FMN | July 22nd, 2019

AICC Offers Design Seminars

aging market and a greater diversity of ideas.There is a category for everyone to compete for first, second, and third place, as well as, honorable mention awards and receive recognition for creating and manufactur- ing successful global packaging solutions. Submissions are being accepted through Friday,August 16. Printing Industries Alliance Plans Franklin Event Printing Industries Alliance has announced that the 68th Franklin Event will be held in New York City on Thursday, June 4, 2020.The event’s new venue will be Club 101, a private club located in the Kalikow Build- ing,located on ParkAvenue at the corner of 40th Street. “The event will return to a 100 percent focus on our print industry and proceeds will go to the Print Drives America Foundation that is the champion and cheer- leader for the national print industry,” said Tim Free- man, President of the Printing Industries Alliance. PIA affiliates of the greater NewYork/New Jersey geographic footprint have presented the Annual Franklin Event for 67 years, since 1952.During that time period a wide variety of industry dignitaries have received-earned recognition during the event. From 2014 to 2018 the Franklin Luminaire event was co- sponsored with Idealliance.

BestBrightHalfHOUSEfour.qxp_Layout 1 9/12/18 4:27 PM Page 1 The Independent Package Design Competition fea- tures 42 corrugated, folding carton, and rigid box cat- e ories, providing a wider reach into the entire pack- AICC,The Independent PackagingAssociation,is offer- ing two opportunities specifically for designers during the AICC 2019Annual Meeting, September 16-18, at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel in Toronto, Ontario, Cana- da.They include The Practical Innovation in Package Design training forum and the Independent Package Design Competition , whose entries will be on display and winners will be announced at the meeting. Practical Innovation in Package Design , a one-day training, will begin with Mike Schaefer, President, Tav- erns Packaging & Display,who began as a designer,shar- ing the CEOperspective of howdesigners bring value to the company.Later,Brent Lindberg,Founder of Fuseneo, an innovative package design firm, and Graham Hough of PCH Innovation Hub will help attendees design for innovation. Industry experts will challenge attendees to consider new designs, incorporate sustainability, and plan for designs that customers are expecting in e-com- merce, retail packaging, and more.Attendees will learn how to design for waste reduction and the machines available while balancing innovation and practicality in structural and graphic design.

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