Digital Print for Packaging in a Disruptive World - a webinar by Smithers in association with Cabot InkJet Colorants

Digital Print for Packaging in a Disruptive World - a webinar by Smithers in association with Cabot InkJet Colorants

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Webinar Date
: Wednesday 29 July 2020
Webinar Time: 2pm BST | 3pm CEST | 9pm CT | 9am EDT

Smithers are excited to announce Digital Print for Packaging in a Disruptive World – a webinar by Smithers in association with Cabot InkJet Colorants.

The unprecedented disruption caused by COVID 19 will bring about changes within the packaging industry - and many of these potential changes are affecting the adoption of digital print.

This exclusive webinar provides a comprehensive overview of the major changes taking place in packaging, and explores the major drivers, trends and potential impact on digital printing.

Dr. Sean Smyth, print expert at Smithers, will guide a discussion of the most significant trends in packaging and print and the investment climate for the industry as the global economy continues to recover from the historic COVID 19 -related demand destruction. Dr. Smyth will share insights on the “new normal” industry trends – including e-commerce, supply chain disruption and brand owner changes – and deep dive around the market landscape and the major drivers that are impacting your industry.

Panellists include Fran├žois Martin, Marketing & Communication Manager from BOBST and Robert Stabler, Managing Director from Koenig & Bauer Durst GmbH

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More about Sean Smyth

Sean Smyth has spent over 25 years in the industry in senior technology positions for a variety of print businesses across the supply chain.

Sean has a strong background in appropriate application of technology to print, implementing digital print systems, MIS and workflows to take time and cost out of the print supply chain. Currently he acts as a non-executive Director at REAL Digital International, the pioneer of high volume inkjet and electrophotographic print.


Fran├žois Martin, Marketing & Communication Manager, BOBST

Francois has been working in the printing and packaging industry since 2005 in various marketing roles. As Marketing & Communication Manager at BOBST, he today continues to communicate innovations, which help converters and brand owners to create a more agile and more sustainable packaging production across the entire supply chain. He strongly believes that connectivity, digitalization, automation and are the main drivers to shape the future of packaging production. He is also convinced that the new consumer generation will force the entire industry to drastically reduce its environmental impact answering their needs for a customized experience addressing their values. Before working for BOBST in early 2018, Francois was the global head of marketing for the HP Graphics Solutions Business.

Robert Stabler, Managing Director, Koenig & Bauer Durst GmbH

Robert Stabler is the Managing Director of Koenig & Bauer Durst, the newly formed JV between Koenig & Bauer and Durst based in Germany and targeting the single pass corrugated and folding carton packaging markets utilizing the complimentary core competencies of both companies. Stabler has a long and successful international career in digital printing at Xerox, where he was responsible for the Graphic Business Group and at HP, where he was responsible for the Production InkJet business in Europe, Middle East and Africa. He has a keen interest in technology tipping points and how the interplay of different technologies can have far reaching and often unpredictable consequences.

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