BRUSSELS, Belgium - Senior executives in the coatings industry will once again convene at the Coatings Summit on January 28-30, 2013. Following up on the previous, event in Washington, D.C., the Coatings Summit, widely respected as one of the industry’s important leadership events, will now move to Brussels, Belgium.

Managers from the global coatings industry and its partners will come together to identify trends, opportunities and challenges that will shape their industry. Co-hosted by the International Paint and Printing Ink Council and Vincentz Network, the 2013 event will again attract executives from suppliers and formulators, and from associations and service partners.

Speakers from Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, India, Japan, the Netherlands, Turkey and the United States will give exclusive presentations to a global audience of senior management.

Speakers include: Reinhard Alberts, Head of Technology/Paint Shop Planning, Volkswagen; Ton Buechner, CEO, AkzoNobel; Jalaj Dani, President International, Asian Paints; Gary E. Hendrickson, Chairman and CEO, Valspar; Patrick Houlihan, Managing Director and CEO, Dulux Group; Dr. Markus Kamieth, CEO, BASF Coatings; Yuzo Kawamori, President and CEO, Kansai Paint; Wolfgang Lampa, Head of Surface Technology, Airbus; Jan van der Meulen, Managing Director, CEPE; René Riu, CEO, Matéris Paints; René van Sloten, Executive Director, CEFIC; Marlies van Wijhe, owner and CEO, Van Wijhe Verf; and Ahmet Yigitbasi, President, Yasar

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