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FTA to Break New Ground at Forum 2014


FTA 2014 Annual Forum set for April 27-30 in Baltimore, MD

Shake things up. Do things never done before. Advance beyond previous achievements. Flexographic Technical Association’s (FTA) 2014 Annual Forum, themed “Breaking New Ground,” promises to do just that over the course of four days, April 27-30, in Baltimore, MD.

The largest annual gathering of the package printing and converting marketplace is determined to deliver compelling educational content, business-building networking and the “aha” moments that have built this annual conference from 300 flexographers in 1959 to an event that today continually attracts some 1,700 attendees.

Forum 2014 will include fresh, cutting-edge sessions that will impart new theories, new research and new practices to an audience hungry to learn how to improve their process, productivity and the all-important bottom line:

• Printers will share the means by which they incorporate OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) to manage their pressrooms more effectively.
• Print buyers will offer their unique perspectives and experiences with regard to expanded gamut printing.
• Researchers will extend the dialogue into new and emerging markets that will be of critical importance to stakeholders looking to position their business for future growth.
• An interactive session, “Flexo Mythbusters,” will tackle and debunk the fallacies and fables associated with flexographic printing.

Three concurrent sessions (Tag & Label, Flexible Packaging and Corrugated) will be incorporated into the program to address specific concerns, challenges and opportunities facing those market segments. Finally, those new to the industry will extract value from detailed discussions on the fundamentals in the Flexography 101 and 102 sessions.

Program development is being led by Forum Chairs Pepper Stokes, Robbie Fantastic Flexibles and Jessica Harkins, Anderson & Vreeland, Inc.

Coinciding with Forum 2014 is its sister event, the INFO*FLEX Exhibition, “A Gold Mine of Solutions.” Taking place April 28-29 at the Baltimore Convention Center, attendees can anticipate a bustling convention hall occupied by more than 210 of the industry’s top suppliers and their solutions, providing for two days of intensive networking activity and side-by-side comparisons of the latest technology.

For more information about FTA’s 2014 Annual Forum or its INFO*FLEX Exhibition visit or contact Sharon Cox ( FTA director of marketing at 631-737-6020 ext. 46.

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