CHICAGO - CCAI’s FINISHING Pavilion and Conference at FABTECH 2015 broke records set the previous year. Filling more than 48,000 net square feet of space, there were hundreds of finishing products and services on the show floor that attracted more visitors than ever before. CCAI’s technical sessions increased in attendance by 45 percent, the largest audience yet. 

With 199 exhibiting companies, CCAI’s FINISHING Pavilion showcased a diverse and all-encompassing array of equipment, services, materials, systems houses and more.

“Along with our growth on the show floor, our conference sessions continue to grow each year,” noted CCAI Executive Director Anne Goyer. “With nearly 200 attendees filling the FINISHING conference sessions this year, it was by far and away our largest conference attendance yet. We are very happy to see that more individuals are taking time to attend educational sessions as well as visit the show floor. We feel that the finishing industry now looks to FABTECH as the place to be for both a dynamic exhibition with everything they might be looking for and outstanding educational opportunities at the same time.”

This year, there were over 10,000 FABTECH attendees who indicated they were there to evaluate finishing. CCAI’s exhibitors were pleased to see the amount of traffic and the quality of attendees on the show floor. CCAI Platinum Corporate Member Greg Dawson of Nordson Corp. commented, “The FINISHING Pavilion has grown from being just a mere curiosity to the welding/stamping visitors to being a destination for people with funded powder coating projects. That’s a major shift in demographics in five short years.”

FABTECH 2016 in Las Vegas is already underway, and the CCAI FINISHING Pavilion is nearly sold out with more than 88 percent of exhibit space reserved.