FEICA 2016 European Adhesive & Sealant Conference and EXPO

12 February 2016

FEICA is pleased to invite experts to share their knowledge and experience with an international audience of industry leaders and stakeholders at the 2016 European Adhesive & Sealant Conference and EXPO, which takes place in Vienna, Austria from 7 until 9 September 2016.

Year-on-year FEICA manages to attract a record number of 500+ industry professionals from over 30 countries worldwide to discuss market drivers and niches, raw material sourcing, innovation, sustainability and technological developments.

The conference will address the key industry challenges, provide multi-perspective solutions, present new developments, promote discussion among all the stakeholders and strive for the advancement of the adhesive and sealant industry.

The 2016 Business Forum theme is:

‘Pursuing Growth – Strategic Choices in a Rapidly Changing World’

Topics for the 2016 breakout sessions include:

Business development, market trends and value creation
Pursuing growth, agile response or long term strategy?
Global economy, influence of changing demographics
Adhesive and sealant market trends, growth rates and outlook, Emerging markets and market development
Digital innovation
Market focus – drivers and trends
Downstream user perspective in construction, building, civil engineering, electronics, medical, paper and packaging, transportation, marine, Do-It-Yourself/retail, footwear and leather, woodworking and joinery, and assembly operations
Construction 360°
Paper and Packaging Plus
Transportation Tomorrow
Circular economy, Green public procurement
Resource-efficient technologies, energy and raw material sourcing
End of life, recycling, handling and use of adhesives and sealants
Adhesives and sealants contributing to sustainable development
Advanced technology, testing and product development
Developments in hotmelts, solvent-based, water-based, pressure-sensitive and reactive adhesive systems
Trends in polyurethanes, silicones, silane and other sealant systems
Biomimicry, nanotechnology, multi-stage bonding and high-throughput research
Adhesives and sealants product development
Open innovation and global R&D networks
Raw materials
Accessing raw materials – availability, restrictions and (relative) price
Raw material development, cradle-to-cradle and new product applications
Regulatory framework
Regulatory developments and their potential effect on business
EU regulations, EU Member State national legislation and the position of the European adhesive and sealant industry in a global economy
Abstract guidelines
Before sending us a presentation, you are requested to submit an abstract. Please download the Abstract Guidelines here.

Presentations in the Breakout Sessions are scheduled on Thursday 8 September in the afternoon and Friday 9 September in the morning. The FEICA Secretariat will inform you whether your abstract has been accepted or not by the end of April 2016.

Please send your material not later than 25 March 2016 to:

Kristel Ons, FEICA Communication and Event Manager
E-mail: k.ons@feica.eu
Phone : +32 (0)2 792 75 17

Find out more about the FEICA 2016 European Adhesive & Sealant Conference and EXPO on www.feica-conferences.com

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