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SSPC: 2017 Conference Participants Up

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

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SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings has revealed that SSPC 2017, held Jan. 30-Feb. 2 in Tampa, Florida, posted positive numbers in terms of registrations and exhibit booths.

SSPC exhibit floor ribbon-cutting
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SSPC President Gunnar Ackx (left) and Sherwin-Williams' W. Doni Riddle cut the ribbon to open the exhibit floor at SSPC 2017.

According to SSPC, the conference boasted more registrations, more exhibiting companies (including more first-time exhibitors), more overall booths and more full conference participants than the previous year’s show. In addition, most numbers outpaced every year since SSPC returned to hosting an independent conference in 2011, the organization says.

SSPC specifically points out strong numbers in terms of full conference participants. There was a nearly 20 percent increase in the number of people who chose to participate in the technical program, the organization says, attributing the gains to measures taken to keep the program educational and exciting.

"We're extremely pleased with overall attendance at the SSPC conference this year," said SSPC executive director Bill Worms. "We're especially proud of the huge effort put forth from our members, volunteers and staff. The improvements in the 2017 event are a great foundation for SSPC to build on as we look to expand the conference in future years."

Upcoming Events

The SSPC board and staff look forward to seeing many coatings professionals at the 2017 DOD-Allied Nations Technical Corrosion Conference, Aug. 7-10, in Birmingham, Alabama. For more information on that conference, which is being administered by SSPC under contract with the Department of Defense, visit

In addition, information for SSPC 2018, scheduled for Jan. 15-18, 2018, in New Orleans, is available at


Tagged categories: Asia Pacific; Coatings education; Conferences; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); Gunnar Ackx; Latin America; North America; Program/Project Management; SSPC; SSPC 2017

Comment from Nelson De la Cruz, (3/1/2017, 10:42 PM)

Great Event! I'm sure that Infocorrosión will be in New Orleans.

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