FLAG (Flexo Label Advantage Group) will bring its Annual Members Meeting to the Twin Cities this fall and introduce a new concept in the spring: a Peer Group Summit. Recognizing the need for continuing education and networking for independent converters, FLAG has announced the location, speakers and plant tour for its 2020 Annual Meeting. The meeting, which now draws over 100 members and vendors, will take place at the Hyatt Regency Bloomington/Minneapolis, located near the Mall of America in Bloomington, MN, USA, from October 27-29.

By popular request, this year's meeting will feature a full day of small peer group breakouts. To celebrate the 10-year anniversary of this meeting, the Awards Dinner will take place at the top of the US Bank Stadium--home to the Minnesota Vikings. Additional highlights of the Annual Meeting include a tour of a member's facility, exhibits from FLAG vendors and keynote presentations on mission critical topics for the independent converter. This year, the group will tour Lofton Labels and learn how the company has grown its business over the past few years without increasing manpower. Keynote speakers will be announced in the coming months.

Peer group meetings, and the opportunity to openly network with converters of a similar size facing similar challenges, have become so popular with FLAG members that two new peer groups have been formed and a special "Peer Group Summit" has been scheduled. In addition to a full day of peer group interactions, members will tour the North Carolina facility of UPM Raflatac.

According to John McKay, president and founder of FLAG, "Our membership continues to grow, and with it we are able to produce increasingly professional and...

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