FMN | September 28th, 2020

Vol. 22 No. 20 An N.V. Publication Market News FLEX Serving The Flexographic Printing Industry For More Than Two Decades ®

September 28, 2020

Label Awards Celebrate Innovation

Virtual Label Summit Opens Soon Labelexpo’s first-ever Virtual Label Summit will take place online be- tween September 28-October 2. The event is designed around five themes. The opening day of the five-day event focuses on the global land- scape, starting with a look inside pressrooms around the world. Pro- viding insight into how the industry is adapting in these changing times, speakers include: Anuj Bhargava, Founder,Kumar Labels in India;Chris- tie Wong Barrett, CEO, and Thomas Barrett, President, both of MacArthur Corporation in the United States. Opportunity Awaits Day two, themed around converter business markets and opportunities, will open with a session led by Chris Ellison, Managing Director, OPM (La- bels and Packaging), covering the flexible packaging market from the converter perspective. This will lead into a global converter CEO panel dis- cussion on tips for post COVID-19 re- covery. Moderated by TLMI President Linnea Keen, panelists include: Char-

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T his year’s Label Industry Global Awards, like all industry events in the current climate, were presented virtually. Now in its 17th year, the awards are said to recognize the most inno- vative work from the label and package printing industry across the globe in the last 12 months.

Rainer Schmitt, Business Development; and Jens Zehnder, Printing Engineer, accept the Award for Innovation for GMG ColorCard.

GMG Color, Lenze SE, Paper Machine Converting Company and Avery Dennison Brazil were among the category winners. The Award for Innovation (for companies with up to 300 em- ployees) went to GMG Color for its GMG ColorCard digital proof- ing system, which judges cited for its ability to enable printers to achieve significant time and cost savings. Proofs are reportedly col- or accurate first time,with very tight delta tolerances,and substrate changes can be quickly recalculated and printed.The award was accepted byAmyYoung,GMG’s Marketing Manager;Rainer Schmitt, Business Development; and Jens Zehnder, Printing Engineer.

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Tarsus Postpones Labelexpo/ Brand Print India 2020 Tarsus Group, organizer of Labelexpo India 2020 and Brand Print India 2020, has today confirmed that the upcoming editions of the co-located shows, due to take place at India Expo Centre, Greater Noi- da, Delhi NCR from December 2-5, have been post- poned in light of ongoing concerns over coronavi- rus/COVID-19. The new dates for the shows will be announced shortly.

• Evaluation, Optimization, Control: The Complete Plate Making Package: Building an approach to adopt ever-changing plating technologies when transition- ing legacy files, while maintaining process control • Moving Through Reality with Virtual Help: Shining a spotlight on people and companies who are success- fully conducting business despite the obstacles pre- sented by COVID-19 • File Preparation for Successful Print Production: Prepress techniques to match flexography and digital, and an examination of print samples made with both technologies • Color Management: The Methods & the Madness: Dissecting color experts’ recommendations on how to meet brand owner color expectations and evaluat- ing tools used in today’s color managed flexographic workflow • Print Quality Scoring: Friend or Foe?: An inside look at print quality scoring from a brand that re- quires it, agencies who monitor it, and printers who control it • Promoting Success at the Intersection of Technol- ogy & Emotion: How Haney bridges the gap between the aesthetic and technical components of package development, and how sustainability adds an emotion- al element with invisible benefits.

FTA Prepares Virtual Fall Conference 2020

FTA has announced the session details for Virtual Fall Conference 2020, its fully online, three-day tech- nical conference themed “Collaboration Achieves Perfect Vision.” Through six sessions and more than 20 technical presentations, speakers will explore how design, prepress best practices, color management, plates and pressroom technologies come together to de- liver the perfect package. Sessions are scheduled for October 5-7. The sessions and their descriptions are:

