Industry Events



June 26 - 28, 2019

Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Venue: Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center


Advances in Emulsion Polymerization and Latex Technology

Advances in Emulsion Polymerization and Latex Technology

August 19 - 23, 2019

A 1-week short course held at the Hotel Belvedere in the Davos resort area of Switzerland.

The course is an in-depth study of the synthesis, characterization and properties of high polymer latexes. 

Course directors:
  • Dr. Mohamed S. El-Aasser, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, Lehigh University;
  • Dr. F. Joseph Schork, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Location: Davos Platz, Switzerland
Venue: Hotel Belvédere
Contact: Dr. F. Joseph Schork,


19th Asia Coatings Markets

August 21 - 22, 2019

Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok
Phone: 65 63469113


Asia Pacific Coatings Show 2019

September 4 - 6, 2019

The Asia Pacific Coatings Show is the leading coatings event in South East Asia and the Pacific Rim for raw materials suppliers and equipment manufacturers for the coatings industry.

The event will be promoting the latest paint and coatings technologies for the region's environmental, manufacturing and industrial needs and provides a fantastic networking opportunity for the international coatings industry personnel.

Running alongside the exhibition will be a two-day high level technical conference and FREE Exhibitor Business Presentations. The Conference programme will be available soon where you will be able to see which companies, big name speakers and industry experts will be involved.


Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Venue: BITEC
Phone: +44 (0) 1737 855 143


Spray Finishing Training

Spray Finishing Training

September 11 - 13, 2019

Sponsored by Owens Community College and Finishing Brands

  • Equipment types and selection;
  • Equipment setup, operation and maintenance;
  • Surface preparation and defect analysis;
  • Material selection;
  • Safety and regulatory concerns

Location: Toledo, OH
Venue: Owens Community College
Phone: 1-800-466-9367 ext. 7320

CEPE Annual Conference + General Assembly 2019

CEPE Annual Conference + General Assembly 2019

September 18 - 20, 2019

"Don't miss it," CEPE Managing Director Jan van der Meuelen said. "You will be rewarded with thought-provoking presentations and fruitful discussions with your industry colleagues that will inspire you with ideas and solutions for the challenges ahead.

"See you in Malta!"

Location: Malta
Venue: St. Julian's
Phone: +49 511 99 10 281


Egyptian Coatings Show 2019

September 23 - 24, 2019

This is an exciting time for the Egyptian economy, with a growing GDP, huge investments in building projects and international investment in the economy, the future looks positive.

With this is mind, the Middle East Coatings Show Cairo, has a new name and a new focus. To highlight the exciting times for the region it will now be called the Egyptian Coatings Show.

Ever since the launch of the event in 1997, it has always been one of the favourite places for the coatings industry to meet and trade in Egypt and the wider Middle East region, even amidst its peak of the political turmoil, the show has successfully fulfilled its role as the only trading platform for the coatings industry that connects this biggest Middle East Country (by population, 87M) with the world.

Location: New Cairo, Egypt
Venue: EIEC
Phone: +44 (0) 1737 855 162




October 1 - 3, 2019

Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Venue: São Paulo Expo Exhibition & Convention Center
Phone: 55 11 4083 0504/ 0505


Rheology Fundamentals & Applications for Synthetic Latexes and Associated Coatings Formulations

Rheology Fundamentals & Applications for Synthetic Latexes and Associated Coatings Formulations

October 2 - 4, 2019

Location: Chicago, IL
Phone: 603-742-3370


62nd Polyurethanes Technical Conference

October 7 - 9, 2019

The Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. is set to welcome leading polyurethane professionals and experts, Oct. 7-9, to the 62nd Polyurethanes Technical Conference, the longest-running polyurethanes conference in North America. Registration is now open for this premier conference, hosted by the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council, featuring creative applications and the latest innovations for polyurethane chemistry.

“The annual Polyurethanes Technical Conference is renowned for bringing together a vast array of innovation, creativity, expertise and hands-on experience,” said Lee Salamone, Senior Director, CPI. “Our goal is to provide the education and technical insights our industry needs to continually advance and modernize polyurethane applications so they continue to contribute to a more sustainable future and to provide the safety and benefits people have come to know and appreciate.”

The annual Polyurethanes Technical Conference offers exciting networking events hosted by industry leaders and an outstanding lineup of technical sessions featuring technical and regulatory updates. These technical sessions are designed to showcase the most important and powerful topics on the minds of industry professionals, including the latest innovations, advancements and applications for polyurethanes, and end-use markets ranging from automotive, construction, coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers (CASE).

“Year after year, months of planning come together and showcase the brightest minds in emerging polyurethanes technology and feature speakers who bring unprecedented insight into today’s regulatory landscape,” said Ernest Wysong, CPI’s 2019 Conference Chair and Global Technology Leader OpteonTM Spray Foam & Panel Applications at The Chemours Company. “From professional development and technical discussions about chemistry to big-picture analysis and key learnings about recent industry trends, the Polyurethanes Technical Conference proves that the longest-running polyurethanes conference in North America is also the most innovative.”

