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Coatings World and Ringier Events Host 13th Annual China Coatings Summit

By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor | March 25, 2015

This annual event jointly organized by Coatings World and Ringier will be held May 14-15 in Shanghai.

The 2015 China Coatings Summit and Ringier Technology Innovation Awards will be held May 14-15 at the Longemont Hotel in Shanghai. This year the 13th Coatings Summit will be providing both suppliers and producers in the global coating sector with enhanced networking opportunities with their counterparts in China.

Jointly organized by Shanghai Ringier Events and Coatings World, the 2015 Summit will be bringing delegates and speakers from across China, Europe and North America. More than 60 keynote speeches covering industry and market trends, advanced technology and regulations will be presented across seven industry tracks to more than 500 delegates. The tracks include sessions on Automotive Coatings, Anticorrosive Coatings, Architectural Coatings, Wood Coatings, 3C Coatings, Functional Coatings and Advanced Coatings Application Technology. In addition, more than 60 companies will display their innovative products as well as hold products demonstrations in the exhibition area.

A committee comprised of industry experts from the manufacturing sector, supplier, policy makers and R&D institutes are helping formulate the topics that truly reflect the latest in technology and challenges that face the industry so as to ensure the maximum information value for delegates.

A series of Buyer/Supplier meetings, round table discussions, and social events will ensure that all participants have the opportunity to network and develop new business contacts.

Experts from the Summit Committee such as Dr. Jimmy Chen, with more than 60 invention patents in the U.S., UK, France, Germany and China; Dr. Robert Duan with 17 years experience in various functional coatings R&D in North America and Asia-Pacific, and many other distinguished guests will share key topics of industry standards, market trends, core competence of coatings industry.

Topics will include low VOC and VOC-free coatings, bio-based coatings, coatings formula development, coatings innovation and application, new functional coatings and raw material solutions, green coatings applications, advanced coatings application in different areas, as well as marketing management.

 The 2015 Ringier Coatings Industry Technology Innovation Awards will also be held on the first evening of the conference. Now in its fifth year, The Innovation Awards is recognized as being the most honest and transparent Industry Awards program in China. Over 70 companies are expected to submit 100 products for evaluation. The independent panel of judges will select 25 products that qualify for the Awards in six categories. The Awards will be presented at a Gala dinner to which all Conference participants will be able to attend.

For more information on the Summit’s program, to apply as a speaker, delegate and sponsorship packages please contact:

• China - Mandy Shao: mandyshao@ringiertrade.com;

• North America/Europe - Dale Pritchett: dpritchett@rodmanmedia.com

Or Visit the following web sites:

• China Coating Summit:  www.ringierevents.com/coatings2015/index.html;

• 2015 Ringier Innovation Awards – Coatings: www.industrysourcing.com.