Press Release

PODi Japan to partner with Smithers

Joint seminar “Digital Print for Packaging Asia” on Nov 16

PODi Association Japan (Chiyoda, Tokyo) announces new relationship with Smithers(LEATHERHEAD, Surrey, UK)– the worldwide authority on the packaging, paper and print industry supply chains – in Japan and Asian market, and operate the joint seminar “Digital Print for Packaging Asia” from Tokyo to whole Asian market on Nov 16th.

Smithers has been operating its “Digital Print for Packaging” seminar in US and Europe since 2016 for 5 years. With collaboration of PODi Japan, the series of seminar will add Japan and Asian market in its territory.  



COVID-19 accelerates existing trends in the market, and brings future problems to the forefront for the packaging value chain. Many industries are facing the emergency problems which were considered future issues and looking for the urgent solution. The printing and packaging industries are no exception. Sustainability, decline of mass marketing and emerging e-commerce are key examples which force our industry to change and add something new on to the existing traditional values.

Smithers has been operating its seminar “Digital Print for Packaging US/EU” for 5 years. During this period, both EU and US market demonstrates significant growth of digital print for packaging and offers new value to the brand owners. 

Smithers and PODi wishes to bring those new values and growth of digital print for packaging to Japan and Asian market and invite you to attend our seminars as follows:

Event Overlook

Event Name 

Digital Print for Packaging Asia

Subtitle: Brand owners! Your problems solved by Digital Print! 


Let brand owners to understand how digital print can change their business


Real seminar & online delivery of recording


Nov 9 (Japanese), Nov 16 (English)

Recording is available from next day

Registration Fee for In person

Registration Fee for online

Invitation only

JPY 22,000(tax Included), outside Japan JPY 20,000≒USD 200

Operated by

Advisory Board


Japanese Website

Smithers, PODi

Ohno Inkjet Consulting, Sumimoto Technical Office, Smithers, PODi

Industry papers

If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to us:

Masahiko Kamei, PODi

Beatrice Sun, Smithers