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Powder Coating 2016

4/11/2016 to 4/14/2016
When: Monday, April 11 - Thursday, April 14
Where: Georgia International Convention Center
2000 Convention Center Concourse
College Park, Georgia  30337
United States
Contact: Kelly LeCount

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PRE-REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.  Please register on-site at the POWDER COATING 2016 Registration Desk in Georgia International Convention Center adjacent to the Atlanta airport

The Powder Coating Institute (PCI) will host Powder Coating 2016 to be held April 11-14 at the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park, Georgia conveniently located next to Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.  "Education is so important to the advancement of our industry,” says PCI Executive Director, Trena Benson.  "An outstanding technical conference that will bring the latest trends & developments in powder coating along with information for those who are both new to the industry and long-time powder coating professionals makes this the ‘must attend’ powder coating event of the year.” 

Technical Conference

We’ll kick off the event with PCI’s popular Powder Coating 101: Basic Essentials Workshop, offered Monday and Tuesday, April 11 & 12.  The workshop includes both classroom and hands on training demonstrations.

Powder Coating 101 - Basic Essentials with Lab
- The 101 Workshop is SOLD OUT
1.5-Day Hands-On Workshop
April 11: 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm; Networking Reception at 5:30 pm
April 12: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, followed by a lab demonstration at Georgia Power CRC

The Powder Coating 101 workshop is an introduction to powder coating that focuses on the basic knowledge of the powder coating process.  This course is recommended for those with little or no knowledge of powder coatings. Following the classroom instruction on the second day, attendees will board a bus to the Georgia Power Customer Resource Center for a hands-on lab demonstration presented by the workshop speakers.  Transportation and a box lunch will be provided on Tuesday. Powder Coating 101 Workshop in Atlanta is FULL.  Please see our Calendar of Events for other locations & dates we will be holding this event throughout the year. 

Powder Coating 2016 Technical Conference
The Powder Coating 2016 technical conference takes place on Wednesday and Thursday, April 13 & 14, with general sessions each morning, followed by concurrent technical sessions. A two-day tabletop exhibition that will feature powder coating manufacturers, powder coating application equipment, system houses, chemical suppliers and the various services and supplies that support the powder coating industry will also be held on Wednesday and Thursday. 

Wednesday afternoon/evening will include a networking event alongside the tabletops with food and beverages and some fun activities. 

Plant Tour - Benise-Dowling
Thursday conference attendees have the opportunity to participate in a plant tour of Benise-Dowling in Decatur, GA. The Decatur facility is one of three Benise-Dowling sites in Georgia and is a high volume production facility. Join us to see their fully automated conveyor system with two automatic powder booths. View their 5-stage pretreatment, color change and reclaim capabilities. The system runs at an average speed of 16’ per minute. Benise-Dowling has a strong quality management program you’ll be interested in seeing along with their lab for measuring color and mechanical performance. They also offer custom packaging and masking.


Tabletop space selection has begun.  If you are interested in reserving a tabletop  at Powder Coating 2016, contact Andy Goyer, as soon as possible.  Reserve your space now to begin taking advantage of the promotional opportunities immediately!


Sponsorships are also available.  Click here to view the Sponsorship Brochure. Contact Lori Koning at Additional promotion and recognition is available through advertising in the POWDER COATING 2016 Show Directory and Powder Coated Tough, PCI’s official publication.  For information on tabletops, sponsorships and advertising, contact Lori Koning, PCI’s National Sales Manager at 814-833-0681 or lkoning@powdercoating.orgYou can become a sponsor online by clicking here.

Thank you to our sponsors: