FTA Forum & INFOFLEX 2018 now open for registration

The Flexographic Technical Association’s INFOFLEX events have drawn huge crowds year after year.

Registration is now open for the Flexographic Technical Association’s (FTA) Forum & INFOFLEX 2018, which will take place in Indianapolis, Indiana, May 6-9. The forum, themed Bringing It All Together: Processes, People and Potential, will be hosted at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown. Across the Skywalk, INFOFLEX will be Where the Worlds of Package Printing and Converting Technologies Successfully Intertwine – at the Indiana Convention Center on May 7 and 8. “The growth we’re seeing in flexible packaging has been phenomenal,” said Forum Chair Bob Coomes of Plastic Packaging Technologies. “This makes it even more important for those serving within the industry to identify trends in the consumer space; keep up with the latest in technology; and raise up a strong, productive workforce that will meet tomorrow’s challenges today. I believe that the session speakers at Forum 2018 will provide many ideas, insights and solutions that are relevant to those attending. It’s also a great opportunity to hear from industry experts and network with others within the “flexo family.” There’ll be something for everyone.”

Indianapolis Marriott Downtown.
The Indianapolis Marriott Downtown.

Sessions will cover topics including the future of flexo, process improvements, equipment purchasing, understanding the customer’s customer, the importance of the press approval process, the role company culture and leadership play in a successful work environment, and much more. Full Forum early-bird rates, which end March 30, 2018 can save attendees up to $350 (USD). Registration includes the Forum’s nine technical sessions, a seat at the Annual Awards Banquet, entry to walk the show floor at INFOFLEX, and the Monday Evening Social. Attendees seeking entry only to the INFOFLEX Exhibition will have access to the more than 240 exhibits at the Indiana Convention Center on both days, as well as the Monday Evening Social. Joining Coomes as Forum 2018 Co-chair is Ann Michaud of 3M. For complete details about these events, please visit www.flexography.org.

The Flexographic Technical Association (FTA), chartered in 1958, is a professional society dedicated to bringing all members of the flexographic printing community – printers, suppliers, consumer product companies, institutions, prepress houses and others – together by providing opportunities for the free exchange of technical ideas and discussion of mutual concerns. The association includes 1,650 member sites that represent more than 1,400 companies and 35,000 individuals. The Foundation of FTA, founded in 1974, is the educational arm of the FTA, dedicated to supporting and advancing the flexographic printing industry.


Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.