To say a lot has changed since the original 2020 announcement for our rebrand of Tape Summit to Tape Week would be an understatement. Since then, we have had to postpone the inaugural event twice, rethink and reimagine our strategy for value-added membership benefits, and introduce new ways for our member companies and all those in our industry to connect.
It is with great pleasure, excitement, and anticipation that we officially host our first Tape Week event this May 2-5 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., with 500+ attendees from 100 companies and 10 countries expected. Representing both a reinvigoration of our historically successful Tape Summit and a refocus and expansion of PSTC’s reach, Tape Week is the only knowledge-building and networking event for pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) tape professionals, providing segmented, flexible learning options and extra networking time to ensure that attendees have the most valuable experience possible.
At Tape Week 2022, exhibitors, sponsors, and attendees are invited to advance their missions and demonstrate their commitment to our industry. As a new feature for this inaugural event, the Exhibitor Showcase gives those organizations exhibiting their latest innovations an opportunity to bolster their authority as thought leaders.
An extension of the Exhibitor Showcase is the new Innovation Poster Session. Here, exhibitors will be given prime space to articulate new technologies and methods, influencing innovation and the direction of our industry.
Current business relationships will be strengthened and new ones will be cultivated as we take attendee engagement and mingling to a maximum, with 16 hours of networking time. This includes increased collaboration during our exclusive Tape Academy classes, which will be hosted live onsite. As another new feature, exhibitors have the ability to make private appointments with existing and new customers on the show floor.
With two main track options that go deeper into various verticals, Tape Week offers something for everyone. Expanded into a two-day event based on its historic popularity, the Markets and Applications Track helps professionals in all industries understand the benefits of using PSA tape over other bonding solutions. This track will feature a combined focus on building and construction, transportation, automotive, and emerging markets.
Presenting technical discussions on PSA tape use, the Technical Track is a complement to the Markets and Applications Track. It is suitable for all tape professionals, including CEOs, vice presidents, directors, managers, engineers, sales and marketing professionals, support teams, and more.
Tape Week 2022 attendees will see their business flourish and thrive, since PSTC continues to create the space to encourage them to bond with contacts during and after the event. We look forward to seeing you there, as we bring back our members and industry for the first time in over two years.
For more information, visit https://pstc.org.
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