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Friday, June 15, 2012

Labelexpo Americas 2012 opens for registration

Registration to attend Labelexpo Americas, the largest label, product decoration, web printing and converting tradeshow is now open. Returning to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, Chicago, Labelexpo Americas 2012 is already five percent bigger than its last edition in 2010. Being held between 11-13 September, it is again supported by TLMI.

The place where label converters and printers from across North and South America come to source suppliers, see and purchase new technology, Labelexpo Americas is the industry’s must-attend event. In addition to all of the innovation and insight that Labelexpo Americas exhibitors bring to the show floor each year, attendees can look forward to meeting over 400 suppliers and manufacturers including 67 brand new exhibiting companies, as well as see a range of new and returning features.

As well as an ever-comprehensive conference program, Labelexpo Americas 2012 will also feature a digital printing master class. Aimed at converters looking to invest in digital printing for the first time, the three and half hour session is chaired by Mike Fairley and will highlight the main printing technologies, label substrate requirements, workflow and color management and sales and marketing in a digital environment.

The popular technology workshops return with a live demonstration and comparison of four machines in the Laser Die Cutting Workshop in Hall F. Sei Spa, Spartanics, AB Graphic International and Delta Industrial are taking part in four workshops, run by a neutral moderator with their machines each testing a different cutter profile: blank office product labels, prime product labels and industrial labels.

Package printing is one of the fastest growing areas in the industry and dozens of exhibitors will be showcasing new technologies as part of the new Package Printing Zone in Hall C. The conference program will also feature a dedicated stream for getting started with cartons and flexible packaging. 2012’s edition will also introduce Ecovillage which will showcase the latest products and services designed to support a better performing, more environmentally conscious label industry.

Labelexpo Americas will also play host to the prestigious Label Industry Global Awards on the first night of the exhibition. The awards program honors and rewards companies and individuals for excellence and best practice in the labeling industry.

For social and networking activities, the Park at Rosemont opened in spring 2012. A new entertainment development, it boasts dynamic bars and restaurants with live music, casual dining, bowling and outdoor patios. The perfect destination for after-show fun, the Park at Rosemont is only a block from the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center and is anchored by Muvico 18- Movie Theater, a number of hotels and the vibrant Rosemont Theatre.

Roger Pellow, Labelexpo managing director, comments: “With an array of feature areas and insightful and inspirational conference program, this year’s Labelexpo Americas is set to be the best yet. As the continent’s leading show for the industry, Labelexpo America is the must-attend event for label and package printers/converters and suppliers. Nowhere else can you network, find the latest innovations, experience the newest technology and hear about the ways in which you can stay profitable and keep your business ahead of the competition.”

Expo-only passes cost from $55 and conference session tickets from $135. Further discounts apply for TLMI/FTA/AIMCAL members. Registrations can be made online by visiting www.labelexpo-americas.com.