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ASC SPRING EXPO REACHES RECORD LEVELS
Eighty-two Suppliers to Share Innovative Products and Services to Formulating
Community at ASC’s Spring Convention and EXPO
March 16, 2016 – Bethesda, MD – The Adhesive and Sealant Council’s Spring Convention and EXPO 2016 will feature a record number of suppliers participating in its EXPO. The ASC Spring Convention and EXPO will include 82 companies at the event, breaking the record of 75 companies set in 2015 and growing 9% from last year.
Suppliers participating in ASC’s EXPO is a critical piece of the Council’s Long Range Plan focused on innovation. As the plan states, “….innovation occurs across the value chain, and ASC is uniquely positioned to provide platforms that link the value chain to stimulate member company research and development efforts.” One of the primary ASC platform links is found at every Convention via the four hour, focused EXPO.
“ASC is thrilled that so many innovative companies are recognizing that the Spring Convention and EXPO is a dynamic, fast paced event that connects new and emerging technologies to the formulating community,” notes Matthew E. Croson, President of ASC. “Combining the power of the supplier community with a strong technical program, ASC is connecting the raw materials and equipment suppliers with the chemists, R&D specialists and engineering teams from the formulation community. Together, it’s a powerful combination – and illustrates the power of association.”
ASC EXPO GROWTH
Since 2010, the ASC Spring EXPO has experienced considerable growth – reaching and maintaining a high level of participation. The EXPO featured 52 companies in 2010, and has experienced a 7% compounded annual growth rate. Because of this growth, as well as a commitment to emphasize technically oriented programming, the overall Convention and EXPO has expanded from an average of 350 attendees in the 2000's, to reaching between 550-600 attendees in 2014-2016.
“One of ASC’s primary value drivers is the Convention and EXPO, and working together, we have evolved an already fantastic program, into something that clearly draws the industry together at new and different levels,” adds Croson. “We look forward to more attendees when we gather next month in New Orleans for the Spring Convention and EXPO.”
For details on ASC’s Spring Convention and EXPO, visit the event page HERE.
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 138 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.