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19-22 September 2005
Cambridge, UK
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Smart Packaging

Manufacturing RFID

Printed Electronics

Make your own RFID tag antenna!

Handle over 150 RFID samples from around the World!

Tell experts about your problems!

Take away your own samples!

... get answers to your questions in our interactive optional Masterclasses.

The four optional expert-led masterclasses are intended for audience participation and discussion. They are effectively interactive consultancy sessions. At each masterclass you will have the chance to handle many samples, see demonstrations, and take away printed copies of presentations. They will ensure you get the most from the conference and leave understanding the issues with answers to your questions.

Previous Masterclass delegates have reported:

"It's great to actually get real information on where RFID is going INDEPENDENTLY without someone trying to sell their particular product" Jim Chatz, Labelmakers Australia

"Excellent" James Zhang, GE Global Research Center


      RFID (Masterclass 1: Monday 19th Sept: 09:00-13:00)

Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx, UK
Raghu Das, Managing Director,
IDTechEx, UK
Jamie Neilson, Business Manager
, Xink, Canada
Mike Grobler, Senior Applications Engineer, Impinj, USA

Richard Hsia, Sales Manager for EMEA, Moxa, Taiwan


  • An introduction to RFID systems and hardware choices
  • Chip and chipless tag technology evaluations and their applications
  • Assessment of choices of making RFID smart labels
  • Examples of RFID being used, how many have been sold and
    into which markets
  • Markets driving volume use of RFID to 2015
  • New applications and advice on entry to market
  • Comparison of RFID frequencies
  • The RFID value chain, major players and opportunities
  • Failures and successes
  • RFID standards
  • RFID forecasts and trends 2005-2015

Lunch for all masterclass delegates 13:00-14:00

      Smart Packaging

         (Masterclass 2: Monday 19th Sept: 14:00-18:00)

Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx, UK
Raghu Das, Managing Director,
IDTechEx, UK
Andrew Jackson, Sherwood Technology, UK

Smart Packaging

  • Mechanical, chemical, electrical and electronic smarts
  • Organic and printed electronics technologies and their impact
  • Non-electronic & electronic laminates for brand enhancement & diagnostics
  • The exploding market for smart medicine and food condition monitoring
  • Opportunities for packaging - combining electronics with packaging
  • Packaging becoming part of the product/combining technologies

All workshop attendees also receive 6 months access to Smart Packaging Journal

Lunch for all masterclass delegates 13:00-14:00


    Conference Day One (Tuesday 20th Sept)

    Conference Day Two (Wednesday 21st Sept)

      Manufacturing RFID (labels, tickets & cards)

         (Masterclass 3: Thursday 22nd Sept: 08:30-12:30)

David Jenkins, i2i-management.com, UK
David Potter, TDAO, UK

Andy Parkinson, Sun Chemical/Coates Screen, UK

Ian Forster, Avery Dennison, UK

Richard Powlesland, Zebra Technologies, UK

Colin Onions, EcoLabel, UK

Manufacturing RFID Labels, Tickets & Cards

  • Understanding the tag production value chain
  • Evaluation of the choices for manufacturing complete RFID
    labels, tickets and cards
  • Manufacturing RFID tag antennas: technologies, performance and cost
  • Substrates, inks and adhesives: suppliers, costs and performance
  • Chip attach options
  • Analysis of routes to high volume manufacture
  • Applying RFID to products: required throughput, testing and finish
  • Major players, emerging players and unsatisfied needs i.e.


1. Manufacturing Smart Labels value chain (Qi3)

2. Antenna production methods (TDAO)

3. Printing Processes (Sun Chemical/Coates Screen)

4. Demo – printing an RFID tag antenna

5. Manufacturing Labels (Avery Dennison)

6. RFID Encoders/printers (Zebra)

7. Implementing RFID Systems (ECO Label)

8. Wrap Up (IDTechEx)

Lunch for all masterclass delegates 12:30-13:30

      Printed Electronics

         (Masterclass 4: Thursday Sept 22: 13:30-17:30)

Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx, UK
Raghu Das, Managing Director,
IDTechEx, UK

Dr. Mike Banach , Plastic Logic, UK

Mike Johnson, CIT, UK

Printed Electronics

Designed for those who are new to this disruptive technology or need to understand the big picture to assess the challenges and opportunities, this Masterclass is designed to arm you with the latest knowledge of the applications and technology developments involving printed electronics. Led by experts, it is the ideal time to voice your questions as part of the interactive session and learn of the toolkit of technologies that are available and emerging. The session will cover:

  • Applications of printed electronics now and near future
  • Lessons to be learnt from early successes and failures
    • The value chain
    • Market forecasts
  • The need for printed electronics
    • Key markets that need printed electronics reasons why and their technology requirements
    • Creating new markets versus competing with conventional electronics in existing ones
  • Assessment of technologies, companies, strategies and progress so far, including
    • Thin film transistor circuits (organic, inorganic semiconductors, thin film silicon)
    • Displays (OLEDs, electrophoretic, electroluminescene, electrochromic and others)
    • Sensors and conductive inks
  • Batteries and actuators
  • A discussion of printing techniques, their relevancy and challenges
  • Challenges and the roadmap to the full printed electronics toolkit

Lunch for all masterclass delegates 12:30-13:30



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