Advanced Functional & Industrial Printing 2013 Returns to Dusseldorf March 6-7, 2013

In recognition of its importance on the global printing events calendar, ESMA are pleased to announce that the Advanced Functional & Industrial Printing event will return to Düsseldorf on 6-7 March 2013.

Expert speakers will offer printers, OEMS and Tier 1 suppliers a series of presentations covering the best practices, as well as offering an invaluable insight into the latest technologies available. Applications to be covered include automotive, film insert moulding, nameplate, fascia, printed electronics, circuit, label and solar cell technologies.

Confirmed keynote presentations to complement the technical programme include Professor Gunter Hübner of Hochschule der Medien addressing ‘Functional printing with screen or digital’ and ‘Volume printing of multilayer products’ by Swansea University’s Professor Timothy Claypole.

Advanced Functional & Industrial Printing 2013 will take place at the easily accessible Radisson Blu Scandinavia hotel in Düsseldorf.  The conference programme will be presented in dual English and German, and will be supported by regular intervals dedicated to an accompanying tabletop exhibition of leading manufacturers of machinery and consumables.

Discounted online registration open

Online registration is open now at and for a limited time only, attendees can take advantage of a reduced ‘early bird’ delegate fee of only €495. Registration includes access to all presentations, exhibition displays, refreshments, lunch and dinner. Further discounts are available for multiple delegate bookings and ESMA members.

Proven track record of success

Advanced Functional & Industrial Printing 2013 follows on from the 2011 event which incorporated the Membrane Switch Symposium and was deemed an outstanding success by an international audience of over 140 attendees from 19 different countries. 100% of attendees stated that the conference programme was good or very good, and 98% said the 20 presentations would be useful to their business.

Technical presentations were made by representatives of Agfa, Algra, Bayer, ColorGATE, Conductive Compounds, Folex, GC Limited, KIWO, MacDermid Autotype, Marabu, Natgraph, Pröll, Sefar, SignTronic and Xennia. Keynote speakers included Ed van de Kieboom of the Plastic Electronics Foundation, Gunter Hübner from HDM Stuttgart, Lumoza’s Wouter Moons and Peter Kiddell of PDS Consulting.


Advanced Functional & Industrial Printing 2013 will be staged by ESMA, a European association for specialist printing manufacturers of screen, digital and flexo technology. Members are manufacturers of machinery, equipment, software or consumables. The event is supported by Chameleon Business Media, publishers of Specialist Printing Worldwide and Glass Worldwide magazines. Both partners have proven track records of staging highly successful educational conferences and exhibitions, including Advanced Functional Printing, Membrane Switch Symposium, GlassPrint and CTS & Digital Work Flow.