2018 Conference Highlights
FEICA is proud to announce the 2018 European Adhesive and Sealant Conference & Expo, set in the Radisson Blue Latvija, Riga, Latvia, from 12-14 September 2018.
Year-on-year, FEICA attracts record numbers industry leaders to its annual Conference to discuss market drivers and trends, innovation, sustainability and technological advancements. The FEICA Conference and EXPO is firmly established as the premier event for Europe’s adhesive and sealant industry, providing essential insights into the key issues affecting the industry, as well as outstanding networking opportunities for formulators, customers and raw materials suppliers to discuss the latest trends and wider business environment.
This year’s Conference will focus on the impact on our industry of the rapid and far-reaching changes resulting from the emerging “digital age”.
Business Forum “Adhesives and sealants in the digital age”
The theme of this year’s business forum is “Adhesives and sealants in the digital age”. Once again, we will have highly regarded keynote speakers, followed by a panel discussion in which you will get the chance to put your own questions to the speakers.
The digital age will be characterised by ever tighter integration between our personal lives, public services and industry, facilitated by the internet and other digital technologies. This coming tidal wave will affect the way business and even society operates. In this context, industry is already at the dawn of “Industry 4.0”, which brings together automation and previously unseen levels of data exchange in manufacturing. This is achieved using cyber-physical systems, the internet of things (IoT), cloud computing and cognitive computing based on artificial intelligence. This offers potential benefits, but also brings with it significant challenges. Data privacy and protection will become even more important and industry has to prepare.
The Business Forum will explore the implications of the digital age for business and strive to identify practical strategies that will help adhesive and sealant companies to succeed in this new era.
Parallel Breakout Sessions on Thursday 13 and Friday 14 September 2018 offer you a chance to get involved in engaging discussions on key topics such as innovation, new opportunities and ideas, technological breakthroughs, research & development, new product and market applications, new equipment technology, sustainable development and the circular economy, and regulatory impact on the industry.
Table Top Exhibition
The Table Top Exhibition opens in the afternoon of Wednesday 12 September, with no parallel conference sessions scheduled. The Table Top EXPO runs until Friday 14 September.
Wednesday EXPO Pass
Wednesday EXPO Pass holders have access to the Table Top Exhibition on Wednesday 12 September and are invited to join the Welcome Cocktail in the evening.
Social Programme and Networking
Seasoned participants of the FEICA Conferences can rest assured that an extensive social programme is already in place to ensure that work and play are in good balance. We kick off on Wednesday 12 September with the Welcome Cocktail for all delegates and accompanying persons. The Conference Dinner ‘A Night in Riga’ on Thursday 13 September will again be an ideal networking opportunity for all.
2017 Conference, Sardinia, Italy
550 participants from 30 countries attended the 2017 FEICA Conference and EXPO which focused on innovation and the circular economy.
“FEICA Sardinia Conference 2017 was really great. Once again the industry came together to discuss the adhesive and sealant business. Great speeches and incredible networking in a marvelous natural Italian setting. FEICA is the place to be!”Guido Cami, CEO - Industrie Chimiche Forestali S.p.A.
“The annual FEICA event brings doing business, networking, learning, sharing and innovation together in a pleasant ambiance. It is for me the ideal venue for meeting all key customers, prospects, co-suppliers, raw material suppliers as well as end-users in the European Adhesives and Sealants industry.”Huub Molenaar, Technical Sales, Emerald Kalama Chemical BV
“The FEICA conference provides a good combination of lectures and networking opportunities. It is an ideal event to meet people from the adhesives & sealants industry from all over Europe.”Jaitske Feenstra, manager VLK (Dutch association of adhesives & sealants)