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2024 Annual Convention & EXPO

2024 Annual Convention & EXPO

2024 Annual Convention & EXPO held April 15-17 in Louisville, Kentucky.

Monday, April 15, 2024 at 6:00 PM (EDT) to Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 6:00 PM (EDT)

Omni Louisville Hotel 400 S 2nd Street Louisville, KY 40202

* Registration open until 3/29/24 at 12:00 AM (EST)

Event Details

ASC Annual Convention & EXPO will be held April 15-17, 2024, at the Omni Louisville Hotel.  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 16, 2024, from 3:00-6:30pm and will feature over 100+ exhibitors. Click on the EXPO link for additional information.

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WHO WOULD BENEFIT
The Adhesive and Sealant Council’s 2024 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. 
 

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Submit a presentation proposal (abstract) for inclusion in the 2024 Annual Convention program. ASC will host two short courses that will run concurrent with the convention.  Session speakers in these areas are needed.

High-level technical abstracts are being solicited across adhesive and sealant markets, technologies, and chemistries. Submitters can select from one of the suggested topics below to assist the programming committee to track sessions of related topics or submit a topic of high interest to our industry.

Criteria for Acceptance: 

Improved, new or novel material, approach or application of adhesives, sealants, and periphery technologies. High level technical or business development topics without any commercial/promotional content; any abstracts that contain tradenames in title, description or abstract will not be considered.  All resulting presentations must be original, first time published, highlighting recent work.

Speaking opportunities at ASC 2024 conference will be competitive. Abstracts are expected to clearly describe the advancements made and importance to industry, with high level technical content beyond common knowledge. All abstracts submitted are peer reviewed by ASC’s technical programming committee. The top-rated candidates will be invited to speak on or before January 16th.  

Don’t see your topic of interest? Help ASC address your company needs - submit an abstract based on new technology or insight relevant to the adhesive and sealant industry. 

Deadline EXTENDED to December 29, 2023 to submit an abstract.

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT! 

Where the Industry Connects!

The ASC EXPO in Louisville will be the LARGEST Official Gathering of the Adhesive & Sealant Industry in 2024. Over 90 companies will be exhibiting to address your material, equipment, service, and packaging needs. 

The EXPO will be held on Tuesday, April 16, 2024 from 3:00 to 6:30 p.m. and is co-located with ASC’s Annual Convention.  This is one of the largest expositions exclusively dedicated to the adhesive and sealant industry.  With exclusive “EXPO Only” hours during the conference, you are sure to find a solution to all of our sourcing and application needs. It is the most efficient way to connect with the industry each year with so many providers in one location. 

Each year we also feature raffles & giveaways and a dedicated food & beverage reception right on the show floor to provide a warm & inviting atmosphere to meet vendors and discuss all your needs. 

Registration to the Convention INCLUDES attendance at the ASC EXPO. You can register above using the registration button. If you want to register for the EXPO only on Tuesday April 16 from 3 – 6:30 p.m., you can do so below. Please note that this option does NOT include any of the educational sessions, keynotes or meal functions other than during the expo. You must be a “full conference” registrant to attend those.

EXPO Only Registration Fee:
ASC Members: $495  |  Nonmembers: $645

Interested in Exhibiting at the 2024 EXPO? 
Visit the Exhibitor Page to review the available booths and book your space and review advertising and sponsorship opportunities available to MAXIMIZE your investment!

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REGISTER!

REGISTRATION FEES (per person)

Full Convention Member/End User: $995 (early) & $1095 regular after 2/29/2024   
Full Convention Non-member: $1950 (early) & $2050 regular after 2/29/2024
Speaker ONLY (includes short course speakers): $545
EXPO ONLY: (does not include sessions)  Member: $495; Non-member: $645 
1 Day- Member/End User: $645; Non-member: $1174
Trade Press: $550 

Early Bird registration deadline:  February 29, 2024

Regular rate registration deadline: 
March 29, 2024 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE/CANCELLATION POLICY: 
The regular rate registration ends March 29, 2024. Fees will increase by 20% afterwards for any registrations. On-site registrations are welcome. Additionally, there are no refunds after 3/29/2024. 
 
Liability Disclaimer: The Adhesive and Sealant Council 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. 

 

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Omni Louisville Hotel  
400 South 2nd Street
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: 1-888-44-OMNI (6664) [reference the "ASC 2024 Annual Convention" 

Rate: $244 Single/Double 

Hotel Reservation Deadline:  March 12, 2024

CLICK HERE TO MAKE RESERVATIONS! 

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 malinda.armstrong@ascouncil.org. 

If you are registering for the short course with convention you need to register under the short course.

