AWA & TLMI Sleeve Label


Co-located with:

11-12 September 2022 | Chicago, USA

Connecting The Shrink Sleeve Labeling Industry


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The world's only Sleeve Label Conference - 16th edition

AWA Conferences & Events in collaboration with TLMI, will organize in 2022 the AWA Sleeve Label Seminar (September 11& 12). 

The AWA & TLMI Sleeve Label Seminar will be co-located with Label-expo Americas 2022, maximizing the participation of companies across the value chain – including converters and brand owners.
The program will feature presentations from industry leaders and experts, panel discussions and insights from brand owners on what is needed and expected from the industry, and facilitating excellent networking opportunities.

The  AWA & TLMI Sleeve Label Seminar 2022 will feature exciting keynote speakers, panel discussions, networking sessions, and the presentation of the AWA Sleeve Awards. 

Join the leading companies across the Sleeve Label value chain and sign up today!

AWA Sleeve Label Market Overview & Sessions

The  AWA & TLMI Sleeve Label Seminar is a unique forum, bringing together key players across the industry and from around the globe. The program includes presentations and panel discussions and offers excellent networking opportunities. In addition to the presentations, there will be physical and exhibition to maximise onsite interaction and online engagement. 

The  AWA & TLMI Sleeve Label Seminar is the only event dedicated to the Shrink Sleeve Labeling Industry and Market, and the yearly meeting place to share ideas, learn about market developments, solve problems and network with colleagues across the value chain – from resin and material suppliers to equipment manufacturers, converters, and brand owners, including packaging designers, sustainability and recycling experts, and contract manufacturers.

Program Sunday 11 September

4:00pm- 5:00pm

Registration Opens

5:00pm – 8:00pm            

Networking Reception- Drinks & Bites

5:30pm – 6:00pm            

Pressure Sensitive Labeling, Shrink Sleeve Labeling & Pouches: Innovation & Sustainability                         
Kelly Murosky, Manager of Packaging Development, 7th Generation

6:30pm – 7:00pm            

M&A Trends in a Disruptive Market
Jonathan White, Managing Director, Mazzone & Associates

Program Monday 12 September

9:00am – 9:15am            

Opening Comments & Introduction                                                                                                                                  Chairperson: Linnea Keen, President, TLMI

9:15am – 9:45am             

AWA Labeling & Product Decoration Market and Shrink Sleeve Label Overview
Anum Javed Beg, Market Research Manager, AWA Alexander Watson Associates

9:45am – 10:30am

Key Note Round Table Discussion – Value Chain Working Together: Shrink Sleeve Trends & What’s Next:
Round Table Lead:
Anum Javed Beg, Market Research Manager, AWA Alexander Watson Associates
Round Table Participants:
John McDowell, President McDowell Label, Resource Label Group 
Ryan Hughes, Founder of Ghost Lifestyle                                                       
Dave Parsio, Vice President Sales & Marketing, Multi Plastics Inc.

10:30am – 11:30am        

Bringing the Industry Together- Networking Coffee Break

11:30am – 12:00pm       

Shrink Sleeve – Functionality of Inks and Coatings
Zack Meister, Global Business Development Manager Shrink Sleeves, Siegwerk

12:00 – 12:30pm   

Equity Value Creation, ESG and the Buyer’s Perspective
Doug Horn, Partner, Clairvest

12:30pm – 2:00pm          

Bringing the Industry Together- Buffet Lunch and Networking

2:00pm – 3:00pm           

Panel Discussion: The Journey of Innovation and Shrink Sleeves
David Lukshus, President & CEO, COG Llc
Dave Johnson, Lead Designer, NA Fabric Care Brands, The Procter & Gamble Company
Nikola Juhasz, Global Technical Director, Sustainability, Sun Chemical Corporation
Joe Leonard, Sales Executive & Product Line Leader Converting , Accraply, LLC
Mark Vogan, Label Films Application Manager, Klockner Pentaplast

3:00pm – 3:30pm            

Bringing the Industry Together- Networking Coffee Break

3:30pm- 4:00pm

Sustainability of Shrink Films and Introduction of Brooke and Whittle’s Green Label Blockout Film
Reid Love, New Business Development Manager,SKC Inc.
Andy Sharp, Vice President, Brook and Whittle


Panel Discussion: Shrink Films Developments & Sustainability
Moderator: Will Schretzman, Sr. Vice President – Contract Packaging,  Verst Logistics
Stephanie Beckler, Director of QC/R&D, Bonset
Reid Love, New Business Development Manager,SKC Inc.
John Lyons, Senior Product Manager, Taghleef
Dave Parsio, Vice President Sales & Marketing, Multi Plastics Inc.
Carl Williams, Technical Service Manager, Eastman


AWA Sleeve Label Seminar Wrap Up


Seminar Close & Refreshments 

Sleeve Label Awards 2022

AWA Alexander Watson’s annual International Sleeve Label Awards, now in their eight year and a recognized feature of the sleeve label industry’s calendar. The awards will be announced and presented during the  AWA & TLMI Sleeve Label Seminar 2022.

Find out if your achievements in sleeve label  can get an industry recognition through AWA Sleeve Label Awards!

Registration to the Seminar

AWA Sleeve Label Seminar 2022



Hyatt Rosemont

Phone:+1 859-261-2900

We have arranged a special rate for conference delegates. 

The special rate is for a limited number of rooms based on a first-come, first-served basis. After this time, the hotel will accept reservations based on availability and the best available rate. 

Booking information will be provided upon registration for the event. 

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