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With the theme “Expanding Profits in an Era of Change,” this year’s Deco event will feature technical and informational sessions, exhibits, and multiple networking opportunities, as well as SGCDpro’s annual meeting and awards luncheon.

The Society of Glass and Ceramic Decorated Products (SGCDpro) will hold Deco 2010 in Nashville, Tenn., April 18-19. With the theme “Expanding Profits in an Era of Change,” this year’s event will feature technical and informational sessions, exhibits, and multiple networking opportunities, as well as SGCDpro’s annual meeting and awards luncheon.


4:00-6:30 p.m.: Registration Open

6:00-7:00 p.m.: Welcome Reception


8:00-8:30 a.m.: Continental Breakfast

8:30-11:00 a.m.: Ask the Experts: Navigating Today’s Regulatory Roadmap
Legislative experts will present information regarding current and pending legislative initiatives and increased regulatory enforcements. The panel will cover CPSIA, FDA, EPA, Toxics in Packaging, California Proposition 65, TSCA, REACH, food safety bill and more.

11:00 a.m.-Noon: Selecting the Right Test Method
SGCDpro member test lab partners will discuss specifics of test selection and review appropriate test methods for specific applications.

Noon-1:00 p.m.: Networking Lunch

1:15-2:30 p.m.: Selecting the Right Test Method (continued)
Test lab panelists will answer questions regarding specific testing protocol and related issues.

2:30-3:00 p.m.: Changing Regulatory Climate for Business
Many new or proposed regulations impact your bottom line. Learn how to cope with EFCA, health care mandates, Clean Energy Act and more.

3:00-6:30 p.m.: Exhibits

5:00-6:30 p.m.: Exhibit Hall Networking Reception


8:00-8:30 a.m.: Continental Breakfast

8:30-9:00 a.m.: Successful Web Marketing Strategies, by Jack Massari, ICG Link
Jack will show Deco ’10 attendees how to maximize their web presence in today’s competitive market.

9:00-9:30 a.m.: Managing Freight Costs, by Eric Winner, FLI, Inc.
Eric will explain new shipping classifications for glass and will present cost-saving options for SGCDpro member companies.

9:30-10:00 a.m.: New Decorating Options, by Ray Stanton, Fusion Ceramics
Ray will showcase new options for glass and ceramic decorators.

10:00-10:15 a.m.: Coffee Break

10:15-10:45 a.m.: New Digital Imaging Applications, by Ron Manwiller, Enduring Images
Ron will explain the background of digital printing on ceramics and its many uses today. A step-by-step explanation will be provided to attendees.

10:45-11:15 a.m.: Resistance of UV-Curable Inks in Daily Use, by Martin Hehl-Heinz, Marabu GmbH & Co. K.G.
Martin will review the durability and resistance of today’s UV-curable decorating products.

11:15-11:45 a.m.: Successful UV Decorating Techniques, by Harald Gavin, Isimat
Harald will review the dishwasher, scuff and temperature resistance of UV inks and where their use is successful.

Noon-2:00 p.m.: Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon

2:00-5:00 p.m.: Exhibits

4:00-5:00 p.m.: Networking Reception in Exhibit Hall

Frank S. Child Award
Each year, the Frank S. Child Award is presented to an individual who has contributed to the development and success of the glass and ceramic decorating industry. Named for the society’s first general secretary, the Child Award is the most prestigious honor presented by the society.

This year’s winner is Wayne Zitkus, who served as president of the society in 1997-1998. Wayne recently retired from Libbey, Inc., where he worked from 1982-2005; prior to that, he spent 25 years with Owens-Illinois. Most recently, Wayne consulted for Libbey, overseeing the design, construction and startup of Libbey’s first manufacturing plant in Asia. Wayne has 13 patents, including seven design patents, and he holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Toledo.

Wayne has presented numerous industry papers and was chair of the SGCD legislative committee from 1996-2000. He continues to work closely with Sandy Spence on legislative issues related to the industry.

For additional information, call (740) 588-9882 or visit


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