Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) has named the chair and co-chair for its Forum 2019, with Ann Michaud of 3M and Hank Welter from TC Transcontinental Packaging to fulfill the roles.
Forum 2019 is set to take place at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside hotel, May 5-8, 2019.
Michaud co-chaired the Forum 2018 event, which was attended by more than 1,700 delegates from around the world to hear about innovations in the package printing and converting industry.
Welter has been a member of FTA for more than 20 years. He has been active serving as a speaker at past events and as an FTA board member from 2011-2018. He will serve as Forum 2020 chair.
Michaud and Welter bring more than 50 years of combined experience to the planning table. As brainstorming ensues and abstracts are reviewed, attendees can expect to see some fresh faces speaking about in-depth technical topics.
‘The Forum 2019 leadership committee is already actively preparing for the event,’ said Michaud. ‘We are excited about bringing together another talented group of industry experts to create what we hope to be a valuable agenda for all printers and industry members. Hank, our 2019 co-chair, brings a wealth of industry experience to the team. Forum 2019 will be another great opportunity to learn, share experiences and network with our industry colleagues.’