Asian Packaging Conference 2017 – Ready, Set, Go!

April 26, 2017

Opening tomorrow, the conference gears up for a high value, educational program for the packaging and label industry in the Asia Pacific region.


Organisers have confirmed the final conference topics and presentations for Asian Packaging Conference 2017. The two-day Asian Packaging Conference will occur from 27 to 28 April 2017 in Jakarta, Indonesia at the Crowne Plaza Jakarta Hotel. This marks the 15th edition of the conference, which is a renewed event of the successful AFTA conference. The conference will facilitate an active exchange of ideas, networking and participation in the dynamic print industry in the region.


The technical workshops and tabletops will feature 40 manufacturing and supply companies. To better tailor to individualized business needs of delegates, the new set-up allowed for one-on-one customised consultations on the latest products and technology in the packaging industry. Companies that participated include HP, Bobst, Xeikon, Flint Group, Kodak, Gallus, CGS, Dailian International and DIC inks.

High Value Knowledge-Sharing and Inspiration Program


Day 1 Highlights  


 “What does Your Customer Really Want?”

by Mr. Edric Chandra, Product Group Manager (PGM) SKM, PT. Gelora Djaja (Wismilak), Surabaya


“The rise of the SME brands beating the majors”

by Daniel Kwintner - Ingenious Design


“How to grow your business with Digital Packaging”

by Nick Price – Hewlett Packard


“Innovation in Flexo Packaging – A Journey”

by Vidhu Gautam, Director Flexo Packaging Division – Kodak Asia Pacific.


“Water-based Inks for Flexible Packaging”

by Andrew Brown – DIC


“Minimizing downtime of printing due to proof print on the spot”

by Iman Permana- Cylinder Making Manager, PT Supernova Flexible Packaging


“Environment Aspects of Digital Printing - Ins and Outs"

by Alex Tan -Xeikon Asia Pacific


“Advantages of modern CI-Flexographic Printing Technology”

by Andreas Friedrich, KBA


“Working together to solve your toughest challenge”

by Supachai Theravithayangkura - Flint Group.


“Embrace the Change”

by Joshua Jimmy Kai - Manager Operations Communication and Development, PT HM Sampoerna Tbk


“Problems, Solutions and Market size of Flexographic in Indonesia”

by Anwar Kurniawan - President and Director, PT. Anta Tirta Karisma


“How innovation and business growth relates to automated cleaning systems”

by Svend Brix - Flexo Wash


“Tobacco packaging - a reflection of our time”

by Alfred Ulli - Bobst Group


“Unleash your HIDDEN cash & profit in your manufacturing business”

by Kwan Cahyadi Kurniawan - Business Owner, Business & Executive Coach


“How to maximize design output to help reach the expected production result in label and packaging medium”

by Oka Yulianto- General Manager, PT Alegria Arti Kreatif


Day 2 Highlights  


“Trends in Luxury Packaging”

by Eric Tollemer – Cosfibel Group.


“Auto-Documenting the cylinder creation process as a way to bypass the Proof Press”

by Claudio Pante, OHIO Gravure Technologies


“How to motivate and keep your good staff in a competitive market”

 Kwan Cahyadi Kurniawan -Business Owner, Business & Executive Coach


“Pack Print International (PPi) - Everything under one Roof”

by Gernot Ringling, Managing Director Messe Düsseldorf Asia Pte Ltd



NPES Program


The second half of Day 2 will be led by NPES Indonesia in an “Ask the Experts” session and brand owners panel. There will be four leading industry expert’s presentations hosted by NPES, including one by the president of NPES, Thayer Long, who will give a talk on “Worldwide Market for Print 2.0: Global Opportunities in Packaging” featuring market trends in Indonesia. 

About Asian Packaging Conference 2017

The annual Asian Packaging Conference 2017 promises to address issues in pre-press, digital, flexo, gravure, finishing, design and branding faced by today’s print packaging business owners. This is the 15th year of the conference, and marks the first edition under a refurbished organization, Labels & Packaging Innovation Asia (formerly known as AFTA).

  • Date: 27 to 28 April 2017

  • Opening hours: daily from 09:00h till 17:00h

  • Location: Jakarta, Indonesia at the Crowne Plaza Jakarta Hotel.

  •  Website: 

  • Registration: Online registrations closed, walk-ins only.

  •  Cost: Conference-Only Package is at US$220/person










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