Association of Label printers and suppliers successfully conducted the first edition of their World of labeling, ‘WoL’ on Going Digital-When & How? on August 10, 2018 at Mumbai. More than 100 delegates registered and attended the seminar.

The seminar was inaugurated by Mr. Gururaj Ballarwad-President, Mr. Arunesh Bansal-Hon. General Secretary, Mr. Ashish Gupta, Hon. Treasurer and Mr. Ajay Aggarwal-Vice President, ALPS and Mr. Sudhir Samant, Proprietor-Sudhir Samant & Associates
Mr. Ashish Gupta-Hon. Treasurer welcomed the august gathering followed by Key note address by Mr. Gururaj Ballarwad-President, ALPS

The sponsors of the evening were Avery Dennison, Domino India, Vinsak India Pvt. Ltd.  and Xeikon. The Seminar covered 5 sessions on theme topic of “Going Digital-When & How?”

Mr. Vikram Saxena, G.M-Sales, Xeikon division addressed the myths circling around the adoption of digital technology over conventional.

Mr. Ajay Rao Rane, AVP-Digital Printing Solutions, Domino India discussed about how to minimize the challenges faced by Digital Label Convertors?

Mr. Parag Agrawal, Product Manager-Specialty & Durables, Avery Dennison India shed information on What are the future trends in Digital Printing & drivers of its growth?

Mr. Ranesh Bajaj, Director, Vinsak India Pvt. Ltd. presented his perspective on why Digital finishing plays a crucial role?

Mr. Ashish Gupta, MD, Rational Business Corporation Pvt. Ltd. attracted the attention of the audience on the Challenges being faced by Indian Label industry.

The most sought after part of the evening was ground breaking panel discussion on “Challenges in adoption of Digital technology for Indian Label companies”.

The experts who took the audience on the roller coaster knowledge ride were Mr. Ajay Rao Rane-Domino India, Mr. Denver Annunication-Janus International, Mr. Ranesh Bajaj-Vinsak India Pvt. Ltd., Mr. Tejas Tanna-Printmann Group and Mr. Vijay Pareek-Genius Flexo Machinery Pvt. Ltd.

The session was moderated by Mr. Ajay Aggarwal, Syndicate Labels.

The panel addressed the burning issues of Evolution of Digital printing as a technology over the last few years and what are the experiences of the experts who have given this technology a fair chance, Why Indian printers are reluctant to give chance to the technology while their western world brothers have accepted it with great enthusiasm and last but not the least why a printer should  adopt Digital technology and how much time it may take to reduce the cost of digital technology consumables in comparison to the conventional Flexo technology or is it  just a mirage in desert.

The programme was moderated by Ms. Priyanka Rathi Verma, Executive Secretary, and Head Marcom & P.R-ALPS.

The programme concluded with Mr. Ashish Gupta, Hon. Treasure and Mr. Gururaj Ballarwad, President-ALPS felicitating the sponsors, speakers and panelists of the Seminar.

The seminar’s  success was well evident in the praises of the august gathering and by the huge number of turnout. ALPS will keep organizing such seminars on the issues which are relevant to the industry with the support of its members and Industry’s friends and colleagues.