The situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be fluid, and as of late July, Illinois state guidelines still do not allow for large indoor events. We also recognize that many companies have initiated travel bans through the remainder of 2020, making it impossible for employees to attend live events if and when they do take place this fall. And while our top priority is the health and safety of all participants, we equally want CTT to be an event that is accessible to ALL those who wish to attend.
For these reasons, we have decided to completely reimagine CTT, and are excited to introduce a fully interactive virtual event platform allowing domestic and international visitors to attend and interact safely. CTT Virtual Week will take place September 8-11. This four-day online event will include all the technical conference sessions planned in our original agenda (presented live and with Q&A), as well as our keynote address and our panel discussion on The Lab of the Future: Digitalize to Accelerate New Product Development. CTT Virtual Week will also feature a virtual trade show where attendees and exhibitors/sponsors will have the opportunity to engage and network with each other by shared-interest matching, live brainstorming breaks, message boards and social media, as well as have the ability to download important product information and set up meetings.
Three different registration packages are available, and all CTT content will be available to registered attendees on the PCI website for a full year. The updated website, schedule and registration information can be found at www.coatingsconference.com.
We are excited to lead the industry in offering a digital event platform that allows you to explore the latest research, technology and evolving trends emerging in the coatings industry, and to reconnect with industry friends, customers and colleagues.