AIMCAL R2R USA / SPE FlexPackCon / ICEC USA 2021 Photo Album

Photos courtesy of Chris Kerscher, Kevin Lifsey, Laura Lavore...and a host of others. 

Thursday, October 21

Alexy Vishtal, packaging expert with Societe des Produits Nestlé S.A., remotely delivers from Switzerland today's keynote at AIMCAL R2R USA / SPE FlexPackCon 2021. The topic: "Novel high-barrier  paper-based flexible packaging: Practical and Methodological Implications."


Thanks to the AIMCAL R2R USA Golf Tournament sponsor Emerson+Renwick; (right) a close-knit group of golfers at The 19th Hole celebrated the closing of the conference before heading home. 


David Wells is proud of his 95-yard chip shot that let his team eagle this hole; (right) a foot-long baby alligator tries to threaten the AIMCAL R2R USA Golf Tournament participants. 

 Wednesday, October 20

Day Three of the AIMCAL R2R USA Conference began before sun-up. A hearty band of athletes took part in the 2021 Dr. Bernard Henry Scholarship 5K Fun Run & Walk in the local Orlando area. 


The race began with the full Moon setting and ended with a beautiful sunrise. 


Today's keynote on "Converting Market Overview: Paper, Film, Coating & Lamination" was delivered by AWA Alexander Watson Associates President/CEO Corey Reardon. Tomorrow morning's keynote, "Novel high-barrier paper-based flexible packaging: Practical and Methodological Implications," will be given by Alexy Vishtal, packaging expert with Societe des Produits Nestle SA. 

The AIMCAL Pavilion on the ICEC USA 2021 show floor includes more than a dozen member companies.

Members of the AIMCAL Women's Leadership Committee were able to once again meet in-person at the R2R USA Conference & ICE USA 2021. AIMCAL has introduced the new WISE Scholarship to help women in the R2R industry pay off college debt. 



The biennial Converting Quarterly Customer Appreciation Reception helped wrap up Day Two of ICEC USA 2021. The outdoor event drew a good crowd to the fountain and reflecting pool outside the OCCC's West Building.

Tuesday, October 19

Here's a sampling of the 100+ ICEC USA 2021 exhibitors on hand in Orlando through Thursday. "The Deal Flow Guy" Rock LaManna (below right) is ready to answer your questions at the "Ask The Experts" Pavilion. 





Say hello to Blake, Gayla and Jeff Peterson when you visit ⁦Converting Quarterly in Booth 206.

Monday, October 18

AIMCAL President Dante Ferrari (at the podium in the background) welcomes new members in the Gravure AIMCAL Alliance (GAA) to the association. Tonight's Industry Awards Dinner and Entertainment Event presented the AIMCAL 2020 Hall of Honor inductees, the 2021 AIMCAL Awards and the 2021 GAA Golden Cylinder Awards. 

(LEFT): AIMCAL Member Outreach Director Tim Janes becomes the center of attention at "The Magic of Puck," the dinner's stage show. (RIGHT): Puck gets help with a magic trick from AIMCAL Operations Manager Tracey Messina.

AIMCAL Women's Leadership Committee member Ginger Cushing (left) and Past AIMCAL President Liz Josephson (right) join in the act with Puck.

Fundamentals Seminars were the order of the day Monday for the AIMCAL R2R USA Conference / SPE FlexPackCon 2021. The well-attended program on gravure printing and coating was only one of five different courses. 

Fundamentals Seminars were the R2R USA's concentration Monday. While mask-wearing was required at the Orange County Convention Ctr., attendees also made a point of social distancing for health's sake. 

The ICEC USA 2021 show floor was a bustling place Monday as exhibitors set up their booths for the three-day show that starts Tuesday. 

New Era Converting Machinery staff put the finishing touches on ICEC USA's largest booth Monday in Orlando.