Feica: European Adhesive and Sealant Industry Meets in Berlin
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The annual Feica Conference 2014 will take place from 17 to 19 September in Berlin. Once again, the conference will attract numerous international adhesive and sealant experts who use this forum to exchange ideas and experience on the latest developments. Around 500 participants from more than 25 countries are expected to attend.
The annual Feica Conference is renowned as the key meeting place for the adhesive and sealant industry in Europe. Ever since the first event was held in 1972, it has established itself as an important platform for promoting cooperation between formulators and raw material suppliers for the adhesive and sealant industry. The conference brings together experts from leading European companies and opens up a wide range of possibilities for designing the future together.
The keynote speeches by the futurist and trend expert Scott Steinberg and the high-profile media commentator Prof. Klaus Schweinsberg promise an interesting start to the Business Forum, which this year has the motto “Value creation - Strategies to accelerate growth”.
The speeches will be followed by an exciting panel discussion with these leading personalities from the industry: Bernard Pinatel, Chairman and CEO, Bostik; James J. Owens, President and CEO, H.B. Fuller; Jan-Dirk Auris, Executive Vice President, Adhesive Technologies, Henkel and Jan Jenisch, CEO, Sika.
The following topics are scheduled for the main programme of papers: Market Drivers and Trends, Reactive Adhesives, Hotmelt Adhesives, Trends in Construction, Sustainable Development, Trends in Paper & Packaging, Silane Terminated Adhesives & Sealants, Special Additives and Metallocene-Based Hotmelt Formulations.
Expo and Short Presentations
While the exhibitors present their products and services to the specialist audience on the afternoon of 17 September, when no conference sessions are scheduled, the so-called “Gecko’s Den” will take place at the same time. The “Gecko’s Den” is a conference element that has been included for the first time this year within the framework of the Expo and gives participating suppliers the opportunity to present new products or services in short presentations lasting ten minutes each. The audience will then vote on what they consider to be the best pitch.