“A significant effort has gone into creating a one-of-kind experience for our industry, and this year’s Odyssey continued the tradition of offering extreme value for anyone involved in print finishing, diemaking or diecutting,” says Cindy Crouse, IADD CEO. “No other event offers the focused attention on our industry, and the attendees benefit by attending technical seminars, watching new equipment demonstrations and networking with others running businesses with similar market focuses.”
Held at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Ctr. in Schaumburg, IL, May 17-19, the 2017 IADD·FSEA Odyssey featured 25 interactive educational sessions, both on-press in the Techshop and in the classroom. This year, 42 pieces of running equipment captured the attention of attendees looking for the latest technology for their facilities, and 108 suppliers specific to the fields of diecutting/diemaking, foil stamping, folding/gluing, UV coating and others were on site.
In addition to the Odyssey’s Techshop workshops, classroom sessions and Technology Hall, winners of the 24th Annual FSEA Gold Leaf Awards competition were announced, with the Best of Show going to J.S. McCarthy Co., Inc., Augusta, ME, for its 2017 “A Symphony in Color” calendar (visit www.fsea.com for all Gold Leaf Winners). The IADD honored its 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient John Gordon, Jonco Die Co., Inc. (visit www.iadd.org for further details).