Tuesday, October 25
12:00 - 5:00pm
These opening sessions focus on updating you on key graphic market and business perspectives.
(Program subject to change. Check back here often for updates.)
1:00 - 2:00pm
T1- Keynote Address: "Operation Tomodachi" Tak O’HaruA former ink company senior executive will share his inspiring story about perseverance and leadership during Japan’s catastrophic tsunami, to open the 2016 NPIRI Technical Conference.
2:00 - 2:45pm
T2 Food Packaging: EU versus US Regulatory Comparison, Catherine Nielsen, Keller & Heckman LLP
Provides an overview of the regulation of printing inks in the U.S. and the European Union (EU). Learn the “basics” of how printing inks are regulated in the U.S. and EU. Focus will be given to unique issues faced by the printing ink industry, and better understanding customer assurance questions as they relate to printing inks.
2:45 - 3:00pm - Break
T3 Supporting Industry Innovation: Collective Management of Information and Outreach, Steve Sides, American Coatings Association
Like the ink industry, paints and coatings present a complex developmental profile that is very much driven by end user needs. While ink may not face the dual role of protecting and decorating the surfaces on which it is applied, it has its own set of critical technical requirements.
3:45 - 4:30pm
T4 2016 State of the Industry, Jim Leitch, Braden Sutphin Ink Company
Ink manufacturers, suppliers and other graphic arts professionals will benefit from important insights and statistics covering the graphic arts industry
4:30 - 5:15pm
T5 Supplier Showcase
Get up-to-speed with the latest products and developments in the graphic arts supply chain with these fast-paced supplier showcases.