New masterclass added

Due to unprecedented demand, we have added an additional morning Masterclass which focuses on RFID and Smart Packaging. You can register for all sessions at a discounted rate.

Masterclass 1: RFID and Smart Packaging

08:30-12:30 Presenter: Dr Peter Harrop, IDTechEx Ltd, UK


  • Chip and chipless tag technology evaluations and their applications
  • Market forecasts and trends
  • Examples of RFID being used, how many have been sold and
    into which markets
  • New applications and advice on entry to market
  • EPC: building blocks, challenges, product design and opportunities
  • RFID forecasts and trends 2005-2020

Smart Packaging beyond RFID and EAS

  • 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 Labels Analyst and will be able to study RFID tag samples.

Masterclass 2: Printed Electronics Introductory Masterclass

12:30-17:30 Presenters: Dr Peter Harrop & Raghu Das, IDTechEx Ltd. UK, Dr Bruce Kahn, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA

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

All workshop attendees also receive 6 months access to Smart Packaging Journal and will be able to study some samples of printed electronics.



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