Adhesives and sealants professionals from around the world will meet in Paris this month at the World Adhesive & Sealant Conference (WAC 2012). Held just every four years, this international event will offer multiple opportunities for learning and networking. Ramón Bacardit, senior vice president of Adhesives Technologies research at Henkel and FEICA president, will kick off the conference on September 19. Sessions will run through September 21 and will be split into four main topics: Towards a Sustainable Future, The Technology Revolution, Securing Raw Material Sourcing, and Creating Value—Entrepreneurship.

The event will also include an exhibition on September 20 for suppliers to display their latest products and services. No conference sessions are scheduled to be held at the same time as the exhibition, so event visitors will have ample time to fully explore the exhibit hall.

Our coverage of WAC 2012 begins in this issue. Be sure to also take a look at the Event Schedule and Exhibitor List, which are included with our online coverage. And check your email in-box on September 14 for a special event preview, as well as messages from key exhibitors regarding their offerings at the show.

Will you be attending WAC 2012? I’d love to hear from you and make arrangements to meet at the show. Please contact me at (330) 336-4098 or



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