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FLEXO Magazine : August 2009
CONFERENCES & SEMINARS • International Day Breakfast Conference Daily Program Don’t miss this informative and effi cient way to explore the BRIC countries —Brazil, Russia, India and China—and other fast-growing emerging markets—the Middle east, Southeast Asia, eastern europe—with experienced BRIC business development experts, and to network with prospective customers and partners. PRINT 09 is a specially-selected participant in the International Buyer Program (IBP), sponsored by the U.S.Department of Commerce, bringing international buyers together with U.S. fi rms at leading U.S. trade shows in industries with high export potential. • Special FREE Presentations Date: Monday, September 14 Time: 12:00 noon – 1:30 pm Location: Room S502ab Title: Future Profi t and Growth Bonanza: Thin Film Printed electronics A ‘must attend’ session for anyone seeking long term growth opportunities! Presented by the Flex Tech Alliance, with support from T e Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and Graphics at Clemson University and other members. • EXECUTIVE OUTLOOK Start your PRINT 09 experience with the alwayspopular technology and trends update briefi ng — the eXeCUTIVe OUTLOOK Conference held in McCormick Place on September 10, the day before PRINT 09 opens. The program will conclude with the announcement of the PRINT 09 MUST See ‘eMS, a “road map” of the most compelling technologies and products at the show. • Seminar Program 90 Dynamic Sessions in All! From ‘hands-on’ skill-building to top level business management sessions presented by experts in their fi eld—14 knowledge categories! • Mailing & Fulfi llment • Sales & Marketing • Color Management • Design/Creative • executive • Production • Sustainability • Management • Trends & Opportunities • Pre-Media • Print Buying • Transactional • Workfl ow • Digital These fast-paced content-rich sessions will ‘speak’ directly to you and deliver the information you need to move your business forward now. Review this sampling of learning opportunities created just for you, and then view the full Seminar Program online at: www.print09.com • Color Management for Printing and Packaging (Session #10) • A how-to Tactical Plan for ‘Sustainability’ Success (Session #47) • how to excel in a Soft Market (Session #30) • Future of the Printed Product (Session #36) • Technology Forecast: What’s hot and What’s Not (Session #70) • Performance Dashboard: Stalking Waste in the Printers’ Processes (Session #64) • Print Buyers’ Forum For Today’s Sophisticated Print Buyers Moderated By: Margie Dana, Chair, President of Print Buyers International. Designed for the high-end, ultra-experienced print buyer interested in the latest technology and new media—and how they will affect them. • Print Buyers’ Boot Camp Ideal for Entry-Level to Junior Level Print Buyers Moderated By: Margie Dana, Chair, President of Print Buyers International. This intro to print buying will equip attendees with the basic tools they need to immediately be successful. September 11–16, 2009 McCormick Place • Chicago, IL USA The market for thin fi lm printed electronics (TFPE) currently valued at $1.92 billion is projected to soar to $57.16 billion in ten years! Not only is the range of applications staggering, but TFPe can now be printed at high speeds using various printing methods including offset, gravure, fl exo and inkjet. Imagine the market potential if every cell phone, every laptop, every GPS, and every other electronic device with displays used TFPe backplanes. Now imagine solar panels printed on light weight fl exible thin fi lm and arranged in arrays to power electric cars now on the drawing board. This new technology presents a revolutionary opportunity on the brink of exploding into the marketplace! It requires a substantial learning curve, fi rst for the technology, then for the manufacturing processes and ultimately for marketing and sales direction. Make this your 3-step action plan! 1. Learn about the technology, preferred printing methods, hybrid press confi gurations, and why roll-to-roll processes are imperative. 2. See exciting applications of this dynamic technology—today! hear all about what’s just over the horizon in development right now. 3. Gather the resources you need, and begin cultivating your personal support network now to position your company to ride the wave of this tremendous growth and profi t opportunity. Who should attend? • Printing company CeOs concerned about excess capacity • Marketing and Business Development Managers • Press Room Supervisors • Package Printers • equipment Manufacturers