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2018 FSEA • IADD Joint Conference

April 11-13 | Franklin Marriott Cool Springs Hotel | Franklin, TN

The Foil & Specialty Effects Association has planned a mix of amazing programming, networking opportunities and a trade fair with industry suppliers – along with a little fun during your stay in Music City!

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, April 11
Registration 2 to 6 p.m.
FSEA Young Alliance & IADD NextGen Networking Reception 3 to 5 p.m.
Welcome Reception and Supplier Trade Fair 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Thursday, April 12
Continental Breakfast and Networking 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.
General Session
Keynote: Building a Culture of High Performance
Ken Thoreson, Acumen Management Group
8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Finding the Fit: Digital Finishing or Conventional Methods
(Panel Discussion)
9:30 to 10:15 a.m.
Networking Break 10:15 to 10:30 a.m.
Foil and Decorating Breakout
The 5 Hottest Print Design Trends And How They Can Help YOU Reach Designers and Brand Owners
Sabine Lenz, PaperSpecs
10:30 to 11:15 a.m.
Sustainability Update: New Alternatives for Foil Waste Disposal
Calvin Frost, Channeled Resources Group
11:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Myths and Facts about Paper and Print: Update on Recycling of Foil Decorated Paper Study
Jeff Peterson, Foil & Specialty Effects Association
11:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Management Breakout
Building a Talent Pipeline: Finding and Developing Tomorrow's Manufacturing Workforce
Denise Rice, Peak Performance Inc
10:30 to 11:15 a.m.
Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals: The 4 Disciplines of Execution
Denise Rice, Peak Performance Inc
11:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Lunch Buffet
(Extended Exhibitor Time for Supplier Trade Fair)
12:00 to 1:30 p.m.
Networking Workshops
Attendees will choose three workshops to attend, one in each session:
1:30 to 4:00 p.m.
Session 1:
  • Addressing Current Customer Demands
  • Best Practices: Managing Your Converting Industry Business and Workflow
  • Finding and Keeping Millennials
1:30 to 2:15 p.m.
Session 2:
  • Picking Apart the Podcast: Globalization. Recycling. Retail-Ready. E-Commerce. Smart.
  • Decreasing Spoilage in Your Plant
  • Marketing Your Finishing Services
2:25 to 3:10 p.m.
Session 3:
  • Addressing Current Customer Demands
  • Finding and Keeping Millennials
  • Decreasing Spoilage on Press
3:15 to 4:05 p.m.
FSEA Gold Leaf Awards Event & Reception (food, drink and fun) 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Buses to Downtown Nashville Begin leaving 7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 13
Continental Breakfast and Networking 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.
FSEA Annual Meeting and Project Update 8:00 to 8:30 a.m.
General Session
Continuous Improvement and its Impact on Culture in Manufacturing
Kelly Goodsel, Viking Plastics
8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Recruiting the Next Generation of Employees
Elena Valentine, Skill Scout
9:30 to 10:15 a.m.
Networking Break 10:15 to 10:30 p.m.
Trends in Decorating Packaging/Folding Cartons and How Those Provide Opportunities to the Finishing/Decorating Marketplace
(Panel Discussion)
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Economic Update: How Politics Will Shape the Print Industry
Chris Kuehl, Armada Corporate Intelligence
11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.