2015 Indaba promises detailed insight to industry

LABEL-INDABA-BANNER-2015The African Label & Packaging Indaba offers detailed insight into the trends and developments in the South African labelling and packaging market. The event will be held at The Forum in Bryanston on 8 and 9 September. 

Primarily geared at education and innovation, the two days will focus on the main label and packaging segments of PSA, IML, shrink, wrap around, flexible packaging, glass, carton, metal and rigid plastics.
This event will bring industry leaders from the packaging & labelling industry, equipment and machinery suppliers, manufacturers, brand owners and retailers from the fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector, converters and printers to share insight into the developments of their respective value chains in the southern African region. This format will set the stage for extensive knowledge share and encourage networking opportunities across various industries. VDS Media would like to invite you and your company to support this event.
Be sure not to miss engaging topics and talks from BMI Research, Bordic, Brand Union, Collotype, Distell, Dow, Massmart, Nielsen, Sappi, Sidel, Stratcom, Tadbik, Taghleef Industries, Trempak, UPM Raflatac, Wasteplan, WWF and many more.

Highlights include:  

  • Global trends & standards fuelling packaging innovation in Africa
    Gail MacLeod, founder and managing director, Stratcom
  • The art of deep trade: Creating African packaging opportunities across diverse markets
    Ailsa Wingfield, executive director marketing and communication for Africa, Nielsen
  • Waste to energy in a resource efficient economy
    Bertie Lourens, managing director, Wasteplan
  • Panel opinion: New substrate capabilities driving supply chain optimization
    Katherine Dawson, market segment manager, retail and industrial Sappi
    Terence Hobson, managing director, Sidel Packaging Systems
  • Designing for the modern consumer: Revolutionising branding and design
    Janet Kinghorn, executive creative director, Brand Union
    Alex Robertson, creative director, Brand Union
  • Capturing packaging imaginations in cosmetics, wines & spirits and confectionery
    Zoyon le Sueur, technical director, collotype labels rsa
  • Joining the dots! Packaging: A powerhouse in your marketing mix 
    Brenda Harris, marketing manager, Trempak
  • Food Grade Digital Printing: A reality for smaller batches and greater personalisation in packaging – A part of the jigsaw!
    Gordon Smith, HP Indigo, Industrial press sales  
  • Effective track and trace methods for brand and consumer protection – Do you know where your products are?
    Kyle Parker, Traceability Solutions


9 September – Labelling 

  • South African Packaging & Label Consolidation: Where is the current climate of mergers and acquisitions headed?
    Gareth Pearson, CEO, BMI Research
  • Shrink Sleeve: More than just a label – A market, trend and technical overview
    Craig Lloyd, sales manager, Bordic
  • Innovations & Technical developments for Label & Packaging Adhesives
    Sharon Singh, account manager, sealants and adhesives for sub Saharan Africa, DOW
  • The rise of private labels –The next step in packaging
    Zain Naidoo, private label brand manager, Masscash
    Takunda Chiduwa, private label designer, Masscash
  • Labelstock: Fit for the future
    Lee Unsworth, general manager, UPM Raflatac South Africa
    Shelly Fuller, sustainable agriculture: fruit and wine programme manager, WWF
    Shaun Rootman, technical sales manager, UPM Raflatac 
    Clive Varejes, chairman, Flexco Research Africa
  • The what, why and how. Technical and innovation label panel for IML, shrink and PSL
    Duncan Henshall, Market Director, Taghleef Industries
    Clayton Anamuthoo, owner, Synergy Labels
  • How to maximise long term business opportunities in digital label printing
    Gordon Smith, HP Indigo, Industrial press sales
  • The future of label applications: Dynamic & smart innovation in food, beverage and home care packaging
    Duncan Henshall, Market Director, Taghleef Industries
  • New & intelligent labelling technologies – Embedding your packages with smart technology: Tools to help when the ‘best by’ date may not be enough

    The end of day one will include an interactive networking and cocktail function, to be held at Cafe del Sol in Bryanston.

    The price to attend is: 
    R 4500 per delegate – for two days
    R 2800 for one day
    Special IPSA, PACSA, PIFSA, Plastics SA member fee – R4300 per delegate for two days.