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ASC FALL CONVENTION NEARS ATTENDANCE RECORD; COUNCIL LAUNCHES CONVENTION APP

Posted By ASC, Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, May 12, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Media Contact:
Matt Croson
President
(301) 986-9700 ext. 111
Matt.Croson@ascouncil.org



ASC FALL CONVENTION NEARS ATTENDANCE RECORD; COUNCIL LAUNCHES CONVENTION APP



Fall Convention and EXPO App Connects Attendees to the Program, Speakers, EXPO Participants and Attendees



October 8, 2013 – Bethesda, MD
– The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) announces that 539 total attendees are registered for the upcoming Fall Convention and EXPO being held October 21-23, 2013 at the Hilton Minneapolis in Minneapolis, MN.  Total attendance includes full convention attendees, one-day convention attendees and EXPO participants.


“We are pleased to have so many industry professionals signing up for the 2.5 days of focused education, supply chain connections and networking,” notes Matthew E. Croson, President of ASC.  “The record of 557, set 23 years ago in 1990 could be eclipsed this week as the Council continues to get registrations each day, and the event is just inside of two weeks away.” 


To support convention attendees, the Council is offering a new convention app and mobile website that will allow convention attendees to create a schedule based on the sessions being offered, view speaker bios and exhibitor information, access floor plans and other logistical information, and connect with other convention attendees through an inter-app messaging tool.


“The ASC Convention app was designed to enhance the experience of our convention attendees.  We wanted to allow users to plan and easily view their attendance at the more than 45 programs sessions.  We also wanted users to be able to reach out to other convention attendees via the app in order for them to set up one-on-one meetings to discuss projects or formulation strategies,” notes Croson.  “The Web Advisory Board and Marketing Committee supported the development effort and are excited to launch this new technology, which they believe will become an important pre-show planning tool in the years to come as more and more industry professionals become accustomed to leveraging apps as a business tool.”


The convention app is built for Apple, Android, Samsung and Blackberry products.  Links to download are as follows:


IPHONE | IPAD | ANDROID | BLACKBERRY



Users can also access elements of the app via the mobile site: http://www.ascouncil.org/ascfallcon13.


The convention app is available to all industry professionals, but certain features such as the ability to connect with other attendees via the inter-app messaging tool are available only to full paid convention attendees. 


“We wanted the app to be a very focused meeting tool that allows participants to enhance the value they get out of the convention,” adds Croson.  “We think the new ASC convention app is a strong tool that provides a dynamic interface that is easily navigable and intuitive, but most importantly, provides the valued information that can connect attendees with innovative companies, program sessions and other attendees all in one place and all at the touch of their fingertips.”


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The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) is a North American trade association dedicated to representing the adhesive and sealant industry. The Council is comprised of 129 adhesive and sealant manufacturers, raw material and equipment suppliers, distributors and industry consultants, representing more than 75% of the U.S. industry with operations around the world. Offering education, legislative advocacy, professional networking and business growth solutions for its members, the ASC is the center of knowledge and catalyst for industry growth on a global basis for manufacturers, suppliers and end-users. For more information about ASC, visit www.ascouncil.org.
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