Hotel & Transportation Information

The Hilton Chicago
720 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605
Phone: +1 800-207-5580

The 2022 World Adhesive & Sealant Conference will be held at the Hilton Chicago. Overlooking Grant Park, Lake Michigan, and Museum Campus, the Hilton Chicago offers breathtaking views and is in walking distance to so much. Hop on the ‘L’ to Chinatown or simply absorb the arts in Wabash Arts Corridor. Here you’ll enjoy unsurpassed amenities and world-class service.  EXPLORE HOTEL 

The WAC Discount Group Rate is $189 single/double*

The group rate is available until April 2, 2022

You can also contact the hotel directly at +1 800-207-5580. To secure the group rate, please mention that you will be attending the ASC World Adhesive Conference. The group rate is available until April 2, 2022. Reserve your room as soon as possible as the group rate will not be available if the ASC room block sells out at any time prior to April 2, 2022. Reservation requests received after April 2, 2022 will be charged standard rates.

IMPORTANT: ASC works directly with the Hilton Chicago and does not work with third parties working on behalf of the Hilton Chicago and/or the Council.

ASC kindly asks that you only reserve the number of rooms you need, so other attendees will not be turned away because the ASC hotel room block is full. We appreciate your consideration.

Transportation
Chicago O’Hare International Airport (airport code: ORD)

To book your flight use the airport access code ORD to locate Chicago O’Hare International Airport. The airport is located 19 miles from the hotel. Approximately 45 minute drive time. Other transportation: Super Shuttle cost $31 USD; Subway Rail cost $2.25 USD; Taxi cost $50 USD and Limousine cost $100 USD.

Chicago Midway International Airport (airport code: MDW)

To book your flight use the airport access code MDW to locate Chicago Midway International Airport. The airport is located 11 miles from the hotel. Approximately 30 minute drive time. Other transportation: Super Shuttle cost $26 USD; Subway Rail cost $2.25 USD; Taxi cost $35 USD and Limousine cost $100 USD.

Updated U.S. Travel Information

COVID-19 Testing & Natural Immunity Requirements for Travel to the United States.

On December 30, 2021, a new travel policy went into effect from the CDC as follows…

Air travelers aged two and older, regardless of nationality or vaccination status, are required to show documentation of a negative viral test result taken within one day of the flight’s departure to the United States before boarding. You must show your negative result to the airline before you board your flight. That includes all travelers – U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents (LPRs), and foreign nationals.

If you recently recovered from COVID-19, you may instead travel with documentation of recovery from COVID-19 (i.e., your positive COVID-19 viral test result on a sample taken no more than 90 days before the flight’s departure from a foreign country, and a letter from a licensed healthcare provider or a public health official stating that you were cleared to travel).

This new policy rescinds any previous restrictions.

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The World Adhesive & Sealant Conference in 2022 is the most important INTERNATIONAL event for stakeholders in the Adhesive and Sealant industry worldwide. WAC takes place only once every four years alternating between the United States, Europe and Asia.

In 2022 the event is being organized by The Adhesive & Sealant Council

Conference

The WAC Conference will feature exclusive keynote addresses and educational sessions featuring subject matter experts from around the world. Speakers will share their knowledge and expertise on the latest business and technology developments and innovations and opportunities in the adhesive and sealant markets.

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Short Course

A Hot Melt Adhesives Short Course is co-located with the WAC2022. This technical course a two day short course that takes place April 25-26, 2022. This intensive course is designed to deliver fundamental knowledge of formulating and use of hot melts.

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EXPO

The World Adhesive EXPO is the adhesive and sealant industry's WORLD trade show, held only once every four years. Meet FACE to FACE with raw materials and service suppliers, distributors, and equipment manufacturers from around the world to discuss your needs and discover new products and services. EXCLUSIVE sponsorships are also available!

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SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Interested in exhibiting? Reserve a booth or get more information using the link below...

Networking

Held only once every four years, WAC is the premier international event to meet and network with industry professionals from around the world. NO OTHER event brings together this many adhesive and sealant suppliers, manufacturers, equipment companies, and end users in one place. WAC is indeed the place to be in 2022!

Don't Miss This Opportunity to Connect in 2022
with the Global Adhesive & Sealant Industry!

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Opening Reception & Dinner

Attendees can look forward to an entertaining and GRAND 'Chicago Style' Opening welcoming the global adhesive & sealant community to WAC 2022 in the 'Windy City' followed by a reception and dinner.

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High Impact Keynotes

Subject matter experts and internationally recognized speakers will deliver highly impactful keynotes on timely subjects of interest to the adhesive & sealant industry.

View confirmed keynotes for WAC2022 HERE.

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Educational Programming for Technical & Business Staff

Industry experts share their knowledge, expertise, and experience to keep you and your company up to date on the latest developments, technologies and business opportunities.

A Hot Melt Short Course and a Emerging Leaders Workshop will be offered at WAC2022 as well.

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Adhesive & Sealant EXPO

The 2022 World Adhesive & Sealant EXPO brings together global suppliers, distributors, and equipment manufacturers to meet the ever-growing needs of the industry.

It has been SIX years since the event has taken place so demand will be high!

Looking to reserve a BOOTH at the EXPO? Download the information packet for complete details, then contact Malinda Armstrong at +1 301-986-9700 x1106,  malinda.armstrong@ascouncil.org

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Exclusive Networking Events

Held only once every four years, WAC is the premier international event to meet and network with industry professionals from around the world. Numerous events and opportunities to connect will be available and it's been SIX YEARS since the international community has gathered!

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2022 Innovation Awards

The 2022 ASC Innovation Awards recognize companies that have made efforts to differentiate and make significant impact in the marketplace. This year we focus on GLOBAL innovations! Be sure to join us as we announce the “2022 Innovation Award” winners.

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Incredible SPONSORSHIP Opportunities for Companies

STAND ABOVE THE CROWD at WAC 2022. Exclusive opportunities are available to reach the global industry at this important event! Download an information packet for complete details, then contact Malinda Armstrong at +1 301-986-9700 x1106,  malinda.armstrong@ascouncil.org

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Chicago Entertainment & Fun Themed Activities

There's a little something for everyone in Chicago including world-class museums, Michelin-star restaurants, live shows in one of over 200 theaters, guided tours, sporting events, shopping and unmatched nightlife. LOTS of fun in store for attendees!

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WAC Organizer:

 

For WAC to be successful for the global adhesive and sealant community for which it is held, ASC, as host, must ensure it is scheduled at a time most suitable for its international attendees.

Global uncertainty about the economy and the Covid-19 health crisis remains a concern through mid-2021. Therefore, with strong support from our Asian and European partners, we decided that the responsible decision was to move the 10th World Adhesive and Sealant Conference (WAC) to 2022.

We are diligently working to deliver a world-class event that will be memorable for all participants for years to come!

Bill Allmond

President, The Adhesive & Sealant Council, U.S.A.

WAC Co-Organizers:

 
 

WAC Co-Promoters:

ASMAC

The Adhesive and Sealants Manufacturers Association of Canada (ASMAC)

JAIA

Japan Adhesive Industry Association (JAIA)

KAIA

Korea Adhesive Industry Association (KAIA)

TSRAIA

Taiwan Synthetic Resins & Adhesives Industrial Association (TSRAIA)

CATIA

China Adhesives and Tape Industry Association (CATIA)

BAMA

Bangladesh Adhesive Manufacturers Association (BAMA)

(301) 986-9700

 

WAC 2022 ORGANIZER

The Adhesive & Sealant Council

510 King Street Suite 418, Alexandria, VA 22314

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