BOHEMIA, NY – October 15, 2015 – With less than one month until the 2015 Fall Conference kicks off in Columbus, Ohio, the Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) today announced that the exhibit hall is completely sold out, with a record 69 exhibitors slated to showcase their wares and services to an audience of more than 350 delegates. The event, themed, “Flexo, The Methods to Our Madness” will take place Nov. 2-4 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Columbus.
FTA President Mark Cisternino remarked, “Fall Conference has always elicited a strong engagement of printers and suppliers. This year is proving to be one for the record books as we’ve sold out of all available exhibits and can see conference attendance approaching 400…both records for FTA. The industry’s enthusiasm and support for this event is evident in its continuous growth over the past many years. The combined conference program and networking exhibit sessions are sure to provide outstanding value to all in attendance.”
The exhibit hall will feature the newest technologies designed to promote efficiency and productivity in the pressroom and will include such products as: plates, sleeves, color management software, doctor blades, cleaning systems, and inks for the tag & label, flexible packaging, and corrugated markets, just to name a few.
In addition to the exhibit gallery, the conference will feature intensive, hands-on technical sessions, assembled by chairs Ellen Farrell, DuPont Packaging Graphics and Lon Robinson, Tension Corp. Attendees will hear the trials and tribulations, successes and failures, and every step along the way of the printing of the FLEXO Magazine November cover supplement. They’ll go through each method—optimization, fingerprinting, process control, characterization, and continuous improvement—guided by presenters who will explain the rationale behind decisions that were made and how problems were overcome. In the end, the aim is to reel in the chaos so the pressroom can be a place of logic, reason and control.
While the exhibit space is sold out, there is a wait list available for those still interested in exhibiting, should space become available. To be included on the wait list contact Jay Kaible, FTA director of membership and business development at 631-737-6020 ext. 20. Those wishing to attend Fall Conference can register as www.ftastore.com. Complimentary registrations are available for Consumer Product Companies (CPCs) that hold an active FTA membership. Printers/converters and design firms enjoy specially discounted rates as well as a “Buy 2, Get the 3rd free” special offer. Complete details about the Fall Conference can be found at www.flexography.org/fall15.
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About FTA/FFTA: Flexographic Technical Association (FTA), 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 1,300 member sites that represent more than 50,000 individuals. Foundation of FTA, founded in 1974, is the educational arm of FTA and is dedicated to supporting and advancing the flexographic printing industry.