2022 is here, and brings a lot of uncertainty with it. But one thing does seem clear — in-person trade shows and conferences are back and are moving forward in the new year. This includes our magazine's two annual events, Coatings Trends & Technologies (CTT) and the Powder Coating Summit (PCS). These two coatings conferences will be co-locating September 8-9, 2022 at the Westin Lombard, IL. Each event will have its own registration and conference tracks, and will share the exhibit hall. Attendees can choose to register for either the CTT or PCS (or both) conference sessions, but will have the benefit of visiting with exhibitors representing both liquid and powder coating technology.

I am happy to announce that our Call for Speakers is open for both CTT and and PCS. Both events are seeking presentations on truly new technologies (commercialized or not) that have been significantly tested, as well as creative new applications of existing technologies that have been discovered and can help manufacturers with their formulations. Our attendees will also be interested in reports on the latest market drivers and forecasts for the future of the coatings industry.

What are you working on in the lab? How are you improving your formulations? Where are new coatings technologies making the biggest difference? We want to hear from you! You can learn more about these events and submit an abstract at their respective websites. The submission deadline is April 1. To learn more about Coatings Trends & Technologies, click here. And for the Powder Coating Summit, click here.

I also want to remind our readers that four key conference sessions from our 2021 CTT event are available to watch On Demand. Learn from Keynote Speaker and ChemQuest CEO Daniel Murad about where the coatings industry stands now, and the fundamentals to ensure sustainable growth for your company. Or attend our panel discussion about ongoing digital transformation, or two company presentations on the evolution of paint recycling and a new bio-based multi-funtional stabilizer for waterborne coatings. You can register to attend any of these presentations at no charge here.

If you have any questions about either CTT or PCS, feel free to contact me at johanssonk@bnpmedia.com. I look forward to seeing many of you at various events this year!