INFOFLEX 2018 logoThe intertwining of package printing and converting technologies. The chance to see the products and services available from hundreds of package printing solutions providers. The ability to touch, in person, equipment covering every step of a modern workflow. To take the theme of Forum 2018—“Bringing It All Together: Synchronizing Processes, People and Potential”—and witness it play out on a sold-out show floor.

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These are the reasons flexographers from across the country and around the world came to INFOFLEX 2018. Taking place May 6-7 inside the Indiana Convention Center, attendees took advantage of two days of exploring innovative products and services, examining trending technologies, and studying machinery demonstrations to secure business growth opportunities that will pay dividends for the foreseeable future.

With 308 total booths spanning nine aisles, this year’s INFOFLEX was the largest to date and marked the eighth year the show floor was completely sold out. More companies doubled, tripled or even quadrupled up on booth space than ever before. The INFOFLEX Solutions Theater offered 15 unique and detailed technical presentations, showcasing the newest and most essential technologies and covering topics like new screening software, scoring solutions, solvent-based inks, digital printing’s use cases, and slitting and rewinding’s future.

“This year, INFOFLEX reached several milestones; its largest show, the most equipment displayed and the largest number of exhibitors with multiple booths. This, coupled with an industry going through an evolution, created a hotbed of activity in package printing and converting innovations on the show floor. That activity provided enormous networking and business-building opportunities over the two-day event.”

FTA Director of Membership & Business Development Jay Kaible

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Both exhibitors and attendees alike were impressed with the size and scope of the show:

“Decision makers from printers were in abundance… For us, the most critical thing is to have printers to talk to and that was very good”

“Attendance and qualified leads were great this year… Floor traffic in Indy was at a high level… Interactions were more meaningful”

Some other statistics worth noting from this year’s event:

  • INFOFLEX 2018 saw nearly three-dozen companies—33—exhibit for the first time
  • Forty-two companies demonstrated their equipment on the show floor
  • Sixty-seven companies had booth spaces larger than a 10-ft. x 10-ft.

Key industry segments were well represented: More than 200 exhibitors catered to flexible packaging, and more than 200 exhibitors catered to the label market; more than 150 exhibitors catered to folding cartons and more than 150 exhibitors catered to corrugated direct print.

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Forum 2018 took place May 6-9 in Indianapolis, IN. Much like the annual race for which the city is known, fans (in this case, package printers, suppliers, premedia personnel and all manner of flexographer) flocked from all corners of the map. The four days of technical and educational sessions, from the starting pistol Sunday afternoon to the final lap on Wednesday morning, delivered on the event’s pledge to synchronize processes, people and potential.

INFOFLEX 2019 Heads to New Orleans
INFOFLEX is in The Big Easy for the first time in 22 years, May 6-7 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. The show floor is filling up fast. View the INFOFLEX 2019 show floor map. Ready to exhibit? Download a space agreement form. Need more information? Contact Director of Membership & Business Development Jay Kaible or call 631-737-6020, ext. 120

Thanks to INFOFLEX 2018’s Sponsors

Diamond Sponsors