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  • 03 Jun 2019

EFIA to deepen sustainability efforts

EFIA to deepen sustainability efforts

The European Flexographic Industry Association (EFIA) is to shortly host its second sustainability focused breakfast meeting, addressing the need for education both in the industry and for consumers to meet the challenges of the 'Blue Planet Effect'.

EFIA hosted a similar meeting in September 2018, where insights and discussions concluded that the flexographic printing community must collaborate, innovate, legislate and educate to ensure the industry continues to keep up with social and market trends in relation to sustainability.

The next EFIA sustainability breakfast meeting on June 14 will focus on the education element of these findings. Topics to be covered include the education of customers and the unique challenges presented, as well as how the industry is educating and upskilling its own workforce to meet the needs of the future market environment.

Last September’s event attracted over 70 delegates across the flexographic printing community, as well as representatives from trade media. June’s event is expected to surpass this, therefore prompt booking is recommended. The breakfast panel is once again expected to attract representation from across the industry. Confirmed panel members include: Dave Daniels, National Flexibles; Mark Hawkins, Smurfit Kappa; Rachel O’Connell, Key Recruitment; William Walter, Bridgehead Communications; Sarah Greenwood, North of England Packaging Society; and Chair Ben Mitchell, The Retail Institute).

EFIA members receive free admission and non-EFIA members can attend for a nominal fee of £20 GBP. Parking is free and breakfast and refreshments will be available from 8am.

The event will be taking place at the Gary Speed Suite of Elland Road, Leeds.

Debbie Waldron-Hoines, EFIA consultant CEO, commented: ‘We’re delighted to be welcoming delegates to our second breakfast panel in June. Education is such a critical topic within the industry particularly considering the challenges presented by the current sustainability focus. By bringing many flexographic industry voices together through events such as our breakfast panels, we take real steps towards progressing together and creating a deeper shared understanding of the changing market environment we operate in. At EFIA, we’re proud to support our members with events that challenge, inform and educate.’

To attend the event on June 14, please contact Debbie Waldron Hoines or email EFIA on

Find out about this and other industry events in the L&L Events diary


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