FTA – Bringing the focus back to flexo at Forum 2019
USA • The Flexographic Technical Association announced the official theme of Forum 2019: “All Flexo, All of the Time.” The event is set to take place at New Orleans, LA, May 5-8.
Keeping it fresh
Attendees gathering in “The Big Easy” should expect things to be changed up a bit at Forum 2019. The initial day will host the first session at 11:30 a.m., instead of the usual 9:30 a.m. thereby giving travelers more time to settle in once they arrive in New Orleans. Finally, recurring sessions, including the traditional Flexography 101 and 102 sessions and the fact-based Flexo Quality Consortium (FQC) session, have been rearranged to land on different days and times, as compared to past Forums, to give all attendees an equal opportunity to see the sessions of their choosing.
The focus is flexo
As content for sessions slowly percolates over the next several months, topics will be strongly concentrated on the size, stature and ever-evolving posture of the flexo printing industry, including briefings on:
- New market research study outcomes
- Today’s enhanced printing techniques
- Process controls, defect detection and other corrective actions
- Basic fundamentals of flexo, and more
Attendees will see the Brand Owners Council identify standards that are relevant to today’s packaging workflows, then provide full details on how their adoption can equip printers to meet the top-quality concerns of their Consumer Product Company (CPC) customers. Leading prepress software developers will demonstrate and educate conference-goers on the latest technologies, by identifying leading screening options, demonstrating use of the software, and the action taken to produce a graphic.
Planning is also well underway for Infoflex, the trade show co-located with the Forum. While the event is already 70% sold, turnkey booths are still available. For more information about Forum & Infoflex 2019, visit FTA’s website or contact Eileen Cosma, FTA marketing manager.