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Experience FFTA’s Annual Forum

April 2010 By Ellen Parsons

RONKONKOMA, N.Y.—The Foundation of Flexographic Technical Association's (FFTA, www.flexography.org) Annual Forum and 2010 INFO*FLEX exhibition will be one of the largest printing and in-line converting networking events of the year. The exhibition is slated for May 3-4 at Paris Las Vegas, in Las Vegas, Nev.

"INFO*FLEX 2010 will feature many new and exciting changes, beneficial to both exhibitors and attendees," comments FTA director of business development, Jay Kaible. "Monday's lunch, free to all attendees, and Tuesday's social event will take place right on the INFO*FLEX show floor to encourage additional networking and business exchanges. Tuesday will also feature special presentations given by major CPCs. These speakers will address the entire supply chain –concerning hot topics, such as the FIRST Operator Certification Program, workflow enhancements, and color management. CPCs will be an integral part of the conference program, as well as the opening session."

"The changes we've implemented for 2010 are the result of feedback –received from exhibitors and attendees after last year's show," says FFTA/FTA president, Mark Cisternino. "There isn't another show of this magnitude in early 2010."

"Forum 2010 is not to be missed!" comments Forum chair Jean Engelke, Alcan Packaging. "Based on membership feedback, we are filling three full days with tutorials, technical content, and networking opportunities. Be prepared to experience flexo from every perspective: CPCs, designers, color communication, sustainability, and technical execution."

Sessions include:

• Emerging Trends and New –Technologies;

• Flexo 101: Meeting the Challenge;

• FIRST From the Front Lines;

• FQC (Flexo Quality Consortium);

• Inks: Delivering the Message Through Printing;

• Prepress: Streamlining the Process;

• Substrates; and

• Sustainability

Additional changes to the exhibition include a display of FTA's Excellence in Flexography Award winners on the show floor and a presentation given by the winning team from the Phoenix Challenge College Competition.


 

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