More Bang for Your Label Buck: AWA Conference Slated for Day Before Labelexpo Europe 2003

AWA Alexander Watson Assoc.
Self-Adhesive Label Release Liner Conference
September 23, 2003
NH Atlanta Hotel, Brussels, Belgium

Labelexpo Europe 2003
September 24 - 27, 2003
Parc des Expositions, Brussels, Belgium

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM—Label converters, manufacturers, as well as equipment and material suppliers, can load up on the latest technology and label trends next month in Belgium. Both Labelexpo Europe 2003 and AWA's Self-Adhesive Label Release Liner Conference are set in the historic and beautiful city of Brussels, so label and narrow web industry professionals can get more bang for their buck in late September.

Education for Turbulent Times
According to AWA, its one-day Self-Adhesive Label Release Liner Conference is an important event for all associated with the release liner and self-adhesive label market (suppliers, users, producers). It's been organized as a result of requests from the market for a focused event on the label market, adds sponsor, organizer, and international consulting firm AWA.

"Although future prospects for release liners continue to be encouraging," reports AWA, "the market has experienced turbulent times recently, with a slowdown in growth and a dramatic increase in margin pressures across the value chain, not to mention consolidation at the laminator level of the chain. Base material suppliers and silicone coaters are redefining their value propositions as a consequence of additional pressure on margins and difficulties in passing on price increases across the value chain."

AWA continues, "In the current trading environment, there are concerns about longer-term opportunities due to increased competition. The changing profile of the players in the market, and the globalization that is occurring, will have a profound impact. Despite the challenges that exist, opportunities and scope for innovation continue to drive the market forward," says the firm.

"[This AWA conference] pulls together experts in their respective disciplines and addresses the key issue and opportunities for self-adhesive labeling across the value chain. It offers an exciting and comprehensive program, complemented by a networking opportunity for delegates and speakers."

For the conference agenda, costs, and location and/or to register, contact AWA at:

AWA Conferences
Koningin Wilhelminaplein 13
Tower 2, 9th Flr., Suite 9)
P.O.Box 69035, 1060 CA Amsterdam
The Netherlands
+31 (0) 20676 2069 (ph); +31 (0) 20 676 2375

Or visit AWA at

Labelexpo Europe 2003 Conference
In addition to the education available through AWA, Labelexpo Europe 2003 offers its own conference (September 24 - 26, 2003) during the venue at the Parc des Expositions in Brussels. According to Tarsus, Labelexpo sponsor/organizer, "The three-day program of keynote sessions [will provide] valuable industry insight [and information on] challenges and opportunities for those involved in the label, product decoration, web printing, and the converting industries."

Contact Tarsus Labelexpo hotline at +44 (0) 870 429 4546, or visit for more information.

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