AKRON—The International Latex Conference, sponsored jointly by Rubber & Plastics News and Akron Dispersions, is set to make its return Aug. 8-9. There are plenty of reasons you won't want to miss the bi-annual conference. Here's a look at just three of them.
1. Industry insights. The two-day event features 19 sessions that highlight some of the industry's most innovative trends for both natural and synthetic latex, and attendees have access to all of them. The presentations focus on a variety of topics including curing, extractables, pH, and applications for latex in asphalt and in drilling fluids.
Following the conference, registered attendees also receive access to any available papers and presentations.
2. Networking opportunities. Throughout the event, a number of networking opportunities will be available for guests. A complimentary lunch, courtesy of CentroTrade, will be offered on the first day of the conference. An opening night networking reception, sponsored by Tiarco Chemical, will be held after the final session.
Throughout the conference, RCMA Group's regular refreshment breaks will offer guests the chance to stretch their legs and chat with colleagues.
3. Fun and games. Akron Dispersions is bringing back its popular Casino Night event on the first evening of the conference, giving guests the chance to relax with an evening of gaming and prizes.
Conference Chairman Jim Finn introduced a Jeopardy-style quiz game in 2015 that was so popular it will make its return this year.
The 2017 International Latex conference will be held at the Hilton Akron Fairlawn, located at 3180 W. Market St. in Akron. Additional information about the conference, including registration information, agenda and speakers' bios, is available online at www.rubbernews.com/latex.