Indianapolis, Ind. – The Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA) and the International Association of Diecutting and Diemaking (IADD) have announced the programming lineup for their 2020 Joint Conference. New this year, the event will feature plant tours of local graphic finishing, binding and diecutting/diemaking facilities. The Joint Conference will take place April 27-29 at the Hyatt Regency Downtown Indianapolis in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
The conference offers a supplier trade fair; educational programming specifically targeted to the print finishing, binding and diemaking/diecutting industries; and an awards reception where the recipients of the FSEA Gold Leaf Awards and FSEA Lifetime Achievement Award will be honored.
Educational Sessions and Workshops
Gary A. Jones, the director of environmental, health and safety (EHS) affairs at the Specialty Graphic and Imaging Association, will keynote a sustainability track on the first day of the conference. The pressure for companies to join the circular economy by providing less environmentally impactful material options, address end of life issues such as recyclability and illustrate sustainable production practices is increasing. Jones will help define what sustainability means to those in the print and converting industries, discuss consumer demands and define regulatory influences that are shaping the current landscape.
Additionally, educational sessions and workshops will provide targeted programming for the print decorating, binding, diecutting and diemaking industries. Workshop and panel sessions will include, among others:
- Recruiting, Training and Retaining Your Employees
- The Cold Foil Embellishment Landscape
- Applications for Digital Decorating
- Why Sales Management Fails
- Challenges with Paper Stocks and Coatings
- Supply Chain Improvements
- Promoting Your Finishing and Bindery Services
New this year, conference attendees will have the opportunity to attend plant tours of local graphic finishing, binding and diecutting/diemaking facilities on the final day of the conference. Attendees will travel by bus to local businesses to view daily operations during a tour led by the facility’s employees and leadership teams. Those interested in diemaking/diecutting will visit Midwest Steel Rule Cutting Die. Attendees interested in print finishing and binding will tour Baugh Graphic Finishing House and Eckhart & Co.
For more information – including detailed session descriptions, speaker biographies, travel information and easy registration – visit www.fsea-iaddconf.com or call 1.785.271.5816.
The Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA) provides a wide range of resources to help print finishing companies remain profitable today and into the future. From tangible benefits offered through cost-saving programs to educational opportunities (FSEA·IADD Joint Conference, webinars, case studies and articles) to green initiatives proving the sustainability of foil decorated paper/board, the FSEA strives to provide its members with ideas, data and solutions to grow in today’s marketplace. For more information, visit www.fsea.com.
The International Association of Diecutting and Diemaking (IADD) serves diecutters, diemakers and industry suppliers worldwide. IADD provides conferences, educational and training programs, networking opportunities, a monthly magazine, online resource library of technical articles, regional chapter meetings, publications and training manuals, recommended specifications, online used equipment marketplace, videos and more. IADD also presents the Odyssey, a unique expo and innovative concept in technical training featuring a hands-on Techshop™ where training programs come alive in an actual working diemaking, diecutting and finishing facility inside the exhibit area. Visit www.iadd.org or call 1.815.455.7519 for more information about IADD.