FSEA’s Online Spring Summit a Hit
After a successful online conference event during the summer of 2020, FSEA decided to launch a second virtual event in 2021 – the FSEA Online Spring Summit – with the belief that hosting an online conference still was the safest option for an educational opportunity for members. With this, FSEA determined the best way to hold the event was to reduce the amount of time required for Spring Summit attendees to “attend” in one sitting. As a result, the decision was made to schedule sessions that would be held for 2 hours a day, 1 day a week for 4 weeks.
“We were determined to come up with a schedule that could work for our FSEA members and other attendees without asking them take time away from their businesses to sit through a full day or even a half-day of sessions,” said FSEA Assistant Director Dianna Brodine. “Each weekly Spring Summit session required only 2 to 2 ½ hours, and we packed a lot of content into a short amount of time.”
The four weekly sessions were designated by subject matter. Week One focused on metallic decorating and sustainability (a hot topic), Week Two included sessions on metallic decorating choices and troubleshooting, Week Three focused on binding and finishing, and Week Four included two panels on UV coating design and troubleshooting.
Adding more value to attendees, video interviews were conducted with premier sponsors ITW Shinemark, Infinity Foils, Universal Engraving, Inc. and Standard Finishing Systems. These video interviews (available for viewing at www.fsea.com) provided insight into print and packaging trends.
In addition to focused content, all attendees received a unique offering from the online event – a WOW! Box was sent to each attendee, filled with creative samples from the sponsor companies and informational content from the FSEA.
FSEA is grateful for the support of our industry sponsors, including:
FSEA Welcomes New Members
FSEA would like to welcome the following new FSEA members in the first quarter of 2021:
- Crossmark Graphics, Inc. – New Berlin, Wisconsin
- Gietz-Vinfoil Americas LLC – Homer Glen, Illinois
- Litho Press, Inc. – Indianapolis, Indiana
- Marbach Americas – Charlotte, North Carolina
- Monadnock Paper Mills, Inc. – Bennington, New Hampshire
- Neenah – Alpharetta, Georgia
- Niagara Label Co. – Akron, New York
- Phillips Graphic Finishing LLC – Manheim, Pennsylvania
- TPC Printing & Packaging – Chattanooga, Tennessee
Set your calendar for October 5, 2021. FSEA is planning a one-day event and reception the day prior to the start of the PRINTING United Expo (October 6-8, 2021). Look for details on the website soon at www.fsea.com.