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FEICA 2016 - Call for Speakers

Thursday, 18 February 2016

FEICA invites experts to share their knowledge and experience with an international audience of industry leaders and stakeholders at the 2016 European Adhesive & Sealant Conference and EXPO, which takes place in Vienna, Austria from 7 until 9 September 2016.

FEICA 2016 takes place in Vienna, Austria from 7 until 9 September 2016. Source: FEICA

FEICA 2016 takes place in Vienna, Austria from 7 until 9 September 2016. Source: FEICA

Year-on-year FEICA manages to attract a record number of 500+ industry professionals from over 30 countries worldwide to discuss market drivers and niches, raw material sourcing, innovation, sustainability and technological developments.

Pursuing growth

The conference will address the key industry challenges, provide multi-perspective solutions, present new developments, promote discussion among all the stakeholders and strive for the advancement of the adhesive and sealant industry. The 2016 Business Forum theme is: "Pursuing Growth - Strategic Choices in a Rapidly Changing World".

Abstract guidelines

Before sending us a presentation, you are requested to submit an abstract. Please download the abstract guidelines here. Presentations in the breakout sessions are scheduled on Thursday 8 September in the afternoon and Friday 9 September in the morning. The FEICA Secretariat will inform you whether your abstract has been accepted or not by the end of April 2016.

Please send your material not later than 25 March 2016 to: Kristel Ons, FEICA Communication and Event Manager, E-mail:, Phone : +32 (0)2 792 75 17.

Topics for the 2016 breakout sessions include:

Business development, market trends and value creation

  • Pursuing growth, agile response or long term strategy?
  • Global economy, influence of changing demographics
  • Adhesive and sealant market trends, growth rates and outlook, Emerging markets and market development
  • Digital innovation

Market focus - drivers and trends

  • Downstream user perspective in construction, building, civil engineering, electronics, medical, paper and packaging, transportation, marine, Do-It-Yourself/retail, footwear and leather, woodworking and joinery, and assembly operations
  • Construction 360°
  • Paper and Packaging Plus
  • Transportation Tomorrow


  • Circular economy, Green public procurement
  • Resource-efficient technologies, energy and raw material sourcing
  • End of life, recycling, handling and use of adhesives and sealants
  • Adhesives and sealants contributing to sustainable development

Advanced technology, testing and product development

  • Developments in hotmelts, solvent-based, water-based, pressure-sensitive and reactive adhesive systems
  • Trends in polyurethanes, silicones, silane and other sealant systems
  • Biomimicry, nanotechnology, multi-stage bonding and high-throughput research
  • Adhesives and sealants product development
  • Open innovation and global R&D networks

Raw materials

  • Accessing raw materials - availability, restrictions and (relative) price
  • Raw material development, cradle-to-cradle and new product applications

Regulatory framework

  • Regulatory developments and their potential effect on business
  • EU regulations, EU Member State national legislation and the position of the European adhesive and sealant industry in a global economy

Find out more about the FEICA 2016 European Adhesive & Sealant Conference and EXPO on

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