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Schedule

Dates, times and locations for everything happening during FORUM & INFOFLEX 2024.

Saturday, May 4

Noon – 5 p.m.

Loews Kansas City Hotel

City Beautiful Ballroom Foyer

Event Registration

Golf

1:30 p.m.

Location TBA

FFTA Scholarship Golf Outing

The FFTA Scholarship Golf Outing is a chance to enjoy an afternoon of golf with the flexographers of today, while supporting the flexographers of tomorrow.

Sunday, May 5

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Loews Kansas City Hotel

City Beautiful Ballroom Foyer

Event Registration

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Kansas City Convention Center

2300 Lobby

Event Registration

11:45 a.m. – Noon

Loews Kansas City Hotel

City Beautiful Ballroom

Opening Remarks

Session

Noon – 1:30 p.m.

Loews Kansas City Hotel

City Beautiful Ballroom

The Voice of the Customer

An opportunity for brand owners to present and discuss their packaging-related challenges, with the understanding that flexographic packaging production is not the only part of their packaging supply ecosystem.

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Loews Kansas City Hotel

City Beautiful Ballroom Foyer

Networking & Refreshment Break

Session

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Loews Kansas City Hotel

City Beautiful Ballroom

Quality in the Pressroom

Looking for new tools, tips or techniques to improve the quality in your pressroom? Then this is a session you don’t want to miss!

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Loews Kansas City Hotel

City Beautiful Ballroom Foyer

Networking & Refreshment Break

Session

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Loews Kansas City Hotel

City Beautiful Ballroom

Flexo Jeopardy

An interactive and engaging session modeled after the popular game show Jeopardy!, where contestants will be quizzed on flexographic concepts, specifications, trivia and more.

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Loews Kansas City Hotel

City Beautiful Ballroom Foyer

President’s Reception

Banquet

7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Loews Kansas City Hotel

City Beautiful Ballroom

Awards Banquet

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

Monday, May 6

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Loews Kansas City Hotel

City Beautiful Ballroom Foyer

Continental Breakfast

7:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Loews Kansas City Hotel

City Beautiful Ballroom Foyer

Event Registration

8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Kansas City Convention Center

2300 Lobby

Event Registration

Session

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Loews Kansas City Hotel

City Beautiful Ballroom

Redefining the Limits of Flexographic Printing

Equipping you with tools to achieve your flexographic aspirations. Come away inspired, informed, and ready to push your flexographic printing to new heights. Your journey to mastering today’s flexography starts here.

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Loews Kansas City Hotel

City Beautiful Ballroom Foyer

Networking & Refreshment Break

Session

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Loews Kansas City Hotel

City Beautiful Ballroom

FQC: Delivering the “Q” in FQC

Hear updates on several current FQC projects and a presentation from the Phoenix Challenge College Competition winning team.

Lunch

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch (on your own)

INFOFLEX

1:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Kansas City Convention Center

Hall E

INFOFLEX 2024

INFOFLEX is the premier event for 1,500+ decision makers and end users from around the globe. See 180+ exhibitors representing the entire package printing industry, all under one roof.

INFOFLEX

1:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

Kansas City Convention Center

Hall E

FTA: Then and Now Gallery

Explore the 65-year history of Flexographic Technical Association and see the winners of this year’s awards competitions, including the 2024 FTA Excellence in Flexography Awards recipients.

INFOFLEX

2:00 p.m. – 4:25 p.m.

Kansas City Convention Center

Hall E, Aisle TBD

Innovation Central

Innovation Central is an intimate venue for in-depth discussions of the technologies shaping and defining modern-day flexographic printing.

Social

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Kansas City Convention Center

South Plaza

Monday Evening Social

A chance to unwind, converse in an informal setting and catch up with industry colleagues. Enjoy live music and entertainment, and hors d’oeuvres.

Tuesday, May 7

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Loews Kansas City Hotel

City Beautiful Ballroom Foyer

Continental Breakfast

7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Loews Kansas City Hotel

City Beautiful Ballroom Foyer

Event Registration

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Kansas City Convention Center

2300 Lobby

Event Registration

Session

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Loews Kansas City Hotel

City Beautiful Ballroom

Flexo 411: Your Flexographic Helpline

Ask questions to a panel of knowledgable industry experts and walk away with your questions answered as well as key contacts to reach out to for future questions.

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Loews Kansas City Hotel

City Beautiful Ballroom Foyer

Networking & Refreshment Break

Session

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Loews Kansas City Hotel

City Beautiful Ballroom

Consumable Trends

Explore new methods and strategies from providers of substrates, inks/coatings and plates that are being developed today to assist printers/converters in meeting their own sustainability goals.

Lunch

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Kansas City Convention Center

Hall E

Complimentary Lunch

INFOFLEX

1:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Kansas City Convention Center

Hall E

INFOFLEX 2024

INFOFLEX is the premier event for 1,500+ decision makers and end users from around the globe. See 180+ exhibitors representing the entire package printing industry, all under one roof.

INFOFLEX

1:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

Kansas City Convention Center

Hall E

FTA: Then and Now Gallery

Explore the 65-year history of Flexographic Technical Association and see the winners of this year’s awards competitions, including the 2024 FTA Excellence in Flexography Awards recipients.

INFOFLEX

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Kansas City Convention Center

Hall E, Aisle TBD

Innovation Central

Innovation Central is an intimate venue for in-depth discussions of the technologies shaping and defining modern-day flexographic printing.

INFOFLEX

3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Kansas City Convention Center

Hall E

CPC Meet & Greet

Network with and get to know brand owners, packaging buyers and Consumer Product Company representatives.

Wednesday, May 8

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Loews Kansas City Hotel

City Beautiful Ballroom Foyer

Continental Breakfast

Session

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Loews Kansas City Hotel

City Beautiful Ballroom

ICC Do You CC?

Curious about when the ICC profile first became used? Ever wonder what’s inside the profile? How and why do we use them? Is this the best format available for color management? Or is there something better? All these questions and much more will be covered by a group of color experts.

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Loews Kansas City Hotel

City Beautiful Ballroom Foyer

Networking & Refreshment Break

Session

10:30 a.m. – Noon

Loews Kansas City Hotel

City Beautiful Ballroom

Nuts and Bolts of Your Flexographic Workflow

Develop a grasp of the complexity of the flexographic puzzle and leave with a heightened awareness of the intricate web of interactions. Be equipped to consider the broader implications of each decision and be better poised to optimize print quality, efficiency and consistency.

Noon – 12:15 p.m.

Loews Kansas City Hotel

City Beautiful Ballroom

Closing Remarks