FTA Announces FORUM 2020 Theme, Chair and Co-Chair

BOHEMIA, NYFORUM 2020 promises to have “Color, Brands, Technology: The Complete Package.” The event takes place April 19-22, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency Columbus in Columbus, OH. Chair Hank Welter of TC Transcontinental Packaging and Co-Chair Ellen Farrell of Dupont Advanced Printing have been joined by a committee of industry experts to create a four-day agenda packed with essential technical content on topics crucial to flexography.

“Three great days at Fall Conference 2019 have me excited and looking forward to FORUM 2020. The bar has been set high, and session chairs and FTA staff are hard at work building out the ‘Complete Package,’” said Welter. “FORUM 2020 will focus on color, brands and technologies, with a mix of veterans, first-time speakers and Emerging Leaders Committee members in a variety of session formats.”

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From left: David Palmieri, PJ Fronczkiewicz, Roger Poteet, Kevin Dittman

FORUM 2020’s agenda will reinforce its theme with nine technical sessions spread across four days. Presentations will cover everything from the past, present and future of plate making, to what brand owners are looking for from their print partners, to screening technologies that reduce ink consumption while increasing print quality.

“FORUM 2020’s theme tells the story of its sessions’ technical nature,” added Farrell. “Attendees will leave with increased knowledge of color measurement, control and consistency; brand owner needs and challenges; and a deep understanding of the latest technology advancements and their applications for converter and premedia companies.”

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Emily Anderson
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Jean Engelke

FORUM 2020 will be held in conjunction with INFOFLEX 2020, which takes place April 20-21 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. While the event is already 70 percent sold, turnkey booths are still available. Contact Jay Kaible, FTA director of membership and business development, at 631-737-6020 ext. 120 for details.

For more information about FORUM 2020, visit the FORUM web page or contact Katie Graham, FTA marketing and communications manager, at 631-737-6020 ext. 130.


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Chartered in 1958, FTA 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 1,650 member sites that represent more than 1,400 companies and 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.