Conference program

09:00Registration with tea and coffee

10:00Welcome address

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MARKET TREND INSIGHTS

10:15Overview of the printing industry

  • Macroeconomic trends in the Middle East and worldwide
  • Market forecasts – understanding and anticipating the trends
  • Exploring growth opportunities in the region
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10:45CEO printer panel discussion

  • Introducing initiatives for business expansion and to remain competitive
  • New technologies to modernize your printing plant
  • Areas for investment: where next in the technology evolution?
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11:30Networking break and exhibition

NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS

12:15The evolution of technology causing a revolution in offset plate making

  • Exploring the technology behind process free plates
  • Considering the limitations as well as recent innovations
  • What does this change mean for printers?
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12:45MIS and workflow automation for a seamless and profitable operation

  • Efficient job planning and production scheduling 
  • Improving performance and increasing profitability 
  • Case study: printer installation and operational success story
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13:15Networking lunch and exhibition

14:45Keynote presentation: transforming the business of print with digital technology

  • Investing in and successfully installing digital equipment
  • Meeting the increasing demand for personalized and customized products 
  • Reducing production costs whilst improving print quality 
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15:15XXL format printing business opportunities

  • Understanding UV, low migration UV and water-based inks
  • Market opportunities: from corrugated packaging to POP displays
  • Considering web-to-packaging, RIP and VDP software systems
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15:45Networking break and exhibition

16:30Technical innovation: the latest niche technologies and industry applications

  • Color management and conformity across different substrates
  • Achieving zero defect packaging 
  • Optimizing supply chain results
  • Graphic lamination films for greater appeal and longevity
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17:30End of conference sessions
17:35Evening networking reception - Roda Al Bustan Hotel pool area
09:00Registration with tea and coffee

09:55Welcome introduction

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KEY INDUSTRY CHALLENGES

10:00Dubai Production City: supporting logistic hubs in the UAE

  • Fostering the growth of manufacturing companies
  • Fast-tracking the expansion of the industrial sector
  • Offering a cost effective and efficient business environment
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10:30The latest developments in logistics labeling and tracking technologies

  • Track and trace for hardware, consumables and software
  • Exploring new linerless thermal technologies
  • Networked print and apply systems
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11:00Networking break and exhibition

11:45Innovating for the future: leading anti-counterfeiting solutions

  • Developing and maintaining credibility and integrity
  • Innovative anti-counterfeiting and security solutions
  • Verification for product authenticity
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THE FUTURE OF PRINT

12:15Business transformation: from commercial printing to flexible packaging

  • Moving into flexible packaging production from different industries
  • Making the transition to mid web printing 
  • Attracting new business by diversifying your product offering
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12:45Networking lunch and exhibition

14:15From conventional offset to contemporary on demand digital printing

  • Market trends pushing towards digital printing
  • Technical and operator challenges moving into digital
  • Benefits of digital print in the commercial market
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14:45Strategic sourcing of offset and digital printing

  • Understanding the value chain and industry structure
  • Developing ‘should cost’ models
  • Forming the right strategic partnerships 
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15:15Creating new opportunities in brand development and positioning

  • Private label versus premium brands
  • Propelling personalization with seasonal, regional and local promotional products
  • Maximizing brand enhancement by creating a premium look
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16:00End of conference

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