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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

* Registration open until 4/6/23 at 12:00 AM (EDT)

Event Details


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.  A

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.  



Members/End Users: $995 per person (early) & $1095 regular after 02/17/2023   
Non-members: $1895 per person (early) & $1995 regular after 02/17/2023
Speaker ONLY: $545
Short course speakers ONLY: $545
EXPO ONLY: $495 *does not include sessions*
One day: Member/End Users: $645/Nonmembers $1140
Trade Press: $550 

Registration cut off:  March 31, 2023 

The regular registration deadline is March 31, 2023. Fees will increase by 20% afterwards for any registrations. 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. 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 Cut Off:  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. Buses will depart the Hyatt Regency hotel around 4:00pm.  Registration is required to attend this event.

Amanda Adams
Amanda Adams Key Account Manager Cargill Inc.
Bill Allmond
Bill Allmond President Adhesive and Sealant Council
Renita J Anderson
Renita J Anderson Global Marketing Director Ingevity
Karla Díaz Arevalo
Karla Díaz Arevalo Business Manager Evonik
Malinda Armstrong
Malinda Armstrong Senior Director, Meetings and Expositions Adhesive and Sealant Council
Robert C. Bachert
Robert C. Bachert National Sales Director Trexan Chemicals, Inc.
Bart Banach
Bart Banach Sales Director, Base Oils Calumet Specialty Product Partners
Alberto Idi Bazbaz
Alberto Idi Bazbaz Export Sales Manager Polimeros Sinteticos
Tim Bedell
Tim Bedell Sales Development Manager Scott Bader
Michael Berlin
Michael Berlin Technical Sales Manager Elementis
David B. Boone
David B. Boone National Sales Manager J. Rettenmaier USA LP
Destinee Bradley-Brown
Destinee Bradley-Brown Marketing Manager MXD Process
Dan Brady
Dan Brady Regional Sales Manager Huber Engineered Materials
Lester G. Burch
Lester G. Burch President Sashco, Inc.
Heather Campe
Heather Campe Senior Vice President H.B. Fuller
Fan Cheng
Fan Cheng General Manager Guangzhou Flying Dragon Chemical Ltd.
Simeng Cheng
Simeng Cheng Sales Executive Guangzhou Flying Dragon Chemical Ltd.
Federico Colombo
Federico Colombo Purchasing Manager Savare Specialty Adhesives
Dave Cook
Dave Cook Director, Sales and Marketing Cremer Volunteer Pastilles, LLC
Scott Coring
Scott Coring Vice President STI Polymer
Doug Corrigan
Doug Corrigan Director The ChemQuest Group, Inc.
Bryan Danek
Bryan Danek Global Category Director Cargill Inc.
Shane Day
Shane Day Global Sales Director Tiarco-RST
Sonia De Greef
Sonia De Greef Vice President Glbal Sales Cray Valley
Francois-Xavier De Thezy
Francois-Xavier De Thezy President JPB Industry
Stephen Dee
Stephen Dee Marketing Director NuCera Solutions LLC
Robert Dixon
Robert Dixon Sales Manager Sasol Performance Chemicals
Bradley Drury
Bradley Drury VP, Sales & Marketing Cremer North America
Steve Duren
Steve Duren Executive Vice President Strategy/M&A Matrix Adhesives Group
Tyler Eberth
Tyler Eberth Midwest Regional Sales Representative TRINTERNATIONAL, INC. (TRI)
Manabu Eto
Manabu Eto General Manager, Overseas Business Nitto Kasei Co., Ltd.
Matthew Farmer
Matthew Farmer Technical Sales Representative Tiarco-RST
Rod Foster
Rod Foster Regional Sales Manager NuCera Solutions LLC
Van R. Foster
Van R. Foster R&D Director Concrete Sealants, Inc.
Nick Fowler
Nick Fowler President REXtac, LLC
Amanda E Freshwater
Amanda E Freshwater Technical Services Manager Valtris Specialty Chemicals
Mick Funderburg
