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GFA Fall 2023 Meeting

September 19-21, 2023

The Westin Buckhead Atlanta

Atlanta, Georgia

Upcoming Events

Events Date(s) Venue Location
GFA Fall 2023 Meeting September 19-21, 2023 The Westin Buckhead Atlanta Atlanta, Georgia
Gasketing/Converting Expo 2024 March 18-20, 2024 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

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 of the Last Meeting

The Gasket Fabricators Association’s Spring 2023 Meeting was a resounding success, and with over 200 attendees, it was the highest attended semi-annual meeting in the association’s history. The event was held over three days, and attendees were treated to a wide range of informative sessions and networking opportunities.

One of the highlights of the event was a keynote speech by Anthony Bourke, a former fighter pilot and co-author of the book Top Gun: An American Story. Bourke shared insights on leadership, teamwork, and communication, and how these concepts can be applied to the gasket manufacturing industry.

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