Registration has opened for the FOCUS 2023 conference to be held on May 4th, 2023. The FOCUS conference is returning in-person with the theme “Opportunities Driving Development!”

Presented by the FOCUS Committee of the Detroit Society for Coatings Technology (DSCT), this conference is a staple for paint and coatings professionals in southeast Michigan and beyond. Held both virtually and at the Inn at St. John's in Plymouth, Michigan, the FOCUS conference continues to highlight emerging technology, market trends, industry standards, test methods, and other topics relevant to the field.

The 47th annual FOCUS conference will host subject matter experts and industry leaders in the automotive body paint sector who will present their latest challenges and developments. Members of academia join bringing fresh talent to the industry with their student poster competition. Session topics for 2023 will include digital paint developments, cost to coat modeling, sustainability, four wet paintable sealers, anti-corrosion coatings, specialty coatings, color modeling, and others!

Highlights of FOCUS include:

  • Dual track of technical presentations
  • Tutorials on Paint Defects and Ecoat 101
  • Keynote Topic: Understanding Global Supply Chain
  • Poster session showcasing the talents of local university students
  • A full range of exhibitors from industry suppliers
  • Full-service lunch
  • Networking and cocktail hour

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