Gasketing/Converting Expo 2022

April 27-29, 2022
Rosen Shingle Creek
Orlando, Florida

Connect with hundreds of industry professionals, and gain valuable insights from leading experts!

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Gasketing/Converting Expo 2022


Take Advantage of the G/C Expo’s Early Bird Rates.
Register by February 15th to exhibit and take advantage of the discounted early bird rates. The deadline to register for the G/C Expo is March 18, 2022.

The Gasketing/Converting Expo has become a “must attend” industry event, with the last event drawing over 500 attendees and 116 exhibitors. It’s a valuable way to network and to conduct business with industry peers, and to learn about the latest technologies and innovative ideas.

Meet

Connect with both new and existing customers and suppliers during this unique industry event, which attracts the top industry professionals and decision makers.

Network

Enjoy plenty of networking opportunities during the Expo, speaker sessions, meals, evening functions, and social activities.

Learn

Gain valuable insights from leading experts on topics that directly relate to the gasketing and converting industries.

Registration Fees

Keynote Presentation


Friday, April 29, 2022, 9:00 a.m.
Winning the Customer 4.0
Future-Proofing Your Business by Better Responding to a New Generation of Wants, Needs and Expectations
David Avrin, The Customer Experience Advantage

How, when and where we buy has changed dramatically in recent years. Winning today is often dictated by those who can deliver faster and are remarkably easy to do business with. In this revealing, thought-provoking and very entertaining presentation, popular Customer Experience expert David Avrin, CSP shines a light on the profound shift in customer expectation, while showing your team everyone’s role in eliminating friction in the buying process, responding to prospects, and creating Customer Experiences worth sharing.

Participants of this session will:

+ Better understand the cause and pervasiveness of the shift in customer and client behavior.

+ Recognize the profound difference between customer service and customer experience… and why that matters.

+ Understand a day in the life of their customer and create alignment between their needs and our deliverables.

+ Recognize the profound impact of social media and the devastating ramifications of under-performing in the eyes of your customers.

One of the most in-demand Customer Experience and Marketing speakers and consultants in the world today, David Avrin, CSP has shares his content-rich, very entertaining and actionable presentations with enthusiastic audiences across North America and around the world.

Featured Speaker


Wednesday, April 27, 2022, 3:30 p.m.
A Pratical Approach to Performance Improvement
Rob Fisher, Fisher Improvement Technologies

This interactive session will help leaders understand their role in reducing errors that could have adverse consequences, and how the science of human performance integrates into the day-to-day work to sustainably improve performance in safety, quality, and operations.

Rob is a pioneer in Human and Organizational Performance and all aspects of performance improvement, including incorporating the understanding of personality diversity into risk management.

He brings an integration mentality to consulting, along with a globally recognized capability to make the science of errors practically applicable. He has been involved in developing multiple industry international standards for human and organizational performance, incident analysis, and procedures.

Rob is a sought-after executive mentor, coach, and trainer, and is routinely invited to speak both locally and internationally.

Featured Speaker


Thursday, April 28, 2022, 9:00 a.m.
Mastering the Art of Conflict from a Black Belt Perspective
Karen Valencic, Spiral Impact

Conflict is the spark that lights the fire of innovation. However, the flames and burning embers of conflict can also destroy trust and vitality that are essential to successful relationships and teams. In this interactive program Karen Valencic will blend concepts from physics and the martial arts to demonstrate five simple keys to master the art of conflict.

Objectives:
+ Shift destructive conflict into innovative solutions
+ Create collaborative relationships
+ Stay calm and maintain perspective in intense situations

Best-selling author and speaker, Karen Valencic is passionate about revealing the keys to mastering conflict so leaders can fast-track innovation and smooth the turbulence of change – thereby increasing momentum.

Karen’s sessions are memorable – uniquely grounded in martial arts and physics! Three decades of experience developing high-performing teams informs her content. An artistic and action flare is added by 30 years of Aikido practice, a martial art in which she holds a 2nd Degree Black Belt. The practicality of her content comes from her tenure as a degreed mechanical engineer. She is the founder and president of Spiral Impact, a performance improvement company. Her new best seller is The Black Belt Edition: Spiral Impact: The Power to Get It Done with Grace.

Exhibit at the G/C Expo 2022


If you want access to top quality fabricators and converters, there is no better way than exhibiting at the Gasketing/Converting Expo. The cost-effective table top display format allows you to have unprecedented exposure to decision makers without having to arrange for elaborate displays and logistics.

The deadline for exhibitor registration is February 15, 2022. 

