The first Sub Saharan Gutenberg Association (SAGA) Seminar was held at the Academy of Graphic Technology in Nairobi on 1st March. Organized by Flexofit, Chespa and KulChespa, operators and product managers of local printing companies and repro houses enjoyed 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.
Subsequently on 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.
At all seminars, product samples and further information about devices were shown at table top exhibitions.
The next Flexofit Seminar will take place in Kampala, Uganda on 9th May. Upcoming for 2018 are Flexofit Seminars in Bangkok, Thailand, Ho-Chi-Minh-City, Vietnam, Harare, Zimbabwe, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, Durban, South Africa, Lusaka, Zambia and Casablanca, Morocco.