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2023 Annual Convention & EXPO

2023 Annual Convention & EXPO

2023 Annual Convention & EXPO held April 17-19 in New Orleans.

Monday, April 17, 2023 at 7:00 AM (EDT) to Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at 6:00 PM (EDT)

Hyatt Regency New Orleans 601 Loyola Avenue New Orleans, Louisiana 70113 United States

Event Details


ASC's 2023 Annual Convention & EXPO was held April 17-19, 2023, at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans.  This three-day event included concurrent technical sessions focusing on business development and market trends, regulatory, market segments and new/advanced technology/applications as well as two technical short courses and the EXPO tradeshow. 


2023 ASC Annual Convention & EXPO


ASC's 2024 Annual Convention & EXPO will be held April 11-13, 2024, at the Omni Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky. The three-day event will include concurrent technical sessions, a technical short course, and the EXPO tradeshow. More information is coming soon.


ASC Annual Convention & EXPO will be held April 17-19, 2023, at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans.  This three-day event will include concurrent technical sessions focusing on business development and market trends, regulatory, market segments and new/advanced technology/applications.  

The EXPO will be held on Tuesday, April 18, 2023, from 3:00-6:30pm and will feature over 100+ exhibitors. Click on the EXPO link for additional information.

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Sponsorship & Advertisement Opportunities 
Involving your company in pre-convention and onsite promotion can increase visibility and market recognition while demonstrating your support of the adhesive and sealant industry.  Click here for available sponsorship and advertisement opportunities!  

Questions? Contact Malinda Armstrong, Senior Director, Meetings & Expositions at 

The Adhesive and Sealant Council’s 2023 Annual Convention & EXPO is the only event this year that you will have an opportunity to network with more than 500+ industry leaders from all levels and departments of large and small adhesive and sealant manufacturer and supplier companies worldwide.  The attendee profile consists of upper-level management (CEO/VP), technical/R&D, sales & marketing, plant operations, and business development.  


Full Conference & EXPO:     Members/End Users:  $1095 regular rate  
Full Conference & EXPO:     Non-members: $1995 regular rate
Short Course PLUS Conference Combo: Members/End Users: $1,225
Short Course PLUS Conference Combo: Non-members: $1,950
EXPO ONLY: $495 *does not include educational sessions*
Speaker ONLY & Academia: $545
Short course speakers ONLY: $545
One day registration: Member/End Users: $645/Nonmembers $1140
Trade Press: $550 

Regular rate registration deadline:  March 31, 2023 

The regular rate registration ends March 31, 2023. Fees will increase by 20% afterwards for any registrations. On-site registrations are welcome. Additionally, there are no refunds after March 31, 2023. 
Liability Disclaimer: The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) claims no liability for the acts of any participant at this meeting, nor for the safety of any person participating in, or in transit to, or from this event. Please review ASC's Conference Code of Conduct. The ASC reserves the right to cancel any function without penalty. The total amount of any liability of the ASC, in the event of cancellation, will be limited to a refund of the registration fee. 

Hyatt Regency New Orleans  
601 Loyola Avenue  
New Orleans, LA 70113 
Phone:  800-233-1234 
Rate: $249 Single/Double; $274 Triple; $299 Quad 


Hotel Reservation Deadline:  March 25, 2023


Port of New Orleans Tour - Wednesday, April 19

On the Port NOLA port tour, you will see Port NOLA’s facilities capable of efficiently handling a diverse array of cargo including container, breakbulk, temperature-sensitive and heavy-lift operations. In addition to our barge and truck operations, Port NOLA’s own New Orleans Public Belt shortline railroad connects cargo with six Class I railways all serving as vital gateways to global trade. The tour is included with Full Conference registration. Please be sure to RSVP for the tour when you register. Buses will depart the Hyatt Regency hotel at 3:40pm.  



Seven Leadership & Life Lessons
Susan O’Malley, Former President of the Washington Sports and Entertainment, First Female President of a Professional Sports Franchise

In an engaging and upbeat presentation, Susan O’Malley outlines the seven seminal ‘rules’ for leadership and life and shares insider stories about entertainment, hockey, and basketball. Her message is influenced by her family and the management lessons she learned in her successful, unprecedented career. Many life lessons are learned early, from family and familial experience. Sitting around the kitchen table listening to parents and grandparents discuss the struggles and triumphs of life and work is one of the most vital learning experiences for any leader. By focusing on the lessons of her own childhood and then reinforcing them with her proven business expertise, O’Malley offers vital insights for leaders of all stripes. A trailblazer for herself and others, she is hilarious, brilliant, genuine, and inviting. Her warm sense of humor, self-described “folksy” style, entertaining stories, and sharp wit make her lessons memorable and an instant favorite among audiences. She leaves listeners thoroughly entertained and uplifted and with practical takeaways for their own lives and businesses.


ASC 2023 Awards Presentation 
Bill Allmond, ASC President
Join President Bill Allmond as he announces the recipients of the 2023 ASC Innovation Awards. ASC's prestigious Innovation Award recognizes outstanding companies that differentiate and make significant impacts in the marketplace through innovation. Additionally, recipients of this year's ASC Scholarship Program will be announced as well as graduates of the ASC Training Academy Certificate Program. Directly after the presentation, take the opportunity to network with your industry peers. 



Driving the ESG Agenda to Future-Proof your Business in a Changing World
Dr. Michael Okoroafor, Chief Sustainability Officer, McCormick & Company
In this keynote, thought leader Dr. Michael Okoroafor will share insights in developing a successful strategy for transitioning to a more resilient and sustainable world. This will include emphasis on aligning to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as the key to future-proof your business. The discussion will also highlight the importance of partnerships for an effective, just transition.


Pot Life to Extraterrestrial Life:  Bonding Applications for Deep Space
Dr. Malik Thompson, Aerospace Materials Engineer, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Adhesives & Seals Materials
Today NASA continues to push the bounds of deep space exploration by developing and manufacturing space systems for interplanetary travel.  This requires innovation and extensive testing to expand the limits of materials within the aerospace industry to meet the needs of present and future goals for the agency. Every launch vehicle and spacecraft relies heavily on nonmetallic materials such as adhesives and sealants to bolster their functionality while withstanding some of the harshest environments ever encountered. To meet its goals, from establishing a sustained presence on the moon to numerous scientific missions across the solar system, cutting edge approaches have been devised to test these materials for their viability in space applications. This session will include some of the many adhesives and sealing applications used in NASA as well as an overview of some of the technical needs of the agency as we continue to venture where no human has gone before.