Shaping the future of a dynamic industry

12 December 2016

Coatings leaders will have a unique opportunity to network in a very exclusive and truly global context: For the first time in history, The Coatings Summit will be taking place in Shanghai, China. Senior executives from coatings suppliers, manufacturers, associations and service partners, will once again convene at the ‘Coatings Summit’ on January 18 – 20, 2017. Following up on the previous, extremely well-attended event in Miami, the ‘Coatings Summit’, widely respected as the industry’s most prestigious and important leadership event, will now bring together the industry`s elite in the global powerhouse of Shanghai, providing attendees with unprecedented insights into the Asian coatings industry. This will include exclusive personal meetings with key Chinese leaders during conference sessions and specific social functions to ensure maximum interaction opportunity. The Chinese National Coatings Industry Association (CNCIA) will personally welcome Western coatings representatives and help make introductions. Simultaneous translation will be available throughout the event.

Senior managers from the global and especially Chinese 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 (IPPIC) and Vincentz Network, the 2017 event will again attract the largest gathering of senior coatings executives turning the meeting into the industry`s most prestigious and high-level strategy and networking forum.

Speakers from China, Austria, Japan, Denmark, Germany, India, Slovenia, the United Kingdom and the United States will give exclusive presentations on strategies, innovations, success stories, cross-border consolidation, sino-foreign joint ventures, and the future of the coatings industry.

Speakers include, in alphabetical order: Henrik Andersen, Group President & CEO, Hempel, Denmark | Sandra Berg, CEO, Ellis Paint, USA | Hubert Culik, CEO, Helios, Slovenia | Jalaj Dani, President, Asian Paints, India | Stephen Falder, Secretary General, Nova Paint Club, United Kingdom | Dr. Boris Gorella, CEO, Beckers Group, Germany |Jie Hong, Chairman of the Board & CEO, SKSHU Paint, China | Hiroshi Ishino, President, Kansai Paint | Dr. Daniel Thorniley, President, DT-Global Business Consulting, Austria | Hongmei Yang, General Manager, Shanghai Huayi Fine Chemical, China.

For more information as well as the detailed programme please visit or contact Vincentz Network at [email protected]

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