Due to many factors related to COVID-19 beyond our control, including the State of Illinois banning gatherings of 1,000 people or more through May 1, 2020, The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC), is forced to postpone the 2020 World Adhesive and Sealant Conference scheduled for April 20-22, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois until 2021.
ASC is pleased to announce that we have finalized dates in 2021 at the same hotel (Hilton Chicago). The 2021 World Adhesive and Sealant Conference will take place April 19-21, 2021. An updated website and details are coming soon!
Attendees who have already booked rooms at the Hilton Chicago should be aware of the following message from Hilton regarding refunds HERE.
The health and well-being of all of our attendees, exhibitors, speakers, and sponsors are of the utmost importance. Thank you for your support and cooperation. If you have questions, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Opening Reception Venue Announced…
Join us Monday Evening April 20, 2020 in the Gorgeous Grand Ballroom of the Hilton Chicago!
Join us for a fun first night together in Chicago at the Hilton Chicago’s beautiful Grand Ballroom. We’ll welcome the global industry to the 2020 World Adhesive and Sealant Conference, connect with peers and colleagues, and enjoy a taste of Chicago! Reception is open to full paid attendees only.
Grand Closing Ceremony & Gala Dinner
Wednesday Evening April 22, 2020
Join us for the final event and gathering as we recognize the 2020 Innovation Awards winners, announce WAC2024, and enjoy special live entertainment in the gorgeous Grand Ballroom of the Hilton Chicago!
Countdown to WAC2020
The World Adhesive & Sealant Conference in 2020 is the most important INTERNATIONAL event for stakeholders in the Adhesive and Sealant industry worldwide. WAC takes place only once every four years alternating between the United States, Europe and Asia.
In 2020 the event is being organized by The Adhesive & Sealant Council (United States) and takes place in Chicago, Illinois, April 20 - 22, 2020
The WAC Conference will feature exclusive keynote addresses and educational sessions featuring subject matter experts from around the world. Speakers will share their knowledge and expertise on the latest business and technology developments and innovations and opportunities in the adhesive and sealant markets.
The World Adhesive EXPO is the adhesive and sealant industry's WORLD trade show, held only once every four years. Meet FACE to FACE with raw materials and service suppliers, distributors, and equipment manufacturers from around the world to discuss your needs and discover new products and services. EXCLUSIVE sponsorships are also available!
View a current list of exhibiting companies HERE.
Held only once every four years, WAC is the premier international event to meet and network with industry professionals from around the world. NO OTHER event brings together this many adhesive and sealant suppliers, manufacturers, equipment companies, and end users in one place. WAC is indeed the place to be in 2020!
Don’t Miss This Opportunity to Connect in 2020
with the Global Adhesive & Sealant Industry!
A Grand Opening Reception & Dinner
Attendees can look forward to an entertaining and GRAND ‘Chicago Style’ Opening welcoming the global adhesive & sealant community to WAC 2020 in the ‘Windy City’ followed by a reception and dinner.
High Impact Keynotes
Subject matter experts and internationally recognized speakers will deliver highly impactful keynotes on timely subjects of interest to the adhesive & sealant industry
Educational Programming for Technical & Business Staff
Industry experts share their knowledge, expertise, and experience to keep you and your company up to date on the latest developments, technologies and business opportunities.
World Adhesive & Sealant EXPO
The 2020 World Adhesive & Sealant EXPO brings together global suppliers, distributors, and equipment manufacturers to meet the ever-growing needs of the industry.
Exclusive Networking Events
Held only once every four years, WAC is the premier international event to meet and network with industry professionals from around the world. Numerous events and opportunities to connect will be available!
2020 Innovation Awards
The 2020 ASC Innovation Awards recognize companies that have made efforts to differentiate and make significant impact in the marketplace. This year we focus on GLOBAL innovations! Be sure to join us as we announce the “2020 Innovation Award” winners.
Incredible SPONSORSHIP Opportunities for Companies
Chicago Entertainment & Fun Themed Activities
There’s a little something for everyone in Chicago including world-class museums, Michelin-star restaurants, live shows in one of over 200 theaters, guided tours, sporting events, shopping and unmatched nightlife. LOTS of fun in store for attendees!
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