WAC2020 Keynotes at a Glance
NOTE: The World Adhesive and Sealant Conference has been postponed due to COVID-19. New dates will be shared once they are determined.
UPDATE: The World Adhesive and Sealant Conference will be held April 19-21, 2021, at the Hilton Chicago.
Dynamic keynote speakers from some of the industry’s leading companies will share their insights on myriad topics impacting the adhesives and sealants industry. (Visit our podcast page to listen to full keynote speaker interviews!)
Monday, April 20, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Opening Ceremony and Keynote: Mike Olosky
Corporate Senior Vice President, Head of Global Adhesives Electronics and Industrials Division, Regional President Henkel North America
“Trends Shaping our World and Accelerating Opportunity for the Adhesives Industry”
Tuesday, April 21, 8-9:15 a.m.
General Session Keynote: Jim Owens
President and CEO, H.B. Fuller
“Connecting What Matters: The Future of the Adhesives Industry”
Tuesday, April 21, 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
General Session Lunch Keynote: Jayshree Seth
Corporate Scientist and Chief Science Advocate, 3M
“3M State of Science Index”
Wednesday, April 22, 8-9:15 a.m.
General Session Keynote: Vincent Legros
Chairman and CEO, Bostik
“Adhesives and Sealants Facing the Rising Trend of Sustainability: Risks and Opportunities”
Wednesday, April 22, 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
General Session Lunch Keynote and Regional Update
Keynote: Erik Peterson
Partner and Managing Director, A.T. Kearney Global Business Policy Council
“Competing in an Age of Digital Disorder: Technology, Turbulence and Transformation”
Trends and regulatory updates from: the Asia Regional Adhesive Council (ARAC); FEICA, the Association of the European Adhesive and Sealant Industry; and the Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC).