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European Label Forum 2018 adds young managers’ challenge to programme

Designed to encourage future workforce development for modern, high tech, clean label industry

Find out why the 2018 European Label Forum is especially interesting for (young) managers in the label industry and why you should make sure to join the YMC Business Simulation Challenge and the ELF working programme.

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Discover the true value of digital packaging

The FINAT European Label Forum (ELF) 2018 reveals the facts!


Labels’ main problem is that they are seen as a cost center and not a revenue generator.

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ELF 2018 – The industry’s Board Room Retreat in Dublin

The 4th edition of FINAT’s annual European Label Forum will be held in Dublin, from 6-8 June. As in previous years, the programme covers a range of issues that have been or will soon be on boardroom agendas of labels and packaging solutions providers across Europe.

Topics on this year’s “ELF” agenda include among other things the following topics:

  • The European label industry after Brexit;
  • Diversification of the labels and narrow web industry into short-run packaging;
  • Intelligent labels and packaging;
  • Recruitment and retention of talent;
  • The state of affairs in digital label printing (based on FINAT commissioned research);
  • The total cost of ownership (TCO) of different label printing technologies;
  • The latest innovations in brand protection;
  • Branding your company via online marketing;
  • Managing food compliance regulations;
  • Preparing for upcoming legislation on serialization and tamper evidence.

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Full recap of the 2017 FINAT European Label Forum

New horizons for the label industry: FINAT European Label Forum

The international labelling association FINAT convened its European Label Forum in Berlin in June, since Germany hosts well over 400 label printing companies today, including Hagmaier Etiketten, whose Managing Director, Thomas Hagmaier, had served as FINAT President for the last two years. He handed over the presidency to Chris Ellison of OPM Labels, UK, at the event.

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