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AWA Release Liner Event Coming Up


AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS | AWA Alexander Watson Associates (AWA) reports the Global Release Liner Conference & Exhibition 2015 will take place on March 18–20 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Denver, CO. The event has been organized annually for the last 15 years by AWA Conferences & Events, and alternates between Europe and US.

AWA says this year’s program reflects the many markets, opportunities, and challenges the release liner industry faces and is organized around the theme “Strategy–Innovation–Market Intelligence–Growth.” AWA president and CEO Corey Reardon will open proceedings with up-to-date quick scans of growth, developments, and trends in a variety of markets. AWA VP and senior consultant Jackie Marolda will augment this data with the results of the annual AWA Industry Survey, highlighting industry players’ responses on issues including sustainability, costs, profitability, M&A activity, and growth and expectations.

Conference delegates will then participate in a real-time interactive industry survey, with the results presented instantaneously.

The conference keynote follows, in which David Silverstein, founder and CEO of operational strategy consultants BMGI, will focus on innovation, strategic thought, and building a strategy.

Also on the agenda:

• An executive leadership panel discussion featuring release liner industry participants

• A discussion of the current conditions influencing industry M&A activity

• Innovation and the release liner industry

• Seven habits of highly-effective innovators, featuring examples from a variety of industries, including specialty paper/coating

• End-use markets

• Competitive technologies currently threatening pressure-sensitive labeling’s market leadership and in an in-depth review of the prime label market.

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