ASC will host a Polyurethane and Formulation Strategies Short Courses that will run concurrent with the convention. Session speakers in these areas are needed. To register, please click here. If you are registering for the short course with convention, please select short course only along with the convention add on pricing under the short course. 

Questions? Contact Mani Singh at mani.singh@ascouncil.org or Malinda Armstrong at malinda.armstrong@ascouncil.org. 

Monday welcome reception will be held at the Kentucky Derby Museum.  The networking opportunity is available to full paid attendees.  Buses will depart the hotel at 5:30pm.

Community Service Project will be held on Monday, April 15 from noon to 4:30pm.  Project details are forthcoming.
Wendy Adams
Wendy Adams VP Key Accounts Matrix Adhesives Group
Stefania Assoni
Stefania Assoni Project Manager, R&D Savare Specialty Adhesives
Emily Tyler Aube
Emily Tyler Aube Scientist 1 HB Fuller
Jonathan David Barrus
Jonathan David Barrus Technical Service & Development Manager Kaneka North America LLC
Joe Bauer
Joe Bauer Product Manager Holland Colours Americas, Inc.
Madelyn Bekker
Madelyn Bekker Global Technology Advisor Wax Rheology Application ExxonMobil Product Solutions
Michael Berlin
Michael Berlin Technical Sales Manager Elementis
Benno Blickenstorfer
Benno Blickenstorfer Global Business Development Manager SONGWON Industrial Group
Garett Bluemn
Garett Bluemn Manager, N.A. Hot Melt H.B. Fuller
Evan Boose
Evan Boose Supplier Development Specialist Coroplast Tape Corporation
Joshua Bosak
Joshua Bosak Director of Purchasing The Reynolds Company
Glen Bowen
Glen Bowen Head of Sales, North America, Polymer Additives Di LANXESS Corporation
Kevin Bradt
Kevin Bradt Sr Sourcing Manager H.B. Fuller
John Brandt
John Brandt Technical Manager, Adhesives and Sealants, North America Covestro
Kristi Brown
Kristi Brown Associate Program Manager Tremco Construction Products Group
Eric Broz
Eric Broz Sales Manager Munzing
Scott Buss
Scott Buss Business Development Director 3M
Emily Callendar
Emily Callendar Chemist/Technical/Sales REXtac, LLC
Heather Campe
Heather Campe Senior Vice President H.B. Fuller
Rafael Segatto Catelan
Rafael Segatto Catelan Account Manager Braskem America
Tyler Cheek
Tyler Cheek Planning and Technical Manager Cremer Volunteer Pastilles, LLC
Rosemeire Ciro
Rosemeire Ciro Application Development Engineer & Lab Supervisor Momentive (South America)
Federico Colombo
Federico Colombo Purchasing Manager Savare Specialty Adhesives
John Compton
John Compton Technical Sales Representative Holland Colours Americas, Inc.
Ken Cooley
Ken Cooley Vice President Operations & Technology Resinall Corporation
Scott Coring
Scott Coring Vice President STI Polymer
Fred Costello
Fred Costello VP General Manager TSE Industries, Inc.
Adam Covens
Adam Covens Director, Specialty Solvents Phillips 66
Adam Cowell
Adam Cowell Technical Market Development Manager ingevity.com
Stephen Cummings
Stephen Cummings Senior Scientist Covestro
Robert K. Ddamulira
Robert K. Ddamulira Vice President, Technology Meridian Adhesives Group
Rebecca Desch
Rebecca Desch Scientist Omya, Inc.
Jean-Yves Desrats
Jean-Yves Desrats Senior Technical Business Development Manager Clariant International Ltd
Robert Dixon
Robert Dixon Sales Manager Sasol Chemicals
João Diz
João Diz Purchaser Colquimica Adhesives
Daniel Dominguez
Daniel Dominguez Assistant Account Manager Arakawa Chemical (USA) Inc.
Michael Drewery
Michael Drewery Market Manager Industrial Applications - Adhesives BYK USA Inc.
Sandipan Dutta
Sandipan Dutta Principal Scientist Bostik
Dave Dworak
Dave Dworak Senior Development Chemist Dymax Corporation
Paul Emery
Paul Emery Regional Head of Sales LANXESS Corporation
Igor Encarnacao
Igor Encarnacao Procurement Manager Colquimica Adhesives
Diana Erickson
Diana Erickson Director of Purchasing TSE Industries, Inc.
Jack Feng
Jack Feng managing director USI Chemical America LLC
Chad Michael Forsthoefel
Chad Michael Forsthoefel Technical Director, R&D The Gorilla Glue Company
Rod Foster
Rod Foster Regional Sales Manager NuCera
Van R. Foster
Van R. Foster R&D Director Concrete Sealants, Inc.
Justin Frost
Justin Frost Account Manager Cremer North America
Cristina Frutuoso
Cristina Frutuoso RDI Director Colquimica Adhesives
Tsung-hao Fu
Tsung-hao Fu Research Scientist Arkema
Fabian Galindo
Fabian Galindo Technical Service Eng. REXtac, LLC
Kenneth Garland
Kenneth Garland Sr. Manager IPCA Marketing Sasol Chemicals
Juan Gaytan
Juan Gaytan Vice President MS Polymers Kaneka North America LLC
Brian Glass
Brian Glass Vice President, Industrial Sales Newborn Brothers Co., Inc.
McKenzie Godfrey