In addition to topics such as sustainability, processing advances and global regulatory insights, CPI will be also releasing the 2018 End-Use Market Survey on the Polyurethanes Industry in the United States, Canada and Mexico. The biennially produced report will showcase historic trends in all major product segments. The 2019 Technical Conference will also offer its Professional Development Program, which is taught by current industry experts, to provide insight to current and future leaders on polyurethanes chemistry, application, testing and safety-related topics.

Location: Orlando, FL
Venue: he Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center


Practical Wood Coatings Formulation and Application Course

October 8 - 11, 2019

The Practical Wood Coatings Formulation and Application course is a 3-day intensive course combining both lecture and laboratory instruction and demonstration. The course introduces students to historical aspects of wood coatings and then, systematically, brings them to the current state of the art. The course discusses solvent-based, water-based, and UV technology in a comparative, and enlightening manner. The course is a comprehensive technical, marketing, and idea generation, resource. Students will leave the course with a heightened sense of confidence regarding their knowledge of wood coatings. Formulators, chemists, applicators, users of wood coatings, and sales, marketing, and technical service personnel of raw material suppliers will find the course quite beneficial.

Section I - Wood Coatings, an overview of market characteristics, and needs 
  • Learn the market and technical characteristics of the 8 wood coatings market segments;
  • Learn what new technologies are most viable and poised for impact and growth in the various markets - Learn the primary performance requirements and characteristics of the various markets;
  • Learn potential required areas for research of various markets
Section II - Technology of Wood Finishing I – Wood/Substrate Properties
  • Learn the properties of wood that vary based on species, plane of cut, growth environment;
  • Learn about the wood substrate, its properties, characteristics, and anatomical and chemical composition;
  • Discover how these parameters impact coating and finish formulation, design, and performance;
  • Compare the properties, structure, and appearance of various wood
Section III - Technology of Wood Finishing II – The composition of a wood finish
  • Learn what goes into the make-up and composition of a coating and how coating components function within a coating;
  • Learn about the various operations of the finishing process and discover how and why coatings are formulated to address those operations and processes;
  • Gain valuable insight regarding critical parameters relative to topcoat appearance and performance;
  • Discover the meaning of “Total System Interdependence”
Section IV - Technology of Wood Finishing III – Pigmentation in coatings
  • Learn basic definitions regarding pigmentation;
  • Learn about the use of Decorative pigments, minerals, and fillers utilized in coating formulations;
  • Discover the properties and characteristics of decorative pigments, minerals, and fillers that are important to their successful utilization in coatings
Section V - Technology of Wood Finishing IV – Specialty Finishes
  • Learn what parameters and properties are necessary for the development of specialty finishes such as deck and fence stains, finishes, and coatings; stain blocking coatings, and DIY and OEM hardwood floor finishes;
  • Study the impact of weathering on the durability of wood and finish
Section VI - Technological Background of Solvent-based and Water based Wood Coatings
  • Learn properties and characteristics of solvents, polymers, resins, and binders, and how these properties impact coating appearance and performance;
  • Learn about the characteristics of resins such as alkyds, vinyl, nitrocellulose, hard resins, acrylics, etc.;
  • Strategically compare characteristics and properties of solvent based and water based coating technologies;
  • Learn about polymer-coalescent-water interactions and how considering these can lead to more successful formulations and strategies;
  • Learn about various polymer particle morphologies and how these impact formulation and properties
Section VII - Application and Application Properties of Solvent-based and Water-based Coatings
  • Discover the importance of coating rheology/viscosity and how to control these properties to beneficially impact paint/coating in-can stability, application, and final film appearance and performance;
  • Learn how to improve coating appearance by control of key physio-chemical and surface energy parameters that control flow, leveling, and defoaming characteristics;
  • Learn the key characteristics and parameters affecting application and appearance of water based, solvent based, and UV cured coatings;
  • Learn about various application methodologies for wood coatings and their key characteristics
Section VIII - Reactive Polymers and Crosslinkers
  • Learn how to calculate reaction stoichiometry for various functional groups;
  • Review various functional groups that may be utilized for crosslinking reactions in water based and solvent based coatings;
  • Learn chemistry, properties, and characteristics of the various amino resins;
  • Discover parameters that impact pot life, cure, crosslinking, appearance, and performance;
  • Learn how to calculate reaction stoichiometry for polyurethane coatings;
  • Learn chemistry, properties, and characteristics of reactive coatings such as polyurethanes, and UV cured coatings;
  • Discover parameters that impact viscosity, pot life, cure, crosslinking, appearance, and performance of polyurethane coatings;
  • Learn about radiation cure technology;
  • Learn the relationships between photoinitiator absorbance, UV lamp spectral properties, and coating spectral properties and subsequent coating cure
Section IX - Paint Calculations
  • Learn definitions of coating formulation constants and parameters, and learn how to calculate them;
  • Learn how to completely characterize a coating formulation by calculation of formulation constants such as PVC, Volume Solids, VOC, and Spreading Rate from first principles;
  • Learn how to calculate a coatings formula from first principles

Instructor – Ronald Obie

Obie is the founder and owner of the Wood Coatings Research Group, an Independent R&D and Think Tank organization. Ronald has over 30 years of research, development, consulting, training, and problem-solving experience in the wood coatings and coatings industry. Obie has developed highly successful new coating technology platforms and technologies for the marketplace. He is extremely knowledgeable of the science, technology, and market characteristics of the wood coating industry. He has been a multiple short course Technology Conference instructor for FSCT/ACA in the area of wood coatings, teaching such courses as “Formulating for Factory Applied Wood Finishes” and “Crosslinking of Aqueous Wood Coatings.” Further, Obie has taught as an adjunct instructor in the area of polymer chemistry. He has also spoken at international and local societies, symposia and conferences in the area of coatings science and technology, and nanotechnology.

