BOHEMIA, NY – Nov. 22, 2016 – Flexographic Technical Association (FTA), producers of the largest annual gathering for the package printing and converting industry, today announced that registrations for the 2017 Forum & INFO*FLEX Exhibition are officially open at the FTA Store. The Trending Now Forum will take place April 30 – May 3 at the Sheraton Grand Phoenix Hotel in downtown Phoenix, AZ. More than 2,000 trend-setters, representing every segment of the supply chain will be there.
“The theme for the 2017 Forum is quite fitting,” said Forum Chair, Paul Teachout, Nilpeter. “Trending Now is all about what is currently relevant in our industry and what we need to prepare for the future. The variety of sessions will engage and interact with our audience. We will address the next generation workforce challenges and how to execute the shift from a craft to a science. Topics covered will also address future disruptive trends and innovations in dynamic packaging solutions as well as how we can prepare for being compliant in an ever-changing global market place.”
Located a short walk away, the Phoenix Convention Center will be hosting the INFO*FLEX Exhibition which celebrates its 35 anniversary in 2017. The event takes place May 1-2. Attendees can anticipate an active convention hall filled by more than 300 of the industry’s top suppliers and their solutions. INFO*FLEX provides the opportunity for two days of intensive networking activity and side-by-side comparisons of the latest technologies. More than 85 percent of the available 310 booths have already been sold.
With Early Bird rates, attendees can save up to $350 by registering before March 24. FTA is excited to share that the Forum & INFO*FLEX Sampler package is available again this year. Designed specifically for FTA printer/converter members who are unable to attend all of the events but wish to attend Tuesday afternoon’s INFO*FLEX Exhibition and the flexo fundamentals presentations that occur on Wednesday during Forum’s technical sessions.
Forum 2017 is chaired by industry experts, Paul Teachout, Nilpeter, and Bob Coomes, Plastic Packaging Technologies, LLC. For complete details about the events visit www.flexography.org or contact Eileen Cosma , FTA marketing manager at 631-737-6020 ext. 30.
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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 1,650 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.