BOHEMIA, NY—FTA announced today that Fall Conference 2020 will take place Oct. 4-7 at the Cincinnati Marriott at RiverCenter. With a nod to the new decade, this year’s event is themed “Collaboration Achieves Perfect Vision” and will be chaired by FTA Hall of Fame Member Paul Lancelle of Miraclon Corp.
“I’m very excited for the opportunity to chair Fall Conference 2020. The venue choice of the greater Cincinnati area provides a great opportunity for printers and suppliers across all market segments to converge in a relatively central geographic location and a key flexo hub,” Lancelle commented. “Additionally, we’re in the process of formulating program content that should prove to be very appealing to technical and production professionals from upper management, to prepress and graphics, and through to the pressroom floor.”
Through eight technical sessions, the two-and-a-half-day program will take a look at how design, prepress best practices, color management, plates and pressroom technologies can work in harmony to realize customer demands. Among those sessions are three originally scheduled for FORUM 2020:
- Evaluation, Optimization, Control: The Complete Plate Making Package
- Print Quality Scoring: Friend or Foe?
- The Defectives II: A “Virtual” Guide to Troubleshooting
“Recent Fall Conference programs have largely focused on the application of FIRST methodology. In 2020, we intend to take what we’ve learned from those projects and presentations and push beyond concepts and principles,” Lancelle continued. “This year’s program focus will deal more directly with resolving day-to-day ‘blocking and tackling’ issues with a focus on collaboration. We’re assembling panel presentations involving some key industry technical experts who will collectively push the theme of ‘collaboration’ to another level in providing ‘real world’ solutions to common production and productivity issues in any size operation.”
Alongside those technical sessions, attendees will have the opportunity to discuss cutting-edge products, services and technologies with more than 60 companies at the Tabletop Exhibit.