Mick Funderburg Associate Technical Representative Eastman
Gabriel Garcia
Gabriel Garcia Sales Account Manager TRECORA
Jim Gillis
Jim Gillis National Sales Manager | North America CDF Corporation
Sean Gogarty
Sean Gogarty Technical Manager Technical Adhesives Ltd
Dean Hammel
Dean Hammel Vice President Albion Engineering Company
Dale Haner
Dale Haner Director of Business Development Colquimica Adhesives
Robert Harmening
Robert Harmening General Manager & Director of Sales BeardowAdams, Inc.
Judson Hartlage
Judson Hartlage President Lentus
Marcus Hattar
Marcus Hattar Business Manager Cremer North America
Marvin Hickman
Marvin Hickman Sales Manager, Adhesives DRT (Pinova)
Keith Hirsch
Keith Hirsch Technical Business Development Manager Evonik
Krissie Hoff
Krissie Hoff MarCom Account Manager Eastman
Connie Howe
Connie Howe Senior Director of Technical Services Adhesive and Sealant Council
Robert Hubbard
Robert Hubbard Global Director of Strategic Sourcing H.B. Fuller
Yasuo Imakura
Yasuo Imakura Senior R&D Associate Nitto Kasei Co., Ltd.
Stephen Joest
Stephen Joest New Business Development Director Cardolite Corporation
Tyler John
Tyler John Technical Sales Manager Gehring Montgomery Inc. (TER Group)
Chuck Jones
Chuck Jones Business Development Manager Ingevity
Michael Jones
Michael Jones Director Global Sourcing Intertape Polymer Group
Andrew Kastner
Andrew Kastner Account Manager & Business Analyst Cray Valley
Richard Keeler
Richard Keeler Sales Director TIB Chemicals Corporation
Dennis Kelley
Dennis Kelley Product & Territory Manager-BU Industry J. Rettenmaier USA LP
Lars Kilian
Lars Kilian Group Leader - Emulsion PSA R&D Bostik
Yun Mi Kim
Yun Mi Kim Technical Marketing Director Cardolite Corporation
Erich Klein
Erich Klein Market Manager - Elastomers Division Kuraray America, Inc.
Jenn Klein
Jenn Klein President Ohio Chemistry Technology Council
Megan Kravec
Megan Kravec New Business Development and Technical Marketing Valtris Specialty Chemicals
John Kwasneski
John Kwasneski Sales Director Munzing
Dylan Laferriere
Dylan Laferriere Technical Sales Representative King Industries, Inc.
Jeff A. Lamb
Jeff A. Lamb President STI Polymer
John Lawrence
John Lawrence Regional Sales Manager Munzing
David Lee
David Lee Market Manager Kuraray America, Inc.
Frank Lehmann
Frank Lehmann Director of Business Unit, Catalysts TIB Chemicals Corporation
Pamela Levesque
Pamela Levesque Technical Sales Specialist King Industries, Inc.
Yingjie Li
Yingjie Li Technical Director Henkel
Daniel Loeschen
Daniel Loeschen MXD Process
Chris Lolli
Chris Lolli Regional Sales Representative TRINTERNATIONAL, INC. (TRI)
Ed Ludwig
Ed Ludwig Director, Business Development Corbion Purac
Don Macnamara
Don Macnamara General Manager PSI-Polymer Systems Inc.
Peter Macnamara
Peter Macnamara Sales Engineer PSI-Polymer Systems Inc.
Shailesh Majmudar
Shailesh Majmudar Sr. Research Scientist Solvay Chemicals, Inc.
Paul Massey
Paul Massey National Accounts Manager, Adhesives Resinall Corporation
Steve McKenzie
Steve McKenzie Director, National Accounts Primient
Peter Migchels
Peter Migchels Marketing Director Kraton Chemical, LLC
Melanie Miller
Melanie Miller Sales and Technical Support Trexan Chemicals, Inc.
Brandon Mitchell
Brandon Mitchell Product Development Chemist Resinall Corporation
Loic Mourey
Loic Mourey Sales Director DRT (Pinova)
Taichi Naka
Taichi Naka Sales and Marketing Development Manager AGC Chemicals Americas, Inc.
Myranda Nickoloff
Myranda Nickoloff Sr. Manager, Membership & Database Services Adhesive and Sealant Council
Kenneth Olender
Kenneth Olender Global Business Manager Mayzo Inc.
Chris Oswin
