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FLEXO Magazine : March 2011
The competition is fierce. You can’t afford to stand on the sidelines or make frequent pit stops. Plan now to attend flexography’s signature event and be prepared to learn about the strategies that are setting the pace for flexo packaging excellence. 1 Discover the latest state-of-the-art flexographic printing technologies and future possibilities. 2 Find out more about controlling variables and perfecting your process. 3Learn of significant improvements that can be made in cycle times and materials usage. 4 Hear why shotgun improvement efforts toward sustainability and operational excellence don’t work – that you must integrate key processes into one unified approach to see increases in profits, performance & reductions to your environmental impact. 5 Find out how to establish a culture of cooperation that leads to greater color consistency, FIRST-rate production practices and optimized processes. The end-result will have you rethinking how packaging is produced and vowing never to stay satisfied with the status quo. Highlights • Win the war on waste. Define, identify & attack the seven forms of waste using Lean approaches. • Capture the consumer: CPC’s share ideas on how to win over the brand-conscious consumer. • Learn about spot-on solutions for color management to satisfy even the most finicky customer. • Explore key trends in plate technologies, inks & ink metering systems & high-density bar codes for packaging excellence. • New brand color management standards & global compliance: Understand the requirements & how to best implement them. • Learn how to facilitate brand owner approvals faster, easier and with less expense. • Discover a new “color language” to ensure consistency from concept to consumer (and everything in between). 2 overview Schedule-at-a-Glance Saturday, april 30 7:00am - 6:00pm Phoenix Challenge College Competition 8:00am - 5:30pm Registration 1:30pm - 6:00pm JP Buckley Annual Golf Tournament 6:30pm - 7:30pm Post Golf Tournament Reception Sunday, May 1 7:30am - 5:30pm Registration 9:45am - 10:00am Welcome to Forum 2011 10:00am - 12:00pm Prepress 12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch Break (on own) 1:00pm - 3:00pm Sustainability 3:00pm - 3:30pm Refreshment Break 3:30pm - 5:30pm Emerging Trends 6:30pm - 7:30pm President’s Reception 7:30pm - 9:30pm FTA Annual Banquet & Awards Program Monday, May 2 7:00am - 8:00am Continental Breakfast 7:30am - 5:30pm Registration 8:00am - 10:00am Operational Excellence through Lean Thinking & Applications 10:00am - 10:30am Refreshment Break 10:30am - 12:30pm FQC (Flexo Quality Consortium) 12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch Served @ INFO*FLEX Exhibition 12:30pm - 5:00pm INFO*FLEX Exhibition 12:30pm - 5:00pm Excellence in Flexography Awards Display 1:45pm - 4:30pm INFO*FLEX Presentation Theater tueSday, May 3 7:00am - 8:00am Continental Breakfast 7:30am - 5:30pm Registration 8:00am - 10:00am FIRST Forward: Leveraging FIRST for the Advancement of Flexography 10:00am - 10:30am Refreshment Break 10:30am - 12:30pm Inks & Substrates 12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch Break (on own) 1:30pm - 5:30pm INFO*FLEX Exhibition 1:30pm - 5:30pm Excellence in Flexography Awards Display 1:45pm - 4:30pm INFO*FLEX Presentation Theater 3:30pm - 5:00pm Social Networking Event @ INFO*FLEX Exhibition WedneSday, May 4 10:30am - 12:00pm FIRST Roundtable (open meeting) 10:30am - 12:00pm FQC Team Meeting (open meeting) Visit our NEW website for up-to-the-minute info on Forum & INFO*FLEX 2011. www.flexography.org “ Regardless of your market niche, Forum’s technical sessions deliver the formula for peak performance. ” Forum2011_brochureMarch.indd 2 3/15/11 6:35 PM