Registration opens for Label Congress 2021

Three days of high-level conference and masterclass content to runalongside exhibition hall in Rosemont, IL this September.

Registration is now open for Label Congress 2021, the first in-personnetworking and educational event for the US label industry since the startof the Covid-19 pandemic.

the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Chicago, IL betweenSeptember 29th and October 1st 2021. Early bird discounts areOrganized by Labelexpo Global Series, Label Congress 2021 will be held atavailable at *www.labelexpo.com/congress/<https://go.labelexpo.com/e/707733/press-release-utm-medium-email/55jqmg/859201913?h=kn-kVX6Oy4oyt4r8ar-y0AboUScOd4OPogfh6S8ZGBY>*

Label Congress 2021 will be built around two days of conference sessionsfeaturing leading edge presentations and discussion panel sessions,followed on the third day by a Label Academy master class on self-adhesivematerials.

Running alongside the congress sessions and masterclass will be anexhibition hall packed with the latest technologies from leading industrysuppliers including Xeikon, Accraply, MacTac, Durst, Fujifilm, Colordyne,Labeltraxx and Cartes.

The Congress conference sessions are broadly divided into Technology andGlobal Market overviews on day 1 (Wednesday 29th) and Future Proofing YourBusiness streams on day 2. Day 1 features an overview of the global labelmarket, followed by a session on exciting new developments in digitalembellishment technology. Panel discussions will look at how to optimizehybrid printing and strategies for diversifying into flexible packaging -the latter including leading converting group AWT Labels & Packaging. Thefirst day concludes with a session on how the Internet of Things willimpact the future of smart labels and packaging.

Day 2 starts with Lifetime Achievement winner Federico d’Annunzio examininghow converters should respond to brands’ increasing demands for datatransparency. This is followed by panel discussions on practicalsustainability strategies and how to recruit and retain talent, concludingwith a session from regular Labels & Labeling contributor Paul Brauss onlean manufacturing strategies.

The half day Label Academy Masterclass is led by Tarsus Labels & Packaginggroup Strategic Director Andy Thomas-Emans and includes deep dive sessionsinto adhesive and silicone technologies, manufacturing process andperformance characteristics of self-adhesive labels, die cutting propertiesand testing procedures for in-plant quality control. The masterclass istargeted at brand owners and designers who specify PS materials as well aslabel converters and industry suppliers.

The machine demonstrations and conference sessions will be made availableto the rest of the global industry the day following the event itself,broadcast on Labelexpo’s secure online platform. This will allow a globalaudience to benefit from the technology demonstrations and expert-ledsessions available to Congress visitors during the week when LabelexpoEurope would usually have been running.

Label Congress 2021 has been specifically tailored to the current climateand will give a much-needed chance for the industry to meet in person,’said Label Congress 2021 Event Director Tasha Ventimiglia. ‘Label Congress2021 is situated at the heart of the US print industry, within drivingdistance of most of the key converting states. The Congress will include aVIP program engaging directly with the key converters from the Midwest.’

Lisa Milburn, managing director of the Tarsus Labels, Packaging and BrandPrint Group, said: ‘Label Congress is a smaller, carefully curated event,different to Labelexpo Americas. This is to adhere to the strict guidelinesof COVID-19 protocols, which will include wider aisles, reduced visitortraffic and a strict deep cleaning regime. We are working in partnershipwith local Illinois authorities, event partners and the Donald E. StephensConvention Center to meet and exceed local safety standards.’

From a leading converter’s perspective, Mark Glendenning, CEO & Owner ofInland Printing, said he is looking forward to Label Congress 2021 : ‘Iwant to be one of those first people reconnecting into the industry becauseI think we’ll get leverage like we’ve never gotten before. I encourage youto go to Label Congress. It’s a one-time opportunity that will never happenagain. You’re going to want to be there.’

Commenting on the benefits of the Label Congress conference sessions,Glendenning added, ‘Education is so much more valuable when it co-existswith networking. Live conferences far exceed going it alone watching aYoutube video. Further down the road, if you come across a challenge,you’ve got people you can call to run it by. That’s the power of connectingeducation with networking. It’s invaluable.’

The next edition of Labelexpo Americas will take place on September 13-15,2022, also at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont.

An early bird booking discount for converters, designers and brand ownersis available until 10 September, with expo-only passes costing $30 ($40thereafter) and conference passes $270 ($340 thereafter). Both expo-onlypasses and conference passes are also available for suppliers.

To register, and to book accommodation for Label Congress 2021, visit*

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For further information about the Label Congress, please contact:Laurel Hansen, Marketing Manager, Labelexpo Global Series

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