The head of the print and packaging department PhD. Igor Karlovits had a keynote lecture about the use of future technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning and blockchains in their use in the print and packaging sector. The changes in all process are inevitable and all experts have to change and adapt quickly. The 7th International Joint Conference in Environmental and Light Industry Technologies organized by the Obudai University in Budapest (21. and 22. of November 2019) has gathered different international researchers from the aforementioned fields. The presentation is a part of the international networking efforts of the Institute outside the core pulp and paper partnerships.