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In light of this year's tragic events, many trade shows and association meetings were either canceled or suffered from low attendance. But as always, America and its economy have shown resilience, and the converting industry has done the same as it marches on to another year of shows, conferences, meetings, seminars, and more.

As we have done in years past, here is a glimpse of what's going on in 2002. All year long we will continue to provide monthly updates on the “Converter Events” page (check out our new look in January). But for now, get out your date books and palm pilots, and get a head start on making plans for next year's big events.

If you wish to have an event listed that is not here, send it to the editors of PFFC at least three months in advance of the event. Include the event name, dates, sponsor, location, facility, phone number, and any other pertinent information, as well as a contact name.

2002

JANUARY

Jan. 7-18: Winter Intensive Packaging Program, Sponsored by & held at San José State Univ., San José, CA (864/656-6937; www.sjsu.edu/packaging).

Jan. 21-23: Vision 2002: Inaugural Consumer Products Conference, Sponsored by INDA, Hotel Intercontinental, New Orleans, LA (919/233-1210; www.inda.org).

Jan. 23-25: FPA Environmental Summit, Sponsored by Flexible Packaging Assn., TradeWinds Resort, St. Petersburg, FL (410/694-0800; www.flexpack.org).

Jan. 23-25: Fundamentals of Quality Print on Corrugated Symposium, Sponsored by & held at Clemson Univ., Clemson, SC (864/656-6897).

Jan. 23-26: Flexographic Process Printing Symposium, Sponsored by & held at Clemson Univ., Clemson, SC (864/656-6897).

Jan. 29-Feb. 1: Authentication & Counterfeiting Protection Conference & Trade Show, Sponsored by Reconnaissance Intl., Marriott Marquis Hotel, Atlanta, GA (303/779-3647).

Jan. 30-31: SVC Short Courses, Sponsored by Society of Vacuum Coaters, Disney's Coronado Springs Resort, Lake Buena Vista, FL (505/856-7188; www.svc.org).

Jan. 31-Feb. 1: CEMA Winter Meeting, Sponsored by Converting Equipment Mfrs. Assn., Doubletree Hotel, Charleston, SC (973/379-1100; www.cema-converting.org).

FEBRUARY

Feb. 1-3: Graphics of the Americas, Sponsored by Printing Assn. of Florida, Miami Beach Convention Ctr., Miami, FL (800/749-4855; www.graphicsoftheamericas.com).

Feb. 3-6: GAA Pressroom Conference, Sponsored by Gravure Assn. of America, Jupiter Beach Resort, Jupiter, FL (716/436-2150; www.gaa.org).

Feb. 13-14: Plastics Impact on the Environment, Sponsored by Plastics Environmental Div., Marriott Renaissance Ctr., Dearborn, MI (203/740-5472).

Feb. 15-17: IPA Marketing & Sales Conference, Sponsored by Intl. Prepress Assn., Omni Royal Orleans Hotel, New Orleans, LA (612/896-1908; www.ipa.org).

Feb. 16-19: SNAXPO 2002, Sponsored by Snack Food Assn., Navy Pier & Chicago Marriott, Chicago, IL (703/836-4500; www.sfa.org).

Feb. 26-March 1: SOCMA's Informex, Sponsored by Synthetic Organic Chemical Mfrs. Assn., Morial Convention Ctr., New Orleans, LA (202/721-4183).

Feb. 27-March 3: FPA Annual Meeting, Sponsored by Flexible Packaging Assn., Westin Mission Hills Resort, Rancho Mirage, CA (410/694-0800; www.flexpack.org).

Feb. 28-March 1: 5th PLGA Annual Marketing & Technical Conference/Exhibit, Sponsored by Packaging and Label Gravure Assn., Adam's Mark Hotel, Clearwater Beach, FL (937/390-2528; www.plga.com).

MARCH

March 3-6: Introspect Energy Management Conference (in conjunction with Paper Summit), Sponsored by Paperloop, Georgia World Congress Ctr., Atlanta, GA (212/268-4160 ext. 102). Rescheduled from September 30, 2001.

March 3-6: TLMI Converter Meeting, Sponsored by Tag & Label Mfrs. Inst., Registry Resort, Naples, FL(630/357-9222).

March 4-6: Paper Summit, Produced by Paperloop, Georgia World Congress Ctr., Atlanta, GA (212/268-4160, ext. 102).

March 4-6: Pulp & Paper Reliability & Maintenance Conference (in conjunction with Paper Summit), Sponsored by IDCON, Georgia World Congress Ctr., Atlanta, GA (212/268-4160 ext. 102).

March 6-7: Contract Packaging Expo, Sponsored by Natl. Packaging & Mfg. Trade Show, Las Vegas Convention Ctr., Las Vegas, NV (702/893-9090).

