Regular exhibitors Avery Dennison, BST Pro Mark, Gallus, Gidue, HP, Ko-pack, Mark Andy, Nilpeter, Omet, and PCMC all reported having had an excellent show.
The Labelexpo Americas 2004 Conference, held in association with TLMI, also proved to be a success with expert speakers presenting sessions on the latest industry trends and technologies to packed rooms.
For the keynote address, "The State of the Label Industry", given by Dan O’Connell, Raflatac president, there was standing room only. Other sessions that were particularly well attended included those on Smart Labels, RFID, Digital Printing, and The Future of Label Printing.
The Label Industry Global Awards took place on the first night of Labelexpo Americas, with over 600 people attending the Gala Dinner to see the winners announced of the R. Stanton Avery Lifetime Achievement Award; the Label Industry Award for Continuous Innovation; and the Label Industry Award for New Innovation.
Meanwhile, Chris Brannon of McDowell Label took the "Labelexpo Trail" and won a Harley Davidson motorcycle: the competition was a fun way to ensure visitors explore every corner of the show.
Among the exhibitors, Jakob Landberg of Nilpeter, said, "The sales bell rang 20 times on Nilpeter’s stand at Labelexpo Americas 2004. The show allowed us to successfully introduce a new flexo press concept, as well as gauge users’ acceptance of using servo drives, especially on our flagship MO-3300 offset platform press".
Mary Sullivan of Mark Andy, said, "Labelexpo Americas 2004 has been a great event for Mark Andy and Comco. Not only the perfect forum to launch the new XP5000, Labelexpo Americas has brought the industry together as no other event can. We are extremely happy to strengthen bonds with existing customers and suppliers, and to create new relationships that will certainly develop into long lasting partnerships into the future."
Meanwhile, John Bankson, TLMI president, said, "TLMI has been a proud sponsor of Labelexpo Americas since the show was launched more than 15 years ago. Through both its exhibition and conference programme, Labelexpo has been a valuable source of information about the new products and technologies that are changing the way we converters do business. We are happy to support a show that has done so much for our members and the industry as a whole."