2020 Annual Meeting

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We’re out of the box! 2020 may be throwing us some serious challenges, but you can boost your recovery by attending IADD’s first-ever online Annual Meeting Xchange. Informative programs and supplier spotlight demos will be presented live every Tuesday from September 29 through October 27. View them in real time for an opportunity to “xchange” ideas with speakers and other attendees. Or view the recordings later at your personal convenience.

This is a great time to learn new skills. Here’s what you can expect:

  • Everything is completely online
  • Registration includes attendance for all live sessions and access to all program recordings, handouts and chat transcripts
  • You’ll be able to start conversations with other attendees and speakers in the live chat during the real-time sessions
  • Ask your questions during the live Q&A portion of each session or submit them during the registration process
  • Mix and match technical and business-related topics to create your personalized curriculum
  • Learn about new equipment and products during Supplier Spotlight demos



Crisis & Recovery: Economic Outlook 2020
Chris Kuehl, Armada Intelligence
There has never been a threat like the one the world faces now. The truth is that the world has faced many disease episodes before and many have been far deadlier than COVID 19. The world has faced many recessions as well. What the world has not faced is a pandemic that prompted the governments of the world to engineer a recession. Find out five things that will change and five things that might during this industry-related economic outlook.

A Change Will Do You Good: Leading Your Team Through Uncertain Times
Kate Zabriskie, Business Training Works
In today's quickly moving world, uncertainty is constant. Some people roll with the punches, and others hold on to the old way, kicking and screaming. Learn tips and tricks for keeping a team together and moving them from Point A to somewhere else during this one-hour workshop.

Carton Board Characteristics
Nirav Shah, Paperworks Industries
To achieve consistent and accurate results, it is important to understand how differences in paper manufacturing and environmental conditions affect your substrate.

Steel Counters
Steve Schroder, Michigan Lasercut
This session will discuss the benefits of using steel counters and the best practices for making steel counter plates.

Cutting Load Balancing, Zero-Point Makereadies and Cutting Speed
John Dickison, Bobst North America Inc.
Eliminating press downtime requires short and effective makereadies. Gain a better understanding of the process and determine which aspects are within your control. Learn how to keep your press running at the highest speeds possible.

Foil, Embossing and Diecutting
Greg Faddis, Universal Engraving, Inc.
Achieve faster running speeds and lower rejects through specific efficiencies on press.

Layout Challenges
Panel: Rick Harbaugh, Michigan Lasercut, Robert McCann, Bobst North America Inc. and Reg Cunningham, Consultant
Ask your toughest folding carton technical questions to our panel of experts and learn tips and tricks for your layout challenges.

President’s Reception
Meet and greet with IADD President Gino Gualtieri and First Lady Rosa Pagano-Gualtieri during this fun online social event.

Business Meeting and Awards Presentation
Let your voice be heard at the annual Business Meeting and cast your vote for the nominated positions. Show your support and celebrate as we announce our Pillar Award and Presidential award recipients. The business meeting is open to all IADD members.

Supplier Spotlights
Important information and updates will be shared by the following companies throughout the meeting:

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