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Label Summit (Cont’d from Page 1) lie MacLean, President and CEO,ASL Print FX (Canada); Mark Glendenning, CEO, Inland (USA); Isidore Leiser, CEO, Stratus Packaging (France); Sachen Gudka, CEO, Skanem Interlabels (Kenya); and David Richards, Man- aging Director,Amberley Labels (UK). Day three explores futureproofing a business, begin- ning with a technology update led by Labelexpo’s Stra- tegic Director, Andy Thomas-Emans. Claudia St. John, President,Affinity HR, is speaker for the following ses- sion which will cover leading a team through a sea- son of crisis. Ending the day is a converter panel that will discuss alternatives to landfill and how converters have successfully navigated this. Sponsored and pro- duced by TLMI, and moderated by its Vice President of Sustainability, Rosalyn Bandy, panelists are: John Dul- tz, Process Improvement Manager, CCL; Mark Howard, Vice President, Graphic Services, Syracuse Label and Surround Printing; Brian Hurst, Vice President, Oper- ations,Yerecic Label; John Crosby, Vice President, Op- erations, Grand Rapids Label; and Jesse Hood, Director of Quality and Continuous Improvement, Hub Labels. Day four moves onto sales and marketing opportuni- ties, with the opening session led by Vicki Strull, Princi- pal,Vicki Strull Design. She will provide insight into ways of designing innovative and impactful products.This will lead into a presentation on omnichannel marketing.Mod- erated by KenTheriot, Executive Director,TheRiot Agen- cy, this session is led by Jesse Freitas,Marketing Director, StickerGiant, andAdam Peek, Business Development and Channel Partner Manager, Fortis Solutions Group. The final day of the conference is themed around branding and design from the customer perspective, and kicks off with a session taking delegates through a package design for Procter & Gamble — from research and development to commercialization to launch.Mod- erated by David Lukshus, President, Cog LLC, featured speakers are: Ken McGuire, Research Fellow, Procter & Gamble; Cedric D’Souza, Chief Technology Officer,Aer- oFlexx; and Ben Greengrass, Creative Director,Thought- Matter. Wrapping up the conference is a session led by Hernán Braberman, Partner and Executive Design Director,Tridimage, who will delve into how different generations choose one product over another. Running alongside the main conference will be op- portunities for attendees to interact with industry suppliers in the ‘Expo Hall’ in between the sessions and discover the label and package printing industry’s latest innovations. Sponsors on hand include: Avery Dennison, Baldwin Vision Systems/AMS Spectral UV, BOBST, Brotech, Domino, Flint, GEW, Hybrid Software, Label Academy, MacTac, MPS, Pantec, OMET, UPM Raf- latac, and Xeikon.

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Flexo Market Predicted To Hit $181 Billion In 2025 The global value of flexographic printing will rise from $167.7 billion in 2020 to $181.1 billion in 2025, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 1.6 percent at constant prices, according to a new report from Smith- ers.According to the report,the majority of extra demand will come from the dynamic packaging print sector, where new automation and hybrid press lines are giving flexo print service providers greater flexibility and the option to exploit higher-value print applications. The global Covid-19 pandemic of 2020 will have an impact on growth due to disruptions in the supply chain and consumer purchasing. A Stabilizing Economy As the global economy stabilizes, the greatest in- crease in demand for flexo print will come from Asia and Eastern Europe, the research found. New flexo press sales are projected to increase at 0.4 percent, to a value of $1.62 billion and a total volume of 1,362 units in 2025; in addition to thriving second-hand, re- furbishment, and press enhancement markets. Corrugated board will remain the largest value seg- ment, but the quickest growing applications are in labels and folding carton print. For corrugated sub- strates, there will be an increase in lower run rates and shelf-ready packaging work. Much of this will be high color work, with three or more colors. Additionally, there will be an increase in wide-web installations driven by the continued growth in corru- gated and carton production. The survey also found that flexo will remain the most cost-effective print process for mid- to long-runs, but continued developments in digital (inkjet and elec- trophotography) printing will increase market pres- sures on flexo, to address changing consumer demand. To respond to this — especially for more short run work — there will be a drive to increase automation of flexographic processes, incremental improvements in computer to plate (CtP) processing, better on-press colour checking and imaging, and use of digital work- flow tools, according to the report. In addition to that, flexo manufacturers will continue to introduce hybrid presses, the report identified.Typ- ically, the result of a collaboration with a digital print technology company allows the benefits of digital pro- cesses, such as variable data printing, to be combined with the speed of flexo on a single platform. The study also found that enhancement in flexo plate and sleeve technology will improve image reproduc- tion, and minimise press room time taken on cleaning and make-ready.

