New educational Learning Labs at SouthPack

By Kari Embree in Packaging Education and Training on February 28, 2014

UBM Canon announces a new series of educational Learning Labs designed to provide high level content for industry professionals. These educational sessions will be held in conjunction with the following shows: AeroCon, ATX: Automation Technology Expo South, Design & Manufacturing South, PlastecSouth and SouthPack Expos taking place April 15-16th, 2014 at the Charlotte Convention Center. The Learning Labs will help attendees get up to speed with the latest critical concepts and enabling technologies in design, manufacturing, engineering and automation and packaging.

The first ever Charlotte Learning Labs will break away from the traditional, all-day classroom mentality by providing two hour concise and interactive sessions which will allow for more focused peer-to-peer learning, sharing of ideas and innovation showcases.

Attendees will be able to craft their own unique schedule for the Learning Labs over the two event days. Each session will be led by industry authorities who will expound upon technical breakthroughs, practical case studies and new technologies to deliver solutions for current challenges.

Attendees can choose the Labs that best fit their specific learning requirements:
1. 3D printing capabilities
Investigate demand based manufacturing, functional prototyping and new materials that will change the future of product development.
2. Improved packaging design to meet new end-user needs
Walk away with better ways to develop and address store visual identity during packaging design in a session that highlights recent consumer trends and their impact on purchase behavior and packaging.
3. Innovations in robotic technology
Implement new solutions to integrate robotics on to the factory floor in case-study demonstrations from industry leaders.
4. New packaging materials & sustainability strategies
Identify alternative materials you can incorporate into your packaging and investigate how packaging companies are balancing sustainability and profitability on a commercial level.
5. New technologies to modernize the factory floor
Explore how new and automated technologies can positively impact the life cycle stages of modern machines and improve the performance, operating efficiency, time to market and maintainability of production lines.
6. Smart & interactive packaging technologies

Assess how packaging design teams can respond to market changes, use technology for client engagement and facilitate a connection with the customer through packaging on a technological level.
Visit any of the show websites to learn which of the Charlotte Learning Labs are right for you: AeroCon, ATX: Automation Technology Expo South, Design & Manufacturing South, PlastecSouth and SouthPack.

You can also download the Charlotte Learning Labs brochure to see full program and speaking roster.

Learning Labs are designed to meet every budget and schedule. Book just one Learning Lab for $299, a one day pass for $499, or an All Access Pass, to come and go as you please, for only $799! Spaces are limited, so early booking is essential to guarantee a place. Please note that prices go up on March 21! For more information or to register, please call 310-445-8535.

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