The European Coatings Congress, which started the day before on March 30 was a major highlight and featured 160 top speakers from all over the world. Twenty-six sessions were offered to the 461 congress participants. The European Coatings Award for the best congress paper at the European Coatings Congress 2009 was presented to Dr. Zhen Wen Fu and his colleagues Andrew Hejl and Andrew Swartz from Rohm and Haas, USA, for their paper on “Designed diffusion technology: A paradigm shift in film formation.”
The American Coatings Show & Conference 2010 will be held from April 12-15 in Charlotte, NC/USA. The next European Coatings Show & Congress takes place again as usual in two years’ time in the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg from March 28-31, 2011.