What?

What’s Xeikon Café?

A multiple-day exhibition and conference event organised by Xeikon

Xeikon is a leading provider of digital printing solutions, supplying business professionals around the world with their ideal technology. We design, build and deliver complete solutions for labels & packaging, document & commercial, and folding carton.

Xeikon Café is our way to connect with customers, partners, packaging convertors and print service providers. Our intent is to provide an informal knowledge exchange platform covering the different aspects of digital print production, while cutting through the information overload. Through demonstrations, presentations, workshops and discussions, participants receive first-hand, actionable information and advice on industry innovations and trends. In this way we offer the participants and speakers plenty of opportunity for networking and business development.

The 2017 edition will offer a strong conference program with a focus on key innovations, technical aspects, and business education.

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Who?

Xeikon Café is entirely dedicated to printing solutions for labels and packaging. We will target +700 printers, converters and suppliers worldwide and across the several served industries (pharmaceutical, food & drinks, health & beauty, do-it-yourself, etc.). We will also invite some dedicated brand owners and design agencies to give you first-hand, actionable information and advice on industry innovations and trends.

Aura partners

Xeikon is an active member of several industry associations, groups and organizations. That’s how we keep in touch with stakeholders around the globe to remain on top of relevant discussions as well as new regulations and technological improvements.

Knowing how important information exchange and networking sources are, Xeikon built its own network. The Xeikon Aura Partner Network is a robust and fully encompassing network that brings together the latest evolutions, innovations and solutions of all members.

When?

The third edition of our Xeikon Café will take place from Tuesday 28 to Friday 31 March 2017. This year’s event will be extended to four days instead of three, reflecting global growth and interest.

Tue-Thu: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Fri: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


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Business conference program

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10:00 - 11:15
11:30 - 12:00
12:00 - 13:30
13:30 - 14:00
14:15 - 14:45
15:00 - 15:30
16:15 - 16:45
Day 1 Tuesday, March 28th
10:00 - 11:15
Rafi Albo:
When creativity, data and technology meet .. print
CEO & founder SEGMARKTING
11:30 - 12:00
Shawn Desmarchais:
The perfect mix of conventional & digital, how to?
President Produlith
12:00 - 13:30
Lunch
13:30 - 14:00
Wim Demeestere:
Brand protection that goes the distance: an industry challenge
CEO Brand Quadergy
14:15 - 14:45
Rachida Semail:
Legal responsibilities in the food packaging supply chain
Partner at Keller and Heckman LLP
15:00 - 15:30
Sean Smyth:
Shifting to digital, a practical approach of decisive factors
Consultant, Analyst and Journalist
16:15 - 16:45
Talk show
Day 2 Wednesday, March 29th
10:00 - 11:15
Rafi Albo:
When creativity, data and technology meet .. print
CEO & founder SEGMARKTING
11:30 - 12:00
Jack Willemsz:
The digital production of cups, a true business story
Owner CUPSZ
12:00 - 13:30
Lunch
13:30 - 14:00
Jan Duffhues:
A brand’s perspective on the label & packaging market
Print Development Manager MARS Europe
14:15 - 14:45
Leonie Van Tienen:
Food packaging design, and its effect on online shopping
Researcher & Lecturer
15:00 - 15:30
Kevin Karstedt:
Is digital production moving from intriguing to compelling?
CEO Karstedt Partners, LLC
16:15 - 16:45
Talk show
Day 3 Thursday, March 30th
10:00 - 11:15
Rafi Albo:
When creativity, data and technology meet .. print
CEO & founder SEGMARKTING
11:30 - 12:00
Phil Edwards:
Short-run product packaging & prototyping, a success story
President PrintSure
12:00 - 13:30
Lunch
13:30 - 14:00
Kevin Karstedt:
Is digital production moving from intriguing to compelling?
CEO Karstedt Partners, LLC
14:15 - 14:45
Niklas Olsson:
Evolutions in the European label market
Marketing Committee member, FINAT
15:00 - 15:30
Sean Smyth:
Shifting to digital, a practical approach of decisive factors
Consultant, Analyst and Journalist
16:15 - 16:45
Talk show
 
