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 2018 edition will offer a strong conference program with a focus on key innovations, technical aspects, and business education.

Download here (pdf) the agenda:

Or see our complete event guide here.

Applications

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 fourth edition of our Xeikon Café will take place from Tuesday 20 to Friday 23 March 2018.

Tue-Thu: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Fri: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Add Xeikon Café to your calendar
Conference @ The Hive
 
 
10:30 - 11:30
11:30 - 12:00
12:00 - 12:30
Day 1 Tuesday, March 20th
10:30 - 11:30
Andrew Vorster:
Igniting Innovation Initiatives
Innovation Catalyst
11:30 - 12:00
Johan Van de Velde:
Enhancing consumer relations through digital printing
Global Packaging Development Specialist
AB INBEV
12:00 - 12:30
Niko  Dhondt:
30 years of innovative label printing, and how digital helped drive success
Managing Director
ALTRIF LABEL
Day 2 Wednesday, March 21st
10:30 - 11:30
Andrew Vorster:
Igniting Innovation Initiatives
Innovation Catalyst
11:30 - 12:00
Patrick Poitevin:
Exploring current and next-generation digital technologies
Principal Scientist at RDWI
MONDELEZ INTERNATIONAL
12:00 - 12:30
Carsten Stahl Hansen:
Balancing dry toner & UV inkjet, how it benefits a converter's business
Technical advisor
LIMO LABELS
Day 3 Thursday, March 22nd
10:30 - 11:30
Andrew Vorster:
Igniting Innovation Initiatives
Innovation Catalyst
11:30 - 12:00
Lisa Sohanpal:
A revolutionary brand story on to create award-winning packaging designs
Founder, Food Lover & CEO
NOM NOMS
12:00 - 12:30
Giuseppe Prioriello:
Changing the way folding cartons are designed and produced
Founder & CEO
PRINGRAF - PACKLY
Academy - Workshops
 
 
12:30 - 13:00
13:15 - 13:45
14:00 - 14:30
14:45 - 15:15
15:30 - 16:00
16:15 - 16:45
Day 1 Tuesday, March 20th
12:30 - 13:00
#1 Strategizing your approach towards digital
13:15 - 13:45
#2 Digital vs flexo... a perfect match
14:00 - 14:30
#3 Optimising your production cost
14:45 - 15:15
#4 Choosing the right print technology
15:30 - 16:00
#5 Exploring the creativity of digital
16:15 - 16:45
#6 Staying on top of food safety regulations
Day 2 Wednesday, March 21st
12:30 - 13:00
#1 Strategizing your approach towards digital
13:15 - 13:45
#2 Digital vs flexo... a perfect match
14:00 - 14:30
#3 Optimising your production cost
14:45 - 15:15
#4 Choosing the right print technology
15:30 - 16:00
#5 Exploring the creativity of digital
16:15 - 16:45
#6 Staying on top of food safety regulations
Day 3 Thursday, March 22nd
12:30 - 13:00
#1 Strategizing your approach towards digital
13:15 - 13:45
#2 Digital vs flexo... a perfect match
14:00 - 14:30
#3 Optimising your production cost
14:45 - 15:15
#4 Choosing the right print technology
15:30 - 16:00
#5 Exploring the creativity of digital
16:15 - 16:45
#6 Staying on top of food safety regulations
 
 
10:30 - 11:00
11:15 - 11:45
12:00 - 12:30
Day 4 Friday, March 23rd
10:30 - 11:00
#1 Strategizing your approach towards digital
11:15 - 11:45
#4 Choosing the right print technology
12:00 - 12:30
#2 Digital vs flexo... a perfect match
Academy - Tech talks
Day 1 - 2 - 3 March 20th, 21th and 22th
 
 
13:15 - 13:45
14:00 - 14:30
14:45 - 15:15
15:30 - 16:00
16:15 - 16:45
Room ZAPF
13:15 - 13:45
#6 In-mould & blow-mould
14:00 - 14:30
#7 Paper cups
14:45 - 15:15
#8 Self-adhesive labels: EP dry toner
15:30 - 16:00
#9 Wraparound labels
16:15 - 16:45
#10 Heat Transfer Labels
Room DAX
13:30 - 14:00
#1 Tax stamps - customer case by Fedopress
14:15 - 14:45
#2 Self adhesive labels: UV inkjet
15:00 - 15:30
#3 Wet-glue labels
15:45 - 16:15
#4 Folding carton
16:30 - 17:00
#5 Leaflets & booklets
Day 4 March 23st
 
 
10:15 - 10:45
11:00 - 11:30
11:45 - 12:15
Room ZAPF
10:15 - 10:45
#4 Folding carton
11:00 - 11:30
#7 Paper cups
11:45 - 12:15
#7 Paper cups
Room DAX
10:00 - 10:30
#2 Self adhesive labels: UV inkjet
10:45 - 11:15
#3 Wet-glue labels
11:30 - 12:00
#6 In-mould & blow-mould

Where?

Xeikon’s Lier facility
Duwijckstraat 17
2500 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 leen.croymans@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.

Download Visa application form

 

Hotel info

Van Der Valk Hotel, Antwerp

  • Fully booked

 

 B-aparthotel Moretus, Antwerp

 

Crowne Plaza, Antwerp

 

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