April 4, 2012 - Flexographic Technical Association (FTA), the world’s leading professional society dedicated to advancing the flexographic printing process is pleased to announce it has chosen San Diego, CA as the destination for its 2013 Annual Forum & INFO*FLEX Exhibition. The events will take place April 28 – May 1 at the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina and the San Diego Convention Center.
The Marriott Marquis & Marina—Forum Headquarters-- recently completed a $200 million renovation, including 1,360 remodeled rooms and suites with sweeping bay views of the hotel’s private marina on San Diego Bay.
Steps away is the convention center where INFO*FLEX will take place. Both venues are minutes from the world-famous San Diego Zoo, and close to the vibrant Gaslamp Quarter entertainment district and Seaport Village, both known for world-class dining and nightlife.
Mark Cisternino, FTA/FFTA president said “FTA's Forum & INFO*FLEX were last in San Diego in 1998 and people have been asking us when are you going back ever since! We are very excited to finally be able to bring these events back to the west coast. We strive to facilitate our members' attendance at the Forum by moving it to key regional markets throughout the U.S. and Canada year-after-year. San Diego is an ideal location based on its beautiful year-round weather, ease and low cost of travel, and the outstanding hospitality industry that supports conventions throughout the city.”
Bob Mullen, Sun Chemical, and chair of FTA’s 2013 Forum decreed of the 2012 event “A home run! Tremendous group of process experts… Good input from CPCs… Masterful delivery—let’s do it again!”
FTA is currently accepting abstracts for inclusion on the conference program. Those interested can submit theirs here. The deadline is September 21, 2012.
Abstracts are also being selected for FTA’s 2012 Fall Conference & Tabletop Exhibition “Efficiency in Flexography: Connecting the Dots”, scheduled for October 15-17 in Milwaukee, WI and can be submitted via the same webpage. Deadline is: May 11, 2012.
About FTA/FFTA: Flexographic Technical Association (FTA), chartered in 1958, is a professional society dedicated to bringing all members of the flexographic printing community—printers, suppliers, consumer product companies, institutions, prepress houses and others--together by providing opportunities for the free exchange of technical ideas and discussion of mutual concerns. It is a proponent of maintaining and advancing quality standards and includes 1,650 member sites that represent more than 1,400 companies and 60,000 individuals. Foundation of FTA, founded in 1974, is the educational arm of FTA and is dedicated to supporting and advancing the flexographic printing industry.