FINAT, the European association for the label industry, has announced the programme for its European Label Forum 2023, to be held from Wednesday 31 May till Friday 2 June at the Hilton Park Vienna. All label industry players are invited to this not-to-miss event.
Each year, the FINAT European Label Forum welcomes the label community to connect in person and to use this occasion to meet, learn, and engage in discussions and dialogue about a range of industry matters. The event is highly rated for its networking possibilities and its knowledge sharing and educational value. This year will be no different with again a top-notch programme, focusing on the socio-economic, geopolitical and packaging landscape, new technologies, sustainability, and supply chain management.
Label industry perspectives
Various speakers will provide insights to how the current geopolitical tensions and financial and economic shocks affect the label business’ future, how to invest in times of disruptions and will present labels and packaging industry perspectives. The programme will also include various panel discussions to give the audience a wider European packaging perspective.
Sustainability on the agenda
The remaining hot topic is of course sustainability and therefore, it is again a big part of this year’s programme. Topics to be covered are packaging trends, design for recycling, linerless labels and brand owners who will provide their views on sustainability issues. The European Label Forum gives participants the opportunity to talk about circular economy with their stakeholders to optimize collaboration further.
Supply chain workshop
More interactivity is expected during the supply chain workshop. During this programme item, key supply chain challenges in the label value chain will be identified and tackled by working on possible common solutions.
Where the label industry meets
Hosted annually by FINAT, the European Label Forum (ELF) offers a unique source of networking, knowledge and experience key to the strategic success of small to mid-sized label businesses. Professionals from several management levels come together to meet up, discuss and get inspired on relevant topics and developments in the label industry. Next to the networking, the European Label Forum offers a top-notch live programme. Around 350 delegates joined us last year in June in Baveno, Italy.
“The FINAT ELF is one of the unique chances to feel the printing industry’s pulse and meet inspiring people from various countries” says Matthias Vollherbst, CEO VollherbstDruck GmbH.
According to Francesc Egea, CEO IPE, Etiquetas & Sleeves: “By attending the ELF, we are aware of the latest European label industry trends, products and solutions that are or will be critical in our next future environment. It’s very interesting information in a very short period of time, such a good investment!”
“FINAT provides the chance to meet key industry stakeholders and share ongoing trends so we can understand them better” declares Ales Krmela, Marketing & Sales Manager Delfort Group.