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GreenSeed Reports Surge On Contract Packaging GreenSeed, an external manufacturer and contract packaging operations that manages the manufacturing and packaging for dry foods and supplements in the natural products category, has seen an influx of proj- ects from large CPGs. Growing Market According to market research byTechnavio, the glob- al consumer goods contract packaging market is ex- pected to grow at a CompoundAnnual Growth Rate of close to 8 percent during the period of 2018-2022.This new study attributes this increase to the rapid growth of the global consumer goods manufacturing mar- ket in both developed and developing countries.The study maintains that CPGs who work with co-packers usually outsource their secondary packaging activities to a pure-play contract packaging company. Several lo- gistics players have incorporated contract packaging into their product portfolios to avoid such a process in the supply chain—a move that is expected to reduce overall logistics costs by 29 percent to 31 percent. FINAT Launches #LABELicious 2020 Edition FINAT, the European self-adhesive and narrow web industry association, is launching the second edition of its #LABELicious Competition.The Competition was introduced last year as part of FINAT’s aim to reach out to students and young professionals around Europe as part of the association’s campaign to attract young tal- ents to its workforce. This year’s edition will focus on a selected number of countries, education institutes and label companies. The objective is to challenge future talents to share their ideas about the future of labels and packaging, and build connections between education, industry and talents. In 2019, the first edition of #LABELicious, the Eu- ropean design competition for future talents in label and packaging design, climaxed during Labelexpo in Brussels with a well-attended Award Ceremony. The winners, young talents from Italy and Belgium, were selected for their outstanding work from nearly one hundred registrants from all countries across Europe. The 2020 edition of #LABELicious,will build onward on the success in 2019 with a special focus on practi- cal collaboration between educational institutions for packaging technology and graphic design in European countries and label and packaging manufacturers that are operating in these countries.

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Label Awards (Cont’d from Page 1)

Program to connect converters, brand owners, recy- clers and others, to direct waste that would have pre- viously been discarded in landfills into the production of cellulose paper and paper towels. It was recognized by the judges as a blueprint for the future develop- ment of the industry. The Rising Star Award, sponsored by the Label Acad- emy and Avery Dennison, went to Elizabeth Yerecic. Since joining Yerecic Label full-time in 2017, she has already become a key figure in the company’s growth. She was quick to join the workforce development committee atTLMI and helped to co-chair two sessions, ‘Training for your Future’ and ‘Strategies for Hiring’, at the 2019 printThink meeting.Yerecic heads Yerecic’s Product Development Cross Functional Team, and suc- cessfully launched Yerecic Label’s SustainLabel! line.A passionate environmentalist, Yerecic also lobbied for Yerecic Label to join the Association of Plastics Recy- clers and quickly became an active member. The final award, the R. Stanton Avery Global Achieve- ment Award,which was previously announced in early August, went to Federico D’Annunzio, BOBST Group. This award, sponsored by Avery Dennison, honors the contribution an influential individual has made which has positively impacted the growth of the internation- al label industry.

The Award for Innovation (for companies with more than 300 employees) went jointly to Lenze SE and Pa- per Machine Converting Company. Lenze SE was recog- nized for its use of data already available in a press servo drive to provide Smart Condition Monitoring instead of adding extra sensors. Paper Machine Converting Com- pany was recognized for its Meridian Elite laser ablation

