PCI Powder Coating 2017 Technical Conference Call for Paper

14 September 2016

The Powder Coating Institute is pleased to announce the PCI Powder Coating 2017 Technical Conference. The 2017 event will consist of the following:

March 27 – 28, PCI Powder Coating 101 Hands-On Workshop
March 29 – 30, PCI Powder Coating 2017 Technical Conference
March 30 – 31, PCI Custom Coater Forum
All events will be held at the JW Marriott in downtown Indianapolis, IN. We are now accepting abstracts for the PCI Powder Coating 2017 Technical Conference.

Along with the essential sessions that are critical to powder coating operations, we are looking for new and innovative programming that offers intriguing information to improve powder coating operations, discusses hot industry trends, and provides ideas to enhance business practices.

We have opened an on-line submission system to accept abstracts from those interested in being considered to speak at the PCI Powder Coating 2017 Technical Conference. We are in search of abstracts for the following topic examples, keeping in mind that new and innovative presentations will receive the highest consideration from the PCI Education Committee for inclusion in the program.
Powder Coating Related Topics
Applied cost of powder including labor and rework costs
Two coat applications – gel or no gel?
What’s happening with heat sensitive substrates?
Ways to improve application quality & troubleshooting
Proper manual powder coating techniques
Ways to reduce powder consumption
Innovations in powder booth & recovery equipment
Powder coating line automation
Powder formulations: Types available & what is best for different applications
Cleaner & safer working conditions, coating operation organization & safety, grounding, flame detection
System design and installation panel
start-up experiences
and best practices
Writing powder coating specifications
Speciality Applications
MDF, Metallics, Enamel, Protective or Specialized Coatings
Case studies including:
Conversion to powder coating
Unique applications including fast color change
Market case studies: Automotive, Medical, Architectural/Alumnium Extrustion, Electrical, Job Coating, Appliances, Agricultural, Marine, Aerospace
Business Topics
Mentoring – An essential leadership skill
Workforce – hiring & retaining employees, recruiting, training, motivation, recognition employee engagement
Workplace diversity
Management issues / Managing Employees / Leadership over Management
Embracing & adapting to change
Benefits of a certification program
Marketing & business trends
Marketing – How to do more with less money & staff
Customer service
Selling in an internet world
Know what customers say about you and how to do damage control
How to get better website performance & activity
How to develop social media content
YouTube – How to increase views, rankings
Understanding digital media & how it can work for you
Technology & advancements to increase leads and profit
Social media, website, CRM, mobile, tradeshows, advertising-web & print, etc.
Submit an Abstract
Deadline to submit an abstract is September 23, 2016.

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