Spring Into This Year’s Flexo Industry Events

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We hope you have had a great start to 2016. The second quarter has even more flexo events for you to “spring” into! Now is the perfect time to refine your skills and refresh your memory on topics you may need to brush up on. Take advantage of the networking events, webinars, and tradeshows the next few months have to offer below.

Fespa Brazil 2016
April 6th – 9th  | Expo Center Norte, São Paulo, Brazil
This dedicated exhibition for the wide-format and textile printing sectors. Co-organized with APS Feiras & Eventos, this trade show will bring to print solution providers a comprehensive display of wide-format print technologies.

Continuous Improvement Conference 2016
April 10th – 13th  | Milwaukee Hilton City Center, Milwaukee, WI
This conference is the only industry event focused on helping companies achieve operational excellence by using the concepts of Lean Manufacturing and other management and quality systems.

Sonoco Institute Flexo Foundations
April 12th and 13th  | Sonoco Institute, Clemson, SC
This two-day seminar is designed as an introduction to flexography, suitable for anyone involved in the flexo industry including sales, customer service, administration, marketing, etc. Content covered will include the history of flexography, an overview of the flexographic market, the flexographic printing process, substrate and ink options, color and design considerations, and more.

CPES 2016
April 19th and 20th  | Sheridan Trafalgar Road Campus Conference Centre, Oakville, Ontario
CPES is the single largest event of its kind in Canada devoted to the emerging fields of printable, organic, and flexible electronics (PE). There is no better place to learn about the convergence of research and development, industry expertise, commercial effort, and government support that gives Canada a tremendous opportunity in this explosive global market.

PSSMA 2016 Production Managers Seminar
April 19th – 21st  | Embassy Suites – Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta, Georgia
More information to come.

Chinaplas 2016
April 19th and 20th  | Shanghai New International Expo Centre, PR China
Accompanying the growth of China’s plastics and rubber industries for 30 editions, CHINAPLAS has become a distinguished meeting and business platform for these industries and has also largely contributed to their prosperous development.

2016 Harper Roadshow
April 26th  | Saddle Brook Marriott, Saddle Brook, NJ
Join this Road Show to learn how to succeed in the short run, incorporating the latest flexographic technology and principles. Hear from experts on how to make sure your operation runs as efficiently and competitively as possible! Finally, you will learn to improve your Press Uptime by matching ink proofs to press using Harper’s QD™ Proofer.

Label Summit Latin America
April 26th and 27th  | Hotel Las Americas Convention Center, Bolivar, Colombia
The two-day conference and table-top exhibition alternates between Colombia, Mexico, and Brazil and is the largest gathering for the label and package printing industry in Latin America. It will provide extraordinary opportunities for label converters, package printers, and manufacturers alike to shape their future strategies and open up even further to international business.

Label Expert Road Show
Listen to 5 major label industry players at one very unique label expert session about plate making, flexo inks, flexo presses, digital presses, and business software. Compressed into a half-day, you’ll be able to pick their brains and catch up with major label industry developments. Choose from the dates/locations below.
April 16th  |  Toronto, ON
April 28th  |  Philadelphia, PA
May 3rd |  Birmingham, AL
May 5th  |  Dallas, TX
May 10th  |  Orange County, CA

YMC Summit 2016
April 28th – April 30th | Radisson Blu Beke, Budapest, Hungary
During this event, young managers get the opportunity to learn more about management skills, experiences from industry experts, and more. The program includes social events (such as networking dinners) and one and a half-day of presentations and workshops.

Sonoco Institute’s Expanded Color Gamut Seminar
May 10th – 12th  |  Sonoco Institute, Clemson, SC
Clemson’s Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and Graphics is the perfect place to come learn about the ins-and-outs of Expanded Color Gamut for package decoration. This seminar uses state-of-the-art software, color management, and production flexographic equipment to allow attendees to put their hands-on the ECG process workflow, while engaging with industry experts around this exciting and beneficial technology.

Thin Wall Packaging 2016
May 10th and 11th  | The Westin Chicago North Shore, Wheeling, IL
Thin Wall Packaging 2016 offers a unique networking opportunity for leading food companies, retailers, packaging manufacturers, researchers, and suppliers of the industry to debate the latest developments and market trends in light weight plastics packaging.

Basic Flexo Printing Seminar
May 16th – 19th  | Fox Valley Technical College, Appleton, WI
This seminar provides the basic information necessary for the production of quality flexographic printing. Instruction consists of lectures, demonstrations, field trips, and actual operation of machinery in the various subject areas. All seminar instructors are experienced in flexographic or related industries.

May 31st – July 10th  | Düsseldorf Germany
drupa is unique: In its size, its range on offer and its mass appeal. The most important international event in the industry by far offers you an exclusive, eleven-day day platform for innovative print and cross-media solutions, future technologies, and industry applications. drupa is the world’s leading trade show for graphic and industrial print as well as media and multichannel – and is thus the ideal touchpoint for your target group.

Flexo Technical Tips Webinar: Monitoring Press Conditions
June 30th  |  Webinar
Stay tuned for more information!

Take the time to improve your knowledge, reconnect with industry professionals, and earn more business by attending any of the events above. Bookmark our Events Calendar to stay up-to-date on the latest flexo industry events! Stay tuned for the recap of next quarter’s industry events on Flexo Daily at the end of June.