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GFA Fall 2024 Meeting

September 17-19, 2024
Hotel Monteleone
New Orleans, LA

Upcoming Events

Events Date(s) Venue Location
Fall 2024 Meeting September 17-19, 2024 Hotel Monteleone New Orleans, LA
Spring 2025 Meeting March 26-28, 2025 The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village Cape Coral, Florida
Gasketing/Converting Expo 2026 March 25-27, 2026 The Rosen Shingle Creek Orlando, Florida

Semi-Annual Meetings

Our semi-annual meetings are designed to provide maximum benefit to fabricators, suppliers, and the innovators of our industry. Twice each year, GFA members get the chance to spend three days on a deep dive into the gasket industry as they meet, network, and learn with professionals that share similar concerns, interests, and backgrounds. With highlights that include a supplier expo, technical and business presentations, discussion forums, and plenty of opportunities to network and exchange ideas, you will come away with new insights, technical understanding, and connections that will help you grow your business.

If you would like a chance to take part in any capacity, let us know!

Gasketing/Converting Expo

The Gasketing/Converting Expo (G/C Expo for short) is a biennial event presented by the GFA. It has become the highlight of our gathering schedule, and it provides a unique and valuable opportunity for fabricators and suppliers alike.

The GFA provides top-tier networking and industry-related programming year-round, but the G/C Expo lets us deliver all of that on the largest stage, with the biggest audience in a forum that attracts the best and brightest to create a valuable opportunity for everyone in the industry. Clear your calendar because the G/C Expo cannot be missed!


The time we’ve devoted to attending GFA meetings, both virtual and in-person, has far exceeded expectations around networking, education, and opportunity development.

Scott Kearns

ElastaPro Silicone Sheeting

There is no better, inter-industry networking event for companies in the gasket, converting, and material supplier market.

Gary Falchi


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

Erin Gurney

Accurate Felt & Gasket Mfg. Co., Inc.

Highlights of the Last Meeting

The Gasketing/Converting Expo 2024, presented by the Gasket Fabricators Association (GFA) and held at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida, drew over 410 attendees and 88 exhibitors to a trade show devoted exclusively to the gasketing and converting industries.

Special thanks go out to our co-sponsors: The International Association of Diecutting and Diemaking (IADD), who co-located their Midyear Meeting with the event, the International Sealing Distribution Association (ISD), and the Fluid Sealing Association (FSA).

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