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FLEXO Magazine : February 2013
converters are engaged. New technologies, briefed at FTA’s Forum, co -located with INFO*FLEX, are being followed up on. Networking opportunities are continuous. Old friends are on site and new business partnerships are being formed. INFO*FLEX, particularly 2013’s San Diego edition, is truly “A Gold Mine of Solutions.” FLEXO: With better than 95 percent of 2013 space sold, can you guarantee a sell-out? KAIBLE: There is no question the event will be sold out. Every- one expects it. Everyone is planning for it. Booth reservations go fast. Prime locations are in demand. There is not a bad spot on the floor. This event is navigatable. Flexographers find what and who they are looking for. They spend time engaging in dialog and identifying solutions that can be and are put to work in their plants. Based on the success of new business partnerships forged at INFO*FLEX, attendees return year-after-year. More often than not, they find something new to get excited about. INFO*FLEX has a wealth of information to offer and an expan- sive contingent of technical experts on hand to offer advice, encouragement and specific directions to benefit your busi- ness—today, tomorrow and well into the future. FLEXO: Your using the tagline, “A Gold Mine of Solutions.” Can you explain the concept, how attendees will identify with it, etc.? KAIBLE: Simply put, networking is INFO*FLEX ’s calling card. Everybody appreciates the opportunity to mine new ideas, dig for information, partner with like-minded individuals, build business and be successful. The environment fosters a rich and rewarding experience. As an attendee you can prospect for and find any and every solution that you’ll need to succeed in packaging, printing and converting. This is the only show that offers that unique attribute. FLEXO: Please speak to exact demographics—number of booths, number of exhibiting companies. First time exhibi- tors, companies with a continuous presence and noteworthy returnees. KAIBLE: Current count tops 190 exhibiting companies, with 232 booth spaces taken. Only a few slots remain. Some 30 percent of 2013 exhibitors haven’t missed a show! That’s a strong testa- ment to INFO*FLEX, its drawing power, quality attendees, high return on investment and overall value proposition. Many exhibitors have been coming for 20+ years, and of course new exhibitors—some 19—signed on after walking recent INFO*FLEX show floors and seeing all the event has to offer. It’s unmatched and has been for 30 years! Choice loca- tion. Guaranteed audience....the only comprehensive pack- aging, printing and converting event in 2013—the benefits of INFO*FLEX are immeasureable. FLEXO: What is the forecast for attendance? KAIBLE: Every year for the past 31 years, the INFO*FLEX show floor is visited by what is now 1,600+ printers, convert- ers, package buyers and their colleagues who attend the show to network, learn about the newest trends and tech- nologies, and find a “gold mine of solutions.” Year after year, INFO*FLEX delivers heavy traffic, prospects, results, and an unparalleled opportunity to get before all segments of the industry ’s top decision-makers. Networking and seeing new products and developments rank as attendee’s top reasons for coming to INFO*FLEX. Whether your niche is prepress, tag and label, corrugated, folding carton, flexible packaging, digital printing, or inks and coat- ings, INFO*FLEX exposes your brand to thousands of industry professionals. FLEXO: Why are exhibitors excited about this show in particu- lar? What are they saying in support of that claim? Similarly, what are committed attendees saying about INFO*FLEX? KAIBLE: Location, location, location. The venue is spectacu- lar! The floor is easy to navigate! Conversations are spontane- ous. Enthusiasm is everywhere. Expectations point to the 2013 exhibition ranking among the most successful in FTA’s history. San Diego stands out as a host city every time we come here. 20 FLEXO february 2013 www.flexography.org PASSION FOR INNOVATION FLEXIBLE PACKAGING EQUIPMENT THAT MEETS THE DEMANDS OF AMERICA'S TOUGHEST CUSTOMERS 23 NEW ENGLAND WAY | LINCOLN, RHODE ISLAND 02865 - 4252 | Phone: 800 - 854 - 8702 | email@example.com | www.whcorp.com The unique VISTAFLEX from W&H takes the next revolutionary step in flexographic printing and reaches new levels of productivity and ease of use. • Completely automatic changeovers at the push of a button • No platforms, lifts or climbing to change sleeves • Set-up and store your next 4 jobs while the press is running • Visionary concept delivers higher speeds and greater productivity • Incredibly safe and easy operation THE WORLD’S MOST PRODUCTIVE FLEXO PRESS PRINTING EXTRUSION CONVERTING VISTAFLEX FLEXO PRINTING AT ITS MIGHTIEST WINDMOELLER & HOELSCHER