The Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA) and the International Association of Diecutting and Diemaking (IADD) will hold the 2020 Joint Conference April 27-29 at the Hyatt Regency Downtown Indianapolis in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.

The conference offers a supplier trade fair, educational programming to address new technology and trends in the industry, and an awards reception where the recipients of the FSEA Gold Leaf Awards and FSEA Lifetime Achievement Award will be honored. New this year, conference attendees will have the opportunity to attend plant tours of local graphic finishing and diecutting/diemaking facilities.

Networking: A supplier trade fair and welcome reception kick off the event, providing attendees with the opportunity to discover what’s new from supplier partners and network with peers. Peer exchanges continue throughout the conference, with programming designed to let attendees share their challenges and find solutions from others in the industry.

Educational Opportunities: From professional keynote speakers to industry experts, educational content aims to give attendees knowledge that can be used to improve their operations. Programming will include discussions on sustainability; recruiting, retaining and training employees; effective marketing; the R&D Tax Credit and much more to be announced soon.

Supplier Access: More than 25 industry supplier companies are expected to be represented throughout the event, both at the tabletop exhibits and in panel discussions, providing immediate access to the people most able to answer questions about operational challenges and the latest technologies.

For more information – including detailed session descriptions, speaker biographies, travel information and easy registration – visit or call 1.785.271.5816.

The Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA) provides a wide range of resources to help print finishing companies remain profitable today and into the future. From tangible benefits offered through cost-saving programs to educational opportunities (FSEA·IADD Joint Conference, webinars, case studies and articles) to green initiatives proving the sustainability of foil decorated paper/board, the FSEA strives to provide its members with ideas, data and solutions to grow in today’s marketplace. For more information, visit

The International Association of Diecutting and Diemaking (IADD) serves diecutters, diemakers and industry suppliers worldwide. IADD provides conferences, educational and training programs, networking opportunities, a monthly magazine, online resource library of technical articles, regional chapter meetings, publications and training manuals, recommended specifications, online used equipment marketplace, videos and more. IADD also presents the Odyssey, a unique expo and innovative concept in technical training featuring a hands-on Techshop™ where training programs come alive in an actual working diemaking, diecutting and finishing facility inside the exhibit area. Visit or call 1.815.455.7519 for more information about IADD.

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