Submit your talk proposals: be a featured speaker at our conference

JUNE 25 – 27, 2024

SUBURBAN COLLECTION SHOWPLACE, NOVI, MICHIGAN, USA

SUBURBAN COLLECTION SHOWPLACE, NOVI, MICHIGAN, USA

JUNE 25 – 27, 2024

CALL FOR SPEAKERS

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CALL FOR SPEAKERS IS NOW OPEN!

We are currently in the process of crafting the conference agenda for the free-to-attend Adhesives & Bonding Expo, co-located with Foam Expo, taking place June 25-27, 2024 in Novi, MI. This conference showcases elite speakers discussing bonding technology across various end-user markets, including automotive, aerospace, construction, medical, electronics, appliances, and more. Participants will present business case studies highlighting how bonding technology fosters design flexibility, resolves engineering challenges and adds value to their products.

We invite you to share new session ideas and submit your talk proposals via the online form before Friday, February 23, 2024, to be considered.

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SUGGESTED TOPICS

The 2024 conference will likely include the following topics, although is not limited to them:

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MACRO-ECONOMICS

  • Supply chain issues, inflation, interest rates and investor confidence
  • Offshoring, re-shoring, near-shoring
  • Growth
  • Trade tensions impact, geopolitical and political risks
  • Economic implications of automation and artificial intelligence


APPLICATIONS

  • Construction & Building: trends, challenges, rapid technological advancements
  • Paper & Packaging
  • Automotive: trends, challenges, time to handling, non-destructive testing, surface preparation, renewable resources, the challenge of dismantling bonds, sound-proof ride, electric mobility, thermal management, thermal conductivity
  • Aerospace: trends and challenges, composite adhesives, requirements, desirable qualities, consequences posed by a rise in the demand for air travel, lowering weight, replacing heavy materials
  • Food & Packaging
  • Furniture and woodworking
  • Footwear, Textiles and Leather
  • Electronics

RAW MATERIALS

  • Material innovation and bio-based raw materials
  • Availability and price volatility
  • Alternatives to petroleum resources and new market demands


SUSTAINABILITY

  • Increasing demand for bio-based products and sustainable adhesives
  • Creating an environmentally friendly supply chain
  • Green innovations in the automotive industry
  • Free from volatile organic compounds (VOCs) adhesives and sealants
  • Life-cycle assessment, circular economy and end-of-life disposal
  • Eco-friendly packaging
  • Challenges in producing sustainable solutions and navigating costs


EVOLVING CUSTOMER DEMANDS

  • Sustainability goals
  • Safety
  • High-performance and faster application
  • Customer-friendly
  • UV-activated adhesives
  • Elongation and flexibility
  • Bonding strength
  • Durability
  • Resistance to environmental factors
  • Adhesive bonding to new materials
  • Biocompatibility
  • Sterilisation


TALENT

  • Data insights into the US job market
  • Attracting and retaining talent
  • Addressing skills gap
  • Making the industry more appealing to younger generations through innovation and sustainability goals
  • Developing advanced technical skills
  • Connecting students and early-graduates with the industry
  • Diversity and inclusion


REGULATIONS & CERTIFICATIONS

  • Challenges posed by fast-moving regulatory changes
  • The importance of certifications in enabling the use in certain applications


LIGHTWEIGHTING

  • Material interaction with human skin: heat exchange, moisture wicking, odor control
  • Non-welding automotive assemblies
  • Thermal management


MANUFACTURING & PROCESSES

  • Additive manufacturing
  • Adhesive process problem/solutions
  • Exploring different dispensing equipment options for end-users
  • Improved curing process efficiency
  • Lamination and cutting-edge advances
  • Material disassembly and de-bonding
  • Material simulation
  • Processing equipment and troubleshooting
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SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • There are no registration fees to take up this opportunity.
  • Speaking slots are allocated on merit and relevance to the agenda topics.
  • Speaking slot timings and formats will be finalized as the program is completed, depending on the subject matter to be addressed.
  • Commercial presentations – such as product or company reviews – will not be accepted.
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SUBMISSIONS WILL BE EVALUATED BASED ON:

  • Importance of topic to conference attendees.
  • Inclusion of an end user as either lead or co-presenter.
  • Objective, educational, non-commercial content.
  • Clearly defined benefits for attendees.
  • Knowledge and experience of the speaker.
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DEADLINE

The deadline for submissions is Friday, February 23, 2024. We will endeavor to review all submissions within 6-8 weeks after the deadline.

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CONFERENCE INQUIRIES

Margherita Cargasacchi
Conference Producer
[email protected]
Europe: +44 (0) 1273 916 313 (UK)
Toll free: +1 (0) 855 436 8683 (USA)