Adhesive & Sealant Industry Events

The industry hosts several events including national conventions and trade shows and technical short courses each year.


Explore the industry’s events below…

National & Regional Industry Events

From national convention & conferences to technical short courses and trade shows, the adhesive & sealant industry is a vibrant, growing, and important sector of our economy

The industry gathers regularly to disover the latest products, services & innovations, stay current on the latest technical advances and markets, network to make connections, and gather as a community.

Annual National Convention

The Adhesive & Sealant Council (ASC) hosts the industry’s official largest annual gathering in different U.S. cities each year. The event includes a conference (and a trade show, see below) with educational sessions that address technical, market, regulatory, and innovation subjects affecting the adhesive and sealant industry.

The event typically brings together 800+ attendees who gather over three days.

Annual EXPO Trade Show

The EXPO is the industry’s official trade show giving professionals DIRECT ACCESS to the leading suppliers, technologies and solutions in the adhesive and sealant market all in one place!

Suppliers showcase new products and services, hold meetings, and network face to face with buyers and decision makers.

The trade is typically attended by 800+ industry professionals.

Technical Short Courses

Technical Short Courses are held at ASC national conventions and stand-alone events each fall. The 1.5-day short courses are a solid introduction to technologies and timely industry topics. Courses rotate through 5 technologies: Waterborne adhesives, Pressure sensitive adhesives, Polyurethane adhesives, Hot melt adhesives and Caulks and Sealants

Courses are broad enough for commercial professionals but robust for technical staff.

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Training & Webinars

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Conferences & Meetings

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