Virtual Summit Schedule

Day 1

October 27th, 2020

All times shown in EST

10:00 – 10:45 am

FLAG Opening Session

Opening Session with FLAG President and Founder, John McKay and Vice President of Business Development, JC McKay.

11:15 – 12:15 pm

Member Round Table Session 1

5-6 FLAG Member companies in a virtual round table discussing current challenges to share knowledge and advice.

1:00 – 2:30 pm

Alex Chausovsky - Guest Speaker

Alex Chausovsky, Director of Speaking Services at ITR Economics™, will be delivering a webinar on “Looking Past the Fear and the Noise: 2020-2022”.

Never has it been more critical for decision makers to have a clear, impartial, and data-driven perspective of how factors such as COVID-19 and the re-opened economy will impact companies moving forward. This session from ITR Economics will help you determine the best course of action for the most important part of the economy – you and your business.

We will:

1. Look at a system of leading indicators proven to signal cyclical turns in the economy and markets.

2. Present the outlook for the market segments most important to your industry.

3. Provide you with the “stakes in the ground” for the economic recovery.

3:00 – 3:45 pm

Member Round Table Session 2

More time for FLAG Member companies to meet in a virtual round table environment discussing current challenges to share knowledge and advice.

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Technical Session - ISO Panel
“ISO Certification – Why it’s Important”
Presentation: Rachael O’Brien, Quality Supervisor, Tailored Label Products

Member Panel:

1. Sharon Zampogna, VP, Sales, McCourt Label

2. John Borrelli, COO, Luminer Converting & Eric Brown, Quality Assurance Manager

3. Mike Gaughan, COO, Lofton Label

4. Anthony Martone, Plant Manager, Robinson Tape & Label

10:00 – 10:45 am

FLAG Opening Session

Opening Session with FLAG President and Founder, John McKay and Vice President of Business Development, JC McKay.

11:15 – 12:15 pm

Member Round Table Session 1

5-6 FLAG Member companies in a virtual round table discussing current challenges to share knowledge and advice.

1:00 – 2:30 pm

Alex Chausovsky - Guest Speaker

Alex Chausovsky, Director of Speaking Services at ITR Economics™, will be delivering a webinar on “Looking Past the Fear and the Noise: 2020-2022”.

Never has it been more critical for decision makers to have a clear, impartial, and data-driven perspective of how factors such as COVID-19 and the re-opened economy will impact companies moving forward. This session from ITR Economics will help you determine the best course of action for the most important part of the economy – you and your business.

We will:

1. Look at a system of leading indicators proven to signal cyclical turns in the economy and markets.

2. Present the outlook for the market segments most important to your industry.

3. Provide you with the “stakes in the ground” for the economic recovery.

3:00 – 3:45 pm

Member Round Table Session 2

More time for FLAG Member companies to meet in a virtual round table environment discussing current challenges to share knowledge and advice.

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Technical Session - ISO Panel
“ISO Certification – Why it’s Important”
Presentation: Rachael O’Brien, Quality Supervisor, Tailored Label Products

Member Panel:

1. Sharon Zampogna, VP, Sales, McCourt Label

2. John Borrelli, COO, Luminer Converting & Eric Brown, Quality Assurance Manager

3. Mike Gaughan, COO, Lofton Label

4. Anthony Martone, Plant Manager, Robinson Tape & Label

Day 2

October 28th, 2020

All times shown in EST

10:00 – 11:00 am

Curt Steinhorst - Guest Speaker

Curt Steinhorst, best-selling author, will be delivering a webinar on “Building a Focused and Productive Team in Turbulent Times”.

In “Building a Focused and Productive Team in Turbulent Times,” attention expert Curt Steinhorst introduces leaders to the critical lens of focus and attention by helping you understand the science of how the brain works as well as the practical wisdom and essential tools required to build mastery level teams.

In this one-hour session, Curt will equip leaders to:

  • Eliminate the hidden and costly distractions that destroy productivity
  • Clearly communicate what your team needs to know now
  • Conduct more effective virtual meetings
  • Build a team alliance that prioritizes the important work
  • Create a space to think and unlock innovation

11:15 – 12:15 pm

Member Round Table Session 3

FLAG Member companies in the final virtual round table session discussing current challenges to share knowledge and advice.

1:00 – 2:00 pm

Greg Hrinya - Guest Speaker

Greg Hrinya, Editor of Label and Narrow Web, will be doing a deep dive into the North American Label Market.

The North American label market finds itself in one of the most unprecedented times in recent history. Labels and packaging have quite literally proven to be an essential business during a chaotic few months of the COVID-19 pandemic. This session from Label & Narrow Web editor Greg Hrinya will highlight the latest trends, growth opportunities, and the successful response to a new way of conducting business.    

We will discuss:  

1. The facts and figures of the North American label market in 2020  

2. New products and printing technologies shaping the industry  

3. Trends, such as e-commerce and remote working, that will impact consumer behavior  

3:00 – 4:00 pm

Paul Reilly - Guest Speaker

Paul Reilly, Partner at New Direction Partners, will be delivering “Benchmarking Metrics for Label Converters”.

