Powder Coating 2018 – March 12-15, Indy – Schedule of Events

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The Powder Coating Institute (PCI)  POWDER COATING 2018 Technical Conference & Tabletop Exhibition will be held March 12-15, at the JW Marriott in downtown Indianapolis, IN. Scroll down for the full SCHEDULE OF EVENTS and a list of the Tabletop Exhibitors.

PCI’s Executive Director Trena Benson remarks, “We are excited to be headed back to Indy for the POWDER COATING 2018 Technical Conference. This event is the best place for powder coating end users and suppliers to learn, network, and support the entire powder coating industry.”

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The four-day event will kick off with the Technical Conference and Tabletop Exhibition on Monday & Tuesday, March 12 & 13, closing on the morning of March 14. Complete with general sessions and concurrent technical program, attendees will have access to a variety of powder coating information as well as personal interaction with suppliers.

The tabletop display area will feature powder coating manufacturers, powder coating application equipment, system houses, chemical suppliers and various services that support the powder coating industry.

Featured sessions include: Raising the Quality Bar; Determining True Applied Costs; Building a Business Case & Planning for a New Finishing System Installation; Minding Your Business; Safety: It’s Everyone’s Responsibility; Creating A Comprehensive Finishing Specification; Troubleshooting Your Batch Powder Coating Operation, IIoT & Advanced Automation and more!

Following the technical conference, PCI’s popular Powder Coating 101: Basic Essentials Hands-On Workshop will be offered on Wednesday afternoon, March 14 and Thursday, March 15. The workshop includes a comprehensive agenda that covers all the basics of powder coating operations and concludes with hands-on training demonstrations at an area powder coating facility.

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

MONDAY, March 12
POWDER COATING 2018 Technical Conference & Tabletop Exhibition
Noon – 1:30 PM Lunch and Tabletop Exhibits Open
1:30 – 2:30 PM Opening General Session
2:45 – 4:15 PM Breakout Sessions
4:15 – 7:00 PM Tabletop Exhibits Open
5:00 – 7:00 PM Reception in Tabletop Exhibition Ballroom

TUESDAY, March 13
POWDER COATING 2018 Technical Conference & Tabletop Exhibition
7:30 – 8:45 AM Tabletops Open – Breakfast Stations Open
8:45 – 9:45 AM General Session
10:00 – 11:30 AM Breakout Sessions
11:30 – 1:30 PM Tabletop Exhibits Open
Noon – 1:30 PM Lunch in Tabletop Exhibition Ballroom
1:30 PM Tabletop Exhibition Concludes
1:30 – 3:00 PM Breakout Sessions
3:15 – 4:45 PM Breakout Sessions
6:00 – 9:00 PM Evening Event at Speedway Indoor Karting – Transportation Provided

WEDNESDAY, March 14
POWDER COATING 2018 Technical Conference
8:30 – 11:00 AM Closing General Session
11:00 AM Powder Coating 2018 Technical Conference Concludes
1:00 – 5:00 PM Powder Coating 101 Workshop: Basic Essentials
5:00 – 6:00 PM Powder Coating 101 Workshop Reception for Workshop Attendees

THURSDAY, March 15
POWDER COATING 101 Workshop
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM Powder Coating 101: Basic Essentials

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn from the best in the powder coating industry. Representatives from OEMs and custom coaters who apply powder coating and other industrial finishes will attend this event.

Save the week of March 12-15, 2018 and start planning your trip to Indianapolis, IN, for PCI’s POWDER COATING 2018 Technical Conference.

Visit www.powdercoating.org frequently for updates and registration information as it becomes available.

TABLETOP EXHIBITORS (as of Dec 8, 2017)
ACT Test Panels, LLC
Arkema Coating Resins
Axalta Coating Systems
B.L. Downey Company LLC
BCI Surface Technologies
Blasdel Enterprises, Inc.
Caplugs/Shercon
Carlisle Fluid Technologies
Chemetall US, Inc.
Chemical Coaters Association International
Col-Met Engineered Finishing Solutions
DeFelsko Corporation
DuBois Chemicals
Echo Engineering & Production Supplies Inc.
Elcometer, Inc.
Fischer Technology Inc.
Fostoria Process Equipment, Div. of TPI Corp.
Gema USA Inc.
Gemme Barium Sulfate
George Koch Sons, LLC
Global Finishing Solutions
Intek Corporation
IntelliFinishing
Midwest Finishing Systems, Inc.
Nordson Corporation
Parker Ionics
Powder Coating Consultants, Division of Ninan, Inc.
Powder Coating Institute
Products Finishing
Richards-Wilcox, Inc.
RollSeal, Inc.
SAMES KREMLIN
Wagner Industrial Solutions