FLAG (Flexo Label Advantage Group LLC) has introduced two new programs to facilitate Member and Vendor Partner communication and connections in 2021.
The first program is a series of monthly Round Tables which were first introduced at the FLAG Virtual Summit in October, 2020. Round Tables provide a way that independent converters can share business challenges and opportunities in a frank and open setting. Although FLAG has been offering Peer Groups for years, the new Member-only Round Tables are ad hoc and require no long-term commitment. They were so popular at the Virtual Summit that FLAG has made them a regular part of their ongoing programming. The first monthly Round Table took place on January 28 and was attended by 14 individuals from 11 FLAG Member companies. According to attendee John Borrelli, COO, Luminer Converting Group, the first Round Table was “… an hour well spent. All came prepared with questions – shocking that the top questions were all the same – comforting that my company is not alone with these issues. Working together I was able to walk away with a few ready-to-use nuggets to help address our issues.”
The second program enables FLAG Vendor Partners to share new products and services to FLAG members through engaging virtual trade show booths. The virtual trade show booths were also introduced at the FLAG Virtual Summit and have been extended indefinitely due to great interest and positive feedback from both Vendor Partners and Members. They will be updated quarterly with new videos, literature and information by participating Vendor Partners.
According to John McKay, president and founder, “These two new programs – tried and tested successfully at our Virtual Summit – provide the means for our Members and Vendor Partners to thrive in a period where we still don’t have in-person meetings or trade shows. We’re constantly upgrading our programming to help our community communicate and succeed.”