Welcome to CPCA’s 107th Annual Conference & AGM, Canada’s leading event providing relevant, timely, and industry-specific regulatory information and offering attendees updates on current issues of interest, advances in technology and R&D, and networking opportunities to support business objectives. CPCA is the only trade association representing the unique interests of the paint and coatings industry across Canada. We have been hosting conferences for over 100 years providing paint manufacturers, suppliers and distributors with the information they need to succeed in Canada.
In an industry where regulation is the active precursor to any business decision, paint and coatings organizations continue to drive innovation and act as agents of change. R&D pushes the envelope on coatings science creating continuous disruptions that are sustaining or in some cases disrupting multiple industries. Nanoparticle-manufacturing technology is enabling health care providers to deliver targeted doses of medication right where it’s needed in the body. Plasma coatings are being used to enhance textiles to repel water or render plastics impenetrable or corrosion-resistant such as in fuel tank manufacturing. Heat reflective paint technology using titanium oxide particles is producing savings and efficiencies for both fuel consumption and energy. It’s no small feat innovating in a way that permeates all segments of the coatings industry and other industries as well.
The 2020 CPCA Annual Conference & AGM will explore these technology changes and advances and what they mean for business. Issues discussed will include how regulations have been a catalyst to many leading innovations; how the paint and coatings industry lean into regulatory developments for better R&D and product development; and what it takes to be an agent of change in the heavily regulated coatings world.
Join us May 20-22 in one of Canada’s oldest provinces – Québec City – the only North American city with a fortified colonial core dating back to 1608.