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Tape Week Cancelled

After careful consideration, the PSTC Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to cancel Tape Week, originally planned for May 4-7.

It is our priority, and the priority of everyone, to follow guidelines and recommendations from the CDC, WHO and our local and federal government to play our part in social distancing to help offset and decrease the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). We appreciate your patience as we strategically deliberated to come to the right decision for you and PSTC.

Keeping in mind our dedication to our members and our excitement to host our very first Tape Week, plans are the works to deliver the only knowledge-building and networking event for PSA tape professionals in 2021. We are currently working with the host hotel to rebook the property for the same time next year.

In line with this announcement, we ask for continued patience as we begin issuing registration refunds. Additionally, we request that you contact the host hotel and your travel providers and proceed with canceling your reservations. Details are below:

Event Registration Refunds
Full refunds will be issued to everyone who has already registered for Tape Week and includes exhibitors and sponsors. This process will be carried out from our end and does not require confirmation of cancellation from you.

Hotel Cancellation
You can cancel your reservations directly with the Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace by calling (407) 827-2727 or going to its website. You should not incur any costs when canceling your room.

Flight Cancellation
You are responsible for canceling your flight to and from Orlando. Flight cancellation fees are out of our control, but you can check to see if your airline has a more lenient cancellation policy in place due to our shared public health crisis.

Please bear with us as we work out the remaining details. Should you have any urgent concerns or questions, don't hesitate to contact Michelle Miller.

Previous Coronavirus Statements

March 17, 2020
Amid growing concerns over the continued spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), PSTC leadership will meet on Thursday, March 19, to discuss what this means for our inaugural Tape Week. At this time, we request your patience as we deliberate and ask that you refrain from canceling your registration and contacting the host hotel. Details of our meeting this Thursday will follow in a communication early next week.

March 12, 2020
Your health and safety are top priorities for PSTC, the Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace and the city of Orlando, and, as such, PSTC leadership and staff are continually monitoring the situation regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). 

At this time, we are proceeding with Tape Week as planned and have confirmed with the Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace that enhanced sanitization protocols are in place to ensure your health and safety.

Please be sure to follow the appropriate guidelines as indicated by official organizations like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization, which provide regular updates with information about the virus, including recommendations regarding overseas travel.

If you have questions, please contact Michelle Miller.

Take your tape knowledge to the next level!

The only knowledge-building and networking event for pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) tape professionals, Tape Week provides segmented, flexible learning options and extra networking time to ensure that you have the most valuable experience possible.

Courses and Events

Adhesives & Advanced Technology of PSA Tapes
This educational opportunity is for technical professionals and offers the greatest amount of technical detail within PSTC's tape classes.

Fundamentals of PSA Tape
This educational opportunity is for those working in sales and customer service, as well as entry-level technical staff and those new to the tape industry in any field of work.

Exhibitor Showcase
The Exhibitor Showcase is the place for strategic networking. Connect with the right people and make yourself known. Take advantage of the included Innovation Poster Session to have more technical discussions and explain your company’s innovations. Explore exhibit and sponsorship opportunities.

Markets and Applications Track 
Expanded into a two-day event based on its popularity in 2019, the Markets and Applications Track helps professional in all industries understand the benefits of using PSA tape over other bonding solutions. Focusing on the building and construction industry, this year the track will also unveil PSTC’s soft launch of educational resources focused on the automotive industry.

Technical Track
Presenting technical discussions on PSA tape use, the Technical Track is the perfect complement to the Markets and Applications Track and is suitable for all tape professionals, including CEOs, VPs, directors, managers, engineers, sales and marketing professionals, support teams and more.

Tape Week 2020 Keynote Speaker

Duncan Wardle
As Head of Innovation and Creativity at Disney, Duncan led the team that helped Imagineering, Lucasfilm, marvel, Pixar and Disney Parks to innovate, creating magical new storylines and experiences for consumers around the globe. As founder of ID8 & Innov8 he now brings his extensive disney experience as an innovation speaker delivering keynotes, workshops and ideation forums, around the globe helping companies embed a culture of innovation into everyone's DNA.



Tape Week 2020 Media Sponsor:

Pressure Sensitive Tape Council
111 West Jackson Blvd.,
Suite 1412
Chicago, IL 60604 USA
Phone: 1-630-544-5048
Email: info@pstc.org
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