FTA Announces Forum 2019 Chair and Co-Chair

BOHEMIA, NY – July 11, 2018– Flexographic Technical Association (FTA), producers of the No. 1 educational conference for the package printing and converting industry—Forum 2019, announced the official chair and co-chair of the event are Ann Michaud of 3M Co. and Hank Welter of TC Transcontinental Packaging. Forum 2019 is set to take place at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside hotel May 5-8.

Ann co-chaired Forum 2018in Indianapolis, IN, where she helped bring in more than 1,700 attendees from around the world to hear about the latest innovations in the package printing and converting industry.

A distinguished member of FTA for more than 20 years, Hank has been active serving as a speaker at past events and as a Board member from 2011-2018. Coupling active membership with a lifelong passion for package printing, Hank is a strong addition to the 2019 event and looks forward to 2020, when he will be serving as Forum chair.

“The Forum 2019 leadership committee is already actively preparing for the event,” said Ann. “We are excited about bringing together another talented group of industry experts to create what we hope to be a valuable agenda for all printers and industry members. Hank, our 2019 co-chair, brings a wealth of industry experience to the team. Forum 2019 will be another great opportunity to learn, share experiences and network with our industry colleagues. See you in New Orleans in May!”

As the two begin shaping the Forum 2019 agenda, Ann and Hank bring more than 50 years’ combined experience to the planning table. As brainstorming ensues and abstracts are reviewed, attendees can expect to see some fresh faces speaking about in-depth technical topics.

Planning is also well underway for INFOFLEX, the trade show co-located with Forum. The show floor will be open from May 6-7 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. While the event is already 70 percent sold, turnkey booths are still available. Please contact Jay Kaible, FTA director of membership and business development, at 631-737-6020 ext. 120 for more information.

For more information about Forum & INFOFLEX 2019, visit FTA’s website or contact Eileen Cosma, FTA marketing manager, at 631-737-6020 ext. 130.

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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.