2014’s Big Q1 and Q2 Flexo Events

2014 Flexo Calendar

A new year means a whole host of Flexo events to attend. In fact, the amount of meetings, conferences, seminars, and the like, might seem just a bit overwhelming.


To help you get your 2014 schedule together, this week we’re highlighing five of the biggest, best and key events that you really need to attend this year to keep abreast of what’s happening in flexography and related industries.


FTA 2014 Annual Forum

When: April 27 – 30

Where: Baltimore Convention Center

Register: http://www.flexography.org/03ConferenceEvents/forum.html

Good stuff: The FTA has revamped much of their annual meeting, which means more of the industry-critical content for flexographers. A&V’s own Jessica Harkins Harrell will co-chair the vent, along with Pepper Stokes of Robbie Fantastic Flexibles.

The key sessions include:

  • Expanded Gamut Printing, The Customer & You!
  • Managing Your Pressroom Efficiencies
  • Emerging Flexo Markets: Is Your Business Positioned for Future Growth?
  • Flexo Mythbusters
  • Refining the Flexo Process: FQC in Action
  • Tags & Labels
  • Flexible Packaging
  • Corrugated
  • FIRST (Flexographic Image Reproduction Specifications & Tolerances)
  • Flexography 101
  • Flexography 102



When: April 28 – 29

Where: Baltimore Convention Center

Register: http://www.flexography.org/03ConferenceEvents/infoflex.html

Good stuff: This year’s Info*Flex expects over 240 vendors showing their stuff, 1,700 or more visitors hailing from 35 countries, and a considerable amount of educational opportunities.


TLMI Converter Meeting

When: March 9 – 12

Where: The Resort at Pelican Hill, Newport Coast, CA

Register: http://www.cvent.com/events/2014-tlmi-converter-meeting/event-summary-05b7c0e882234db58e787146bc425098.aspx

Good stuff: The first of TLMI’s two major meetings of the year, the TLMI Converter Meeting this year feature’s a Ratio Study presentation, educational seminars, and golf.


2014 PLACE Conference

When: May 13 – 15

Where: Sawgrass Marriot, Ponte Vedra, FL

Register: http://www.tappi.org/Events/Upcoming-Events/14PLACE.aspx

Good stuff: Panel discussions, tutorials, and networking opportunities for the flexible packaging industry.


Global Pouch Forum

When: June 11 – 13

Where: The Westin Beach Resort, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Register: http://www.globalpouchforum.com/

Good stuff: This is the big one for pouches—expecting 500+ attendees this year, with info about global market trends, business forecasts, and the chance to meet and mingle with major brand owners and CPG producers.


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