Optimizing operations through automation and digitization and the importance of collaboration and communication were the dominant themes of EskoWorld 2022, which made a successful return as a live event in Texas.
From 7th to 9th June, more than 450 packaging converters and industry experts convened at the Gaylord Texan Convention Center & Resort in Grapevine, near Dallas.
“As this was our first live event in three years, we secured a bumper line-up of more than 120 sessions, demonstrations and workshops, and truly inspiring and thought-provoking speakers,” said Melissa Plemen, Sr. Director of Inside Sales and Marketing, Esko. “For two-and-half days, we looked at how the latest developments in automation, digitization and connectivity through cloud-based solutions will help businesses overcome the challenges they face today, and those on the horizon.”
Jan De Roeck, Director of Marketing, Industry Relations and Strategy, kicked off the event with a thought-provoking presentation which set the tone for the rest of the event. “Jan’s opening speech detailed how the need to accelerate digital transformation was being exacerbated by the ever-changing challenges faced by businesses today,” said Melissa. “He showed how businesses need to digitize, automate and connect in order to not only keep pace with the demands of their customers, but also to thrive in the future.”
A special interaction suite – featuring continuous live demonstrations of everything from 3D technology that helps packaging designers achieve maximum on-shelf standout through to 100% inline printing inspection for narrow web and labels – proved popular with visitors from around the world, while some of the dedicated sessions were so popular they ended up being standing room only.
The company said information and registration details for EskoWorld 2023 will be announced later this year.