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Avery Dennison Launches Matrix Recycling Program Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials has launched a scalable matrix recycling program with RoadRunner Recycling to help label converters achieve their zero waste-to-landfill goals. Through a venture investment in RoadRunner Recycling’s Series C round, Avery Dennison is expanding the accessibil- ity of matrix recycling and leveraging RoadRunner’s machine learning technology to optimize matrix col- lection and recycling processes.The pilot phase of the program is open to converters in select markets. Matrix is a byproduct of the label converting pro- cess that is often sent to landfills because the chem- ical composition of the material makes it difficult to recycle.The pilot program focuses on the economics and logistics associated with collecting matrix waste, while identifying recycling opportunities to enable ef- ficient future matrix circularity.The pilot is available in the Maryland,Chicago,New Jersey and Southern Penn- sylvania markets.The pilot will enable Avery Dennison and RoadRunner to grow the knowledge base that en- hances the performance of the machine learning algo- rithms as more material is recycled. Additionally, the program will explore alternatives to waste-to-energy for recycled matrix waste. NarrowWebExchange.com Offers Virtual Marketplace The newly launched NarrowWebExchange.com is a virtual marketplace for used equipment for the narrow web industry. This site represents an opportunity for buyers and sellers to connect on a site dedicated spe- cifically to the narrow web industry. NWE.com has reportedly developed a process that addresses many of the concerns that have likely dis- couraged similar attempts in the past. Most notable is the transferring of large amounts of money for an equipment transaction. On NWE.com the money that changes hands between a buyer and a seller for any transaction is done safely and securely, off-line. Buy- ers and sellers simply communicate payment details through NWE.com’s Site Communication System to complete a transaction. The Site Communication System is another key fea- ture that boosts the confidence between buyers and sellers. There are two communication channels avail- able to users. Buyers can post questions, and Sellers can post answers that are viewable by all users. Or, buyers and sellers can communicate privately by using the site email systems, which is anonymous, only revealing site usernames and not users’ personal email addresses.

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Global Flexo Innovation Awards Open For Entries

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Miraclon has announced that the Global Flexo In- novation Awards — to honor businesses that are pioneering the transformation of the flexo industry — are open for submissions from companies wish- ing to be recognized for their innovative commercial packaging projects printed using KODAK FLEXCEL NX Plates. The awards are open to any prepress provider, print- er or brand (team entries are encouraged). Entries will be judged by an independent panel of flexo industry experts on four criteria: the degree of creativity in the graphic design of the project, conver- sion from other print processes to flexo, the efficiency of the company’s workflow and the level of sustain- able print in the project.

Acucote Introduces Wash Off Adhesive

Acucote, a pressure-sensitive adhesive coating man- ufacturer, has introduced WOff, a Wash Off Adhesive. This water-based formula provides debonding of non-recyclable label materials from PET and glass con- tainers, making them recoverable. Debonding occurs when the container is processed utilizing a water temperature of 88 degrees C/190 de- grees fahrenheit or higher with an alkaline solution. This sink/float recycling process reportedly cleanly separates the label from the container and PET flakes. WOff is recommended for beverage and household applications where the container will pass through its recycling stream and the PET flake process. It is APEO-free.

MacDermid Expands Support With Sightcall

MacDermid Graphics Solutions (MGS) has added the SightCall visual assistance platform, which integrates with MacDermid’s Salesforce platform and is an inter- active tool for virtual communication between cus- tomers and technicians. This program enables live audio and video transmit- ted from a mobile device to a MacDermid technician during remote maintenance. The technician can see and assess the situation via live video, allowing for rap- id and complete evaluation of the issue. MacDermid technicians can reportedly now see and share valuable information, improving communi- cation, reducing misunderstandings, and accelerating problem resolution.

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Cyngient, Imageworx, MPS Form Strategic Partnership Cyngient,Imageworx and MPS have formed a partern- ship to provide labels and packaging converters a re- source that covers several elements of the workflow and supply chain, leveraging the newly renovated 31,500-square-foot Imageworx facility in Levittown,

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AGI manufactures, distributes and converts current technology flexo mounting tapes and backing sys- tems for corrugated plate mounting. Flexstik hard vinyl, FlexSoft, bi.esse brand, Gold Series Thin tapes for sleeve and Narrow web plate mounting. Specialty tapes that cover the vast thick- ness range requirements and specific adhesion systems for all flexo mounting requirements. We provide technical service and problem solving ser- vices for unique customers & applications. A&V manufactures a complete line of photopolymer plate processing systems and is a leading distribu- tor of flexographic platemaking materials. A&V also sells digital imaging systems and software specifical- ly designed for flexography. ARC International www.ARCInternational.com Anderson & Vreeland, Inc. www.andersonvreeland.com ARC International is a world leader in the manufac- turing of roller products for flexography. The latest nanotechnology laser engraving in our Charlotte and Las Vegas manufacturing facilities ensures superior quality and consistency in anilox rollers. DuPont Packaging Graphics www.cyrel.com/na DuPont Packaging Graphics is the world’s leading supplier of flexographic printing systems in digital and conventional formats; including Cyrel® brand photopolymer plates, Cyrel® FAST processing equipment, Cyrel® round sleeves, mounting and fin- ishing products. For more than 35 years, beginning with Cyrel®, the first photopolymer printing plate, through to to- day’s digital workflow revolution, DuPont has been driving innovation in the Flexo and package printing industries. The Digital Cyrel® FAST imaging system has been broadly recognized for its efficiency, productivity, print performance, and environmental benefits.

