Press Conferences 2023

09:15 - 09:45 Grafisk Maskinfabrik (STAND 9A40)

  • Digital varnish – Take the wizard out of tactile screen print
  • Compact inline finishing with automation – A small footprint is key
  • 3D Product line design – Visualize your custom finishing unit




10:00 - 10:30 Labelexpo Global Series/FINAT (PRESS OFFICE THEATRE)

  • Welcome to Labelexpo Europe 2023: Highlights for this year's show
  • Overview of current industry trends and growth area
  • The role of FINAT as the European network empowering the label industry;
  • FINAT and Labelexpo partnership
  • FINAT strategic pillars for the coming years (Community, Knowledge, Collaboration and Advocacy);
  • FINAT key priorities for 2023-24
  • FINAT contribution to this year’s show

10:45 - 11:15 Durst Group (PRESS OFFICE THEATRE)

  • Unveiling of new industry changing technology - Durst Hawk Eye
  • Tau RSC 340
  • LED curing
  • New Tau RSC UV 2 ink set



11:30 - 12:00 Gallus (PRESS OFFICE THEATRE)

12:15 - 13:45 LUNCH

14:00 - 14:30 Konica Minolta (PRESS OFFICE THEATRE)

  • Introduction to Konica Minolta’s Igniting Print Possibilities, Print Heritage & Expertise 
  • IPP Solutions for the Creation of End-to-End Ecosystems 
  • What’s new?: AccurioLabel 400 and more 

14:45 - 15:15 Screen (PRESS OFFICE THEATRE)

  • SCREEN and Nilpeter collaborate to introduce an innovative in-line solution for integrated digital printing and embellishment, combining SCREEN's SAI inkjet digital printing technology with Nilpeter's FA-Line flexo platform.
  • SCREEN introduces a new Digital Primer prototype for the Truepress L350UV SAI Label Digital Printing Press, addressing the challenge of poor ink adhesion on various substrates by incorporating a digital primer directly into the press.
  • SCREEN showcases the Truepress PAC520P Inkjet Digital Printing Press, designed for paper flexible packaging, offering label converters a seamless entry into the profitable and environmentally friendly paper packaging market.

15:30 - 16:00 Xeikon/Flint Group Narrow Web (PRESS OFFICE THEATRE)

  • Sustainability in print - how to make it factual
  • The three challenges of the label converter
  • New product overview

16:15 - 16:45 HP (STAND P100)

  • Welcome - Noam Zilbershtain 
  • Business review - Keren Yakolev 
  • Customer panel discussion ​- Markus Weiss 
  • Q&A by the journalists 
  • Booth tour​ - Eli Mahal 
  • Happy hour

08:15 - 08:45 Avery Dennison (Stand 5A31)

  • Avery Dennison is hosting a special press breakfast at their stand (5A31) unveiling the latest generation of decorative and VI linerless solutions and several other disruptive sustainable label and packaging innovations. 
  • Join Steve Flannery, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Materials Group EMENA, for a keynote speech on Avery Dennison’s vision for the future and how materials science, digital identification solutions and sustainability will redefine our ever-changing, ever-evolving industry. 
  • Wayne Middleton, Senior Linerless Segment Lead EMEA, Alena Maran, Director of Marketing Strategy and Sustainability and Vladimir Tyulpin, Marketing Manager Premium Solutions will lead product demonstrations including a mini-workshop on EcoDesign, helping visitors to understand the latest sustainable innovations and legislative developments to enable packaging for reduce, reuse and recyclability. 




09:00 - 09:30 Bobst (STAND 3A59,3A58)

Simplifying label production – BOBST innovations for optimized label and packaging production



09:45 - 10:15 Cerm (PRESS OFFICE THEATRE)

  • An introduction to CERM
  • CERM MIS for label and packaging printing
  • Improving your productivity by integrating your workflow: What you will see during the demonstrations at the Automation Arena




  • Presenting GEW's latest air-cooled UV LED product, AeroLED
  • Discussing the benefits of LED including: The process control benefits and the energy savings
  • Outlining the sustainability side of LED



11:15 - 11:45 Kurz (PRESS OFFICE THEATRE)

  • Growth and expansion of the digital embellishment market
  • KURZ product platform
  • Partner relationships on exhibition at Labelexpo Europe 2023
  • KURZ industry leadership in sustainability




FINAT addresses CO2 footprint and LCA

FINAT has launched a project to provide clarity and give guidance to the label community on the subject of Product Carbon Footprint (PCF) and Life Cycle Analysis (LCA). As a first step, at Labelexpo Europe 2023, FINAT will be launching a brochure and animated video to explain the basics of PCF and LCA, the distinction between the two and the fact that this needs an entire value chain approach. At the press conference, FINAT will present these two releases, and will explain two next steps for 2023-2024:

  • A survey of existing calculation methods currently being used in the labels and packaging chain
  • A guidance document towards harmonising the PCF/LCA approach along the label value chain



12:45 - 13:45 LUNCH

14:00 - 14:30 Domino (press office theatre)

