Full report on the recent 2019 AWA International Sleeve Label Conference & Exhibition
AWA Alexander Watson Associates launched their International Sleeve Label Awards just five years ago now, to reward quality and originality in the design, production, and end-use of all types of sleeve labels. This year's winners once again confirm how innovative and technically-superb this industry is today.
The European Label Forum (ELF) is hosted by FINAT and takes place once a year. Its programme extends over three days and offers a unique source of knowledge, experience and networking key to the strategic success of label businesses.
BPIF Labels members can book this at the FINAT member price until the end of May
From February 1st, FINAT have promoted the #LABELicious project actively on Instagram and Facebook. The targeted promotion is completely focused on the audience in the 18-25 year age bracket, and fitting the profiles (engineering, design, sustainability) that the label industry wants to reach.
A few weeks ago, FINAT launched the #LABELicious competition. Young talents, aged between 18 and 25 can compete in 3 different categories and win a hosted trip to Labelexpo Europe, a prize of € 1,000,- and an experience week. The real prize, of course, is the recognition of talent and the publicity the winner receives!
Now in its fourth year, this Award was launched in memory of Victor Watson CBE DL to recognise a Young Person of Outstanding Achievement. It is open to any young person under the age of 31 at the time of the presentation, who is employed in the printing industry.
Launched in 2015 in memory of the BPIF's much loved CEO Kathy Woodward, who sadly passed away in 2014, the £1,000 Award – sponsored by Webmart – supports individuals in the print, packaging and graphic design industries to further their careers.
Disputes about the quality and service being provided by companies in this industry are growing. There are various reasons for this, ranging from sales teams promising the earth to get the sale, all the way through to customers trying to get out of the contract by arguing that the quality of the product was not to the standard required and as such refusing payment.
Many of our members will have employees from other European countries who have lived and worked in the UK for some time. Both employers and employees will have concerns about the rights of those workers to remain in the UK after Brexit.