Dear Industry Professionals,

I invite you to join us in Indianapolis October 17-19 for the ASC’s Fall Convention and Expo. This will be the first convention and expo under the leadership of our new president, William Allmond. We hope you can join us to welcome Bill, network with colleagues in the industry, and attend the exciting technical and marketing program we have scheduled.

This year will have the newly formatted two-day Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Short Course, beginning on Monday and concluding in time for the Expo on Tuesday. Be sure to take advantage of the discounted convention registration for short course attendees.

 A new feature at this year’s convention will be a forum that will focus on a relevant topic across all markets and technologies. This forum, to take place on the last day, will be led by Nat Brooks of Strategy Shapers and will include a panel presentation and open discussions on innovating and growing a business in today’s market.

We will kick off the event with the ASC Gives Back program, and have scheduled the service project just prior to the welcome reception to allow for more participation. Please make plans to arrive Monday morning and join us for the afternoon service project. Our school beautification project in New Orleans was very successful, and we continue to receive positive feedback on the value of our community involvement and networking opportunity. Come out and contribute to a local cause and meet new people in our industry.

The convention in Indy is two full days of scheduled sessions that will touch on market intelligence in transportation, assembly and sustainable buildings with corresponding technology considerations in structural, wood, pressure-sensitive, and cure-on-demand adhesives. Robert Fry, chief economist of Robert Fry Economics, will kick off day one as our first keynote, discussing the outlook for the global economy in 2016 and beyond with emphasis on markets of particular interest to ASC members (see pp. 28-30 for additional details). Fry recently retired as senior economist at DuPont, and was named as one of the top economic forecasters by Bloomberg, USA Today and The Wall Street Journal.

The second day will begin with a “State of ASC” talk and update from the association. The program will provide exciting networking opportunities that will allow you to connect with more than 550 attendees from the industry.

Review the program schedule for the most recent lineup. Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with your peers. You can also check for updates on the convention at or by contacting an ASC staff member. We look forward to seeing you in Indianapolis.   ASI