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PCI's POWDER COATING 2017 Technical Conference Returns to Indianapolis

Wednesday, December 7, 2016   (0 Comments)
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The Powder Coating Institute (PCI) will host its POWDER COATING 2017 Technical Conference from March 27-31, at the JW Marriott in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana.  Long known as the event where the industry gathers to discuss all things powder coating, PCI is devoting an entire week to powder coating education, hands-on training, tabletop exhibits and networking with industry peers.

The event begins with PCI’s popular Powder Coating 101: Basic Essentials Workshop, offered Monday and Tuesday, March 27 & 28.  The workshop includes classroom instruction based on PCI’s Powder Coating: The Complete Finisher’s Handbook, an evening reception where attendees can interact with workshop presenters & other attendees, and a trip to PPG Industries’ powder facility to experience hands-on demonstrations.  The technical conference sessions take place on Wednesday and Thursday, March 29 & 30, with general sessions each morning, followed by more than 15 breakout sessions.  There will be a tabletop exhibition featuring powder coating manufacturers, powder coating application equipment, system houses, chemical suppliers and the various services and suppliers that support the powder coating industry, along with hospitality salons sponsored by PCI members.  This event offers the perfect balance of education and networking for all powder coating professionals.

To round out the week of powder coating events, PCI will conduct its Custom Coater Forum on Thursday and Friday, March 30 & 31.   The program is created based on the needs of our Custom Coater members.  The forum allows for valuable interaction among custom coaters while they pick up plenty of great tips and information that can positively impact their business.

Here’s a rundown of all the events.  For registration information and updates on tabletop exhibitors, visit


MONDAY – Powder Coating 101 Workshop
1:00 – 5:00 PM               Powder Coating 101: Basic Essentials with Lab Workshop
5:00 – 6:00 PM               Powder Coating 101 – Reception for Workshop Attendees

TUESDAY – Powder Coating 101 Workshop
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM        Powder Coating 101: Basic Essentials with Lab Workshop

WEDNESDAY – POWDER COATING 2017 Technical Conference
8:00 – 9:15 AM              General Session
9:30 – 11:30 AM            Breakout Sessions
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM      Lunch and Tabletop Exhibits
1:30 – 3:00 PM              Breakout Sessions
3:15 – 4:45 PM              Breakout Sessions
5:00 – 8:00 PM              Tabletop Exhibits & Reception
5:00 – 9:00 PM              Hospitality Salons Open

THURSDAY – POWDER COATING 2017 Technical Conference and Custom Coater Forum
8:00 – 9:30 AM             General Session
9:45 – 11:45 AM            Breakout Sessions
Noon – 1:15 PM            Lunch and Tabletop Exhibits
1:15 – 2:45 PM             Breakout Sessions
2:45 PM                        Technical Conference Concludes
5:00 – 6:30                    PCI Custom Coater Forum Evening Event

FRIDAY – PCI Custom Coater Forum
8:00 – 11:45 AM            General Session
Noon – 1:00 PM             Lunch
1:00 – 4:00 PM               General Session & Round Table Discussions
4:00 PM                          Custom Coater Forum Concludes

Registration will open in early January at