Conferences sticking again as QEII secures major adhesive conference

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QEII Conference Centre, London

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 landmarks.”

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.

 

 

James Lancaster
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AMI editor James Lancaster is a familiar face in the meetings industry and international association community. Since joining AMI in 2010, he has gained a reputation for asking difficult questions and getting lost in convention centres. Proofer, podcaster, and panellist - in his spare time, James likes to walk, read, listen to music, and drink beer.

 

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