The FINISHING Pavilion at FABTECH is being billed as the largest event in the finishing industry, according to CCAI.
The FINISHING Pavilion at FABTECH is being billed as the largest event in the finishing industry, according to CCAI.
Attendees get hands-on demonstrations in CCAI's FINISHING Pavilion.
Attendees get hands-on demonstrations in CCAI's FINISHING Pavilion.

Going on its fourth year, the CCAI FINISHING Pavilion and Conference at FABTECH has proven to be the premier event for industrial finishers! With more than 160 exhibiting companies showcasing finishing products and services in the CCAI FINISHING Pavilion, FABTECH is now the destination for finishers to see all products and services that they need to improve their finishing operations. According to the Chemical Coaters Association International, which sponsors the Pavillion, there are more suppliers in CCAI's FINISHING Pavilion than any other show in 2013.

“We are so pleased with the growth of CCAI’s FINISHING Pavilion at FABTECH," said Anne Goyer, CCAI executive director. "We know that manufacturers have limited time today to visit trade shows. Being able to attend one show where they can take in all finishing-related technologies and other manufacturing processes in their plant has been a big draw for end users. The continued expansion of our FINISHING Pavilion & Conference means that attendees can see more finishing technologies and learn about the latest industry trends than anywhere else!”

Attendees will have the opportunity to see more live demonstrations and learn about a wide variety of finishing-related new products during their visit to FABTECH in Chicago from Nov. 18-21. Beyond CCAI’s expanded FINISHING Pavilion, it also boasts a world-class technical conference, including more than 40 hours of FINISHING educational sessions. This year CCAI’s popular “Emerging Technologies” session returns with a twist: each attendee who registers for any FINISHING conference session will be eligible to attend the “Emerging Technologies” session FREE OF CHARGE! That’s at least a $175 savings!

In addition to the Emerging Technologies session, CCAI’s FINSIHING Conference offers important information for both finishing newcomers and industry veterans. Basic sessions cover electrocoating, system design, powder coating, cleaning & pretreatment and running efficient paints systems offer information for those new to finishing. Our Finishing Essentials sessions cover how to achieve excellent finishes, getting hooked on paint racks, manual powder coating and finishing operations impact on our environment. Finally, innovative sessions discuss mechanical finishing, porcelain enamel, cost savings for powder coating, application equipment, getting ready for an OSHA or EPA visit and more. There is something for everyone in CCAI’s FINISHING Conference at FABTECH.

There are also a series of FREE special events, including new product presentations on the show floor, a manufacturer’s "Executive Outlook: Accelerating Performance Through Flawless Execution," and more!
The only event to provide you with a 360° view of the entire manufacturing process from start to finish, FABTECH 2013’s show floor features more than 1,500 exhibitors covering more than 550,000 net square feet of exhibit space. Anticipated attendance is 35,000+ from around the globe. If your job requires you to look for new ways to work smarter, operate leaner and boost productivity, then you and your team need to attend FABTECH. Finalize plans now to attend the finishing industry’s premier event and you'll find the products, resources and ideas to strengthen your business and achieve your manufacturing goals.

Click here for an overview of the Finishing Technologies Pavilion exhibitors and Finishing Technologies Conference schedule. For the most up-to-date information, and to find exhibitor and conference listings for the entire show, visit Scroll over the “SEARCH” tab to view the floor plan, list of exhibitors, show planning tools, and more. Abstracts for all conference sessions can be found under the “LEARN” tab.

Click on the green REGISTER arrow on the top of the FABTECH home page to register. Attendees can register for the exhibits for FREE until Nov. 15, by entering Priority Code FB13 during the on-line registration process.

Thereafter, a $50 registration fee applies for the show. FINISHING PAVILION exhibitors can also provide you with a show ticket that will allow you FREE on-site show registration, saving you the $50 registration fee. Contact any FINISHING Pavilion Exhibitor for a show ticket to use on-site if you cannot pre-register by November 15. CCAI members also receive discounts to attend the FINISHING Conference at FABTECH.
CCAI members must have their membership number available when registering to get the member discount. Call the CCAI office at 859-356-1030 if you cannot locate your membership number. Go to and click the REGISTER arrow at the top of the page.