No matter what your position is in the flexographic supply chain—prepress, printing, converting, design, etc.—one of the most rewarding moments is that perfect instance where everything you have learned, worked for and planned out comes together to become one big, beautiful combination of success. But that kind of achievement doesn’t happen overnight. It takes hard work, dedication, hours of research and tons of education. Forum 2018, themed “Bringing It All Together: Synchronizing Processes, People and Potential,” will prepare you to do just that.
Plan to attend Forum 2018, taking place May 6-9 at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown in Indianapolis, IN. This four-day learning experience is brimming with educational sessions and expert presenters that will—no doubt—enable you to make effective changes to improve day-to-day processes, brush up on your current skills and reignite individual performance.
Hours of Learning
Read what Forum 2018 Chair Bob Coomes and Co-Chair Ann Michaud have to say about the event’s educational sessions,
how they deliver on its theme to “bring it all together” and what attendees will take away from Indianapolis.
Forum & INFOFLEX 2018 Are Sponsored by
Forum 2018 will feature nine educational and informative sessions (plus a free pre-conference session), where more than 40 expert speakers will discuss the newest trends in flexography, dissect real-world problems, showcase proper printing techniques in action, explain how to problem-solve common issues, sift through the multitude of modern-day products and technologies available, examine how to create a positive and productive workplace and more. Through lectures, panel discussion and question-and-answer formats, Forum 2018 attendees will be able to listen to and engage with the brightest minds and most knowledgeable experts in the industry.
Forum 2018’s Sessions:
- Purchasing Printing/Converting Equipment: Flexo’s New Market Scenario
- Flexo Quality Consortium (FQC): Cultivating Our Future Through Research
- Culture Eats Strategy: Strategic and Cultural Alignment
- New Capabilities: Look at Flexo Now!
- Expanded Gamut: Where Are We Now?
- Taming Consumer Behavior Through Packaging Design
- FIRST in Motion – Wide Web Project
- Press Approval Match Game
- Advanced Corrugated Technologies: A Business Case
- Troubleshooting Survival Guide
Across the Skywalk from Forum is INFOFLEX 2018, which takes place Monday and Tuesday afternoons, May 7-8, at the Indiana Convention Center. INFOFLEX is the center of it all, where the industry’s leading manufacturers will be showcasing the hottest technologies. Hundreds of products and service solutions will be on tap. Take in the 240+ exhibitors when you walk all nine aisles across the two-day event. Find out why thousands of people will be making the drive, the flight and the effort to get to this year’s show floor.
There are two hotel options for Forum & INFOFLEX 2018: the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown and the Westin Indianapolis.
Learn more about hotel rates and proximity to venues.
Emerging Leaders Golf Outing
Teeing off on Saturday, May 5—one day before Forum 2018 begins—the Emerging Leaders Golf Outing brings the future of our industry together with its experienced workforce.
Monday Evening Social
- Citizen Hash
- Johnson’s BBQ
- Byrne’s Grilled Pizza
- The Grub House
- Chef Dan’s
- The Legendary Kitchen
- Der Pretzel Wagen
All registered Forum attendees, INFOFLEX attendees and INFOFLEX exhibitors will receive a voucher for an entrée, side and drink.
There’s Lots to Do in Indy
Are you a foodie? Lover of nature? Sports fan? History buff? While making plans to attend Forum & INFOFLEX, leave time to explore Indianapolis. It’s not just known for fast cars—Indy is the ideal destination for every adventurer. Learn more by reading the Indianapolis Visitor Guide.