McKenzie Godfrey Customer Satisfaction and Marketing Specialist STI Polymer
Sean Gogarty
Sean Gogarty Technical Manager Technical Adhesives Ltd
James Goodrich
James Goodrich Business Development Manager Miwon North America
Shamsi Gravel
Shamsi Gravel VP, Regional Dev North America Evonik Corporation
Sean Gu
Sean Gu International Department Manager Risun Polymer China Co.,LTD
Jeffrey Gunther
Jeffrey Gunther Sr. Market Development Manager Kaneka North America LLC
David Haluska
David Haluska VP Sales & Distribution The Reynolds Company
Michael Han
Michael Han Sales Director Wanhua Chemical (America)
Dale Haner
Dale Haner Director of Business Development Colquimica Adhesives
Michael Haraczy
Michael Haraczy Sales Manager Chem-Materials
Leland Harrs
Leland Harrs Managing Director Houlihan Lokey
David Hecht
David Hecht Sr. Account Executive Westlake
Don Herr
Don Herr R&D Manager Arkema
Samuel Ho
Samuel Ho Technical Services AGC Chemicals Americas, Inc.
Chad Hoopingarner
Chad Hoopingarner Business Manager HallStar
Brenton Horne
Brenton Horne Sr. Account Manager Trinseo
Robert Hubbard
Robert Hubbard Global Director of Strategic Sourcing H.B. Fuller
John Hughes
John Hughes Senior Chemist II DAP Global Inc
David Jackson
David Jackson Managing Director ChemSpec Polymer Additives
Christopher Jenkins
Christopher Jenkins Account Manager Synthomer Inc
Brent Johnson
Brent Johnson Coatings and Adhesives Engineer Trane Technologies
Michael Jones
Michael Jones Director Global Sourcing Intertape Polymer Group
Richard Keeler
Richard Keeler Sales Director TIB Chemicals Corporation
Yun Mi Kim
Yun Mi Kim Technical Marketing Director Cardolite Corporation
Marcia King
Marcia King Sales Director Alberdingk Boley, Inc.
Shinobu Kizaki
Shinobu Kizaki Business Manager Idemitsu Chemicals U.S.A. Corporation
Jil-Laura Klein
Jil-Laura Klein Purchasing Direct Material Coroplast Tape Corporation
Richard Klingel
Richard Klingel President TSE Industries, Inc.
Joao Pedro Koehler Sr
Joao Pedro Koehler Sr CEO Colquimica Adhesives
Jim Koslowski
Jim Koslowski Account Manager - Industrial HallStar
Sho Koya
Sho Koya R&B manager Kaneka North America LLC
Matt Krapovicky
Matt Krapovicky Senior Director of Technical Sales Panolam Industries International
James Krejci
James Krejci Senior Sales Executive Munzing
Marco Kubitza
Marco Kubitza CSO Jowat Corporation
Klaus Kullmann
Klaus Kullmann Board of Directors Jowat SE
Jeff A. Lamb
Jeff A. Lamb President STI Polymer
Bryan Larson
Bryan Larson National Account Manager, Polymer Additives LANXESS Corporation
Ken Lauffer
Ken Lauffer Director Market Development - Adhesives SI Group
Bryan Lee
Bryan Lee Technical Sales Rep Trinseo
Geonwoo Lee
Geonwoo Lee Sales Manager Songwon International Americas
Haksu Lee
Haksu Lee NAFTA Technical Director Arkema
Jianning Liu
Jianning Liu Technology Manager Synthomer
Steven W. Lucas
Steven W. Lucas Sales Director - CASE NA Trinseo
Christopher MacNeill
Christopher MacNeill Senior Research Scientist Arkema
Palanikumar Maniam
Palanikumar Maniam Strategic Vendor Manager Jowat SE
Joseph Marcinko
Joseph Marcinko President & Principal Scientist Polymer Synergies, LLC
Paul Massey
Paul Massey National Accounts Manager, Adhesives Resinall Corporation
Don McBride
Don McBride Sales Excel Color Corporation
Tim Mckinney
Tim Mckinney Managing Director TIB Chemicals Corporation
Jared McNeel
Jared McNeel Account Executive Cray Valley
Kim Meidl
Kim Meidl Director, Resins Teckrez, LLC
Ryan Merritt
Ryan Merritt Material Engineer AV-DEC
Paul Meyer
Paul Meyer Director, Sales & Marketing Adherent Laboratories, Inc.
Rick Miner
Rick Miner Technical Service Account Coordinator Arkema
Laine Allison Mosco
Laine Allison Mosco Application Development Chemist Covestro
Daniel Murad
Daniel Murad President and CEO The ChemQuest Group, Inc.
Yoshiki Nakagawa
Yoshiki Nakagawa Sr. Director of Global R&B Kaneka North America LLC
Derek Nicoll
Derek Nicoll Technical Sales Representative H.M. Royal, Inc.
Charles Nider
Charles Nider Toll and Contract Manufacturing Business Manager Cremer North America
Ralf Nitschke
Ralf Nitschke Board of Directors Jowat SE
Amy Niu
Amy Niu Senior Research Engineer I Saint-Gobain
Krishna Nookala
Krishna Nookala Head of Growth Newry Corp
Anthony Novello
Anthony Novello Technical Sales Manager Chem-Mateials
Michaella Nunes
Michaella Nunes R&D Manager Jowat Corporation
Nicole OBrien
Nicole OBrien Executive VP Business Development Collano AG
Nélson Oliveira
Nélson Oliveira CTO BestHealth4U, Lda
Patti Opacic
Patti Opacic Head, Adhesives and Sealants North America Covestro
Bill Osborne
Bill Osborne Director Excel Color Corporation
Yusuke Otani
Yusuke Otani Product Manager AGC Chemicals Americas, Inc.
