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This Forum aims to provide an open platform where label printers from different countries meet to discuss and benchmark common management problems and solutions. The idea is to organise two or three meetings per year each focusing on one specific theme (lean management, succession, young executives education, exports, waste management etc.). Meetings will be held in accordance with the 'weight watchers' principle: participants should bring in an open mind and be prepared to share ideas and solutions at the meeting with the other participants. The Label Printer Forum (LPF) will be chaired by the Vice President of FINAT. Meetings of the LPF will be linked to the meetings of the FINAT Board, allowing participants to provide direct feedback and input to the FINAT Board on other topics relevant to label printers



On 9 November 2010 FINAT is going to tap from the source of the beer market by organizing a special Label Printer Forum around Brau Beviale in Nuremberg. Label printers will not only have the opportunity to hear from expert speakers and direct contacts with end-users the latest trends and developments in the beer/beverage sector, they will also be able to visit the exhibition.


Tuesday, 9 November 2010

13.30     Arrival participants
14.00     Opening
             Kurt Walker,  FINAT Vice-President
14.05     End-user trends and requirements in the beverage sector
             Corey Reardon/Bill Llewellyn, AWA Alexander Watson Associates (NL)
14.30     Labels in the beer brand strategy
Jantien Brugmans, Claesens Cartils (NL)
15.00     The versatility of self-adhesive labels for the beer sector
Paul Jarvis, 4impression (UK)
15.30     Coffee break
16.00     Materials/application speed: 'growing your beer business -insights
             from the marketplace'
Mark Ruijgrok, Avery Dennison Roll Materials Europe (NL)
16.30     Wash off
             Detlev Machei, Novamelt (D)
17.00     Round Table Discussion
             moderated by Simon Reay, Communications Director Dr. Harnisch Verlag
18.00     Closure
19.00     Departure for dinner

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

09.30     Visit of Brau Beviale


Park Inn Hotel, Sandstrasse 2-8, Nuremberg, Tel. 49-911-704040, Fax. 49-911-70-404390.

Rooms have been tentatively booked at a price of Euro 199 (breakfast and tax included).


Participation is open to all FINAT converter members and free of charge. Seats for this meeting will be assigned on a first come first served basis. Please return the attendance confirmation form to secure your participation and hotel room before 11 October 2010.  In case of a no-show (without prior notification), FINAT reserves the right to charge a cancellation fee of Euro 350 as well as the costs of the hotel room (if booked).