Odyssey Expo 2019 a Success in Atlanta
Friday, May 24, 2019
Press release from the issuing company
Significant Increase Seen in Equipment Displayed and Demonstrated
Crystal Lake, Ill. – Odyssey Expo 2019 has been declared a success by attendees, exhibitors and event organizers. The diecutting, diemaking and print finishing industries came to learn, share and network, drawn to Atlanta by Odyssey Expo’s live equipment demonstrations, classroom education sessions and networking opportunities.
Odyssey Expo 2019, held May 1-3, boasted 1,500 registrants for the three-day program. The event floor was hopping with 30 interactive educational sessions, both on-press in the Techshop and in the classroom; 53 pieces of running equipment, which represents a significant increase over the previous event; and 101 suppliers specific to the fields of diecutting/diemaking, foil stamping, folding/gluing, UV coating and more.
“I was extremely impressed with the Odyssey show this year,” said Steven Roberts, president of Elite Print Finishing. “I had a wonderful time and found this to be an amazing source for information and vendors.”
Educational content addresses real-world challenges
In the classrooms, programming included topics such as Adhesives in Layflat Laminating, Diecutting Thick Substrates, Cold Foil Process: Ask the Experts, Reverse Cutting, Calculating Press Capacity, Foil Waste Disposal and Sustainability, Stripping Performance and Common-Sense Solutions for Blanking Issues.
Techshops bring running equipment to the event floor
In the Technology Hall, attendees could see 53 pieces of equipment – a significant increase over the 2017 event. Demonstrations were given on a wide range of equipment from industry-leading companies that include American International Machinery, Bobst North America, Brandtjen & Kluge, Carton Craft Supply, CCM Die Supply, Elcede, Konica/Minolta, Lasercomb, Manufacturing Supplies, Marbach Group, PPC Technologies and Solutions LLC, SDS Automation, Serviform SRL, Suntex Co., Therm-O-Type Corp. and many others.
Multiple opportunities available for networking
NextGen/Young Alliance Reception:
WomenConnect Networking Breakfast:
FSEA Gold Leaf Awards:
D.E. Baugh, Indianapolis, Indiana, was recognized as the 2019 Best of Show for “A Baugh Christmas Story,” which was entered in the category of Greeting Card, Self-Promotion: Most Creative. D.E. Baugh channeled its annual holiday greeting to customers into an opportunity to impress clients with not only its structural design capabilities, but also its high-end, value-added services – while playing on the classic movie “A Christmas Story.”
Big Big BIGGER BASH
Odyssey Expo 2021 will be held in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
For more information on Odyssey Expo – the industry's premier event sponsored by the International Association of Diecutting and Diemaking (IADD) and the Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA) – visit the Odyssey website at www.OdysseyExpo.org, email info@OdysseyExpo.org or contact the IADD directly at 1-815-455-7519 or the FSEA at 1-785-271-5816.
Kevin Carey, Die-Cutting Works, Inc., led a Techshop session to educate attendees on what goes into making a folding carton die, from initial CAD design to finished product.
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