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Gasketing/Converting Expo 2022
April 27-29, 2022
Rosen Shingle Creek
Orlando, Florida

Upcoming Events

Events Date(s) Venue Location
Gasketing/Converting Expo 2022 April 27-29, 2022 Rosen Shingle Creek Orlando, Florida
Fall 2022 Meeting September 12-15, 2022 The Chateaux Deer Valley
Park City, Utah

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

At every meeting that we attend, we meet someone or learn something that helps our business.

Gary Guzek

Sealing Devices

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 from the Last Event

The GFA’s Fall 2021 Meeting, held at the Dallas Marriott Downtown in Dallas, Texas, hosted 101 attendees and 24 exhibitors.

The robust program included a special presentation by Kris Paronto titled “13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi.” Kris’ powerful presentation gave an insider account of the attacks in Benghazi. The 13 hours of assault dramatically impacted the lives of those serving in Benghazi and resulted in the loss of an American diplomat, Ambassador Stevens. Paronto shared the details of the moments, decisions, and results of the historic day.

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