Looking forward

Flexoworld SlideThe last months have been a challenging time for all of us. We are very happy to inform, that we and our families are well and healthy – and we truly hope, that you and your loved ones are the same.

As you can imagine, our seminars, which involve long distance travel and the accumulation of people indoors, had to make a pause. We plan to continue the pause as long as it takes for this pandemic to subside and then to continue with vigor and enthusiasm. We really look forward to seeing you again and meeting in person – hopefully at an upcoming seminar. Check our Milestone-post, to see countries where we have held seminars previously!

Already there is a silver lining on the horizon: Drupa 2021 will be held next April with special restrictions.
Drop us a line, if you plan to go there and let’s meet in Düsseldorf.

Flexofit Seminar Program 2020

Update 16/03/20:
Dear Friends!
Due to the unpredictable situation of the outbreak of Covid-19 we would like to inform you, that we decided to postpone the planned Flexofit seminars until further notice. Keep safe!
Your Flexofit team

For 2020 we are looking forward to again holding seminars all over Africa and Central Asia. Also we are excited to attend Drupa in Düsseldorf in June, the world’s largest international fair on premedia and print, post press, converting and packaging, materials and so much more!!!

Our experience and our network make our seminars a great place to learn, deepen knowledge and connect with international industry experts. 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.

For the first time, this year Flexofit seminars will take place in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.

Complete list of 2020 Flexofit seminars and events

preliminary planning cancelled due to Covid-19

  • Flexofit Nigeria Seminar: 16th April in Lagos
  • DRUPA Düsseldorf – 16th to 26th June – stay tuned for more information!
  • Flexofit Kazakhstan Seminar: 14th September in Astana
  • Flexofit Uzbekistan Seminar: 17th September in Taschkent
  • Flexofit Algeria Seminar: 16th November in Algiers
  • Flexofit Egypt Seminar: 19th November in Cairo

    Audience at Flexofit Seminar

    How to attend a Flexofit Seminar

    If you are interested in attending one of our seminars, 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!

  • 3rd Flexofit Ghana Seminar great success

    West Africa’s printing industry enjoys high-level educational training and networking

    Once again we held a very successful Flexofit seminar in Accra, Ghana on the 29th October 2019. This year’s seminar had experts from internationally renowned companies, who shared the latest industry technology developments in printing and packaging. Most of which were only recently introduced at Labelexpo Brussels and „K“ Düsseldorf.

    Prepress, plate making, printing devices and facilities, as well as technical solutions were covered in the talks and later discussed based on local challenges and changes. The subsequent networking around the seminar was perceived to be very valuable and let to further exchange on professional and personal knowledge.

    Hans-Peter Hormann and James Agboli
    James Agboli, from Royal Crown Packaging laudates the seminar:

    “Attending the seminar has really broadened my knowledge in flexo, that will help and assist my flexo journey as a career. As an ink technician I thank Flexofit and am looking forward in attending other upcoming seminars.”

    Hans-Peter Hormann, our General Manager, comments:

    “Ghana is a rising star in the West African printing sphere. We see a strong development of the industry and expect further growth and professionalization in the near future. The impact of our previous seminars is already coming to fruition.“

    Attendees at the 3rd Flexofit Ghana Seminar in Accra

    Milestone: 25th Flexofit Seminar (Update!)

    We are excited to welcome all local experts and business professionals to our first Flexofit Seminar in Cairo, Egypt on the 12th March 2019. This is our 25th seminar since we started out in 2015! See you in the Intercontinental Cairo on the Nile – if you haven’t booked yet, contact us through email!

    Flexofit Egypt Seminar was a huge success!

    We are very happy to report, that the Flexofit Egypt Seminar in Cairo went really well. Local top convertors and trade shops representatives enjoyed an informative and interactive day with international company representatives from Chespa, Renzmann/TCS and Esko. Latest industry news and developments in printing and packaging were presented. Also the networking around the seminar was perceived to be fruitful and generating mutual benefits. The table top exposition provided the interested audience with state-of-the-art samples and gave good grounds for technical discussions.
    Participants at the Flexofit Egypt Seminar in Cairo
    The Packaging Newsletter and Flexoglobal featured our Seminar with a report.

    Flexofit Seminar Program 2019

    For 2019 we are looking forward to again holding seminars both in Africa and Asia. Our highly praised seminars are a great place to learn, network and connect with industry experts. 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.
    This year for the first time seminars will take place in Egypt and in Algeria .

    Complete list of 2019 Flexofit seminars

    preliminary

    • Flexofit Egypt Seminar: 12th March in Cairo
    • Flexofit Algerien Seminar: 11th April in Algiers
    • Flexofit Uganda Seminar: 13th June in Kampala
    • Flexofit Kenya Seminar: 18th June in Nairobi
    • Flexofit Ghana Seminar: 30th October in Accra

    How to attend a Flexofit Seminar

    If you are interested in attending one of our seminars in 2019, 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!

