NOTE: Due to COVID-19, Tape Week was cancelled for 2020. The event will be held in 2021.

The Pressure Sensitive Tape Council (PSTC) recently officially announced the rebranding of its historically named Tape Summit to Tape Week. Promising something for everyone, the reinvigorated event will reportedly offer a record numer of networking opportunities, expanded educational opportunities, and an optimized schedule. Tape Week will be held May 4-7 in the Orlando, Fla., area; PSTC expects to see the attendance of over 500 pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) tape professionals.

Tape Week, a modern take on PSTC’s yearly Tape Summit, invites attendees to advance, engage, discover, influence, and thrive in the presence of more than 500 colleagues from 100 companies representing 10 different countries. New educational sessions will cover 10 market segments, eight industry verticals, and focus on the building and construction industry. The event will also feature the soft launch of sessions focused on the applications of PSA tape in the automotive industry. According to PSTC, this expansion comes in line with its primary mission to draw attention to the advantages of using PSA tape over traditional bonding methods in various verticals.

“After many months of preparations, we are proud to officially unveil Tape Week to the PSA tape community and beyond,” said Michel Merkx, PSTC president. “Building on the well-established legacy of Tape Summit, we are confident that Tape Week will allow us to create an exciting, all-inclusive environment, where attendees can engage with new business connections, discover what makes PSA tape the optimal bonding solution and advance their technical and practical knowledge.”

In addition to two optimized tracks presented at the event, including the Technical Track and the Markets and Applications Track, Tape Week will also introduce the Exhibitor Showcase, which is a networking event for organizations seeking to engage with new and pre-existing customers and cultivate valuable relationships with them. The showcase also encourages participation in the Innovation Poster Session, where these same organizations can educate attendees on groundbreaking products, techniques, and/or processes that change the playing field for PSA tape and its various applications.

“We get to speak with our customers, our allied suppliers and other industry professionals, and it sparks conversations that we really wouldn’t be able to have in a different setting,” said Kate Layser, marketing director for Henkel, on the benefits presented by the Exhibitor Showcase.

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