Pennsylvania, just outside of Philadelphia.The location doubles as the site of the new MPS North American Demo and Applications Center. Three Components The partnership hopes to provide converters with products and services from three critical print process components — Imageworx prepress, Cyngient’s tech- nology-driven custom inks and coatings, and MPS flex- ographic and hybrid press technology. Cyngient has taken on the role of supplying inks, coatings and adhesives to MPS North America. Cyngient began working with Imageworx in 2018, with Cyngient adding value on a project that required a solution for laminating a micro optical lens to var- ious flexo-printed PS materials, using a UV adhesive while curing through the lens with diecutting inline. New Installation This fall, MPS will be installing at the facility its new hybrid EF Symjet 430 UV flexo press with a new 17- inch Domino UV inkjet print engine in the middle of eight flexo stations. Cyngient’s Managing Partner Andrew Wasserman celebrates the partnership with Imageworx Presi- dent Jeff Toepfer.

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TLMI Becomes Green Tier Charter Signatory

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TLMI has become a signatory of the Wisconsin De- partment of Natural Resources GreenTier Charter Pro- gram. The Green Tier Charter is for superior environ- mental performance within the printing industry and is a collective that includes theWisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Specialty Graphics ImagingAsso- ciation (SGIA), Great Lakes Graphics Association, Flex- ographic Technical Association (FTA), andTLMI. Partic- ipating entities believe that implementing the Green Tier law with printing operations through the Charter will produce environmental results beyond what is likely under existing regulatory programs. The association signatories have established goals and commitments for the Charter collaboratively with the Department of Natural Resources and together the parties will identify key issues and work together to address those issues. Goals of the Charter include: • To inspire beyond-compliance environmental per- formance by the printing industry in an economically feasible manner; • To explore alternative approaches to address envi- ronmental performance that extend beyond regulato- ry requirements; • To identify opportunities for improving regulatory efficiency; and •To encourage participation under the Green Tier program and the Sustainable Green Printing Partner- ship (SGP). Tarsus Makes Plans For Labelexpo Europe Tarsus Group, organiser of Labelexpo Europe, is plan- ning to deliver its most ambitious show to date in a year from now, bringing the global industry back to- gether after the challenges faced from the COVID-19 pandemic. “While the label and package printing industry has shown incredible ingenuity during the COVID-19 pan- demic, there is simply no substitute for the face-to-face contact that only a unique trade show like Labelex- po can bring,” Lisa Milburn, Managing Director, Label- expo Global Series. “Brussels Expo has invested in a world-leading air filtration and recirculation system which means the quality of air inside the halls is the same as the air quality outside.” Tarsus’ Labelexpo Europe 2021 operations team is already engaged in selecting contractors, cleaning and catering suppliers who will implement the highest standards of safety during the show itself, as well as during build-up and breakdown.

