BETHESDA, MD – The Adhesive and Sealant Council’s (ASC) Fall Convention and EXPO will feature four keynote speakers covering a wide array of business trends impacting the adhesives and sealants marketplace. The Fall Convention and EXPO will be held October 20-22, 2014, in Greenville, SC.

David Crowe, Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of the National Association of Home Builders, will update attendees on macro-economic trends and provide data on the building and construction industry, which is the second-largest market sector for ASC member companies.

Bob Marquette, Senior Vice President, Bostik Americas, will discuss Bostik’s approach to innovation as part of the company’s celebration of 125 years in business.

Rick Farrell, President of Tangent Knowledge Systems, will highlight trends in value selling.

Chuck Houk, President, Tremco Sealants & Waterproofing, and Michael Cohen, President, Industry Sky Works, will highlight how drone technology is providing customer value for Tremco Roofing & Building Maintenance Division and the potential for using this technology for vertical wall systems, expanding the ability to quickly pinpoint gaps throughout the building envelope.

ASC’s Convention will include 45 papers from industry leaders, supporting tracks that will focus on the following topics: raw material trends, formulation, building-envelope trends, end-user trends, regulatory affairs, sealant innovations, Environmental Product Declarations, advanced technology research, small businesses, and equipment.

The Fall Convention and EXPO will also feature the return of the council’s “Speed Networking” lunch. This lunch provides members with an opportunity to meet six new contacts over the course of a one-hour-long lunch. Suppliers sit next to manufacturers, with the manufacturers switching seats after each course. The result is that attendees get to meet six new people.

For more information about the Fall Convention and EXPO, including the Preliminary Program, click here.