Happy New Year to you all! We hope you had a safe and enjoyable holiday.
If one of your work-related New Year’s resolutions includes making valuable relationships with industry professionals, increasing overall sales, or growing your knowledge of the latest and greatest in flexo (or all of the above), then you’re in the right place! Below are the upcoming flexo industry events that will be offered in the first quarter of 2016.
FPA 2016 EHS Summit
January 26th and 27th The TradeWinds Island Grand Resort, St. Petersburg Beach, FL
The Flexible Packaging Association’s Environmental, Health, and Safety Summit will be aimed at converters and suppliers of flexible packaging. Attend to receive real take-home value from presenters in both industry and government.
Basic Flexo Printing Seminar
February 1st -4th Fox Valley Technical College, Appleton, WI
This Basic Flexo Seminar provides the basic information necessary for the production of quality flexographic printing. Instruction will consist of of lectures, demonstrations, field trips and actual operation of machinery in the various subject areas.
Paperboard Packaging Seminar
February 16th and 17th The Sonoco Institute at Clemson University, Clemson, SC
This seminar provides a comprehensive, hands-on exploration of Paperboard Packaging Technologies. Upon completing this program, attendees will be equipped to make valuable contributions to critical packaging decisions.
Corrugated Printing & Packaging Seminar
February 18th and 19th The Sonoco Institute at Clemson University, Clemson, SC
Our Corrugated Seminar aims to provide attendees with a broad understanding of the corrugated packaging industry, including fundamental knowledge of terminology and a hands-on approach to the packaging design workflow.
Graphics of the Americas 2016
February 18th – 20th Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami, FL
This is one of the largest events in the U.S. attracting key industry professionals in graphic communications from throughout North America, South America, Central America & the Caribbean. Attend to learn to grow your business through demonstrations by major manufacturers and suppliers and network with industry peers from around the world.
FPPA 19th Annual Conference
February 21st – 23rd Omni Rancho Las Palmas, Rancho Mirage, CA
This conference will include technical sessions from supplier members and opportunities for one-on-one networking, as well as round table discussions on the direction and future of the association.
Packaging Innovations 2016
February 24th and 25th The NEC, Birmingham, England, UK
This show is dedicated to bringing the UK packaging industry together to demonstrate new innovations, inspire developments and new approaches, and discover the latest trends and technologies. With areas dedicated to providing opportunities for contract packers and manufacturers to promote their services at Contract Pack and new approaches to sustainability at Ecopack. This show has it all for those looking for the latest and most convenient ways to refresh and deliver excellent packaging.
FPA 2016 Annual Meeting
March 1st – 3rd The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples, FL
The meeting will offer great networking opportunities for industry leaders and senior management and the presentation of the winners of the 2016 FPA Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards. The content-rich agenda will focus on industry-specific topics, issues and challenges.
March 2nd – 4th China Import & Export Fair Complex, Guangzhou, China
The China International Exhibition on Label Printing Technology (also known as “Sino-Label”) has established itself as a remarkable and influential international exhibition covering the spectrum of label printing, decoration, processing and technological applications.
TLMI Converter Meeting 2016
March 6th – 8th Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa, Koloa, HI
Attend the meeting to see educational presentations by renowned speakers with topics ranging from economic forecasts and industry innovation to management insights and motivational tools.
FTA Annual Forum
March 6th – 9th Omni Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX
FTA’s Annual Forum is considered by thousands in the package printing and converting world to be the year’s only not-to-be-missed event. Each year welcomes fresh and exciting enhancements, and often bold, new initiatives with this singular aim: provide conference goers with the tools, techniques and knowledge to remain competitive and become a force for the future.
March 7th and 8th Fort Worth Convention Center, Fort Worth, TX
With nearly 300 exhibitors, from press manufacturers to converting equipment providers to process control experts and everything in between, will be there in force to help you source the solutions that will bring your printing to the next level. Be there to discover ways to win more jobs, increase profits and become a better printer/converter.
TAGA 68th Annual Technical Conference 2016
March 20th – 23rd Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel, Memphis, TN
This conference is the premier global association for individuals researching, developing, and studying graphic arts technology.
Process Control for Flexography
March 22nd – 24th The Sonoco Institute at Clemson University, Clemson, SC
This exciting new seminar examines the practices and tools required to maintain process control for flexographic print. Attendees will go hands-on during all stages of the process – digital prepress, platemaking, ink mixing, press setup, and print analysis.
March 25th – 28th Shanghai New International Expo Centre, PR China, Asia
Asia’s number one plastics and rubber trade fair!
We hope you will have an opportunity to attend one, or a few, of these trade shows, seminars, and meetings; it’ll be just what you need to jumpstart your year! Don’t forget to keep our Events Calendar bookmarked, and be on the lookout for the blog post on next quarter’s industry events on Flexo Daily.