The 2012 Asian Flexographic Technical Association awards and conference were held on 9 to 10 February 2012. The two day conference and award ceremony was held at Pattaya, Thailand. The event had exhibitors such as Bobst, Gallus, Mark Andy, Gidue, Quadtek, Flint, Siegwerk, EFI and IGT among many others.
Among the numerous award winners across Asia, Indian label manufacturer Wintek won two golds and the Best Label Printer of Asia award while Latex Graphix won one gold and three silver awards. Based in Bengaluru, Wintek was earlier this week acquired by ITW India.
The keynote speakers at the conference were Simon Healy of Mediaware who focused on digital packaging, Kamlesh Shah of Letra Graphix on packaging and labelling opportunities in India, Bob Pent of Wired Pente gave two presentations: Packaging That Works, Packaging That Doesn’t Work; and, Understanding What You’re Printing – The role of the Package in Relation to the Customer.
Kelvin Emmanuel Ng of Acacia Design Consultants addressed Packaging Design Production: A Designer’s Perspective; while Daryanto Winto of PT. Bentoel spoke about Change of FMCG Packaging ― the Transformation of Indonesian Consumer Behavior; Mayuree Paklamjeak addressed Packaging Design and Challenges for Business Success. The AFTA award judge Urquhart spoke about the Awards: Past, Present and Future; while Hvass of Matthew Internation made a presentation on Power of Packaging.