Melanie Ott
Melanie Ott CEO Artimelt
Machteld Paree
Machteld Paree Sr Application Specialist Synthomer (non NA)
Karina Pareick
Karina Pareick Senior Manager Sales IPCA Sasol Germany GmbH
Christina Penatzer
Christina Penatzer Industrial Group Leader Adhesives Research
Matt Petersen
Matt Petersen President, CVO Quin Global US
Craig Prain
Craig Prain Owner Clarus Specialty Products, LLC
Bryan Quenaud
Bryan Quenaud Account Manager Arakawa Chemical (USA) Inc.
Tad Radzinski
Tad Radzinski President Sustainable Solutions
Ankur Rastogi
Ankur Rastogi Innovation Manager Lyondell Chemical Company
Michael Reeve
Michael Reeve Senior Scientist Covestro LLC
Becky Renkert
Becky Renkert Representative Renkert Oil
Abe Rezai
Abe Rezai Senior VP The ChemQuest Group, Inc.
Stephan Romanchak
Stephan Romanchak Sales Director Resinall Corporation
Neal Rothchild - 1
Neal Rothchild - 1 Enterprise Development / Chemical Logistics Penske Logistics
Giancarlo Santana Roxo
Giancarlo Santana Roxo NAM Business Manager Braskem America
Ashley Ruchte
Ashley Ruchte Adhesions Global Product Manager ExxonMobil Product Solutions
Tim Saddow
Tim Saddow Global Market Manager, Adhesives Clariant Corporation
Hisasi Sato
Hisasi Sato Technical services AGC Chemicals Americas, Inc.
Brian Satterley
Brian Satterley Senior Staff Chemist ExxonMobil Product Solutions
Mark C. Schneider
Mark C. Schneider President Albion Engineering Company
Ulrich Schneider
Ulrich Schneider Senior Manager global Market Development Sasol Performance Chemicals
James Scott
James Scott Business Development Manager AGC Chemicals Americas, Inc.
Simon Sebastian
Simon Sebastian R&D Expert Hilti Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH
Paul C. Shattuck
Paul C. Shattuck President Adhesive Products, Inc.
Calvin C. Shen
Calvin C. Shen Global Marketing and Technical Manager AGC Chemicals Americas, Inc.
Dipan Shrestha
Dipan Shrestha Senior PD Chemist Henkel
Sanjeev Singh
Sanjeev Singh TS&D Trinseo
Mike Smudz
Mike Smudz VP of Supply Chain Matrix Adhesives Group
Eirini Spilioti
Eirini Spilioti Account Manager Gehring Montgomery Inc. (TER Group)
Kimberly Stefanisin
Kimberly Stefanisin Applications Development Chemist Zeon Chemicals
Sean Steres
Sean Steres Sales Manager Americas Songwon
Tom Stewart
Tom Stewart Regional Business Director Bostik Inc.
Jon Stuart
Jon Stuart Group Leader - Product Development Pecora Corporation
Michael Stumbeck
Michael Stumbeck Assistenz Chemie DELO Industrial Adhesives
Leah Sullivan
Leah Sullivan Business Development Manager Munzing
Yoshitaka Sunayama
Yoshitaka Sunayama Technical maneger AGC Chemicals Americas, Inc.
Jon Surratt
Jon Surratt Account Manager ExxonMobil Product Solutions
Mike Szot
Mike Szot Adhesions Account Manager ExxonMobil Product Solutions
Jiansheng Jason Tang
Jiansheng Jason Tang Sr. Manager, Innovation, Research & Formulation Holcim Building Envelope
Jay Tao
Jay Tao Senior Scientist The Procter and Gamble Company
Mary Taylor
Mary Taylor Technical Sales Representative BYK USA Inc.
Jack Temple III
Jack Temple III President Tailored Chemical Products, Inc.
Christian Terfloth
Christian Terfloth Board of Directors Jowat SE
Elayne Thomas
Elayne Thomas Senior Research Engineer Saint-Gobain
Joe Tocci
Joe Tocci SVP Global Sourcing/SC Intertape Polymer Group
Misti Toro
Misti Toro Southern Regional Manager Texture Technologies Corporation
Hiroto Tsukamoto
Hiroto Tsukamoto Manager of Marketing and Development Kaneka North America LLC
William Turner
William Turner Director of Sales REXtac, LLC
Nathan Tuttle
Nathan Tuttle Adhesive Chemist Quanex
Taylor Ulery
Taylor Ulery Sales Manager LANXESS Corporation
Sonia Valadares
Sonia Valadares Senior Purchaser Colquimica Adhesives
Julie Vaughn-Biege
Julie Vaughn-Biege Director The ChemQuest Group, Inc.
Jeff Vinuya
Jeff Vinuya Lab Director Adhesive Products, Inc.
Yati Waghray
Yati Waghray Global Marketing Director Synthomer
Scot Wakefield
Scot Wakefield Director, Sales & Marketing REXtac, LLC
Corbett Wallace
Corbett Wallace Corporate VP Packaging & Consumer Goods Adhesives Henkel
James M Weatherall
James M Weatherall Global Vice President SpecialChem S.A.
Sharon Xu
Sharon Xu Sales Engineer USI Chemical America LLC
Tao Yu
Tao Yu Technical Director Wanhua Chemical (America)
Vasil Zabelaj
Vasil Zabelaj Global Sourcing Manager Intertape Polymer Group
Katelyn Zachritz
Katelyn Zachritz Director, Specialty Solvents Marketing Phillips 66
Raymond P Zeliznik Jr
Raymond P Zeliznik Jr Principle R&D Scientist Covestro
Peter Zhang
Peter Zhang General Manager Risun Polymer China Co.,LTD
Jay Zurawski
Jay Zurawski Sales Executive Process Oils Inc., an Ergon Company
25 Other Registered Attendees