Location: High Point, NC
Venue: Wood Coatings Research Group
Phone: (336) 802-1132

Field Joint Coating 2019

October 8 - 9, 2019

Field-applied coatings for steel pipelines create a complex challenge for the steel pipe industry. From in-situ coating procedures and machinery to a trained and skilled workforce, coaters must also consider that the materials need to offer performance and longevity through extreme conditions while providing anti-corrosion properties, all the time conforming to local, national and global standards. With the oil price recovering much of the ground lost towards the end of 2018, new exploration and production of O&G, the increase in popularity of shale and LNG and the requirement for improved pipe infrastructure, this event provides delegates the chance to participate in two days of technical and commercial conference presentations with a multitude of networking opportunities.
AMI’s Field Joint Coating conference is focused on polymeric coatings applied in-situ on steel pipelines for the O&G and water industries. With asset owners looking at extending the lifetime of existing pipes, the market is focusing on pipe repair and rehabilitation and being able to offer the best service and product for the lowest price for onshore and offshore applications. Field Joint Coating provides the only dedicated forum for the industry to discuss field-applied coatings, coating of welds and joints, pipe repair and rehabilitation. Brought to you from a central London location, the event opens its doors on the 8th and 9th of October 2019.
“The Field Joint Coating event is great for networking with industry players and the technical agenda provides insight into the trends and challenges faced” General Manager, Canusa-CPS, Shawcor
AMI has organized events in the O&G industry for the past 12 years and has built strength and reputation for the delivery of these events. Using internal market research, AMI is in the prime position to offer attendees a forum to network and discuss the industry challenges, developments and opportunities.
The conference program has been selected by an Advisory Board, which includes expertise from AMI and external representatives who are all leaders in their field and bring their experience and knowledge. The Advisory Board includes Houssam Al Din Sabry ADNOC, Michele L. Ostraat ARAMCO SERVICES, Somaieh Salephour SHAWCOR, Jeffrey D. Rogozinski SHERWIN-WILLIAMS, Mike Surkein SURKEIN CORROSION, Philip D. Tooth TOOTH PIPELINE SERVICES, David Buckby and Rebecca Utteridge, both AMI.
Field Joint Coating 2019 will cover sessions looking at the industry in action, testing, standards, inspection and certification, and industry innovations. There is also a panel discussion focussing on industry challenges and milestones ahead.
The event attracts operators, asset owners, contractors and lay engineers, raw material suppliers, pipe coaters, specifiers, machinery suppliers, researchers and testing and certification organizations. 

Location: London, UK
Venue: Park Plaza Victoria
Phone: +44 (0) 117 314 8111


Rheology Fundamentals & Applications for Synthetic Latexes, Associated Coating Formulations Workshop

October 11 - 13, 2019

OBJECTIVES: Provide industrial scientists and engineers with an intensive, interactive workshop on the rheological characteristics of synthetic latexes as they are produced via the emulsion polymerization process. The addition of such latexes to coating formulations with pigments, fillers and rheological modifiers provides the participant an opportunity to grasp the fundamental rheological principles of these highly dispersed, fluid systems.

INTENDED AUDIENCE: This workshop is directed towards those in industry who use laboratory, pilot and/or commercial scale reactors to make latex for use in coating formulations, pressure sensitive adhesives, caulks and sealants. In equal measure it is also directed towards those who purchase latex for use in their own formulated dispersions for similar applications.

STRUCTURE OF THE WORKSHOP: This 3-day workshop will be conducted in a highly interactive manner with participants being engaged in discussions, demonstrations, problem solving and case studies.

Registration Fee: $1,700

  • Donald C. Sundberg, PhD.; 
  • Raymond H. Fernando, PhD.

Location: Chicago, IL
Venue: MicroTek

RTE Conference & Exhibition 2019

October 15 - 16, 2019

The RadTech Europe Conference and Exhibition is Europe’s premier meeting place for the major users of radiation curing materials, equipment and products and gives an updated view on current developments and innovations in the field of UV and EB radiation curing.

Location: Munich, Germany
Venue: Westin Grand Munich Hotel
Phone: +31 (0) 70 3123920


The 34th Biennial Western Coatings Symposium and Show

The 34th Biennial Western Coatings Symposium and Show

October 20 - 23, 2019

Location: Las Vegas, NV
Venue: Paris Hotel
Phone: (714) 974-4511


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