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FLEXO Magazine : February 2009
FTA TODAY Forum 2009 Agenda at a Glance Day Time Session Session Chairs Description Presentations What the Forum Chairs Say: In the opening session, you will learn how you can maximize your "This Forum is a call to action. Today's Welcome & Forum and INFO*FLEX experience economic conditions demand it!... Our Sunday, 1:00p.m. Association while navigating the future of goal is to provide you with information, May3 - 1:30 p.m. Update flexo. You will also hear about ideas, potential employees and interns, the recent developments at FTA action assignments and a bag of litera- including information about TEST, ture!" -Twomey SPI, FIRST and more! Forum Renowned "Global Guru" and "The economy concerns all of us, and we Emory University Professor Jeff Keynote: Rosensweig will kick-off Forum felt leading the Forum with this subject, Flexography: specific to our market, was best... This 1:30p.m. Surviving 2009 by portraying the "big keynote will educate our membership on - 2:30p.m. and Thriving picture:' the challenging environ- what is going on globally, where there in a Volatile ment we are doing business in, may be growth areas, and how we can Global and comprising relevant trends continue to think positively about our Economy in the economy, finance, and market!" -Twomey demographics. Mark Cisternino, FTA (L) Latin American Converting Industry Flexographic technology and Outlook Tony Dalleore, David Ashe, B2B Portales, Inc. AFTA / MacDermid markets all over the globe have European Perspective on Flexo "Opening the Forum with this kind of Flexo 'Round Printing Solutions (R) progressed at vastly different Technology valuable information should re-vitalize 3:00p.m. The World rates. All that has changed! Flexo Martin Dreher, DHA-TZ us all and prove inspirational in recogniz- - 5:00p.m. Session markets 'Round the World are Flexo Market & Technology Down Under ing threats, opportunities and business embracing global technological Tony Dalleore, AHA and MacDermid practices that will lead us into the fu- advancements at an unprec- Printing Solutions ture." -Engelke edented rate. Sleeves Felice Rossini, Rossini s.p.a Mark Coffman, Dixie Graphics (L) This important two-hour session will have a panel featuring three "[We] took note of the overwhelming Randy Butler, CPC representatives and three Panel Discussion: Brand Color desire to have more consumer product Print pack Inc. (R) prepress representatives. The Management Across Substrate Lines panelists will discuss customer James Breitung, Sara Lee Corp.; companies (CPCs) present and participat- Monday, 8:00a.m. Prepress expectations, and share experi- Mike Butler, Southern Graphic System; ing in the program. . . A common challenge May4 - 10:00a.m. Session Kevin W. Chop, Diageo; to the CPCs is brand color management ences with different substrates Dan Dietrich, Schawk Inc.; across substrate lines. Where better to put and time-and money-saving Scott Miller, Matthews Brand Solutions; this great discussion than in an FFTA Forum techniques. There will also be a and Shannon Steele, Coca-Cola USA Prepress Session?" -Engelke O&A period so be prepared to ask questions! Mark Vanover According to "The Tipping Point" author, Malcolm Gladwell, "The Digital Printing Tipping Point is that magic mo- Jeff O'Reilly, Hewlett Packard Company "Emerging Trends should be about what Emerging ment when an idea, trend or so- Extended Gamut Printing Technology common trends are occurring in our market 10:30a.m. Trends cial behavior crosses a threshold, AI Bowers, RR Donnelley; segments, which is why you will hear about -12:30p.m. tips, and spreads like wildfire." and Mark Samworth, EskoArtwork Session The Emerging Trends session will The Brain Drain and Internships education, expanded gamut, and inkjet; all explore two technology trends Larry Ahleman, Western Michigan related to growing flexo:' -Twomey that are at that threshold and University ready to tip. 1:30p.m. INFO*FLEX - 5:30p.m. Exhibition De-mystifying Ablative Flexo CTP... Ruth Buckley, Again! Bancroft Bag Inc. (L) Dominic Ibarra, Anderson & Vreeland, Flexo 101 will address a wide Inc. Richard Black, range of today's printing chal- A Roadmap for Success in Challenging All Printing Resources (R) lenges. Topics to be covered Economic Times "We have new people joining our industry include; factors in image quality, David J. Lanska, Stork Cellramic Inc. Tuesday, 8:00a.m. Flexo 101 analysis of CTP products on the The Physics of Print every day. As a technical organization it May 5 -10:00a.m. Session market, proofing and predictable Catherine Haynes, All Printing Resources is our responsibility to provide basic prin- results, press optimization and Inc. ciples and practices to new members and anilox inventories and today's Press Optimization attendees:' -Twomey challenging times and how to Bill Poulson, Harper Corporation of succeed. America Factors in Narrow Web Image Quality Bradley K. Taylor, DuPont Imaging Technologies - FLEXO FEBRUARY 2009 www.flexography.org
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