booth: Gallus RCS 430 – revamped / Gallus ECS 340 - new flexo print units / 30 Years Gallus Screeny Speakers:Klaus Bachstein | CEO | Gallus GroupJason Oliver | Senior Vice President Digital Print | Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG10:00 - 11:00HP (stand - Patio - between Halls 8 & 9) Hear HP’s latest news See a selection of HP’s innovative solutions demonstrated live on the stand. Featured will be the HP Indigo 20000 Digital Press for flexible packaging, sleeve and label applications, along with the latest of the established press series, the HP Indigo WS6800 Digital Press HP will also showcase a variety of real-life packaging examples, demonstrating how its Indigo digital printing technology is enhancing the labels and packaging offerings of some of the world’s leading brands Speaker:Alon Bar-Shany | Vice President and General Manager, Indigo Division | HP Indigo11:15 - 11:45Labelexpo keynote presentation (press office) Highlights of this year's show Overview of current industry trends News from the Labelexpo Global Series Speakers:Lisa Milburn | Managing Director | Labelexpo Global SeriesMike Fairley | Director, Strategic Development | Labelexpo Global SeriesThomas Hagmaier | President | FINAT12:00 - 13:30Lunch sponsored by EFI (press office)13:45 - 14:15Durst (press office)Tau 330 – Configure your digital future today Speakers:Christoph Gamper | CEO | Durst Phototechnik AGHelmuth Munter | Segment Manager Label Printing | Durst Phototechnik AG14:30 - 15:00Soma Engineering (stand 7B39) Why exhibit a flexible packaging press to label printers Definition of Mid Web segment Unique concept - short run CI flexo Speaker:Peter Blasko | Marketing Manager | Soma Engineering15:15 - 15:45Konica Minolta (press office) Konica Minolta Production Printing in Europe – champion story and market figures Future strategy for converter market Redefining the class – Konica Minolta entering the label printing market: specifications and details to bizhub PRESS C71cf Experiences from the beta-test of bizhub PRESS C71cf – the Konica Minolta label press in “real life” Speakers:Toshitaka Uemura | General Manager, CP Business Division/Sales Headquarters | Konica Minolta Inc.Olaf Lorenz | General Manager, International Marketing Division | Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbHMiguel Abranches Pinto | Managing Director | Litho Formas SA16:00 - 16:30Xeikon (press office) Update on Xeikon New product announcement Vision on future of digital printing Technology demonstration (at Xeikon’s stand) Belgian beer bar Speakers:Wim Maes | CEO | XeikonFilip Weymans | Director - Segment Marketing and Business Development, Labels and Packaging | XeikonWED 30 SEPTEMBER08:15 - 09:30Avery Dennison (stand 5A31) Avery Dennison will be introducing a number of innovations in interactive zones focused on customer needs for productivity, shelf appeal, portfolios and services to help our customers grow into new markets and to help our customers and their brand owners meet sustainability goals. These innovations include a new adhesive technology specifically for paper; two innovations to improve your shelf appeal: PS for cans and a face stock that conquers wet opacity (keeps uncoated paper white in ice and humidity); Select Solutions portfolio, incl. Mix & Match service and Engineered Solutions, for easier choices and faster innovation; and a new mobile app for better, faster and easier ordering. Sustainability will once again be a big focus for us at Labelexpo, where we’ll be introducing our 2015 sustainability report and launching our highly challenging longer term 2025 Sustainability goals and agenda, as well as some new and exciting innovations incl. a proprietary labeling technology that allows clear separation of self-adhesive labels from glass pieces and a new range of bio-based polyethylene label films. Speakers:Angelo Depietri | Vice President and General Manager | Avery Dennison Materials Group EuropeGeorges Gravanis | President | Avery Dennison Materials GroupDean Scarborough | Chairman and Chief Executive Officer | Avery Dennison Corporation09:30 - 10:00Flint Group (stand 5A41) New ink technologies aimed at the new world of short run packaging applications which are ideally suited for narrow web printing including the launch of four new product lines: Flexocure® ANCORA50, PackCure Secure, Flexocure® ANCORA metallic inks and HydroPropack Overview of the newest developments in UV LED printing including the expanding range of EkoCure™ products nyloflex NEF and the new nyloflex FTF Digital - the flexo printing plates for flexible packaging and labels Speakers:Guillaume Clement | VP | Flint Group Narrow WebPatrik Gavelin | Product Development Director | Flint Group Narrow webDana Contineanu | Product Manager | Flint Group Flexographic Products10:15 - 10:45Lintec (press office) Introduction of Lintec and the company's motivation for exhibiting at Labelexpo Europe New product announcement and a behind-the-scenes look at the development of the new type of labelstock Highlights of Lintec's booth Speakers:Akihiko Ouchi | Representative Director, Chairman and CEO | LINTEC CorporationTatsuya Tsukida | Executive Officer, General Manager, Research & Development Div. and Research Center | LINTEC Corporation11:00 - 11:30Free session (press office)11:45 - 12:15Zeller+Gmelin (press office)Next-Generation UV curable ink system: We will present the current development status of a next-generation UV-curable ink system. New concepts of formulation lead to outstanding sensory properties, high gloss and drastically reduced migration risk. The new systems for flexo and letterpress are therefore predestined for use on PET and food or pharmaceutical applications Speaker:Dr. Heinz Schweiger | Group Research Director | Zeller+Gmelin12:30 - 13:00AM-PG Group (press office) New Optical Nano Color shifting material produced by AM-PG Group Innovation which will protect the Governmental documents such as passports, legal documents and brand owners