Print Embellishment Conference

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Location: Delta by Marriott Hotels Dallas Southlake 251 E. State Highway 114 Southlake, TX 76092

April 9

Chisholm Ballroom Lobby

2:00- 5:00 PM


Longhorn I

2:30 – 3:15 PM

Digital Embellishment Alliance Roundtable

Longhorn I

3:15 PM – 4:45 PM

Join Us for Bonus Conference Content during the Business Breakouts!

Recruiting & Retaining Employees  >> Moderator: Steven Roberts, Elite Print Finishing

Save Money with Tax Credits  >> Moderator: Mike Devereux, Wipfli

Business Ownership Transitions  >> Moderator: Jessica-Marie Hutchison, CFAR

Chisholm Ballroom

5:00-7:30 PM

Supplier Trade Fair/Opening Reception

April 10

Chisholm Ballroom

7:30 – 8:30 AM  


7:30 – 8:30 AM

Continental Breakfast and Supplier Trade Fair

8:30 – 9:15 AM        

Keynote Presentation: How Embellishments Support the Power of Touch

>> Vicki Strull, Vicki Strull Design (Sappi Paper)

9:15 – 9:45 AM

Importance of Technical Expertise When Selling Embellishments (Panel Discussion)

>> Michael Aumann, KURZ (moderator); Bob Nickel, TPC Packaging; Joe DeBoy, NAPCO

9:45 – 10:00 AM     


10:00 – 10:30 AM

Selling Sustainable Packaging: The Do’s and Don’ts

>> Adam Peek, Meyers Printing

10:30 -10:45 AM  

Update on New FSEA Study on Recycling of Transfer Metallic Decorated Paper/Board

>>Seth Levenstein, ITW ShineMark

10:45 – 11:30 AM

Sustainability and Embellishments (Panel Discussion) 

>> Karen Kromat, Case Paper; Paul Furse, Scodix; Eric Longnecker, Diamond Packaging; Dennis Bacchetta, Diamond Packaging

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Digital Print and Digital Embellishments Work Together

>> Christine Yardley, Print Panther Direct

12:00 -1:30 PM

Supplier Trade Fair and Lunch Buffet

1:30 – 2:15 PM   

Print and Embellishment Trends 2024

>> Sabine Lenz, PaperSpecs

2:15 – 3:00 PM         

Foil Stamping & Embossing Engravings: Latest Technology and Cost-Saving Techniques (Panel Discussion)

>>Ross Hutchison, Universal Engraving, Inc.; Mark Schumacher, Metal Magic;

3:00 – 3:15 PM     


3:15- 3:45 PM

Trading Card Embellishment Trends – Current Landscape and Future Outlook (Panel Discussion)

>> Stefan Congram, Cartamundi; Doug Fontana, Xplor Group; Jim Singer, Brodnax 21C; Brandon Lesley, Fanatics


3:45 – 4:00 PM         

Growth of UV Curing Technologies for Coatings, Printing, and Other Embellishments (Panel Discussion)

>>Rod Franson, Carlson Print; Tim Cain, Breit Technologies, Chris Hogge, Harris & Bruno

4:30 – 5:00 PM

Print Embellishment Conference Trivia

What Did You Learn Today? Networking and Fun!

>>Hosted by Kevin Abergel, Taktiful

5:00 – 7:30 PM

31st Annual FSEA Gold Leaf Awards Reception

April 11

8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Guided Tour of Brodnax 21C Printers,  Xplor Group and Clampitt Paper Creative Center