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May 11-13, 2023

Toronto International Centre

Digital Packaging Symposium

Friday, May 12
10:00 – 17:00
Aviation A

Discover the latest trends in digital packing from experts in the industry  

Advance registration required – limited seating available!   

Schedule at a Glance – Scroll Down for Descriptions & Speaker Bio

10:00 – 10:40The Changing Role of the Designer in Inkjet Label
Mark Lewieki, Adobe
10:45 – 11:40PANEL: Getting Started in Package Printing
Moderator: Leonardo Giglio, Tempo Flexible Packaging
11:45 – 12:25Maximizing Your Profits with Digital Roll Labels
Mike Meshkati, SinaLite
12:30 – 13:10Short Run Packaging…. The Do’s & Don’ts of Entering Space
Steve Cussons, Mini GIANTS
13:15 – 14:10PANEL: Opportunities in Digital Package Printing
Panelists: Boris Bogdanovski, Highcon Systems, HP…
14:15 – 15:10PANEL: Future Technologies in Digital Packaging
Moderator: Pat McGrew. EFI, HP, Konica Minolta, Fujifilm
15:15 – 16:10PANEL: Developing Automated Digital Packing Solutions
Significans Automation, Ultimate, Hybrid
16:15 – 16:55Sustainability for Sustainable Brands
EFI & Whitebird
17:00PANEL: It’s All About Finishing
Panelists: Standard, Highcon Systems, Kongsberg

The Changing Role of the Designer in Inkjet Label and Packaging Production

10:00 – 10:40

Summary: Packaging serves multiple functions: a physical touchpoint in the purchase decision path, a branded marketing platform, an on-ramp for production information and support. The production workflow is very complex, requiring a large number of iterations before the job is printed, and intense collaboration among stakeholders throughout. Inkjet printing is helping to shift the business and technology landscapes toward Just-in-Time manufacturing. The stakes couldn’t be higher. At the center of all this activity and change is the designer. This session will explore the challenges and opportunities they face, and the implications for Print Service Providers moving into digital package printing.

Mark Lewiecki is Senior Product Manager at Adobe, a role he has held since the launch of Adobe PDF Print Engine 1.0 in 2006. Prior to joining Adobe, Mark worked as a prepress operator in offset and flexographic production. As system architect in the 1990s, he designed and built a large-scale prepress solution for retail/catalog production, integrating best-of-breed technologies at a time when single-supplier, turn-key solutions were the norm. In 2000, Mark moved to Product Management, first in the Digital Asset Management (DAM) arena, then back to his prepress roots, as a member of the Adobe Print Family. In his role as Senior Product Manager for PDF Print Engine, Mark helped to initiate PDF/VT, the international standard for variable data printing (ISO 16612). Today, Mark is focused on next-generation requirements for packaging, label and industrial print solutions.

Maximizing Your Profits with Digital Roll Labels: Getting Started and Getting Ahead

12:30 – 13:10

Summary: Don’t miss this chance to discover how you can start producing and selling digital roll labels, whether you’re new to the label industry or are experienced in flexo label printing. We’ll cover evaluating your production options, considering which high-demand substrates to offer your clients, and even exploring effective strategies for earning the most from these profitable products.

Mike Meshkati

Through lifelong printing industry experience covering every aspect of the business, I know the challenges involved and am committed to creating cost-effective solutions for our customers. Much of my childhood was spent in the shop my parents founded and I worked there while attending university to support our refocus to wholesale. After graduating, I joined SinaLite as a full-time employee and in 2012, stepped into my current role as President. It’s been a privilege to lead SinaLite’s continued evolution as a full ecommerce business, guiding the expansion of products, features, and automation to better serve our customers.

Short Run Packaging…. The Do’s & Don’ts of Entering Space

12:30 – 13:10

Short Run packaging requires nimble and automated processes to be competent at delivering quality products on time to potentially many autonomous clients.   To truly get a proper ROI from the required types of equipment and human investment, there are key elements required which include intergraded website, CRM program, file management and production workflow automation to make it all work together.

Steve Cussons
CEO & Co-Founder 

Steve Cussons is CEO and co-founder of Mini Giants, a total business solutions organization company delivering branding solutions through manufacturing, marketing, and technology. Steve is a lifelong entrepreneur who invested in Digital Edge Print & Media a commercial printer in the spring of 2013. Over the past ten years Steve, his partners and team created additional companies to deliver a broader range of services & products to current and prospective clients.By 2019 we added a packaging company Scan Pack Inc., a promotions company UrLab Inc., a technology company YSimple Inc. as well as a creative agency. To properly market all these companies and their products and services effectively, Mini Giants was created to become the master brand simplifying the delivery of this all-encompassing total business solutions offering. Each of these companies has invested heavily in leading edge manufacturing equipment, software and SAAS solutions and of course some of the best human talent in the industry to deliver a 360-degree business solution to their growing list of amazing clients. The Mini Giants team will continue to take risks, invest, and lead in their respective industries creating new products, new markets and the kind of results that will be talked about for years to come.

PANEL: Opportunities in Digital Package Printing

13:15 – 14:10

Boris Bogdanovski, Highcon Systems

PANEL: Future Technologies for Digital Packaging 

14:15 – 15:10

Panel moderated by Pat McGrew: leading suppliers as panelists TBD

PANEL: It’s All About Finishing


Panelists: Karl Belafi, Standard, Edi Perets, Highcon Systems& Vince Tuccitto, Kongsberg Systems


Ultimate TechnoGraphics
Delphax Solutions
TG Graphics
Sydney Stone
Sign Media