Labelexpo Americas – “Join the Network Gala” for the future of flexo

An example for a flexo press (Source: Omet)

USA • The second evening of the label show the so-called “Join the Network Gala” will take place, organized by the “Future of Flexo” initiative. Omet, Durst and other 22 network members of flexo industry promoted this gala event for Wednesday, 26 September 2018 (5:30 pm CST) in Rosemont, IL, which includes a black-tie optional dinner, a raffle, live music and the opportunity to test drive a Ferrari.

The Gala supports the work of the Future of Flexo Initiative, a consortium that grants scholarships to university students studying flexo and the steadfast and long-term commitment of consortium members to ensure the health of flexo.


Guests will converge upon the Rosemont Theatre located on North River Road beginning at 5:30 PM CST to network, connect and recognize business community supporters for a night of giving.

Involvement of young people

Claudio Semenza, the Future of Flexo chair noted, “The 2018 Gala is not just a celebration of the successes of our giving community, but a celebration of the recipients of the generous donations that our community makes.  These recipients include young people involved in the study of flexography. The generous campaign contributions that have been made and the proceeds from the evening’s raffle items will all directly benefit the Future of Flexo.”

Coinciding with the start of Labelexpo Americas 2018, the Gala will highlight the urgent need for recruitment and proper training for the health and future of flexography. “Today, as we are seeing an aging in skills and knowledge base, it is paramount that we all work together to grow and mentor young people, create awareness for industrial jobs and develop a pipeline of qualified workforce members for the future,” said Semenza.

Invitation-only event

The Join the Network Gala is an invitation-only exclusive platform where C-Suite executives, business decision makers and thought leaders from around the world connect, discover and support the future health of flexo.  Interested in attending?  Please contact your local area network member to apply.

The Future of Flexo initiative is an effort founded by Omet Americas, Inc. and a consortium of flexographic suppliers and printers – to supports the flexographic printing and packaging industries’ developing workforce with scholarships, educational programs, funding for student industry related travel and other initiatives designed to ensure the health of flexo.

Included are companies such as Omet, Durst, Tresu Group, Apex International, Avery Dennison, BST North America, Erhardt+Leimer, Flexcon Company, Flexoconcepts, Flexografix, FlexoWash, Grafikontrol, ICP, K Laser,  MacDermid, Martin Automatic, Nazdar Ink Technologies, Phoseon Technology, Rossini s.p.a., RotoMetrics, spgPrints, tesa tape, Vetaphone and more.

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