4:30 – 5:30 pm

Technical Session - Pre-Press
“Pre-press – Understanding the Efficiencies that Can Be Achieved with a Multi-Vendor Solution”
Presenters:
LabelTraxx: Dorothy Asboth, Sales Mgr.; Keith Grimm, VP, Sales & Operations; Ken Meinhardt, President
HYBRID Software: Michael Agness, Executive Vice President, Americas
GMG Color: Marc Levine, Director, Business Development; Scott Ogrisek, Northeast Sales Director; Kelly Gorra, Marketing Manager

10:00 – 11:00 am

Curt Steinhorst - Guest Speaker

Curt Steinhorst, best-selling author, will be delivering a webinar on “Building a Focused and Productive Team in Turbulent Times”.

In “Building a Focused and Productive Team in Turbulent Times,” attention expert Curt Steinhorst introduces leaders to the critical lens of focus and attention by helping you understand the science of how the brain works as well as the practical wisdom and essential tools required to build mastery level teams.

In this one-hour session, Curt will equip leaders to:

  • Eliminate the hidden and costly distractions that destroy productivity
  • Clearly communicate what your team needs to know now
  • Conduct more effective virtual meetings
  • Build a team alliance that prioritizes the important work
  • Create a space to think and unlock innovation

11:15 – 12:15 pm

Member Round Table Session 3

FLAG Member companies in the final virtual round table session discussing current challenges to share knowledge and advice.

1:00 – 2:00 pm

Greg Hrinya - Guest Speaker

Greg Hrinya, Editor of Label and Narrow Web, will be doing a deep dive into the North American Label Market.

The North American label market finds itself in one of the most unprecedented times in recent history. Labels and packaging have quite literally proven to be an essential business during a chaotic few months of the COVID-19 pandemic. This session from Label & Narrow Web editor Greg Hrinya will highlight the latest trends, growth opportunities, and the successful response to a new way of conducting business.    

We will discuss:  

1. The facts and figures of the North American label market in 2020  

2. New products and printing technologies shaping the industry  

3. Trends, such as e-commerce and remote working, that will impact consumer behavior  

3:00 – 4:00 pm

Paul Reilly - Guest Speaker

Paul Reilly, Partner at New Direction Partners, will be delivering “Benchmarking Metrics for Label Converters”.

4:30 – 5:30 pm

Technical Session - Pre-Press
“Pre-press – Understanding the Efficiencies that Can Be Achieved with a Multi-Vendor Solution”
Presenters:
LabelTraxx: Dorothy Asboth, Sales Mgr.; Keith Grimm, VP, Sales & Operations; Ken Meinhardt, President
HYBRID Software: Michael Agness, Executive Vice President, Americas
GMG Color: Marc Levine, Director, Business Development; Scott Ogrisek, Northeast Sales Director; Kelly Gorra, Marketing Manager

Day 3

October 29th, 2020

All times shown in EST

10:00 – 11:00 am

Private Member Only Meeting

A FLAG Member private meeting with FLAG President and Founder, John McKay and Vice President of Business Development, JC McKay.

11:15 – 12:15 pm

Next Generation Round Table Session

A round table discussion for the next generation of the label industry hosted by JC McKay of FLAG.

12:30 – 1:15 pm

Private Vendor Partner Only Meeting

A FLAG Vendor Partner private meeting with FLAG President and Founder, John McKay and Vice President of Business Development, JC McKay.

1:30 – 2:30 pm

Brian Van de Water - Guest Speaker

Brian Van de Water of SPL Consulting will be delivering a webinar on “Leading a Successful Waste Walk”.

3:00 – 4:00 pm

Technical Session - HR Panel

“HR: Workplace Best Practices Amidst COVID-19”

Presentation: Tiffany Cruz Esq. – Assistant General Counsel and HR Consultant & Cindy Edwards – Vice President of Sales, Engage PEO.

Our Member Panelists include:

Kathy Alaimo – President, Syracuse Label

Lori Campbell – President, The Label Printers

Heidi Bollin – President, Bollin Label Systems

5:30 – 6:30 pm

Virtual Awards Ceremony

The Virtual Summit concludes with an awards ceremony and happy hour featuring Member & Vendor Partner recognition and awards.

10:00 – 11:00 am

Private Member Only Meeting

A FLAG Member private meeting with FLAG President and Founder, John McKay and Vice President of Business Development, JC McKay.

11:15 – 12:15 pm

Next Generation Round Table Session

A round table discussion for the next generation of the label industry hosted by JC McKay of FLAG.

12:30 – 1:15 pm

Private Vendor Partner Only Meeting

A FLAG Vendor Partner private meeting with FLAG President and Founder, John McKay and Vice President of Business Development, JC McKay.

1:30 – 2:30 pm

Brian Van de Water - Guest Speaker

Brian Van de Water of SPL Consulting will be delivering a webinar on “Leading a Successful Waste Walk”.

3:00 – 4:00 pm

Technical Session - HR Panel

“HR: Workplace Best Practices Amidst COVID-19”

Presentation: Tiffany Cruz Esq. – Assistant General Counsel and HR Consultant & Cindy Edwards – Vice President of Sales, Engage PEO.

Our Member Panelists include:

Kathy Alaimo – President, Syracuse Label

Lori Campbell – President, The Label Printers

Heidi Bollin – President, Bollin Label Systems

Our Member Panelists include:

Kathy Alaimo – President, Syracuse Label

Lori Campbell – President, The Label Printers

Heidi Bollin – President, Bollin Label Systems

5:30 – 6:30 pm

Virtual Awards Ceremony

The Virtual Summit concludes with an awards ceremony and happy hour featuring Member & Vendor Partner recognition and awards.

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