IPMA 2021 Annual Conference

We’re heading to America’s Heartland. To the Midwest. To Iowa where we’ll Reunite in Strength and celebrate our recovery from the challenges of 2020’s pandemic.

We’ll convene in the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center, part of the Iowa Events Center, for educational sessions, keynotes, roundtables, and a our in-plant focused Vendor Fair.

And we’ll be staying at the Hilton Des Moines Downtown, the only hotel directly connected to Iowa Events Center and part of the Des Moines Skywalk system.

So get your plans in action and join us for IPMA 2021!

Complete Plastics Packaging – Course 2

Introduction to Polymers, Rigid & Semi-Rigid Plastics, Flexible Packaging, Design Basics for Plastics

Get to know polymers and plastics from their base elements to their most complex integrated applications. Polymers are designer products formed and formulated with specific attributes. They are a diverse and adaptable raw material.

Learning objectives:

• Polymer terminology
• Properties based on molecular structure & weight, density, polarity and thermal history
• Physical and barrier properties based on class of polymer
• Materials, processes and applications in moulding and sealing
• Applications of metalizing
• Closure applications

Who should attend?

• Everyone wishing to understand the role and potential for polymers in Consumer Goods Packaging
• Professionals in the areas of Purchasing, Sales & Marketing, Packaging, Design and Production
• Employees changing fields in packaging
• Employees new to the packaging industry

Q3 2020 Sign Industry Quarterly Economic Report Webinar

Experts from IHS Markit will not only provide a macroeconomic overview of the U.S. and global economy, but delve into the sign industry quarterly economic report which provides a comprehensive economic analysis covering future trends and upcoming market shifts by key segments in the sign, graphics and visual communications industry.

PRINTING United 2020 (Cancelled)

PRINTING United is the largest printing event in North America, bringing all printing industry segments together under one roof.

PRINTING United, owned and operated by SGIA in partnership with NAPCO Media, will take place in Atlanta, Georgia, October 21 ‐ 23, 2020. Focusing on the opportunities presented by the convergence of printing technologies and markets, PRINTING United will cover print and finishing technologies in industry segments from garment to graphic, packaging to commercial, and industrial. Its objective is to convey all components of integrated solutions to satisfy virtually any client need.

Packaging Circularity – Course 4

Sustainability – Packaging Optimization, Life Cycle Approach, Material Recovery Facility, Circular Economy, Consumer Trends, Setting Up for Success

This workshop-based packaging design course provides the tools and insights to deliver better packaging solutions based on taking a life cycle approach.

Learning objectives:

• Business case for sustainability
• Life cycle assessment and approach
• Optimized packaging design for waste reduction
• Recycling challenges at a Material Recovery Facility (MRF)
• Applying circular economy concepts

Who should attend?

Anyone working within the packaging value chain from designers, developers and decision makers to raw material suppliers, manufacturers, brand owners and retailers to waste management, re-processors and municipalities.

Fall Conference 2020

Collaboration between customers, printers and suppliers is essential to delivering the perfect package—the perfect vision—to shelf.

At Fall Conference 2020, see how design, prepress best practices, color management, plates and pressroom technologies collaborate to achieve that perfect vision.

Fall Conference 2020’s eight technical sessions will feature presentations from more than a dozen industry experts. Each session covers a distinct topic that is important to flexographers, including how to manage color, plate selection for different jobs, how CPCs prototype new designs, prepress for flexography and digital printing, and more. Together, they will demonstrate how collaboration yields superior results.

See the newest technologies and services enabling package printers to achieve the perfect vision quicker and cheaper at the Fall Conference 2020 Tabletop Exhibit. Speak one-on-one with representatives from more than 60 diverse products and solutions providers spanning the entire industry. And find out how they can collaborate with your existing processes and workflows.

Gala Gutenberg 2020

« Le Gala Gutenberg est une belle occasion de célébrer tous ensemble les succès de notre industrie. Le concours met en lumière le talent et le savoir-faire de ses artisans sur lesquels repose la fierté des  imprimeurs québécois.

C’est d’ailleurs leur dynamisme, leur créativité et leur souci d’innover qui ont motivé ma présence comme Présidente du Comité Gutenberg 2020. Nous invitons les artisans à soumettre leurs réalisations à ce prestigieux concours qui valorise une industrie qui ne cesse d’évoluer» explique avec enthousiasme  Carmela Martinez.

Carmela Martinez
Présidente du Gutenberg 2020

“The Gutenberg Gala is a great opportunity to celebrate together the successes of our industry. The competition highlights the talent and know-how of its craftsmen and the pride of Quebec printers. It is also their dynamism, their creativity and their desire to innovate that motivated my presence as President of the Gutenberg 2020 Committee. We invite everyone to submit their achievements to this prestigious competition that values an industry that never stops evolving.”, says Carmela Martinez enthusiastically.

Carmela Martinez
President of the 2020 Gutenberg

Packaging Essentials – Course 1

Introduction to Packaging, Food Preservation, Packaging Development, Quality Assurance, Prepress Processes, Print Processes, Graphic Design

In this course you will learn correct terminology, basic packaging functions and design considerations. Requirements and methods for food preservation are explored as well as choices of printing methods, visual perceptions and prepress procedures.

Learning objectives:

• Broad perspective on the function of packaging
• Food preservation challenges and techniques to control hazards
• Packaging development and common failures
• Common quality assurance systems
• Terminology of the elements of packaging and types of packaging processes
• Factors in colour perception
• Prepress and printing options
• Bar code printing and scanning requirements

Who should attend?

• Everyone wishing to enhance their understanding of Consumer Goods Packaging
• Professionals in the areas of Purchasing, Sales & Marketing, Packaging, Design and Production
• Employees changing fields in packaging
• Employees new to the packaging industry
• Basics of graphic design

PAC Summit – The Future of Global Packaging

PAC Summit 2020 will be hosted at the elegant Queen’s Landing Hotel in Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario.

Take part in the PAC Summit Golf Tournament on September 15, 2020 at the beautiful Whirlpool Golf Course and kick off your Summit experience with a beautiful day of networking on the greens.

Registration information to follow.

DSE 2020

Enter the World of Experience Technologies at DSE 2020!

Digital Signage Expo is a fully immersive event that explores every aspect of experiential technologies. No matter what your business is or where you are on the adoption curve, DSE provides leading-edge digital signage solutions, interactive technologies and content platforms to create innovative and memorable customer engagement.