Dates and Location Announced for IADD·FSEA Odyssey
Crystal Lake, IL – The IADD•FSEA Odyssey will return to Schaumburg (Chicago), Illinois, USA, on May 17-19, 2017. The Odyssey is the premier event for diecutting/diemaking, foil stamping and other specialty effects. At no other event will attendees find such a targeted group of industry-specific suppliers and peers under one roof.
In 2015, the largest Odyssey in the history of the event was held, with 163 exhibitors, 30 running machines in the hall and a record number of attendees at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center and Hotel. Just 25 minutes from downtown Chicago, this 148,000 square foot facility offers 500 convenient hotel rooms connected to the Convention Center.
Odyssey organizers are expecting excellent attendance yet again in 2017. Outstanding exhibitor participation drives excitement from the number of diemakers, diecutters and print finishers within a day's drive of Schaumburg, and the convention center's easy access from O'Hare International Airport assists in attracting international attendees and making the event more global. Education once again is a priority for the programming committee, with a continued focus on what's new in the world of diecutting, diemaking, folding cartons, foil and engraving, while also expanding content to include information for those in corrugated, plastics, foams, gaskets and more.
Many of the educational programs will take place in the Techshop, offering attendees a one-of-a-kind experience with live, operating equipment available for informative programs and hands-on teaching. The Odyssey's one-of-a-kind Techshop environment simulates a working production shop floor where technical sessions on diecutting, diemaking, folding/gluing, foil stamping/embossing and other print finishing processes are taught on-press throughout the three-day event. Live-action feeds allow attendees to see all action on the presses up close and in real time.
Presented by the International Association of Diecutting and Diemaking (IADD) and the Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA), Odyssey focuses on innovative processes, next generation materials and unique industry services. Odyssey provides an opportunity to connect with fellow converters and print finishers, industry and association leaders and suppliers. To obtain information on exhibiting or attending the 2017 IADD·FSEA Odyssey, visit www.OdysseyExpo.org, email [email protected] or contact the IADD directly at 1.800.828.IADD (local 1.815.455.7519) or the FSEA at 1.785.271.5816.