Highlights of the Gasketing/Converting Expo 2024

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).

Attendees walking the floor of the exhibit hall
Keynote Speaker Sam Richter

The program featured a full-day Expo and a keynote presentation by Sam Richter, with SBR Worldwide/Know More, titled “Get the Meeting No One Else Can – Intel Secrets to Find the Right Person, at the Right Time, with the Right Message.” The event also featured additional sessions where speakers gave captivating and insightful presentations. These special speaker sessions included:

“2024–2025: Anticipating Business Cycle Changes”

by Jeremy Bess, ITR Economics

“The DRIVEN Champion: Accelerate Your Life & Business”

by Matt Clark, Mindset & Execution Strategist

All of the presentations are now available for members to view in the Resources area of the GFA’s website.

Another highlight was the first official Women of the GFA Meeting, which opened with Judette Savino from Adhesive Applications giving a presentation on her experience in the industry. The group then broke out into small groups to engage in meaningful conversations. The Women of the GFA will continue to hold meetings at future GFA events.

Attendees of the Women of the GFA Meeting
Attendees networking in the exhibit hall

As always, the meeting provided plenty of opportunities for members to connect and to have productive conversations with industry peers during the expo, receptions, and recreational activities.





The feedback on the G/C Expo 2024 has been positive from both attendees and exhibitors alike. Several attendees noted that the size and format of the event provided them with a unique opportunity to interact with suppliers, customers, and peers on a more personal level that is conducive to forming connections and building relationships.

New GFA Members at the GFA New Member Orientations Luncheon
Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans

The next GFA Meeting is scheduled for September 17-19, 2024 at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans, LA. If you would like to be added to the distribution list to receive information on the event, please send your contact information to info@gasketfab.com.