 
10:00 - 10:30
10:45 - 11:15
11:30 - 12:00
Day 4 Friday, March 31st
10:00 - 10:30
Michaël Nieuwesteeg:
Insight into successfully managing a printing company
Managing Director NVC
10:45 - 11:15
Simon Smith:
Evolution as a digital printer. A bank manager’s perspective
Managing Director, CS Labels
11:30 - 12:00
Kevin Karstedt:
Is digital production moving from intriguing to compelling?
CEO Karstedt Partners, LLC

Technical conference program

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Day 1 - 2 - 3 March 28th, 29th and 30th
 
 
10:45 - 11:15
11:30 - 12:00
12:15 - 12:45
12:45 - 14:00
14:00 - 14:30
14:45 - 15:15
15:30 - 16:00
16:15 - 16:45
Technical
Room 1: DAX
10:45 - 11:15
Self-adhesive labelling:
health & beauty and beer labels
11:30 - 12:00
Self-adhesive labelling:
food labels and direct thermal labels
12:15 - 12:45
Self-adhesive labelling:
durables
12:45 - 14:00
Lunch
14:00 - 14:30
Self-adhesive labelling:
pharmaceutical labels
14:45 - 15:15
Self-adhesive labelling:
spirit labels
15:30 - 16:00
Wet-glue labelling:
wine and beer labels
16:15 - 16:45
Talk show
Technical
Room 2: GILL
10:45 - 11:15
Paper cups:
beverage cups
11:30 - 12:00
Leaflets:
pharmaceutical leaflets
12:15 - 12:45
Folding carton:
pharmaceutical, confectionary and bakery packaging
12:45 - 14:00
Lunch
14:00 - 14:30
GWG: update new PDF standards & specs
14:45 - 15:15
Folding carton:
beer packaging and automotive packaging
15:30 - 16:00
Folding carton:
health & beauty packaging and promotional media application
16:15 - 16:45
Talk show
Technical
Room 3: ZAPF
10:45 - 11:15
Food safety:
Migration testing of printing inks on food contact materials. ONLY ON TUESDAY
11:30 - 12:00
Blow-mould labelling:
food containers and industrial containers
12:15 - 12:45
Heat transfer labelling:
ndustrial and promotional products
12:45 - 14:00
Lunch
14:00 - 14:30
Wraparound labels:
soft drink labels
14:45 - 15:15
Flexible packaging:
pouches
15:30 - 16:00
Self-adhesive labelling:
peel & reveal labels
16:15 - 16:45
Talk show
Day 4 March 31st
 
 
10:45 - 11:15
11:30 - 12:00
12:15 - 12:45
12:45 - 14:00
Technical
Room 1: DAX
10:45 - 11:15
Self-adhesive labelling:
health & beauty and beer labels
11:30 - 12:00
Self-adhesive labelling:
food labels and direct thermal labels
12:15 - 12:45
Self-adhesive labelling:
durables
12:45 - 14:00
Lunch
Technical
Room 2: GILL
10:45 - 11:15
GWG: update new PDF standards & specs
11:30 - 12:00
Self-adhesive labelling:
pharmaceutical labels
12:15 - 12:45
Self-adhesive labelling:
spirit labels
12:45 - 14:00
Lunch
Technical
Room 3: ZAPF
10:45 - 11:15
Folding carton:
pharmaceutical, confectionary and bakery packaging
11:30 - 12:00
Folding carton:
beer packaging and automotive packaging
12:15 - 12:45
Folding carton:
health & beauty packaging and promotional media application
12:45 - 14:00
Lunch

Where?

Xeikon’s Lier facility
Duwijckstraat 17
Lier, Antwerp, Belgium

 

Visa application

Some visitors will have to apply for a short stay visa for their trip to Belgium. For this you can make use of the motivation included below. Please fill in the form and e-mail it to lies.delaet@flintgrp.com. You will then receive a signed and approved version that you can send to the relevant authorities.

Applications can be submitted to the Belgian embassy or consulate which is competent for your country of residence or to the embassy of another Schengen country Belgium has concluded a representation agreement with. More information can be found here.

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Hotel info

Van Der Valk Hotel, Antwerp

  • Fully booked

 

Crowne Plaza, Antwerp

  • Limited shuttle busses during the 4 days from Crowne Plaza to Xeikon and back
  • For booking: reservations@cpantwerp.com (mention “Xeikon café2017” in your subject)

 

 B-aparthotel Moretus, Antwerp

 

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