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PCI POWDER COATING 2017 Heads to Indianapolis in March

Wednesday, September 7, 2016  
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The Powder Coating Institute (PCI) is pleased to announce the PCI POWDER COATING 2017 Technical Conference will be held March 27-31 at the JW Marriott in downtown Indianapolis, IN.  PCI’s Executive Director Trena Benson remarks, “We are excited to be headed back to Indy for the POWDER COATING 2017 Technical Conference. Our members voted for a Midwest location and we are happy to bring this excellent educational event to the area. This event is the best place to be for learning, networking, and supporting the entire powder coating industry.”

The event will kick off with PCI’s popular Powder Coating 101: Basic Essentials Hands-On Workshop, offered Monday and Tuesday, March 27 & 28.  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 manufacturer’s facility. 

The PCI POWDER COATING 2017 Technical Conference will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, March 29 & 30, complete with general sessions each morning followed by concurrent technical sessions. The conference will also include tabletop displays featuring powder coating manufacturers, powder coating application equipment, system houses, chemical suppliers and the various services that support the powder coating industry along with vendor hospitality suites.

The week will conclude with the PCI Custom Coater Forum on Thursday evening and Friday, March 30 & 31.  This day and a half forum provides custom coaters with valuable information they can use to improve their business through a series of great presentations and networking with others in the industry.

PCI has issued a Call for Papers for the PCI POWDER COATING 2017 Technical Conference.  Along with the essential sessions that are critical to powder coating operations, the PCI Educational Committee is are looking for new and innovative programming that offers intriguing information to improve powder coating operations, discusses hot industry trends, and provides ideas to enhance business practices Anyone interesting in being considered to participate as a speaker on the conference program should submit an abstract no later than September 23, 2016.  Visit, click the Training & Events tab and scroll down to PC 2017 Call for Papers. 

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

Save the week of March 27 – 31, 2017 and start planning your trip to Indianapolis, IN for PCI’s POWDER COATING 2017 Technical Conference.  

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