    Milestone: 25 Flexofit Seminars

    When we founded the Flexofit GmbH in 2015 we were looking forward to start a great adventure – and our seminars really have become a great source of inspiration, professional exchange for us and the people who work with us and visit the seminars. In October 2015 we held the first ever Flexofit Seminar in Nairobi, Kenya and look forward to our 25th Seminar in early 2019 in Cairo, Egypt.
    Flexofit Nairobi Gruppenfoto

    We’ve come a long way…

    Right now, we are planning our seminars for 2019 – and have looked back to count our achivements. In the last three years we have not only earned a ton of frequent flyer miles, but also connected with so many great people all over Africa and Asia, shared experiences and established a strong network within the printing industry. If our good luck (and our professional skills) persist, we will hold our 25th Flexofit „Silver anniversary“ seminar in Egypt next March. So right now, we are sharing the history of our seminars with you.

    It begins: 2015

    1. Flexofit Kenya Seminar, Nairobi 8th October 2015 – take a look!

    2016

    2. Flexofit Tansania Seminar, Daressalam, 16th March 2016 see more here!
    3. Flexofit Nigeria Seminar, Lagos, 25th April 2016 – see more here!
    4. Flexofit Ghana Seminar, Accra, 6th September 2016 see more here!
    5. Flexofit Kenya Seminar, Nairobi, 4th October 2016 see more here!
    6. Flexofit Mauritius Seminar, Port Louis, 7th November 2016
    7. Flexofit South Africa Seminar, Cape Town, 10th November 2016

    2017

    8. Flexofit Ethiopia Seminar, Addis Ababa, 2nd February 2017 – see Market Insights Ethiopia!
    9. Flexofit Nigeria Seminar, Lagos, 31st March 2017 – see more here!
    10. Flexofit Tanzania Seminar, Daressalam, 8th May 2017
    11. Flexofit Kenya Seminar, Nairobi, 11th May 2017 – see more here
    12. Flexofit Senegal Seminar, Dakar, 20th June 2017 – see more herethis was our first seminar that was held in French!
    13. Flexofit Ghana Seminar, Accra, 4th September 2017
    14. Flexofit Côte d’Ivoire Seminar, Abidjan, 7th September 2017
    15. Flexofit Mauritius Seminar, Port Louis, 20th October 2017
    16. Flexofit South Africa Seminar, Johannesburg, 24th October 2017
    17. Flexofit Namibia Seminar, Windhoek, 27th October 2017 – more on these three seminars here!
    Participants at the Flexofit Vietnam Seminar in Ho Chi Minh City

    2018 – adding Asia to the map!

    18. Flexofit SAGA Seminar, Nairobi, 1st March 2018 – learn more about SAGA!
    19. Flexofit Kenya Seminar, Nairobi, 2nd March 2018
    20. Flexofit Uganda Seminar, Kampala, 9th May 2018 – see more here!
    21. Flexofit Thailand Seminar, Bangkok, 12th June 2018
    22. Flexofit Vietnam Seminar, Ho-Chi-Minh-City, 20th June 2018 – more about the Asia Seminars!
    23. Flexofit South Africa Seminar, Durban, 24th October 2018 – see more here!
    24. Flexofit Moroco Seminar, Casablanca, 5th December

    Milestone 25 seminars – silver jubilee in 2019!

    We want to thank all of you, who are with us in this adventure! It is amazing to work with people from so many countries, to meet and share and grow together. We really look forward to seeing all of you again in 2019 and the future! If you are from Egypt, the Philippines, Algeria or Saudi Arabia prepare to become part of the world of Flexofit soon!

    Have a very merry Christmas and a happy new Year! Or, as we say in Germany:

    Frohe Weihnachten
    und
    einen guten Rutsch ins neue Jahr!


    Participants at the Flexofit Vietnam Seminar in Ho Chi Minh City

    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.

    New approach in corporate education starts in Kenya

    SAGA Kenya Seminar Group picture
    We are very happy to announce the great success of the first Sub Saharan Gutenberg Association (SAGA) Seminar at the Academy of Graphic Technology in Nairobi on the 1st March. SAGA Kenya Seminar Group pictureTogether with Chespa and KulChespa we invited operators and product managers of well-known local printing companies and repro houses to a day full of educational information.The instructive seminar ran a basic flexo training and gave an overview about printing processes, flexo prepress, flexo plates and equipment, plate mounting, ink systems, anilox rollers, doctor blades, corrugated, flexible packaging, tags and labels and die cutting. The mediated contents were very well enjoyed by all participants, who strongly asked for an advanced training from Flexofit and SAGA soon.

    SAGA Kenya Seminar Certificate

    Subsequently on the 2nd March the 4th Flexofit Kenya Seminar under the theme of “Welcome to the world of Packaging” delighted the east African professional audience, who had come into Nairobi to attend Propak the day before. The seminar was the perfect opportunity to network, learn about new developments in the printing industry and seek inspiration from the presentations of international companies.

    The appreciation and high attendance of the combination of the Flexofit Seminar with the SAGA basic training once again underlines the need for further education in the emerging African markets. The international lecturers enjoyed the interaction with the group and stated, that the seminars are a great way to support each other and grow together. They are a unique way to learn basic information about flexo processes as well as latest news in the printing and packaging fields from the industry.

    Especially the educational seminar received high praise by its attendants. Mr. Godfrey Adede, Assistant Product Manager at Sintel Security Printing in Thika stated:
    “I have learned a lot today and will be able to train our plate room staff more efficiently. Also, I will implement frequent test runs of machines to expand their life cycle – that is a very valuable information to us as a growing company.”

    Flexofit Kenya Seminar Group picture

    This was also featured in FlexoGlobal.