Our new Optical Nano Color shifting material can't be duplicated or simulated Speaker:Leo Lemark | Senior International Trade Specialist | AM-PG Group13:00 - 14:00Lunch (press office)14:15 - 14:45OMET (press office) OMET, one-stop solution company for label and packaging printing The new iFlex narrow web press, simplicity at the service of the label business Speaker:Marco Calcagni | Sales Director | OMET Srl15:00 - 15:30Dantex (stand 8C40) Debut of the new PicoColour® II high-speed UV inkjet digital label press PicoColour® II demonstration highlighting the key features, quality and versatility Vision and strategy on the development of 'Dantex Digital' Afternoon refreshments Speaker:Richard Danon | Chairman | Dantex15:45 - 16:15Industrial Inkjet - IIJ (stand 9C70) First public showing IIJ’s latest high speed, high resolution variable data print module Live demonstrations using IIJ’s super-fast 600dpi, 20” wide monochrome unit Unique application demos such as 2pt fonts, barcodes and variability Speaker:Paddy O’Hara | Technical Director | Industrial Inkjet Ltd (IIJ)16:30 - 17:00Bobst Firenze Srl (stand 11C10/D15)Two completely new press lines being shown at Labelexpo Europe 2015: The new M4 press (430mm width): the most effective press for printing labels and flexible packaging with excellent register stability at all speeds. The new M6 press (670 mm width): a dedicated mid-web press for the flexible packaging market. Speaker:Federico d’Annunzio | Managing Director | Bobst Firenze SrlTHU 01 OCTOBER08:30 - 09:00UPM Raflatac (stand 5D41) Under this year’s theme “Boost your performance”, we will highlight how our new product and service developments help label printers and end-users reach their productivity and sustainability targets Our latest product introductions include ultra-thin clear films for food, beverage and personal care labeling and digital label materials for print-on-demand applications. On our stand visitors will see live demonstrations on these products Also highlighted are the totally new adhesive technology for durables labeling and the industry leading services to support the environmental performance of self-adhesive labels Speakers:Jussi Oksanen | Vice President, Film & Special Business | UPM Raflatac EMEIA Robert Taylor | Vice President, Stakeholder Relations | UPM Raflatac09:30 - 10:00Mark Andy (stand 4C45) New Mark Andy press introductions / debuts (Digital Series, Performance Series P4) Rotoflex achievements Latest aftermarket updates including online initiatives and global support capabilities Speakers:Kevin Wilken | CEO | Mark Andy Inc. Mary Sullivan | Director, Global Marketing | Mark Andy Inc. 10:15 - 10:45IN-CORE Systèmes (press office) Lineavision@, high-resolution optical method based, inspection and measurement solution and quality assurance for tamper proof security labels In-Core Systèmes and Lake Image Systems' full marking and traceability solution : an integration method for full traceability implementation embedded with optical control technology In-Core Systèmes and H-R&S’ state-of-the-art new security option for labels paper securing reinforcement and quality control Speaker:Dr Michel Popovic | General Manager | IN-CORE Systèmes11:00 - 11:30GEW (EC) Ltd (press office) The shared future of arc lamp and LED UV curing Process optimization with hybrid UV systems Speakers:Marcus Greenbrook | International Sales Manager | GEW (EC) LTDRob Rae | Technology Development Manager | GEW (EC) LTD11:45 - 12:15Taghleef Industries (press office) Introduction of Taghleef Industries (Ti) Ti launch Titanium™ a new metallic BoPP in-mold label film Panellists: Patrick Desies | Chief Sales & Marketing Officer | Taghleef Industries LLC Richard Britton | Specialist – Label Film | Taghleef Industries LLC12:30 - 13:00FINAT (press office) Joint TLMI/FINAT LCA project for the self-adhesive label industry – key findings so far Launch of FINAT information document on conformity of self-adhesive labels for food packaging Speakers:Thomas Hagmaier | President | FINAT Calvin Frost | Chairman FINAT Sustainability Subcommittee | FINATMark Macaré | FINAT Public Affairs/Issues & Recycling Assistant Manager | FINAT13:00 - 14:00Lunch (press office)14:15 - 14:45Flexomaid (press office) Flexomaid™ is a division of PAD Peripheral Advanced Design which also manufactures industry-leading viscosity control technology for printers under the name of InkSpec Flexomaid™ is a manufacturer of new generation anilox and gravure cylinder cleaning equipment and premium bio-degradable detergents Learn why Aeromaid™ cabinets from Flexomaid™ offer the greenest cleaning solution in the market Learn how anilox rolls can be cleaned using only a few milliliters of detergent per cleaning cycle while being perfectly safe for all types of rolls Speakers:Daniel Poissant | Owner | FlexomaidEric Thibault | Business Development Director | Flexomaid15:00 - 15:30Air Motion Systems (stand 8B15 ) AMS launches LED UV XP flexo series - 25w - highest power threshold in the industry Speakers:Steve Metcalf | President and CEO | Air Motion SystemsJoel O’Leary | Director of Business | Air Motion Systems15:45 - 16:15Pantec (stand 4C62) RHINO™: Latest enhancements on Pantec GS Systems in-line flat bed embossing system raises foil decoration to a new level of profitability SWIFT™: Pantec GS Systems is launching high performance in-line patch application system CHEETAH™: Pantec GS Systems successfully entered the packaging industry with its 850 mm rotary hologram application system Speaker:Peter Frei | CEO | Pantec GS Systems16:30 - 17:00IST METZ (stand 5D31) Latest product developments of LED-UV-systems for the curing of inks and varnishes Efficiency optimized UV- and LED-UV-units in terms of energy consumption as well as make ready time Speakers:Dirk Jägers | Managing Director | IST METZ GmbHStefan Feil | Director Technical Marketing | IST METZ GmbHJoachim Hildebrandt | Narrow Web Sales Manager | IST METZ GmbHFRI 02 OCTOBER12:00 - 13:30Lunch (press office).