The Coatings Summit, a global strategy and networking event, attracts senior managers from the coatings industry and its partners, from all economic regions and market segments. They come together to identify trends, opportunities and challenges that will shape their industry. The two-day summit, to be held on Feb. 5-6, 2007, in Vienna, Austria, offers presentations, panels, networking functions and individual follow-ups, and includes the following leaders of the coatings industry:
  • Makoto Matsuura, President, Nippon Paint

  • William L. Mansfield, President, CEO and Director, The Valspar Corp.

  • Pierre-Marie De Leener, CEO, SigmaKalon Group

  • Marcos Achar Levy, CEO, Grupo Comex

  • Klaus Meffert, Chairman of the Board, Meffert AG

  • Dr. Manfred Oberreiter, Managing Director, ADLER-Werk Lackfabrik

  • Harish M. Bharuka, Managing Director, Kansai Nerolac Paints

  • Morten Fon, President and CEO, Jotun A/S

  • Luis Fernandez, World Wide Business Director and Vice President, Rohm and Haas

  • Edward J. Donnelly, Senior Vice President, DuPont Performance Coatings

The Coatings Summit is a joint venture of the International Paint and Printing Ink Council (IPPIC) and Vincentz Network. A detailed Summit program can be ordered at: Vincentz Network, Esther Schwencke, Head of Events Division, P.O. Box 62 47, 30175 Hannover, Germany; Phone: +49-(0)511-9910-270, Fax: +49-(0)511-9910-279, e-mail:, or visit