Throughout WAC2022, leading voices in the adhesive and sealant industry will share their insights with numerous keynote addresses.* At this morning’s general session keynote (9-9:45 a.m. in the Grand Ballroom), Vincent Legros, Bostik’s chairman and CEO, will address “Adhesives and Sealants Facing the Rising Trend of Sustainability: Risks and Opportunities.” He will explore increasing global sustainability-related concerns and their impact on our industry, including opportunities to increase the overall penetration of innovative solutions.

Jayshree Seth, Ph.D., corporate scientist and chief science advocate at 3M, will share her thoughts on “Sticking with Science! The Need for STEM Advocacy” during this afternoon’s general session lunch keynote (noon-1 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom). She will share results of the “3M State of Science Index,” relating details regarding 3M’s current activities to address the findings and sharing a call to action for the industry.

The general session keynote tomorrow morning (9-9:45 a.m. in the Grand Ballroom) will be given by Nicolas Krauss, divisional head of Industrials and Electronics and regional head of Americas for Henkel Adhesive Technologies. With a focus on “Shaping the Future of Adhesive Technologies,” he will give an overview on the industry’s key challenges and opportunities, including discussions on sustainability, digitization, innovation, supply chain resilience, and talent management.

Harry Moser, founder and president of the Reshoring Initiative®, will give the final keynote during tomorrow’s general session lunch (12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom). He will discuss “Supply Chain Lessons from COVID-19 for Adhesive and Sealants®.”

*Times, locations, presentation titles, and speakers are subject to change.