March 11-13: Global Chemical Regulations Conference: Living with TSCA & Intl. Chemical Controls, Sponsored by Synthetic Organic Chemical Mfrs. Assn., Renaissance Harbor Hotel, Baltimore, MD (202/721-4125).

March 13-16: LabelShow, Sponsored by Sokolniki, Sokolniki Culture & Exhibition Ctr., Moscow, Russia (+7 (095) 268-14-07, 268-63-23; www.exposokol.ru).

March 17-19: PPC Annual Meeting, Sponsored by Paperboard Pkg. Council, Washington Monarch Hotel, Washington, DC (703/836-3300).

March 19-21: NeedlePunch 2002, Sponsored by INDA, Hotel Intercontinental, New Orleans, LA (919/233-1210; www.inda.org).

March 20-24: AIMCAL Annual Meeting, Sponsored by Assn. of Industrial Metallizers, Coaters & Laminators, PGA Natl. Resort & Spa, Palm Beach Gardens, FL (803/802-7820).

March 27-29: Three-Day Intensive Short Course on Surfactants: Principles & Applications, Sponsored by & held at Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, FL (352/392-0877; www.che.ufl.edu/csse/SIS2000/SISmain.htm).

APRIL

April 2-5: China Drinktec 2002, Sponsored by Adsale Exhibition Services, China Foreign Trade Ctr., Guangzhou, PR, China (+86 852/2516 3369).

April 9-17: Converflex @ Ipex 2002, Sponsored by IIR Exhibitions, Natl. Exhibition Ctr., Birmingham, U.K. (+44 (0) 20 7850 7560; www.ipex.org).

April 13-18: 45th Annual SVC Technical Conference, Sponsored by Society of Vacuum Coaters, Disney's Coronado Springs Resort, Lake Buena Vista, FL (505/856-7188; www.svc.org).

April 24-27: AICC Spring Meeting, Sponsored by Assn. of Independent Corrugated Converters, Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, Orlando, FL (407/239-1234; www.aiccbox.org).

April 24-30: Interpack 2002, Sponsored by Messe Düsseldorf N.A., The Fairgrounds, Düsseldorf, Germany (312/781-5180; www.mdna.com).

April 25-27: INDA Annual Meeting, Sponsored by Assn. of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, Hyatt Grand Cypress, Orlando, FL (919/233-1210; www.inda.org).

MAY

May 1-3: Tech XXV, Technical seminar sponsored by Pressure Sensitive Tape Council, Hyatt Regency, Atlanta, GA (877/523-7782; www.pstc.org).

May 1-5: NPA Annual Meeting, Sponsored by Natl. Paperbox Assn., Amelia Island Plantation, Amelia Island, FL (703/684-2212).

May 5-8: FTA Annual Meeting, Sponsored by Flexographic Technical Assn., Marriott Wardman Pk. Hotel, Washington, DC (631/737-6020).

May 5-9: ANTEC 2002, Sponsored by Society of Plastics Engineers, Moscone Convention Ctr. & San Francisco Marriott, San Francisco, CA (203/740-5452).

May 14-16: IPA Technical Seminar, Sponsored by Intl. Prepress Assn., Holiday Inn Mart, Chicago, IL (612/896-1908; www.ipa.org).

May 15-18: Print Expo 2002, Sponsored by CIEC Exhibition Co., China Intl. Exhibition Ctr., Beijing, China (+86 10 8460 1890; www.ciec-exhibition.com).

May 19-22: GAA Annual Convention & Golden Cylinder Awards, Sponsored by Gravure Assn. of America, Sawgrass Marriott Resort, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL (716/436-2150; www.gaa.org).

May 20-22: Film Extrusion and Coextrusion Short Course, Sponsored by TAPPI, Omni Royal Orleans Hotel, New Orleans, LA (800/332-8686; www.tappi.org).

May 21-22: National Stationery Show, Sponsored by George Little Management, Jacob K. Javits Convention Ctr., New York, NY (914/421-3228; www.glmshows.com).

May 30-June 1: VUE Point 2002, Vendor/user exchange for business & technology in the graphic arts, sponsored by Graphics Arts Show Co., Long Beach Convention Ctr., Long Beach, CA (703/264-7200; www.gasc.org).

JUNE

June 3-6: Troubleshooting Short Course for Extrusion Coating & Flexible Packaging Converters, Sponsored by TAPPI, Radisson Hotel & Conference Ctr., Green Bay, WI (800/332-8686; www.tappi.org).

June 4-6: Labelexpo Asia 2002, Sponsored by Tarsus Martex, Singapore Expo Ctr., Singapore (+44 (0) 20 8846 2700; www.labelexpo-asia.com).

