Packaging and Label Forum - Esko

Meet the Entire Label and
Packaging Industry in One Place

June 7-8 2023 // Holywell Park / Loughborough


Discover the future of the label and pack supply chain at this one-of-a-kind, multi-zone event! Over the course of two days, you'll have the opportunity to network with suppliers from across the industry, participate in open mic sessions to learn tips and tricks, receive expert technical advice, and hear from industry leaders and keynote speakers in the headline auditorium.
Whether you're looking to explore the marketplace, attend one of the rotating training sessions, or simply catch up with old colleagues over dinner and drinks, this event has something for everyone. From labels and folding cartons to corrugated and flexibles, this gathering will bring together experts and professionals from all segments of the packaging industry.
Don't miss this exciting opportunity to shape the future of the label and pack supply chain.
Register now to be a part of this unforgettable event!

Exhibiting Partners


This one of a kind event will take place across three zones, the main auditorium, the open mic area, and the marketplace. We are also hosting free training on Esko software for the duration of the event.

Day one
The Turing The Stephenson Training – Brunel Murdoch
09:00 Registration / morning coffee + pastries
10:00 Introduction
James Mason, Esko
10:20 Market dynamics fuel the need for operational efficiency
Jan De Roeck, Esko
11:00 Break
11:15 Future Ready
Tony Lock, HP Indigo
Estimation and planning for folding carton and corrugated
Geert De Proost , Esko
ArtiosCAD - What's new? Training
11:50 The future of print inspection for labels
Aviram Vardi, Esko
XPS Crystal - flexo printing plates with added value
Jan Buchweitz, Esko
12:20 Lunch
13:15 Financial Markets & Packaging Industry
Nick Mockett, Moorgate Capital
From the Front Office to Production: Maximizing Throughput Using Automation and Integration from eProductivity Software, Esko, and HP
ArtiosCAD - Tips and Tricks
13:50 Sustainable high quality packaging & Label made affordable thanks to an end-to-end Color management
Martin Hill, X-Rite
Flexo Digital Transformation
Martin Cusack, Esko
14:20 Break
14:35 Automated Integration between CERM MIS and Esko Automation Engine/Tilia Labs Phoenix
Steffen Haaga, CERM
CDI Crystal technology - added value by plate room automation
Jan Buchweitz, Esko
ArtPro+ What's New - Training
15:10 FIA Research Findings- Key market insights of the flexographic industry operating in the UK
Ben Mitchell, FIA
Optimized Flexo Plates: A key to Sustainable and Stunning Packaging Printing
Christian Apenberg, Dupont
15:40 Break
15:55 Why automate everything - pre-press, folding carton and corrugated?
Martyn Webster, Esko
Driving Efficiency and Sustainability in Flexo Printing through Lean Manufacturing and Automation
Martijn Otten, AV Flexologic
ArtPro+ Tips and Tricks
16:30 Future UK Packaging Policy Unpacked
Ecoveritas, Josh Corradi-Remi
Prepress and workflow for digital printing in labels & flexibles
Geert De Proost, Esko
17:00 Thank You
Richard Roth - VP EMEA, Esko
Thank You
James Mason - Regional Business Director, Esko
19:00 Live Band
20:00 Dinner
21:30 Live Band


09:00 Morning coffee + pastries
The Turing The Stephenson Training – Brunel Murdoch
10:00 ArtiosCAD Roadmap
Sylvie Hancisse, Esko
10:35 Asahi Photoproducts sustainable product journey 2023
Dieter Niederstadt, Asahi
ArtPro+ Roadmap
Frank Woltering, Esko
Automation Engine Training Part 1
10:55 Why move to SaaS?
Dave Roberts, Esko
11:30 Predictable print results and color consistency
Paul Barnes, GMG
Webcenter Roadmap
Martyn Webster, Esko
12:00 Break
12:15 Esko Color
Martin Cusack, Esko
Automation Engine Roadmap
Martyn Webster, Esko
Automation Engine Training Part 2
12:50 Key trends in the packaging market (aka what do we need to be ahead of ?)
Jo Stephenson, PHD Marketing
Print Inspection on the press
Jaye Carpmail, Esko
13:20 Closing comments
13:30 Lunch
14:30 The end of the event

Registration is free

On the 7th of June, subject to availability, we are thrilled to offer you a complimentary dinner and live band entertainment.
On both days, we also invite you to enjoy complimentary lunch and coffee as part of your event experience.
We kindly request that a maximum of two representatives per company attend, but if additional attendees are interested, please do not hesitate to contact us.
The venue has easy access and parking.
In order to book a hotel room on campus, use the following links to get our special rates:
The Link Hotel
Burleigh Court

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