23 October 2023 | Cape Town, South Africa | Invitation only

About the Seminar

AWA Decorative Technologies Seminar – short, DecTec™, is a label and product decoration and packaging technology seminar. An exclusive event for supporters of the seminar and their customers and clients. AWA DecTec™ Capetown 2023 is a seminar by invitation only.

This seminar creates a regional platform for national and international organizations to inform, educate and network, and is part of a series of bespoke industry seminars organized by AWA Conferences & Events.

The seminar will provide a comprehensive review of product decoration and packaging in its broader context. This seminar provides a sound, informed basis for companies across the value chain to re-evaluate their strategies, market position, competitive environment, business platform, and available choices to ensure a successful future. The event will feature presentations by key industry players and suppliers, presenting available product decoration technologies, discussing today’s industry issues, and giving up-to-date information on the market and its evolving platforms of opportunity. 

In addition to the formal seminar program and presentations, there will be opportunities for networking and discussions.

Confirmed registration includes: Seminar attendance, lunch, coffee, light refreshments and cocktail reception. 

*Industry Updates
*Market Trends
*Today’s Key Topics
*Technological Developments
*Networking Opportunities
*Insight in Market Dynamics

*Learn from Industry Leaders
*Broaden Your Horizons
*Enhance Your Business
*Expand Your Network
*Explore New Market Opportunities


08:00 – 09:00            

Registration Opens and Welcome Coffee                                                                                                                                  

09:00 – 09:45             

Seminar Opening and Welcome followed by Introduction & AWA Label and Product Decoration Market Overview
Corey M Reardon, President & CEO – AWA Alexander Watson Associates

09:45 – 10:15

Shrink Sleeve Labels – an Assessment of South Africa’s Ranking in the World                                                         Seamus Lafferty, President, BW Labeling – Accraply

10:15 – 11:15

Coffee Break

11:15– 12:00     

Paragon Inks: Changing the Face of Print                                                                                                                                         Amanda Jones, Business Development & Marketing Director – Paragon Inks

12:00 – 12:10    

Rotocon world, Innovations and Insights
Michael Aengenvoort – Rotocon


Creating a future in Print in a growing world of sustainability
Steve Low, Vice President Service & Support –  Dainippon Screen


The Pantec offer for Embellishment, Enable your Customers to win the Battle on the Shelf
Roger Meierhofer Senior Area Sales Manager – Pantec Print Decoration

12:45 – 14:00

Lunch Break

14:00 – 14:45  

Morgancoat – Doing things Differently
Brendon Toontas,  Sales Director – MorganCoat
Tom van den Bon,  Executive R&D – MorganCoat

14:45 – 15:45

Panel discussion – Decoration Technologies

Corey Reardon, President & CEO – AWA Alexander Watson Associates

Seamus Laffery, President, BW Labeling – Accraply
Amanda Jones, Business Development & Marketing Director – Paragon Inks
Brendon Toontas – Sales Director – MorganCoat
Michael Aengenvoort, CEO – Rotocon
Steve Low, Vice President Service & Support – Dainippon Screen

15:45 – 16:00

AWA Sleeve Label Awards 2023
Corey M Reardon, President & CEO – AWA Alexander Watson Associates

16:00 – 16:15

Closing Remarks
Corey M Reardon, President & CEO – AWA Alexander Watson Associates

16:15 – 18:30       

Cocktail Reception


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