The 45th Munich Adhesives and Finishing Symposium 2020 starts in about 3 months. For many delegates as well as tabletop exhibitors, now is the time for preparations. Some are wondering what implications the corona crisis will have on the event. The organizers assure no change in the calendar – the Munich Adhesives and Finishing Symposium 2020 will take place as scheduled in Munich from 26 – 28 October 2020, with a maximum of health and safety measures supported by the Sheraton Arabellapark conference hotel team. In addition to the standard measures, such as disinfectants and the provision of mouth and nose protection masks, the organizers are planning further precautions to protect the health and planning security of all delegates. Through the symposium registration of all delegates, it is also possible to track contact persons at any time. Furthermore, the whole conference centre of the Sheraton Arabellapark hotel will be solely available for the Munich Adhesives and Finishing Symposium 2020 und its participants and tabletop exhibitors. Due to the spacious premises in the conference centre, the organizers are in the comfortable position to react to any possible governmental rules of distance and conduct with additional space and to adapt the event accordingly. «We are convinced that the Munich Adhesives and Finishing Symposium 2020 will also be the new beginning of the industry in terms of personal communication, customer loyalty and networking. With that in mind: back to the future: Let us stick together and meet your business in Munich @ MKVS 2020,» Stephan Hinterwalder, MKVS GbR, declared. This year the Munich Adhesives and Finishing Symposium has its focus on Gluing – Converting – Printing and covers the whole span from raw materials, applications to process engineering for and within all involved adhesive systems (Pressure Sensitive Adhesives, hot-melts, solvent-based, waterborne and reactive systems) including extrudable films as well as the related technical equipment. Divided into 5 sessions, the subjects (all submitted abstracts are available online) cover very interesting program ranges across the whole areas of glueing, printing and the converting industry and include business strategy, materials, processing, design, legislation and regulation, sustainability, research, development and innovation – mainly in paper, plastic, foil, self-adhesive materials, tape and label, packing, coating and lamination as well as non-woven related applications. Dr Vera Haye from the German Adhesives Association (IVK) will give a highly-topical keynote speech about «The Green Deal and its implications for the adhesives industry» as well as Prof. Dr Martin Dreher from the DFTA Technology Center at the Stuttgart Media University on «Intelligence saves costs in packaging printing».