The Powder Coating Show 2013 Meet Us In St. Louis

Posted on Sunday, September 1, 2013

POWDER COATING 2013 (www.powdercoatingshow.com), the industrial coating event dedicated entirely to powder coatings, offers unique opportunities to network with peers, make contact with key powder coating professionals, enhance your professional development, and do business with leading manufacturers, distributors and suppliers, who are all there for one reason—powder coatings. This show is formulated to serve companies whose primary business is powder coating or those who are looking to use powder coating in the future. Already recognized as the leading resource for technical and applied technology forums as well as new product innovations and developments, this is your single best opportunity to meet and interact with the leading professionals from the powder coating industry. For the last 30 years, The Powder Coating Institute (PCI®) has become the industry’s major trade organization bringing together leading experts in the industry. PCI® brings experience from hundreds of hours of workshops all over the country, as well as its partners from manufacturing to consulting, to produce a first-class, must-be-at event.

The technical conference offers a wide range of sessions targeting those just entering the powder coatings world as well as those who are much more experienced. Create your own personalized program from a comprehensive curriculum of 60+ in-depth sessions on topics such as:

• Cost control and reduction

• Energy savings

• Application efficiency

• New technologies

• Testing and quality control

• Troubleshooting

• Defect analysis

• Defect reduction

See New Products at the Show

Visit the Product Showcase and New Technology Lounge to view new products from leading manufacturers and suppliers, or to simply sit back, relax, and catch up on some emails. This lounge will be the home for the new product showcase and free WiFi right on the show floor. The Product Showcase features innovative products and services dedicated 100 percent to powder coatings. Those products launched in the last 12 months will be eligible for the prestigious Product Innovations Award, which recognizes the top innovational product of the year.

Powder Coating Raceway

Held during exhibition hours, attendees will be able to participate in a radio controlled car race experience! There will be a big screen for live action broadcast of the “in car” cameras. To be eligible to race, attendees must obtain a race ticket from one of the sponsoring company booths: Axalta, Gema, Powderdepot.Com, Reliant Finishings or TCI Powders. All race winners’ names will be placed in a prize drawing on the last day of the show. You must be present to win.

Solutions Center

The Solutions Center is a place on the show floor where attendees can go to have further Q&A with scheduled speakers once the technical conference ends each day. This is a great resource to those in need of troubleshooting, problem solving, or if you have unanswered questions from the Technical Conference. A separate schedule for experts/topics in the solutions center will be posted in the conference program.

Happy Hour

After a day of education and networking, it’s time to let loose during Happy Hour on the show floor. We will roll out the bars on Tuesday and Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. for some more interaction with exhibitors and other attendees while enjoying some cocktails. (1) Drink ticket will be provided to each attendee at the onsite registration counter.

Hospitality Reception & Live Auction

Our live auction will take place in Rooms 100, 101 and 102 in America’s Center from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 9. Join us for more networking, food, drinks, and entertainment during this exciting hospitality event that will support the PCI Scholarship Fund. (1) Drink ticket will be provided to each full registration attendee at the onsite registration counter. No one under the age of 18 will be permitted into the auction.

Introduced in 2012, this charitable event for the PCI Scholarship Fund, allows attendees to create connections, have a buying power opportunity to purchase industry and nonindustry related items at a low price, and for exhibitors to put their products and services in front of a live audience to support the powder coatings industry. Items up for auction will be displayed in the exhibit hall on Tuesday and Wednesday.