Ottawa, ONTARIO, March 21, 2019: CPCA’s 106th Annual Conference and AGM will be held at the Sutton Place Hotel just minutes from the Vancouver waterfront on May 23-24, 2019 to discuss current issues and trends in Canada’s coatings industry, and celebrate this year’s industry award recipients. The theme is “Canada’s Coatings Industry: Vision 20-20 Beyond 2020,” looking at the economic, environmental and social trends of importance to the industry. There will be more challenges for the industry as the government seeks to re-assess chemicals already in commerce as well as new uses of existing chemicals already assessed. Other issues will be on the agenda such as the ongoing restrictions coming for biocides, paint waste management and stewardship, new and innovative approaches to sustainability in the industry, and more.
The business sessions will seek to address some of the challenges faced by the industry today and look in the crystal ball as to what is on the horizon for tomorrow. From ongoing regulatory challenges for coatings products, to impressive innovations in the industry and what the coatings industry is doing to ensure products meet the highest standards of performance, while respecting human health and the environment.
CPCA’s President and CEO pointed to the industry’s strong focus,
CPCA member companies are committed to sustainability, spending millions annually on product safety, product performance and product sustainability to meet evolving consumer demands.
In keeping with tradition, CPCA will recognize several individuals this year for their contributions to the Canadian coatings industry. Mr. LeRoux said,
CPCA has a legacy of recognizing excellence and honouring innovation through its annual Awards Program. The Paint and Coatings industry is at the forefront of innovation and its distinguished leaders, scientists, and chemists are deserving of recognition.
These outstanding individuals will be recognized at the annual Chair Awards Dinner held this year at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club.
The annual conference provides an excellent networking opportunity for those in the industry to come together and share experiences.