Marseille Welcomes FEICA 2008

July 31, 2008
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The FEICA European Adhesive & Sealant Conference and Expo will take place September 11-12 at Palais du Pharo in Marseille, France.

Building on the success of previous years, FEICA is developing a new look to the conference while maintaining the tradition of the only business and technical conference dedicated to the adhesive and sealant industry in Europe.

New Program Format

The 2008 FEICA Conference will offer a Technical Day and a Business Forum. The Technical Day, Sept. 11, will have the following parallel sessions.
  • Technical Track. New innovative materials and green technologies
  • Legislation Track. Legislation issues including REACH implementation, GHS, indoor air, etc.
  • Service Provider Track. New innovative services within strategic management, HR, IT and others.
The sessions will be followed by a Gala Dinner.

On Sept. 12, the half-day Business Forum “Meeting Challenges Through Innovation” will include several industry leaders sharing their vision about our industry’s challenges and discussing how innovation will contribute to meeting them. Panelists include Vittorio Maglia, director of the Economic Analysis and Internationalisation Department of FEDERCHIMICA, Federchimica; Dr. Ramón Bacardit, corporate senior vice president of Adhesives Technologies Research, Henkel KGaA; Michael St. Pierre, director of Business Development EAME, Huntsman Polyurethanes; Bruno Charrièr, Global Innovation director, Bostik; Dr. Raija Polvinen, R&D manager, Kiilto Oy; and Gonzague Six, Global Marketing leader, Dow Chemical.

FEICA Expo 2008

The exhibition, an essential part of the conference, is an effective way to reach key people within the adhesives and sealants industry. This year, the Expo will be integrated in the conference more intensively - lunch and all coffee breaks will take place in the exhibition hall, doubling the total exhibition time to six hours.

Exhibitors as of June 12 include:
  • Adhäsion Kleben & Dichten/GWV Fachverlage GmbH
  • Adhesives & Sealants Industry magazine
  • Bayer MaterialScience AG
  • EAS European Adhesives & Sealants magazine - DMG World Media
  • Evonik Degussa GmbH
  • Shiraishi-Omya GmbH
  • SpecialChem
  • Sulzer Mixpac Ltd.
  • TAH, a Nordson Co.
  • Technical University Braunschweig, Institute of Joining and Welding
For more information, visit www.feica.com.

About Marseille

Marseille is the second-largest city in France, and forms the third-largest metropolitan area after Paris and Lyon with 1,516,340 inhabitants at the 1999 census and 1,605,000 inhabitants in 2007. Located on the southeast coast of France on the Mediterranean Sea, it is France's largest commercial port. Marseille is the administrative capital of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, as well as the administrative capital of the Bouches-du-Rhône department. Its inhabitants are called Marseillais.

Marseille is one of France's oldest cities, dating back more than 2000 years. Its ancient name is Phocaea. One of Europe's most important ports in maritime history, a new port now handles cargo while the old port is a destination for locals and tourists alike.

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