Monday, February 13, 2006


Our President and Engineer are in Milan this week at the 20th annual IPACK-IMA. The show is held at the Fiera Milano New Exhibition Complex at Rho-Pero on the outskirts of Milan, Italy. What’s it about? Processing, packaging and material handling.

One of the subjects to be discussed is labeling. Automated product identification with smart labels fitted with chips is one technology I’m hoping we will hear about on their return to Canada. In fact, there will be one event called LabelTrack at the IPACK-IMA 2006 which will be the first of its kind ever held in Italy.

It’s too bad they didn’t have more time to spend in Northern Italy. The Winter Olympics in Torino isn’t that far away. But even if they don’t make it there, I do hope they get a chance to try out some Barolo or Barbaresco, two of the finest red wines of the Piemonte Region of Italy.

I was there once, when I was sixteen. Just passing through. The Duomo left a lasting impression on me.