Chris Oswin Technical Director Nuco Inc.
Tom Papasso
Tom Papasso VP Principal Management Barentz
Karen Parker
Karen Parker Editor ASI magazine
Wilson Patterson
Wilson Patterson Outside Sales Representative Applied Test Systems
Carlos Pelayo
Carlos Pelayo Director of Business Development VONTAC
Brian Peters
Brian Peters Director of Membership and Industry Programs Adhesive and Sealant Council
Matt Petersen
Matt Petersen President, CVO Quin Global US
Paul Petrignani
Paul Petrignani Director SPCC Specialty Minerals Inc.
Adam Pilli
Adam Pilli Sales Manager Calumet Specialty Product Partners
Alex Podolsky
Alex Podolsky COO Polimeros Sinteticos
Eric Post
Eric Post Vice President, Principal Management - CASE Barentz
Joe Rabal
Joe Rabal Business Manager Cremer North America
Scott Reedell
Scott Reedell Product Manager Soudal
Fernanda Ribaski
Fernanda Ribaski Specialties Business Leader Braskem America
George W. Ritter
George W. Ritter Director The ChemQuest Group, Inc.
Gregory Rokoff
Gregory Rokoff Vice President, Domestic Sales Soudal
Lasha A Ross
Lasha A Ross Technical Marketing Representative UNISOURCE-ENERGY, LLC
Giancarlo Santana Roxo
Giancarlo Santana Roxo NAM Business Manager Braskem America
Nathalie Rubio
Nathalie Rubio Market Development Manager Westlake Chemical Corporation
Larry Saidman
Larry Saidman Chief Technologist Nordson Corporation - Adhesive Division
Alex Sant’Anna
Alex Sant’Anna Vice President Americas Evonik
Mark C. Schneider
Mark C. Schneider President Albion Engineering Company
Bill Schreiber
Bill Schreiber Regional Account Executive Cray Valley
James Scott
James Scott Technical Manager AGC Chemicals Americas, Inc.
Chris Sieto
Chris Sieto Marketing Manager Elementis
Mani Singh
Mani Singh Technical Services Manager Adhesive and Sealant Council
Robert Slavens
Robert Slavens Vice President, Sales Lohnpack Inc.
Sam Sliman
Sam Sliman Marketing Manager, Polyethylene Westlake Chemical Corporation
Mike Socha
Mike Socha KDG Advertising
Keith Sorrell
Keith Sorrell Marketing Communications Manager Huber Engineered Materials
Timothy South
Timothy South Senior Sales Manager Specialty Minerals Inc.
Eirini Spilioti
Eirini Spilioti Account Manager Gehring Montgomery Inc. (TER Group)
Ingo Stohrer
Ingo Stohrer Technical Director, Coating & Adhesive Resins Evonik
Candice Sweet
Candice Sweet Marketing Communications Manager Eastman
Jiansheng Jason Tang
Jiansheng Jason Tang Sr. Manager, Innovation, Research & Formulation Holcim Building Envelope (prev Firestone Bldg Products)
Jack Temple III
Jack Temple III President Tailored Chemical Products, Inc.
Heather Terwillegar
Heather Terwillegar Sales Manager Evonik
Joe Tocci
Joe Tocci SVP Global Sourcing/SC Intertape Polymer Group
Hoan Tran
Hoan Tran Market Manager Kuraray America, Inc.
Toby Vick
Toby Vick Technical Manager Sealants & Adhesives Wacker Chemical Corporation
Marcello D. Villahoz
Marcello D. Villahoz Senior Director TRECORA
Jeff Vinuya
Jeff Vinuya Lab Director Adhesive Products, Inc
Catherine Vitale
Catherine Vitale Business Development Manager, PCA Munzing
Corbett Wallace
Corbett Wallace Corporate VP Packaging & Consumer Goods Adhesives Henkel
Jay Waltz
Jay Waltz VP of Sales & Marketing CDF Corporation
James M Weatherall
James M Weatherall Global Vice President SpecialChem
Okson Yi
Okson Yi Technical Manager Scott Bader
Jeremy Zimmerman
Jeremy Zimmerman Director, Specialty Starch Primient
Laura Zulaica
Laura Zulaica Spouse of Carlos Pelayo Spouse of Carlos Pelayo
23 Other Registered Attendees



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 Marshal 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.