A PDF version of the Comprehensive Guide to FINAT’s Membership Benefits that was made available to all visitors of the Labelexpo show will be posted on the FINAT website end of October. Several visiting member company representatives took the opportunity to access the new online FINAT Member to Member Community to complete their profile and review the possibilities of this new networking tool that was first launched at the FINAT congress in Sicily last June.
The completely revised FINAT web portal has also integrated the former FINAT Knowledge Hub and at the show, visitors had the opportunity to review the latest draft of an important addition on this Hub, the completely revised and expanded (300 pages) edition of the FINAT Educational Handbook, soon to become available for downloading by FINAT members.
Operators’ Day: a Hands-on Learning Experience
Operators’ Day, organised in cooperation with national label associations in Europe, attracted 155 participants from 10 companies based in Germany, Switzerland, Poland, and France. The purpose of this special programme was to allow production personnel from label companies (design and prepress, plate production personnel, press operators (conventional or digital), converting operators, including die cutting, slitting, rewinding) to get a direct view of the global world of labeling and to receive further education and hands-on experience of new technologies. FINAT likes to thank the 22 exhibitor member companies that hosted the ‘Operators Show Trail’.
Upwards and Onwards
“Over the years, Tarsus has succeeded in continuously raising its standard and establishing a true brand personality of Labelexpo,” concludes Mr Lejeune. “As the leading global trade show for our industry, Labelexpo Europe is an icon for the international label community. We are very much looking forward to the next edition. Our next stop is Labelexpo in Shangai end of November. To stay tuned on what is happening in our industry in these emerging markets and to further explore and acknowledge the opportunities and challenges of a globalized labeling industry.”