The Adhesive and Sealant Council Spring Convention and Exposition will be held March 18-21, 2001.

BETHESDA, Md. – The Adhesive and Sealant Council, Inc., (ASC) Spring Convention and Exposition will be held March 18-21, 2001, at the Contemporary Hotel at DisneyWorld, Orlando, Fla. The convention focuses on manufacturing and management issues. Mike Manegold, Schnee-Morehead, is the convention chair.

The ASC invites prospective speakers to submit abstracts on the following topics:

Manufacturing: Supply-Chain Management; Quality Control; Process Engineering and Software Control Systems; Batch Processing; Productivity; IT Success Stories in Manufacturing; Heavy Duty and Mixing Equipment.

Technical: Waterborne Adhesives; Microelectronics; Updates on Specifications, i.e. ASTM, AAMA, CSI, etc.; Nanotechnology.

Business: Management Strategies and Case Histories; E-commerce; Marketing Strategies and Customer Service; Succession Planning; Outplacement (company and individual); Workforce Issues - Motivating, Maintaining, and Training.

End User: New and/or unique applications for adhesives and sealants in your industry; Future requirements for adhesives and sealants.

Presentations are not limited to these topics. The deadline for submission of a 50-word abstract is January 12, 2001. Send your abstract to Elizabeth Oliveto, ASC director of meetings & conventions; fax 301-986-9795, e-mail

Booths for the ASC Spring Convention and Exposition are available. Call Liz Langlie at 301-986-9700, ext 105, or e-mail

Companies can take advantage of sponsorship opportunities with the ASC at the convention. Call Elizabeth Oliveto at 301-986-9700, ext. 104, to discuss a partnership relationship.

The ASC 2001 Summer Leadership Conference will be held June 24-27, 2001, at the Tenaya Lodge, Yosemite, Calif. The conference is targeted toward CEOs, presidents, vice presidents, division heads and other senior management. For more information, call Elizabeth Oliveto.