Exhibitor Fees: 

GFA, FSA, IADD, & ISD Members: $225/table

Non-Members: $1,000/table

Non-Members Who Do Not Qualify For Membership: $500/table
(Examples: Software Providers, Merger & Acquisition Services, HR Services)

Exhibitors must also pay the registration fee.

Please note that if you exhibited in the past, you must be a member of the GFA, FSA, IADD, or ISD in order to exhibit at the G/C Expo 2022. Non-members are only permitted to exhibit one time.

Exhibit personnel for non-member exhibitors must be full-time employees of the company. Rep agencies are not eligible to exhibit.

Exhibitor Guidelines

The Rosen Shingle Creek


The Rosen Shingle Creek is conveniently located on Universal Boulevard just off of the Beachline Expressway. This ideal location is also minutes away from Orlando’s world-famous attractions like Universal Orlando®, Wet ‘n Wild®, Sea World Orlando® and others.

9939 Universal Boulevard
Orlando, Florida 32819
Phone: 1-407-996-9939

Make Your Hotel Reservations

Accommodations


Hotel reservations are to be made directly with the Rosen Shingle Creek by calling 1-866-996-6338 or 1-407-996-6338.

The deadline to make your reservation is March 18, 2022.

Each guestroom includes a luxurious Creek Sleeper bed, 40″ flat screen TV, safe, plush robes, mini-refrigerator, and more. Complimentary wi-fi is available in guestrooms and public areas (excluding all meeting space).

Our room rate is $223 plus taxes.

The check-in time is 3:00 p.m. and the check-out time is 11:00 a.m. All gratuities are left to the discretion of the guest.

 

Ground Transportation/Parking


You may arrange transportation through Mears Transportation online at www.mearstransportation.com or by calling 1-407-423-5566. The cost is $64 for one-way transportation between the Orlando International Airport and Rosen Shingle Creek in a luxury sedan.

One-way taxi service between the airport and the hotel is approximately $45. For attendees of the G/C Expo, self-parking at the hotel is $18 per day plus tax, and valet parking is $26 per day plus tax.

Golf Tournament


The Golf Tournament will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Friday at the Shingle Creek Golf Club, just a short walk from the hotel. This challenging yet playable course lies along historic Shingle Creek and features interconnected waterways, undulating fairways, and breathtaking 360° views. It presents challenges to players of all levels and has consistently been rated as one of Orlando’s best golf courses.

The tournament is a 4-person scramble so that golfers of all skill levels may participate.

The cost is $91* per person including taxes and fees. Club rental is $56* including taxes and fees. Please note that lunch is not included.

*Fees are non-refundable after Friday, April 15, 2022.

 
 

Kennedy Space Center Tour


The Kennedy Space Center Tour will depart at 12:00 p.m. on Friday from the hotel lobby. Guests will be rocketed there for a unique behind-the-scenes glimpse into Kennedy Space Center.

Head to the Apollo/Saturn V Center, which features a fully restored, massive Saturn V rocket, one of only three in the world. Walk back in time to relive Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon, and experience the thunderous rumble of a Saturn V rocket lift-off.

You’ll visit the Astronaut Hall of Fame® which is about the brave men and women who have flown in space. Here you’ll have the opportunity to explore the world’s largest collection of astronaut memorabilia and ride simulators, and see tributes to the heroes of the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, and Space Shuttle programs.

The cost is $100 per person.*

*Fee is non-refundable after Friday, April 15, 2022.

 
 

Casual Networking by the Pool


We have reserved an area by one of the pools on Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. exclusively for attendees of the G/C Expo 2022. The area will serve as a meeting place for attendees who are not planning to partake in other activities to gather and network informally. Casual attire, including bathing suits, is encouraged. Light snacks and refreshments will be available. Spouses and guests are welcome.

What People Have to Say


Hear from Past Attendees of the Gasketing/Coverting Expo

The value is in the connections, knowledge, and resources gained from gathering such a large group from our industry.

Erin Gurney

Accurate Felt & Gasket Mfg.

I come away with an invaluable number of contacts and potential new suppliers. It’s the best way to keep up on the goings-on in the gasket industry.

Gary Guzek

Sealing Devices, Inc.

I can’t imagine there is any other event in our industry that allows a converter to gain so much valuable information in one day.

Chuck Keeley

CGR Products

Frequently Asked Questions


What events can I attend?

Attendees are invited to attend all sessions unless otherwise noted on the program.

What will the weather be like?

The daytime temperature is expected to average about 88°F. Evening temperatures are expected to average about 69°F.

What is the dress code?

For all meetings, speaker sessions, and the exhibit hall, the attire is casual. The evening receptions are informal.