Canada’s Largest Showcase
for the Graphic Communications
and Printing Industries

May 11-13, 2023

Toronto International Centre

Future Print Technologies Conference

Thursday, May 11
10:00 – 15:00
Aviation C

Presentations and panel discussions on the pros and cons, challenges, and impacts on technology and the workforce and much more.

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

10:00 – 11:00PANEL: Artificial Intelligence in Graphic Communication & Printing
Moderator: Dr. Reem El Asaleh, Toronto Metropolitan University
Panelists: Jeff Edwards, Canon & Tyler Thompson, Esko
11:00 – 12:00Printed Electronics 
Presented by ICI
13:00 – 14:00PANEL: Smart & Intelligent Packaging
14:00 – 15:00Industrial & Functional Printing & its Applications

PANEL: Artificial Intelligence in Graphic Communication & Printing

10:00 – 11:00

AI has impacted so many technologies at different levels. The implementation of AI has been expanded to include solutions from ideas and planning to production and customer engagement.


Dr. Reem El Asaleh
PhD, Associate Professor
Graphic Communications Management, The Creative School, Toronto Metropolitan University

Dr. El Asaleh is an accomplished Associate Professor of Graphic Communications Management at The Creative School at Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU) (formerly known as Ryerson) in Canada. She has received a prestigious award and recognition for her teaching contribution to the field of graphic communications. She is a member of TMU’s graduate studies under the Master of the Digital Media Program and PhD in Media and Design Innovation Programs within The Creative School.

With her expertise in computer science and graphic communication, Dr. El Asaleh has led several research projects that have addressed critical issues in the graphic arts industry. Her work has been published in top-tier academic journals and technical conference proceedings. Dr. El Asaleh’s research interests include emerging pre-media technologies, digital asset management, and colour and imaging science.


Jeff Edwards, Canon

Tyler Thompson, Esko

Printed Electronics 

11:00 – 12:00

Projects and practical applications that combine performance in products development, manufacturing practices and environment.

Presented by ICI, Institut des communications graphiques et de l’imprimabilité

PANEL: Smart & Intelligent Packaging

13:00 – 14:00

Exciting opportunities exist in many markets from pharmaceutical to food sustainability to enhanced quality and safety of packaged goods.

Panel presentation of the latest technologies and applications for the printing/packaging industries.

Industrial & Functional Printing & its Applications 

14:00 – 15:00

What is it, is it for us, opportunities and challenges in industrial print for innovative printers.


Ultimate TechnoGraphics
Delphax Solutions
TG Graphics
Sydney Stone
Sign Media