Dates, times and details for everything taking place during FORUM 2021.

Sunday, May 2

11:45 a.m.

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Grand Ballroom

12:00 p.m.

Session: The Great Plate Debate 2021
Technical specialists provide detailed descriptions of the various printing plate applications available today, and the benefits provided to the industry by continuing advances in plate making technology.

Grand Ballroom

2:00 p.m.

Refreshment & Networking Break

Grand Ballroom Foyer

2:20 p.m.

Session: Making the Grade with Print Quality Scoring
Hear Berry Global’s printing director and premedia agency discuss where print quality scoring helped overcome print challenges and improve brand relationships.

Grand Ballroom

3:50 p.m.

Refreshment & Networking Break

Grand Ballroom Foyer

4:10 p.m.

Session: Showcasing Emerging Products
Every part of the flexographic workflow impacts profitability, productivity and consistency. Explore the latest emerging products available today and learn how they can improve production.

Grand Ballroom

6:00 p.m.

President’s Reception

Grand Ballroom Foyer

7:00 p.m.

Awards Banquet
The Awards Banquet is a formal dinner and presentation of FTA’s most storied and sought-after awards.

Grand Ballroom

Monday, May 3

7:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

Location TBD

8:00 a.m.

Session: Advanced Color Theory
Learn about solutions that make managing process color, spot color and screening of spot color an efficient process, before, during and after a pressrun.

Grand Ballroom

10:00 a.m.

Refreshment & Networking Break

Grand Ballroom Foyer

10:30 a.m.

Session: FQC: Investigating Methods to Increase Efficiency & Packaging Quality
Hear the results of the latest FQC projects covering opacity measurements, optimizing color gamuts through magenta ink selection, process control with ink temperature and maximizing plate life. Plus, scholarship-recipient student research reports.

Grand Ballroom

1:30 p.m.

INFOFLEX 2021
Discover game changing technologies, and speak to the industry experts from the companies behind them.

Kansas City Convention Center

6:30 p.m.

Monday Evening Social
The Monday Evening Social is a chance to unwind, converse in an informal setting and catch up with industry colleagues.

Location TBD

Tuesday, May 4

7:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

Location TBD

8:00 a.m.

Session: Establishing Your Starting Points FIRST
Learn how establishing standard operating procedures can streamline the flexographic workflow while yielding the results outlined in FIRST.

Grand Ballroom

10:00 a.m.

Refreshment & Networking Break

Grand Ballroom Foyer

10:30 a.m.

Session: What Happens When FIRST Comes Second?
Walk through a print challenge with a CPC, its prepress provider and printer to discover what happens when the absence of FIRST principles causes a loss in consistency and repeatability.

Grand Ballroom

12:00 p.m.

Complimentary Lunch

Location TBD

1:30 p.m.

INFOFLEX 2021
Discover game changing technologies, and speak to the industry experts from the companies behind them.

Kansas City Convention Center

Wednesday, May 5

7:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

Location TBD

8:30 a.m.

Session: Enhancing Print Quality Through Screening
Hear a discussion of the expectations and implementations of modern screening technologies, with real-world examples and proven results.

Grand Ballroom

10:00 a.m.

Refreshment & Networking Break

Grand Ballroom Foyer

10:15 a.m.

Session: Correcting the Defectives, Correct the Defects
Watch print defects demonstrated on virtual reality presses, listen to industry experts discuss possible causes and corrections, and follow a discussion of the final solutions.

Grand Ballroom

12:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Grand Ballroom

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