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Schedule

Dates, times and locations for everything happening during FORUM 2023.

Sunday, April 16

All events take place at the Hilton Columbus Downtown unless otherwise noted.

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location TBA

Event Registration

11:45 a.m. – Noon

Grand Ballroom

Opening Remarks

Session

Noon – 1:30 p.m.

Grand Ballroom

Sustainable Business, Sustainable Planet

Get a look at waste and energy opportunities, how legislation is driving change, and hear directly from a converter that has already started walking the journey.

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Grand Ballroom Foyer

Networking & Refreshment Break

Session

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Grand Ballroom

Off the Shelf and into Your Cart

Discover how collaboration with design, prepress and the printer—following FIRST—can create a showcase piece that will jump off the shelf and into the consumer’s cart.

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Grand Ballroom Foyer

Networking & Refreshment Break

Session

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Grand Ballroom

The Great Tape Debate

A lively exchange with some of flexography’s leading mounting tape manufacturers, who take a deep dive into current market trends, common questions and best practices.

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Location TBA

President’s Reception

Banquet

7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Grand Ballroom

Awards Banquet

A formal banquet recognizing the recipients of FTA’s various honors and awards.

Monday, April 17

All events take place at the Hilton Columbus Downtown unless otherwise noted.

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Location TBA

Continental Breakfast

7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Location TBA

Event Registration

Session

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Grand Ballroom

Find ’em, Train ’em, Keep ’em: 21st Century Flexographer

An examination of the interlaced pieces that will help find new employees, train them for success and retain them as vital pieces of your company long term.

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Grand Ballroom Foyer

Networking & Refreshment Break

Session

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Grand Ballroom

The Value of Color Measurement

Color measurement crusaders build the case for why the entire flexographic supply chain should fully embrace collecting color data and become enthusiastic color measurement practitioners.

Lunch

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch (on your own)

INFOFLEX

1:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Greater Columbus Convention Center

INFOFLEX 2023

For more than four decades, INFOFLEX has been where package printers and converters go to build relationships and forge connections.

Social

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Location TBA

Monday Evening Social

A chance to unwind, converse in an informal setting and catch up with industry colleagues.

Tuesday, April 18

All events take place at the Hilton Columbus Downtown unless otherwise noted.

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Location TBA

Continental Breakfast

7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Location TBA

Event Registration

Session

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Grand Ballroom

Color Throughout the Workflow

Presenters discuss the impact of a white base substrate or ink, if the highest density is always right, expanded gamut’s utility and how LED lighting affects on-shelf appearance.

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Grand Ballroom Foyer

Networking & Refreshment Break

Session

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Grand Ballroom

FQC: Respecting the Past While Focusing on the Future

Updates on current FQC project findings, a presentation from the 2022 Gary Hilliard FQC Scholarship recipient and the 2023 Phoenix Challenge College Competition winning team.

Lunch

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Location TBA

Complimentary Lunch

INFOFLEX

1:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Greater Columbus Convention Center

INFOFLEX 2023

For more than four decades, INFOFLEX has been where package printers and converters go to build relationships and forge connections.

Wednesday, April 19

All events take place at the Hilton Columbus Downtown unless otherwise noted.

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Location TBA

Continental Breakfast

Session

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Grand Ballroom

Flexographic Essentials

From files, to plates, to plate mounting, to press setup and printing, get a dynamic overview of how they interact and must be optimized for daily success.

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Grand Ballroom Foyer

Networking & Refreshment Break

Session

10:30 a.m. – Noon

Grand Ballroom

Flexography: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Forward-thinking experts bring their visions of how today’s technologies will reshape flexography into the ultra-efficient, fully integrated and automated industry of the future.

Noon – 12:15 p.m.

Grand Ballroom

Closing Remarks

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