Agenda details and registration information may be found on the AIMCAL Website at https://www.aimcal.org/2020-r2r-usa-conference.html.
The switch to a virtual format adds a day to the meeting focused on flexible packaging, battery technology, and flexible and printed electronics. The agenda encompasses the full range of roll-to-roll technologies and developments with emphasis on sustainability-related advances and includes market overviews and plenary keynote addresses.
Day One (Monday, Oct. 19) opens with a welcome from AIMCAL and SPE, recognition of the first inductees in the AIMCAL Hall of Honor, an R2R extrusion coating market overview by Corey Reardon of AWA Alexander Watson Associates, and two short courses presented from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET. The first short course is "Slot-Die Coating Technology" by Mark Miller of Coating Tech Slot Dies. The second is "How to Solve the Most Difficult Web-Handling Challenges" by Neal Michal of Converting Expert LLC.
Attendees can create a personal schedule of technical presentations, Direct Message people they know or would like to meet, and plan Video Meetings with any attendee, exhibitor, or speaker. A Presence Tracking feature allows attendees to network in real-time with anyone who is on the same page. Context-aware Chat areas are visible on the right side of every conference page to enable discussion of the subject being presented.
Like the in-person event, the Exhibit Hall presents new products, services, and technologies. Each virtual exhibit includes a company profile and email, website, and social media buttons as well as a Direct Message option to contact a representative. Exhibitor pages also may include access to downloadable brochures and viewable videos, which may be updated each day of the conference.
The cost of the conference is $550 for members, $670 for non-members with discounts for groups from the same company. Check the AIMCAL Website, https://www.aimcal.org/2020-r2r-usa-conference.html, for the full agenda and to register.
About AIMCAL, Greenville, SC
AIMCAL, the Association of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators, represents converters of metallized, coated, and laminated flexible substrates and their suppliers. Founded in 1970, membership stands at nearly 300 companies. A global group, AIMCAL promotes the growth and prosperity of the converting industry and member companies via an array of technical and marketing services. Membership information is available online at www.aimcal.org.
About SPE, Bethel, CT
THE SOCIETY OF PLASTICS ENGINEERS® (SPE) is the largest, most well-known plastics professional society in the world. Founded in 1942, SPE helps plastics professionals succeed by spreading knowledge, strengthening skills, and promoting plastics and the plastics industry. SPE brings together scientists, engineers, and technical personnel engaged in the development, conversion, and application of plastics, as well as senior executives from every sector within the plastics industry value chain. For more information on SPE or to join, please go to www.4spe.org.