“We’ve taken a ‘by the people, for the people’ approach” he adds. “Each session is chaired by a printer/converter, which helped tremendously in developing the content because he/she could ask himself/herself ‘Is this something I would want to hear as an attendee?' ”
Mark Mazur, DuPont Imaging Technologies, Forum 2008 co-chair added “What sets this forum apart, aside from the energy brought by the fact that it celebrates FTA’s 50 year anniversary, is that there is very little supplier influence. We wanted to make sure the topics addressed what printers and converters want and need.”
Printers will learn about achieving color quickly, controlling variables, waste reduction initiatives, and tools that will optimize productivity. “Our goal is to have attendees leave with a notepad full of to-dos.” says Gilbert. “And that’s something easily accomplished with sessions like ‘Faster, Better, Cheaper’, ‘Sustainablity’ and ‘FIRST/FQC’ (Flexographic Image Reproduction Specifications & Tolerances / Flexo Quality Consortium).”
This year’s forum takes place at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, TX, USA, April 27-30. The educational event is held in conjunction with Info*Flex, an exhibition of products and services for the flexo industry featuring hundreds of suppliers.
Details are available at www.flexography.org.