Coatings World and Ringier Events Host 14th Annual China Coatings Summit

By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor | July 15, 2016

This annual event jointly organized by Coatings World and Ringier was held May 24-25 in Shanghai.

“Innovative, Sustainable, Efficiency” was the theme of China Coatings Summit 2016. The Coatings Summit focused on waterborne and other environmentally-friendly coatings. More than 50 keynote speeches covering industry regulations, trends, advanced technology and market trends were presented across five industry tracks to more than 500 attendees. In addition more than 60 companies displayed their latest products and technologies for the coatings industry, as well as conducting product demonstrations in the exhibition area.

A committee comprised of industry experts from the manufacturing sector, suppliers, policy makers and R&D institutes helped formulate the topics that truly reflect the latest in technology and challenges that face the industry. The summit had a series of buyer/supplier meetings, round table discussions and social events, giving attendees the opportunity to network and develop new business contacts.

“This was our 13th conference in China partnering with Ringier,” said Dale Pritchett, publisher of Coatings World. “The number of delegates and exhibitors continues to grow. Coatings World is very pleased to be associated with this premier technical event in Shanghai”

“For the first time the conference had equal focus on both coatings and inks,” Pritchett added.  “Therefore my talk this year focused on ‘New Technologies and Trends in the Global Markets of Coatings and Inks.’ I found the level of interest   among the delegates in the coatings market by the ink industry as well as the level of interest in the ink market by the coatings industry to be rare and refreshing.”

The Coatings Summit has become one the most respected technology communication platforms in China, the show organizers said. So far more than 3,200 professionals from the coating industry chain have attended to share their opinions and learn from discussions as well as network and develop prospects for cooperation.
Key topics at this years Summit included:

• Current trends in the coatings industry
• Interpreting industry standards
• Advanced technology from Europe and America
• Innovation technology and application
• Raw materials choices and formulation basics
• Solutions for the challenge of future
• Sustainable coatings
• Low VOC & VOC-free coatings
• Smart Coatings

The Coatings Summit was comprised of five industry tracks: wood coatings, architectural coatings, anti-corrosive coatings, automotive coating and smart functional coatings and featured a variety of experts active in the coatings industry.

The “6th Green Ink and Printing Technology Conference” was held in conjunction with the China Coatings Summit.

In addition to the conference,  the Ringier Coatings Industry Technology Innovation Awards 2016 were presented as well.

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