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CCAI and PCI Announce 2019 Annual Meetings

Posted on Wednesday, October 3, 2018

The Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI) and the Powder Coating Institute (PCI) are excited to once again co-locate for their 2019 Annual Meetings to be held June 16-20, 2019 at the Sonesta Resort on Hilton Head Island, SC.  The annual meeting always provides significant industry education and presentations that have proven to all association members both professionally and personally. 

CCAI will conduct their annual social activities, committee work and business meetings to start the week, followed by presentations and events held in conjunction with PCI, including a welcome reception, joint general sessions and a golf outing. PCI will round out the week with their association committee and business meetings and the PCI Hall of Fame Banquet. This is the third year the associations have co-located. This concept allows members to reduce the number of meetings they attend each year and lower the costs of attending various meetings.  Members will enjoy all the regular annual meeting traditions and events while gaining the opportunity to meet new industry peers.

Bill Oney, president of CCAI’s National Board of Directors is excited for the joint meetings, “I think it’s a great idea! Both associations experience many of the same challenges.  If we can bring the most experienced, most knowledgeable and quite frankly the best in the industry together in one place to learn a little from each other and improve industry, then why not!”  

And PCI president Chris Merritt agrees, “Co-locating the PCI annual association meeting with CCAI is a unique opportunity for our members. Having so much knowledge, expertise and experience joined in one location facilitates networking and the exchange of ideas about products and finishing materials and processes. This broad exchange is across many markets and technologies served by the active members throughout both associations, proving quite valuable to all who participate in the event. The real icing on the cake is having the opportunity to do all of this while having fun at a joint event and growing lasting relationships for the future.”

CCAI’s meeting will run from June 16-19 while PCI’s meeting will run from June 18-20.  Joint events and sessions will take place from Monday evening, June 16 through Wednesday morning, June 19.  Several registration categories will be available, allowing members to attend one or both meetings.

Located within the Shipyard Plantation on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, the Sonesta Resort is the perfect spot for association meetings and social gatherings.  The resort features many amenities including a zero-entry lagoon swimming pool, hot tub, full-service spa, restaurants and complimentary shuttle service around the plantation.  It allows easy access to tennis, golf, beach and bicycle rentals to enjoy during leisure time.  Complete registration information and the schedule of events will be available in February 2019.  Mark your calendar now and plan to attend.

Author: Troy Newport