June 5-7: CEMA Annual Meeting, Sponsored by Converting Equipment Mfrs. Assn., Hyatt Regency, Lake Tahoe, NV (973/379-1100; www.cema-converting.org).

June 10-15: Corrugated 2002, Sponsored by Reed Exhibition Co., Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Ctr., Paris, France (+44 (0) 20 8910 7861).

June 23-25: Hot Melt Symposium, Sponsored by TAPPI, Charlotte Marriott City Ctr., Charlotte, NC (800/332-8686; www.tappi.org).

June 24-25: LatinPack 2002, Sponsored by Latin Pack, Sheraton Maria Isabel Hotel, Mexico City, Mexico (630/240-8294).

June 25-29: Chinaplas 2002, Sponsored by EUROMAP, Shanghai New Intl. Expo Ctr., Pudong, Shanghai, PR China (+86 852 2516 3387; www.adsaleexh.com/cps/).

AUGUST

Aug. 18-21: Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium, Sponsored by TAPPI, Omni Hotel CNN Ctr., Atlanta, GA (800/332-8686; www.tappi.org).

SEPTEMBER

Sept. 8-12: PLACE (Polymers, Laminates, Adhesives, Coatings, Extrusions) Symposium, Sponsored by TAPPI, Boston Marriott Copley Pl., Boston, MA (800/332-8686; www.tappi.org).

Sept. 10-12: Labelexpo USA, Organized by Tarsus Expositions, Donald E. Stephens Convention Ctr., Rosemont, IL (262/782-1900; www.tarsus-group.com).

Sept. 24-26: INTC 2002, Sponsored by Assn. of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, Renaissance Waverly Hotel, Atlanta, GA (919/233-1210; www.inda.org).

Sept. 26-29: AICC Annual Meeting, Sponsored by Assn. of Independent Corrugated Converters, Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto, Ont., Canada (703/836-2422 ext. 384).

OCTOBER

Oct. 6-9: Graph Expo/Converting Expo, Sponsored by Graphic Arts Show Co., McCormick Place N., Chicago, IL (703/264-7200; www.gasc.org).

Oct. 6-10: 25th Annual EOS/ESD Symposium, Sponsored by Electrostatic Discharge Assn., Charlotte Convention Ctr., Charlotte, NC (315/339-6937; www.eosesd.org).

Oct. 20-23: TLMI Annual Meeting, Sponsored by Tag & Label Mfrs. Inst., Hyatt Regency Lake Hotel, Las Vegas, NV (630/357-9222).

Oct. 21-23: AIMCAL Technical Conference, Sponsored by Assn. of Industrial Metallizers, Coaters & Laminators, Hilton Resort, Sedona, AZ (803/802-7820).

NOVEMBER

Nov. 3-7: Pack Expo, Sponsored by Packaging Machinery Mfrs. Inst., McCormick Pl., Chicago, IL (703/243-8556; www.packexpo.com).

Nov. 18-22: 2002 Emballage: World Packaging Exhibition, Paris-Nord Villepinte, Paris, France (+33 (0) 1 49 68 54 40; www.emballage2002.com).

DECEMBER

Dec. 3-5: INDA Filtration 2002, Sponsored by Assn. of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, Washington Convention Ctr., Washington, DC (919/233-1210; www.inda.org).

2003

April 14-17: CMM Intl., Sponsored by Paperloop, McCormick Pl., Chicago, IL (212/268-4160, ext. 102; www.cmmshow.com).

May 18-21: GAA Annual Convention & Golden Cylinder Awards, Sponsored by Gravure Assn. of America, Westin Resort, Hilton Head Island (716/436-2150; www.gaa.org).

Sept. 24-27: Labelexpo Europe, Sponsored by Tarsus Exhibitions & Publishing, Parc des Expositions, Brussels, Belgium (+44 (0)20 8846 2700; www.worldoflabels.com).

Sept. 28-Oct. 1: Graph Expo/Converting Expo, Sponsored by Graphic Arts Show Co., McCormick Pl., Chicago, IL (703/264-7200; www.gasc.org).

2004

May 6-19: DRUPA 2004, Print Media Fair sponsored by Düsseldorf Trade Shows, Fairgrounds, Düsseldorf, Germany (312/781-5180; www.mdna.com).

Oct. 17-20: Graph Expo/Converting Expo, Sponsored by Graphic Arts Show Co., McCormick Pl., Chicago, IL (703/264-7200; www.gasc.org).

Nov. 7-12: SuperCorrExpo, Sponsored by AICC/TAPPI, Georgia World Congress Ctr., Atlanta, GA (770/209-7271; www.tappi.org).

2005

Sept. 8-15: Print 05, Prepress, printing & converting show, sponsored by Graphic Arts Show Co., McCormick Pl., Chicago, IL (703/264-7200; www.gasc.org).


 

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