BOHEMIA, NY – Nov. 1, 2017 – Flexographic Technical Association (FTA), producers of the No. 1 educational symposium for the package printing and converting industry—Forum 2018—today announced “Bringing It All Together: Synchronizing Processes, People and Potential” as the official theme of the 2018 event. More than 2,000 professionals from every segment of the supply chain will attend the May 6-9 event, held at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown in Indianapolis, IN.
The Forum 2018 agenda tackles synchronization of the many moving parts of the industry, including processes, people and potential. Culminated into one event through nine informative sessions, topics include student research about the future of flexo, how company cultures impact all strategic planning for success, and new capabilities and technologies of today’s flexo presses. Attendees will walk away with a clear understanding of the customer’s point of view of package printing and the brand management process, how to effectively communicate the proof approval process between brand owner and printer, and so much more.
The sessions are:
• Flexo Quality Consortium (FQC)
• Culture Eats Strategy for Lunch
• New Capabilities: Look at Flexo Now!
• Color: 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
In addition, the program agenda will offer a complimentary pre-conference session titled Purchasing Printing/Converting Equipment: Flexo’s New Market Scenario.
Program development is being led by Forum Chair Bob Coomes, Plastic Packaging Technologies, LLC and Co-Chair Ann Michaud, 3M. As abstracts are reviewed, speakers are selected and session formats are determined, the tuning in and integration of all topics will ultimately deliver a big-picture message for a complete May 2018 experience.
Collocated with Forum 2018 is INFOFLEX, which takes place May 7-8 across the Skywalk at the Indiana Convention Center. Visitors can anticipate a hotbed of innovation at the convention hall. Occupied by hundreds of the industry’s top suppliers, this is a two-day, intensive networking opportunity allowing for the successful intertwining of the various worlds of package printing and converting technologies. There is still time to reserve your booth. Call Jay Kaible, FTA director of membership & business development, at 631-737-6020 ext. 120 to guarantee your spot at the show now!
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About FTA: 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 1,350 member sites that represent more than 35,000 individuals. Foundation of FTA, founded in 1974, is the educational arm of FTA and is dedicated to supporting and advancing the flexographic printing industry.