Canadian Olympian Alex Bilodeau, who won two gold medals in moguls over the two previous Olympic Winter Games, provided a motivational luncheon keynote during last week’s Xeikon Café held in Montreal.
At the Vancouver Games in 2010, Bilodeau became the first Canadian athlete to win an Olympic gold medal on home soil, followed by his Sochi 2014 performance as the first Olympian in history to defend a gold medal in any freestyle skiing event.
Xeikon and its distribution partner Canflexographics Ltd. hosted the daylong event at the Institut des Communications Graphiques et de l’Imprimabilité. After a educational session by Robert Leahey, Associate Director of InfoTrends, two printing company executives leveraging Xeikon presses, Jean-Marie Peters of Label’Or S.A. in Belgium and Mark Tangry of Lake Graphics Label & Sign, described their work with label and packaging projects.
The technical and business presentations throughout the day hit on applications like in-plant pharmaceutical label production, extended booklet labels, highly embellished wine labels, in-mold labels for thin- and thick-walled plastic, promotional heat transfer labels, industrial heat transfer labels, folding carton boxes and carton drinking cups.