The Canadian Paint and Coatings Association‘s (CPCA) 106th Annual Conference and Annual General Meeting will be held in Vancouver on May 23 and 24 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, CPCA says in a statement.
“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,” CPCA says.
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 member companies are committed to sustainability, spending millions annually on product safety, product performance and product sustainability to meet evolving consumer demands,” said Gary Leroux, CPCA’s president and CEO.
In keeping with tradition, CPCA will recognize several individuals this year for their contributions to the Canadian coatings industry, LeRoux said.
“CPCA has a legacy of recognizing excellence and honouring innovation through its annual Awards Program,” he said. “The paint and coatings industry is at the forefront of innovation and its distinguished leaders, scientists, and chemists are deserving of recognition.”