Case Study: Discover how Security Printer, Cartor, invested in advanced hybrid digital print & finishing systems for postage stamp barcoding initiative

  • World-leading security printer, Cartor (formerly International Security Printers (ISP)), has invested in advanced hybrid print, finishing and inspection systems for barcoding postage stamps. The fully inline systems incorporate equipment from selected global specialists, including A B Graphic International (ABG), Domino Printing Sciences and Lake Image Systems
  • The solution will enable postal authorities worldwide to add unique barcodes to stamps and, by doing so, be able to offer their customers more convenient, new services in the future such as track and trace to provide protection against counterfeiting and reuse. Join Domino and Lake Image in this press conference on the solution that is changing the game, one stamp at a time




XSYS Highlights: Our commitment to 'Be Brilliant' showcased at Labelexpo Europe 2023


15:30 - 16:00 The Grey Elephant (Stand 4A39)


  • An in-depth look at the Track&Trace 4Tools, and how its groundbreaking features streamline the label and packaging printing process 
  • The impact of Track&Trace 4Tools on operational efficiency and cost-effectiveness in the flexographic and label printing industry
  • Highlights from The Grey Elephant's latest white paper, uncovering often ignored avenues for cost-cutting within the industry
  • Unique insights on how this new technology will redefine the market dynamics in the coming years
  • A live demonstration of Track&Trace 4Tools in action, illustrating the practical implementation of the technology



  • ACTEGA will demonstrate its pioneering sustainable metallization digital technology, ECOLEAF, to a European trade-show audience for the very first time
  • Why more and more packaging converters are choosing ECOLEAF metallic decoration over traditional hot and cold foil processes
  • The latest updates and insights from ACTEGA - a company at the forefront of many other sustainable innovations for the labels and packaging industry
  • Attendees will have the opportunity to join ACTEGA, their partners and customers on the booth for a live demonstration of ECOLEAF, followed by drinks and interview/Q&A opportunities.



09:00 - 09:30 Hybrid Software (Stand 8B45)

  • New strategic partnerships announced at Labelexpo by Hybrid Software Group companies: ColorLogic, Global Graphics, HYBRID Software, iC3D, Meteor Inkjet, and Xitron
  • Key new products announced at Labelexpo Europe 2023
  • Our company mission—The Heart of Industrial Printing—and the roadmap to drupa 2024 and beyond
  • Q&A with trade journalists


09:45 - 10:15 Bar Graphic (PRESS OFFICE THEATRE)

  • The latest range of finishing equipment solutions from BGM designed for today’s fast-paced global label and flexible packaging industries. BGM will be launching its next-generation BGM Elite Digiflex 330 and BGM Elite Dieflex E at Labelexpo Europe 2023, both designed to meet market needs for speed, quality, cost-down and sustainability
  • The machines’ new features and benefits as well as information on a testimonial from one of Europe’s largest print groups





10:30 - 11:00 Asahi Photoproducts (Press office theatre)

Asahi Photoproducts Road Towards Solvent ZERO

  • Since the last 50 years, Asahi has the concept of caring for Life and Living in all industry sectors
  • With the introduction of the Solvent ZERO concept in print packaging plate making, Asahi Photoproducts are guiding the industry for a better and more sustainable future
  • Asahi Photoproducts will highlight a roadmap towards a Solvent ZERO future, explaining Asahi Photoproduct's current and future product innovations, but also to show the horizon of what is going to come from Asahi during the next couple of years



11:15 - 11:45 Hoya (STAND 8B02)

  • What can HOYA bring with NX for the Flexo UV market?
  • Explaining the difference between LED-UV and UV    



12:00 - 13:45 LUNCH

14:00 - 14:30 Sun Chemical (PRESS OFFICE THEATRE)

Highlighting sustainable solutions for labels and packaging

  • Sun Chemical will highlight its growing range of sustainable solutions for the labels and flexible packaging industries at Labelexpo Europe 2023 (Hall 5, Stand E45), highlighting its unique position as a provider of inks, coatings, adhesives, packaging design, colour management and sustainability analysis and highlight solutions on the following areas:
    • Sustainability
    • Productivity
    • Products & Specialty
    • Digital

14:45 - 15:15 Armor-iimak (PRESS OFFICE THEATRE)

  • GS1 Digital Link : A true barcode (r)evolution!
  • What are the impact for retailers, brand owners, consumers and supply chain actors?
  • The challenges for printing technologies dedicated to variable information for labels and flexible packaging



15:30 - 16:00 Cartes (PRESS OFFICE THEATRE)

Digital embellishment and laser die-cutting technology

  • Laser technology developments

  • Laser or conventional: the benefits

  • Integrating laser cutting into the digital embellishment process


16:15 - 16:45 OMET (STAND 6C40)

Beyond CMYK

  • The global printing market scenario
  • The “Packerting” concept
  • Combination printing
  • Customization
  • Innovation in application technologies
  • From machine manufacturer to Solution Provider
  • Galileo – OMET Customer Success
  • Sfera – Digital Platform



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