London event venue The QEII Centre has secured the World Adhesive and
Sealant Conference in September 2026, as confidence returns to business
meetings and events.
Known as WAC, the three-day event that takes place once every
four years alternating between the United States, Europe and Asia, and is billed as 'the most important international conference for stakeholders working in the
adhesive and sealant industry'.
More than 1,250 international attendees will attend education sessions and keynote
addresses as well as an EXPO tradeshow,
networking events, and workshops.
WAC is hosted by FEICA – the Association of the European
Adhesive and Sealant industry – and co-organised by the USA’s ASC (Adhesive
& Sealant Council) and the ARAC (Asia Regional Adhesive Council).
FEICA secretary general Kristel Ons said: “The QEII Centre is central London’s largest dedicated
conference and exhibition space and therefore ideal for WAC, which is not only
a very prestigious event, but also attracts more than a thousand participants
from all over the world. Easily accessible, the QEII has all the space we
require with, as a bonus, stunning views of some of London's most famous
CEO of the QEII Centre, Mark Taylor, said: “After much uncertainty, it is fantastic
to see major long-term events being secured. In particular, WAC2026’s
commitment to contracting four years ahead demonstrates the growing confidence
in the sector and is a glowing endorsement for our committed team who are
renowned for delivering successful global events that provide a significant
economic contribution to both London and the UK.”
Other major events secured by the QEII include the British Thoracic Society, which
plans to return to the venue for its Winter Meeting in 2023 and 2024, as well
as the International Marine Purchasing Association (IMPA), which will host its
annual conference in September 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025 and 2026.
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