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What does my registration fee cover?
  • Full convention registration fee covers Monday through Wednesday. All networking receptions, meal functions, keynotes, educational sessions and EXPO.
  • EXPO only registration fee covers access to the EXPO Only along with the Monday welcome reception. This fee does not cover any sessions, meals functions, keynotes or educational sessions.
  • Speaker registration option is for those individuals that are confirmed as a SPEAKER in the Annual Convention Program.
  • EXPO booth staffer registration includes staffing the booth ONLY and access to the EXPO reception which is held during the EXPO. It does not include any networking events, meal functions, keynote or educational sessions.
  • One day registration includes the one day that you are registered. Example: if you are registered for Tuesday only you have access to the full day on Tuesday.

How can I book a meeting room?

  • You can contact the hotel directly. Please note that ASC approves all requests for meeting rooms. We will only approve meeting rooms for ASC members under certain circumstances and confirmed exhibitors.

I would like to attend the short course with convention. How should I register?

  • If you are attending the short course with convention, please process your registration under the short course and select the convention add on.

Do I need to make a hotel reservation or does ASC reserve my room?

  • ASC does not make hotel reservations. You can reserve a room by clicking on the Hotel tab.

Will my badge be mailed?

  • All badges will be available for pick up onsite at the designated registration area. 

I need to cancel my registration. How can I get a refund?

  • Please review the cancellation policy on the Registration page.