Labelexpo announces North America summer roadshows

A series of free roadshows in selected cities across North America, organised by Labelexpo Global Series, will give label, packaging and commercial printers a “sneak peek” into the technology on show at Labelexpo Americas 2022 later this year.

The roadshows will take place in Cincinnati, Orange County and Toronto and are only open to printers, end users and trade press. The roadshows are supported by Gold sponsors HP, Epson and ABG, along with Xeikon as a Silver sponsor.

Labelexpo Americas 2022 show director Tasha Ventimiglia commented, ‘We will be working with the TLMI, key local printing associations and sponsors to bring an educational insight into the world of labels and package printing and all the opportunities available within this dynamic industry.’

The roadshow kicks off in Orange County on 20th July, hosted by Fullerton College. Fullerton College offers hands-on training on modern high-speed equipment, with specialist streams in print. This roadshow will provide unique insights on the workforce issues surrounding the labels and package print industries. Printers will also hear about trends and case studies throughout the one-day conference program.

The Cincinnati leg of the roadshow takes place on 28th July and will be hosted by Haney Packaging. Haney Packaging describes itself as a “packaging micro-factory”, providing a one-stop shop from pack development to prototype, test marketing and everything in between. Micro factory customers have access to what Haney describes as “the industry’s largest library of recyclable and compostable packaging solutions”. The roadshow will include a tour of Haney’s impressive facility, while supplier partners will cover industry trends, end-user case studies and specialist technical subjects in the one day conference program.

The final leg of the roadshow takes place in Toronto on 3rd August at the High Park Brewery. High Park Brewery describes itself as Toronto’s first “collaborative” brewery, a Certified Benefit Corporation which forms part of a global movement of people using business as a force for good. Roadshow delegates will hear about their partnership with a local designer and printer to develop a new identity for the brewery, which includes their community links and commitment to sustainability. This will complement a core program focusing on trends and key technology advances in label printing today.

Lisa Milburn, managing director of Labelexpo Global Series, commented, ‘At Labelexpo Americas 2022 the labels and package print industry will finally reunite under the Labelexpo banner for the first time since the pandemic began. These roadshows will give printers a unique insight into the vast range of exciting new technology which will be launched at the show and will deliver critical market trends information to help guide converters’ future investment decisions.’