Three’s a party! Third Flexofit South Africa Seminar in Durban

After our successful seminars in Johannesburg in 2017 and Cape town in 2016 we held our third Flexofit South Africa Seminar on October 24th in Durban. The regional expert audience met at the Indian ocean to enjoy a multifaceted program on the latest technological developments in the printing industry.

Diverse Program

Esko’s Flexo Specialist Marc de Mey and Johan Bastiaen, Sales Manager MEA started the day-long seminar by introducing their latest „Esko Crystal Technology” to the South African market.
Renzmann’s Area sales director Europe, Asia, Africa, the engineer Alfred Porr showcased their cleaning and recovery systems. He subsequently announced Renzmann’s cooperation with south African distributor Sabre Equipment.Cooperators: Floors Coetzee, Sabre Equipment SA and Alfred Porr, Renzmann Germany
Later in the day Steve Thobela from Printing SA, Roman Jaroszewski from Mitsui Chemicals, Karabo Kekana from Chemfit and Stuart Baylis from Polyflex covered topics such as Packaging and Artwork. Steve Gordon from Kemtek presented the Flint Group and their printing plates technology to the sympathetic audience. The specialist advice from the international speakers was received with great interest.Participants at the Flexofit South Africa Seminar in Durban
The table top exposition and the networking around the seminar was perceived to be fruitful and generating mutual benefits.
Floors Coetzee, Sabre Equipment South Africa, distributor of Renzmann, Germany stated:

„It was a pleasure to attend this informative and educative seminar. It was a great opportunity to learn and network at the same time. I am definitely looking forward to the next one!”

The last Flexofit Seminar in 2018 will take place in Casablanca, Morocco on December 5th. For 2019 seminars are planned for both Asia and Africa.

Print Week MEA, ME Printer, Flexo & Gravure Global, Packaging Newsletter and Flexoglobal also reported on the Flexofit Durban Seminar online. Also see the upcoming print issues of Flexo and Gravure Global, the Gapp Magazine and Packaging and Print Media.

First Flexofit Seminars in Asia: Thailand and Vietnam

Participants at the Flexofit Vietnam Seminar in Ho Chi Minh City
We held our first ever Flexofit Asia Seminars in Bangkok, Thailand and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in June. While the flexo printing industry is developing quite well in both countries, current developments and techniques were novelties for the attending experts.

Ho Chi Minh City hosts biggest Flexofit seminar ever

On 12th of June the Thai printing and packaging community enjoyed a very valuable seminar in their capital. Representants from big converters and repro houses nationwide delighted in the professional talks and exchanges. The subsequently held Flexofit Vietnam seminar on 20th June turned out to host the biggest Flexofit audience ever. Over 50 participants from Vietnam came to the south Vietnamese city to listen to the international experts. Presentations were given by speakers from Esko, Chespa, Vianord, tesa and Renzmann (Huvase).
Participants at the Flexofit Vietnam Seminar in Ho Chi Minh City
The seminars covered a wide range of special topics and discussions. The attending participants highly valued the insightful information presented in the seminar and were grateful for this opportunity to meet with peers and international business partners. Also, the product samples and further information about devices that where shown in a table top exhibition proved to be of great value for the participants.

Asian market has high potential

Hans-Peter Hormann, General Manager Flexofit comments: “Our first outreach into Asia was really a huge success – all our expectations were highly surpassed. We plan to dig deeper into Asia and are currently thinking of returning to Thailand and Vietnam next year, as well as expanding our seminars to Indonesia, the Philippines, China and South Korea.”

Flexo and Gravure Global and Flexoglobal also covered our Asia seminars.

Flexofit Uganda Seminar huge success

Participants at the Flexofit Uganda Seminar in Kampala
We held our first ever Flexofit Uganda Seminar in Kampala, Uganda on 9th May. The capital of this rising East African country welcomed us and the international speakers warmly. The local expert audience arrived from more than 14 companies in Uganda, bordering Ruanda and Kenya, as well as from far away South Africa.

Unique occasion for East African printing market

The attending participants highly valued the insightful information presented in the seminar and was grateful for this opportunity to meet with peers and business partners. The seminar covered a wide range of special topics and discussions: prepress, plate making, printing devices and facilities, as well as techniques and water-based solutions were discussed in addition to local challenges and specific market demands.

Similar events have not occurred in Uganda before, as the availability of information and training is very limited. Also, there are only very few local distributors for consumables locally. The international lecturers enjoyed the interaction with the group and stated, that the seminars are a great way to support each other, grow together and establish new business contacts.

Networking at the Flexofit Uganda Seminar in Kampala

Flexo experts in high demand

In the near future several new printing presses will arrive and be installed in Uganda. At the same time, specialists in flexo printing are hard to find in the East African job market. For 2019 a SAGA basic training on printing techniques, materials, machinery and devices is planned in order to qualify staff and improve their skills – check this space for updates on the date!

Looking for a Flexofit Seminar near you?

Meet us this month in Bangkok or Ho-Chi-Minh-City. Upcoming for 2018 are also Flexofit Seminars in Yaoundé, Cameroon, Durban, South Africa, Lusaka, Zambia and Casablanca, Morocco. For more locations, get in touch.

The Flexofit Uganda seminar was also featured in PrintWeek MEA, Flexo&Gravure Global, Packaging Newsletter and Flexoglobal.

Welcome to the world of Packaging: Flexofit Seminars 2018

After three years of successful seminars all over Africa, the Flexofit GmbH from Germany is also hosting their first seminars in Asia. In 2018 Flexofit seminars will take place in African countries like Kenya, Uganda and South Africa as well as in Thailand and Vietnam.

Our highly successful and widely known seminars bring you knowledge about flexo printing, current market insights as well as the latest developments in the industry in just one day. Participants profit from an exclusive industry network meeting and contact with international companies from Europa and the US who showcase their products and expertise.
Flexofit Seminar attendees receiving certificate

Our entry into Asia stems from intensive research and strong contacts with key partners. Furthermore environmental aspects like recycling are a topic both in the Asian market as well as with international companies, who have a great interest in and awareness of the Asia as a rising market place.

Complete overview of the Flexofit Seminars 2018

  • Flexofit Kenya Seminar: 2nd March 2018 in Nairobi
  • Flexofit Uganda Seminar: 9th May 2018 in Kampala
  • Flexofit Thailand Seminar: 12th June 2018 in Bangkok
  • Flexofit Vietnam Seminar: 20th June 2018 in Ho-Chi-Minh-Citiy
  • Flexofit South Africa Seminar: 24th October 2018 in Durban
  • Flexofit Morocco Seminar: 5th December 2018 in Casablanca

The networking and exchange around our renown and highly praised seminars about specific local demands and industry communication is also a very valuable part of the seminars. All our events take place in world class hotels with international standard. Most seminars also feature table-top exposition with samples from leading manufacturers. All attendees receive a certificate of participation.

How to attend a Flexofit Seminar

If you are interested in attending one of our seminars in 2018, please do get in contact with us by email or just call +49 162 88 03 888.
We are looking forward to meeting you and making you fit in Flexo!