Welcome to CPCA's 108th 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 Canada's oldest trade association representing the unique interests of the paint and coatings industry across Canada. We have been hosting Conferences for over a century providing paint manufacturers, suppliers and distributors with the information they need to succeed in Canada. CPCA is pleased to announce the focus for this year's event.

SPARK — Coatings Change & Innovation

May 25 — 26, 2022 at the Fairmont Château Frontenac

In an industry where regulation is often an active precursor to many business decisions, paint and coatings companies continue to drive innovation in a dynamic industry. Other important drivers like customer demands lead to stronger products. R&D continues to push the envelope in coatings technology creating more sustainable and multi-faceted, functional coatings disrupting industry segments, and delivering better results for customers. Nanoparticle manufacturing technology is enabling new and more durable smart coatings that both enhance performance and sustainability. Plasma coatings are being used to enhance textiles to repel water or provide corrosion resistance in fuel tank manufacturing. Heat reflective paint technology using TiO2 particles produce savings and efficiencies for both fuel consumption and energy, all with lower emissions. All industry segments are delivering new features and benefits for their customers with the adoption of transformative approaches in the digitalization of operations throughout the supply chain. This year’s 108th Annual Conference & AGM will explore these technology changes and advances and what it all means for the coatings industry in Canada. Find out what it takes to be an agent of change in a highly regulated coatings world, which will also be discussed at the business sessions. Join us May 25-26 in Quebec City.

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Advances in Green Chemistry

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Supply Chains of Tomorrow

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R&D and Sustainable Development

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Regulations and Sustainability

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Smart Coatings Innovation

Why Attend

After two years in hiatus, you won't want to miss this year's conference. CPCA has a lineup of coatings professionals who will speak on a variety of hot topics that are impacting the industry. Our business sessions are insightful, timely, and informative. CPCA’s annual conference explores major trends, challenges and solutions in the paint and coatings industry. As a delegate, you will be able to:

  • Network with Canadian coatings executives
  • Learn from global industry professionals
  • Discuss coatings technology, innovation, R&D, & business development,
  • Gain industry insights and more...

Those working in key roles within their organization will benefit from the information presented at our conference. Anyone working within the roles listed below should consider attending CPCA’s Annual Conference & AGM:

  • Manufacturer, Supplier and Distributor Professionals
  • R&D, Business Development, Sales, Marketing and Regulatory Officers
  • Supply Chain Specialists & Affiliated Industry Associations
  • Government Officials & Trade Representatives
  • Coatings Industry Consultants & Relevant Industry Stakeholders

An Evening of Entertainment

Our Annual Chair Awards Dinner will ignite the industry's sense of community as we celebrate the finest who excel in their field and have brought years of experience and innovation as a coatings professional in industry. We'll enjoy fine dining and an evening of entertainment from Canada's own La Famille Painchaud!Take a sneak peek below at what we have to look forward to.

Thank you to Our Sponsors

Thanks to those attending our conference, especially our sponsors, for allowing us to bring you CPCA’s 108th Annual Conference in Quebec City.