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AICC Offers Two New Free Online Courses in Spanish AICC,The Independent PackagingAssociation,has re- leased La importancia de los empaques en el e-com- merce (The Importance of Packaging in E-commerce) and Matemáticas para la producción de empaques (Packaging Production Math), two new online courses, free to AICC members in Spanish. The Importance of Packaging in E-commerce, avail- able only in Spanish, helps participants understand the e-commerce process. This course also explains the most used packaging, the trends in personalized packaging,and the challeng- es that e-commerce logistics presents.The Importance of Packaging in E-commerce was created for directors and managers involved in the sale and design of corru- gated packaging. Packaging Production Math, available in English and Spanish, is a practical guide to how math skills are used in packaging production. Math instructor Greg Davis, refreshes participants’ knowledge of fractions, the use of a tape measure, converting standard and metric measurements to decimals, and estimation of product counts.While this course is not a replacement for a basic math class, it will prepare workers by show- ing how and where math skills will help them succeed in packaging production. Getting The Best Results Additionally,AICC, has opened registration for Maxi- mize Sales Results - Develop New Sales Skills For To- day’s Market , a new hybrid course, with a dynamic schedule to train sales managers and the whole sales team.The six sessions will begin onThursday, October 15, and run through Thursday, November 5. In today’s market, buyers want to be served in a new way, and market shifts have changed the landscape. This hybrid course, offered at one price for the entire sales department, offers three sessions specifically for sales managers and three separate sessions for the sales team. Maximize Sales Results - Develop New Sales Skills For Today’s Market delves into how to grow sales stra- tegically by growing current customers and develop- ing an ideal customer profile, then using it to target and hunt new customers. Sales managers are given tools and processes during the hybrid event to imple- ment with their sales team immediately. AICC speakers Mark Allen Roberts, President, OTB Solutions LLC, and EdWallace, President,AchieveNEXT Human Capital,will lead this hybrid course that hopes to enhance the effectiveness and strength of the entire sales department.

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Registration Opens For FPA Virtual Fall Conference The Flexible Packaging Association has announced that registration for the FPA 2020 Virtual Fall Execu- tive Conference is open. FPA’s upcoming conference is moving to a digital format and has been split into three separate sessions with one virtual networking event, a Happy Hour. • October 8, 2020, 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm EDT, Session 1: Sustainability and End-of-Life Management for Flex- ibles. Todd Bukowski, Principal with PTIS, and John Barrett, President of Priority Metrics Group, will dis- cuss the results of the recent FPA research project that presents a roadmap for the future of sustainability of flexible packaging through 2030. Guido Aufdemkamp, Executive Director, Flexible Packaging Europe, will discuss the end-of-life manage- ment (EOL) systems and extended producer responsi- bility (EPR) schemes throughout Europe. Andy Hackman, Principal Lobbyist, Serlin Haley, will provide an update on EOL and EPR proposals and leg- islation in the United States. The Road Ahead • October 12, 2020, October 12, 2020, 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm EDT, Session 2: Elections and Political Vision for 2021. Congressman Bryan Steil, a Representative for Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District will open the presentation. Margaret Brennan, Moderator of CBS News’ Face The Nation & CBS News’ Senior Foreign Affairs Correspon- dent, will discuss the political outlook and the news of the day. Liz Roberts, Principal, Capitoline Consulting, will provide 2020 election highlights and speak about how the stated platforms may impact the flexible packag- ing industry’s priorities. • October 15, 2020, 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm EDT, Session 3: Economic Updates and 2021 Forecast. Anja Manu- el, Principal, Rice, Hadley, Gates & Manuel, will discuss the global economy and the long-term consequences of the COVID crisis. Joel Morales, Senior Director, Polyolefins Americas, IHS Markit, will provide an update on the polypropyl- ene market. Devorah Kaufman, Regional Account Manager, Busi- ness Intelligence Solutions, Euromonitor International, will discuss global trends in flexible packaging. The Happy Hour featuring Digital Deception, which mergers interactive magic with technology, will be held on October 8, 2020, at 4:45 pm – 6:00 pm EDT. Registration for the Happy Hour is automatically in- cluded when registering for the conference.

Industry Events

FTA Fall Meeting October 5-7, 2021 Virtual

TLMI Annual Meeting November 11-12, 2021 Virtual

Labelexpo Americas Mar 23, 2021 - Mar 25, 2021 Donald E. Stephens Convention Center Rosemont, IL

TLMI Converter Meeting March 21-23, 2021 Windsor Court Hotel New Orleans, LA

drupa 2021 April 20 – 30, 2021 Dusseldorf, Germany FTA InfoFlex 2021 May 3-4, 2021 Kansas City, MO

SuperCorrExpo 2021 August 8–12, 2021 Orange County Convention Center Orlando, FL Labelexpo Europe September 21-24, 2021 Brussels Expo Brussels, Belgium CorrExpo 2021 September 27 - 29, 2021 St. Louis, Missouri FTA Fall Conference October 4-6, 2021 Frisco, TX TLMI Annual Meeting October 17-19, 2021 Naples Grande Beach Resort Naples, FL

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