FFTA Opens Registrations for 2011 Annual Forum & INFO*FLEX Exhibition

"Setting the Pace for Flexo Packaging Excellence"

Forum_2011_Logo11/16/2010 - Flexography’s signature event and North America’s single largest gathering of packaging and printing professionals will be held May 1-4 at the brand new JW Marriott in Indianapolis, Indiana. The 2011 event is chaired by Mark Coffman, Dixie Graphics and is co-chaired by Randy Butler, Printpack, Inc.

Coffman commented “If work has left you with the feeling that you are racing around in circles, make plans to come to Indianapolis for Forum 2011. We’ve been listening to what you have been saying as we make preparations to try to meet all of your needs in the flexographic printing industry. Not only do we have several sessions that cover a great deal of key topics in the industry today, you will also have the chance to network with suppliers and leaders from the industry at INFO*FLEX 2011.”

The Forum agenda features seven sessions, including a brand new edition to the lineup, Lean Manufacturing. The remaining six are: Emerging Trends & New Technologies; FIRST (Flexographic Image Reproduction Specifications & Tolerances); FQC (Flexo Quality Consortium); Inks & Substrates; Prepress; and Sustainability.

Attendees will save $200 by registering before the early bird deadline of March 4, 2011. Consumer Products Companies (CPCs) and Printers/Converters enjoy specially discounted rates and both can also take advantage of a “Register 2, get 1 free” promotion.

Additionally, those who register by February 1 will automatically be entered to win a complimentary 2-night stay at the JW Marriott, which officially opens its doors in Feb. 2011.

Suppliers interested in exhibiting at INFO*FLEX 2011 –Forum’s companion event and the single, largest package printing and in-line converting networking opportunity in North America –may still reserve prime booth space. Rates for a 10' x 10' space are $2,900.00 for members and $5,100.00 for non-members. Each additional booth receives a discount rate. For inquires regarding INFO*FLEX, contact Jay Kaible, director of business development, at 631-737-6020 ext. 20.

To date, premier sponsors of the 2011 events include: 3M; Anderson & Vreeland, Inc., Color Resolutions International; Flint Group; Harper Corporation of America; Mekrom-Degraf; and Rogers Corporation.

Prospective attendees looking for more information about FFTA's 2011 Annual Forum & INFO*FLEX Exhibition, including registration info, sponsorship opportunities, and exhibition information, can visit the Forum webpage on FTA's website. Online registration is available at the FTA Store or by phone by calling FTA's Customer Service Department at 631-737-6020.


Flexographic Technical Association, chartered in 1958, is a professional society dedicated to bringing all members of the flexographic printing community-printers, suppliers, consumer product companies, institutions, prepress houses and others--together by providing opportunities for the free exchange of technical ideas and discussion of mutual concerns. It is a proponent of maintaining and advancing quality standards and includes 1,750 member sites that represent more than 1,300 companies and 60,000 individuals.