For the finishing industry, the Finishing Pavilion at FABTECH provides an opportunity to review and learn about many of the manufacturing processes used in facilities around the world all in one convenient location. No need to visit four or five separate shows any longer to get the information and education you need to manufacture your products smarter, greener and more cost effectively. FABTECH offers is all from Nov. 2 – 4 at the Georgia World Congress Center in downtown Atlanta, GA.

An overview of the Chemical Coaters Association International's, or CCAI, pavilion & conference can be found below, but visit the show website and check out the complete show and detailed abstracts for all conference sessions that can be found under EDUCATION & EVENTS. Attendee planning tools can be found on the show website that allows you to create an agenda for planning your show and conference visit.

The outstanding educational opportunities the finishing industry has come to know and appreciate at past CCAI-sponsored conferences are now a big part of FABTECH. CCAI is offering more than 48 hours of timely and valuable conference programming. Everything from Emerging Technologies, introduction to finishing processes, right sizing your finishing system to the future of coatings technologies, modern pretreatment, understanding and lowering your finishing costs and more can be found in the CCAI FINISHING TECHNOLOGIES conference session. Refer to our Conference session outline following this article.

Likewise, the companies that supply our industry have enthusiastically decided to support CCAI’s FINISHING TECHNOLOGIES Pavilion & Conference at FABTECH. Be sure to stop and visit with them in the FINISHING Pavilion on the Show Floor. “I’m extremely excited about FABTECH,” says CCAI Vice-President, Sam Woehler of George Koch Sons. “It has the potential for all of us to meet with a much wider market than a lot of our more recent shows have offered. It’s geared toward the entire manufacturing process stream. I think with CCAI’s involvement in the finishing aspect of the show and conference, not only do we bring a much needed element to FABTECH but we are also going to gain so much from the show as well.”

Show attendees can register for FREE until October 29 by using Priority Code CCAI2 during the online registration process. Thereafter, a $50 registration fee applies for the show. Finishing exhibitors can also provide you with a show ticket that will provide FREE on-site show registration, saving you the $50 registration fee. Contact any Finishing exhibitor for a show ticket to use on-site if you cannot pre-register by October 29. CCAI members receive discounted fees to attend the FABTECH & FINISHING Conference. Follow the member discount instructions during the registration process. Go to and click the REGISTER NOW at the top of the page.