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FORUM is a four-day technical conference built around the topics most important to flexographers, providing an unrivaled learning opportunity that will yield benefits for employees and their employers for years to come.

For more than six decades, FORUM has been an annual meeting of the minds, where the flexographic industry’s experts, foremost authorities and thought leaders come to share information and educate their peers at all levels. Each year, a group of knowledgeable industry volunteers evaluates the topics and ideas that are most important to flexographers. They then build a FORUM agenda comprised of sessions that are highly technical in nature, filled with focused and interactive presentations, and containing vital and informative content.

Attending FORUM means attending a conference created by flexographers who are dealing with the same questions, issues, trends and customer needs. The benefits are both immediate and long-lasting, and reach both employees and their employers:

  • Production workers, like press operators, press assistants, plate mounters and ink technicians, receive the professional development needed to be productive using modern pressroom tools and techniques.
  • Prepress professionals, like graphic artists, prepress technicians, desktop operators, plate makers and color technicians, are educated on how to excel in the use of modern prepress workflow software and hardware.
  • Production management, like pressroom supervisors, prepress supervisors, managers and company owners, gain the knowledge of modern pressroom and prepress tools, industry trends, and state-of-the-art techniques needed to support production staff.
  • Suppliers and their technical support staff bring their knowledge base up to the same level as their customers, empowering their ability to demonstrate value as true print partners.

“We are from a CPC and we go to FORUM to learn about the advancements of screening/plates/inks etc. so we can see if our print vendors are keeping up with the times and to encourage them to move into some of these new technologies.”

CPC attendee

“I found FORUM to be one of the best events that I have ever attended in my many years in the print industry. Informative, concise and educational.”

Garry Gunter, Kodak Canada ULC

“FORUM is the best value for a flexographic printer in terms of both time and money spent. In a few days, you can hear about the industry’s latest developments and challenges, and meet face to face with every key vendor or resource servicing our industry. There is no show in the world that can compare to the value you receive attending FORUM.”

Greg Collins

Register to Attend

FORUM 2020 is four days of in-depth and technical presentations focused on color, brands and technology. See registration options and book your trip to Columbus now.

Who Attends

Production workers, prepress professionals and production management come to FORUM every year.

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FORUM 2020’s nine technical sessions will cover color, brands and technology.

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Complementary Events

FORUM attendees receive complimentary access to several other events in Columbus.

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