Call for Speakers

Share Your Knowledge and Innovations with the Global Community

Abstract Deadline: November 5, 2020

The World Adhesive & Sealant Conference in 2021 is the most important INTERNATIONAL event for stakeholders in the Adhesive and Sealant industry worldwide. WAC takes place only once every four years!

Submit a presentation proposal (abstract) for inclusion in the 2021 World Adhesive & Sealant Conference program. Any new technology, market intelligence or timely topics relevant to the adhesive and sealant industry will be considered.

Suggested Topics Include:

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Market/Adhesives Development

  • Building & Construction – Building Envelope, Sealants
  • Electronics – Monitors, Sensors, Substrates, 5G
  • Packaging or Hygiene Market, Applications
  • Waterborne Adhesives, Formula, Testing, Applications
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End User Business Needs

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A Post Covid Environment

  • Changing Consumer Behaviors
  • Best Practices in Building/Maintaining Relationships in a Virtual World
  • Supply Chain Trends, Issues, Insights
  • Re-shoring, Business Continuity
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AI in the Lab, Manufacturing, and Use

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Sustainability Approaches

  • Compostability
  • Recycle
  • Biobased
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Key Feedstocks

  • Oil, Gas, Biobased Feedstocs
  • Upstream Economics – Global & Regional
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Market Disruptors

  • New Technologies, New Applications, New Macro or Sector Trends
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Regulatory

  • Circular Economy
  • Asia, Europe, North America
    Developments
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New Analytical Techniques/Lab Standards

Don’t see your topic of interest?

Submit an abstract based on new technology or insight relevant to the industry for consideration.

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The World Adhesive & Sealant Conference in 2021 is the most important INTERNATIONAL event for stakeholders in the Adhesive and Sealant industry worldwide. WAC takes place only once every four years alternating between the United States, Europe and Asia.

In 2021 the event is being organized by The Adhesive & Sealant Council

REVIEW THE PROGRAM

Conference

The WAC Conference will feature exclusive keynote addresses and educational sessions featuring subject matter experts from around the world. Speakers will share their knowledge and expertise on the latest business and technology developments and innovations and opportunities in the adhesive and sealant markets. Call for Speakers Now Open

EXPO

The World Adhesive EXPO is the adhesive and sealant industry's WORLD trade show, held only once every four years. Meet FACE to FACE with raw materials and service suppliers, distributors, and equipment manufacturers from around the world to discuss your needs and discover new products and services. EXCLUSIVE sponsorships are also available!

Networking

Held only once every four years, WAC is the premier international event to meet and network with industry professionals from around the world. NO OTHER event brings together this many adhesive and sealant suppliers, manufacturers, equipment companies, and end users in one place. WAC is indeed the place to be in 2021!

Don't Miss This Opportunity to Connect in 2021
with the Global Adhesive & Sealant Industry!

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Opening Reception & Dinner

Attendees can look forward to an entertaining and GRAND 'Chicago Style' Opening welcoming the global adhesive & sealant community to WAC 2021 in the 'Windy City' followed by a reception and dinner.

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High Impact Keynotes

Subject matter experts and internationally recognized speakers will deliver highly impactful keynotes on timely subjects of interest to the adhesive & sealant industry.

View confirmed keynotes for WAC2021 HERE.

Call for Speakers Now Open

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Educational Programming for Technical & Business Staff

Industry experts share their knowledge, expertise, and experience to keep you and your company up to date on the latest developments, technologies and business opportunities.

A Waterborne Short Course and a B2B Workshop will be offered at WAC2021 as well.

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Adhesive & Sealant EXPO

The 2021 World Adhesive & Sealant EXPO brings together global suppliers, distributors, and equipment manufacturers to meet the ever-growing needs of the industry.

Looking to reserve a BOOTH at the EXPO? Download the information packet for complete details, then contact Malinda Armstrong at +1 301-986-9700 x1106,  malinda.armstrong@ascouncil.org

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Exclusive Networking Events

Held only once every four years, WAC is the premier international event to meet and network with industry professionals from around the world. Numerous events and opportunities to connect will be available!
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2021 Innovation Awards

The 2021 ASC Innovation Awards recognize companies that have made efforts to differentiate and make significant impact in the marketplace. This year we focus on GLOBAL innovations! Be sure to join us as we announce the “2021 Innovation Award” winners.

Learn More

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Incredible SPONSORSHIP Opportunities for Companies

STAND ABOVE THE CROWD at WAC 2021. Exclusive opportunities are available to reach the global industry at this important event! Download an information packet for complete details, then contact Malinda Armstrong at +1 301-986-9700 x1106,  malinda.armstrong@ascouncil.org

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Chicago Entertainment & Fun Themed Activities

There's a little something for everyone in Chicago including world-class museums, Michelin-star restaurants, live shows in one of over 200 theaters, guided tours, sporting events, shopping and unmatched nightlife. LOTS of fun in store for attendees!

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WAC 2021 Organizer:

 

“On behalf of The Adhesive and Sealant Council, our co-hosts and co-promoters, and the U.S. adhesive and sealant industry, we are extremely honored to welcome the global community to Chicago for the World Adhesive and Sealant Conference (WAC) April 19-21, 2021. We are diligently working to deliver a world-class event that will be memorable for all participants for years to come.”

Bill Allmond

President, The Adhesive & Sealant Council, U.S.A.

WAC 2021 Co-Organizers:

 
 

WAC 2021 Co-Promoters:

 

ASMAC

The Adhesive and Sealants Manufacturers Association of Canada (ASMAC)

JAIA

Japan Adhesive Industry Association (JAIA)

KAIA

Korea Adhesive Industry Association (KAIA)

TSRAIA

Taiwan Synthetic Resins & Adhesives Industrial Association (TSRAIA)

CATIA

China Adhesives and Tape Industry Association (CATIA)

BAMA

Bangladesh Adhesive Manufacturers Association (BAMA)

(301) 986-9700

 

WAC 2021 ORGANIZER

The Adhesive & Sealant Council

510 King Street Suite 418, Alexandria, VA 22314

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