IADD Announces Online Annual Meeting Xchange Programming

The International Association of Diecutting and Diemaking (IADD), Crystal Lake, Illinois, has announced that it will host its 48th Annual Meeting Xchange online. Informative programming will be live every Tuesday beginning September 29 through October 27.

IADD vice president of education, Robert McCann, Bobst North America, Inc., noted that the annual meeting offers technical programming focused on folding carton and business management topics designed to stimulate creativity and innovation.

Dr. Chris Kuehl, managing director of Armada Corporate Intelligence, is the keynote speaker and will kick off programming on Tuesday, September 29. Dr. Kuehl provides forecasts and strategic guidance for a wide variety of corporate clients around the world and will provide the economic outlook for the industry. During his program, attendees will learn the five things that will most likely change and five things to help them make better business decisions during uncertain times.

In addition, the IADD will bring experts each week to cover all aspects of the folding carton industry. These fifty-minute online programs can be watched live or on-demand. Each session will take a deep dive into the subject and provide the opportunity for attendees to ask their questions. Topics include:

  • Carton Board Characteristics
  • Steel Counters
  • Cutting Load Balancing, Zero-Point Makereadies and Cutting Speed
  • Foil, Embossing & Diecutting
  • Layout Challenges

Attendees will get the answers to their toughest questions during the Layout Challenges panel discussion. Experts represent each discipline from software to diemaking to converting, and can provide advice to help improve the efficiency of jobs. Submit layout challenge design PDFs and questions in advance by email at xchange@iadd.org. Any submission used in the live session will be stripped of any identifiable company information to protect the privacy of attendees and their customers.

New this year, attendees will have the chance to view the latest technology, equipment and products during five-minute Supplier Spotlights that will be integrated throughout the programming.

The IADD Annual Meeting Xchange is a one-stop shop for learning, “xchanging” ideas and gaining knowledge to advance one’s business.

To conclude the meeting, IADD president Gino Gualtieri of Central Die Supplies, Inc., will announce the Pillar Award and Presidential Award recipients during the annual business meeting on October 27.

Early registration discounts are available through September 22. To see the full schedule, program descriptions and to register, visit www.iadd.org/?current.

Visit www.iadd.org or call 815.455.7519 for more information.