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  It hardly seems possible that some 40 years have passed since the very first fledgling show dedicated solely to labels, coding and marking was held in London in the spring of 1980, supported by a one-day label seminar in a nearby hotel.
Today, that small, niche exhibition has evolved into the world’s largest label and package printing show, with more than 600 exhibitors and an expected 40,000 plus visitors from all corners of the globe coming together at Labelexpo Europe 2019. Additional features this year include master classes, a workshop, a Flexible Packaging Arena, and a Sustainability Insight Cafe.
Labelexpo has undoubtedly become a truly global brand which is at the forefront of showcasing everything that is required for an ever-changing and still growing print sector ̶ with more products, more launches and more live demonstrations than was ever thought possible .
To celebrate its 40th anniversary edition in style, Labelexpo Europe 2019 made its Label Industry Global Awards evening on the first night of show a real night to be remembered, with a gala dinner and back to the 1980s themed celebration party spirit, which is not to be missed.
Headlining the programme for these 16th Label Awards, and host for the evening, was chart-topping 1980’s singer songwriter and solo artist, Tony Hadley. Tony rose to fame in the 1980’s as lead singer of New Romantic band Spandau Ballet, earning himself the accolade of being one of pop music’s greatest vocalists. As a solo artist he has performed across the world both with his band, swing bands and orchestras.
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