Vol. 15
March Issue
Year 2014


in Vol. 15 - March Issue - Year 2014
SURCAR CONGRESS 2014 - The Worldwide Event Moving to China for Its 50th Anniversary!

Two days of conferences with both OEM and suppliers speakers from around the globe

2013 SURCAR Awards winners, highlighting outstanding presentations in terms of Technique, Innovation and Jurys favorite

Following a 2013 successful edition in Cannes, the world’s leading biennial congress on automotive body finishing since 1964, SURCAR, will be held for the first time in the heart of Shanghai! Bringing together an international audience of 300+ decision-makers and experts from over 25 countries, SURCAR has enhanced successful innovation strategies and R&D programs in surface finishing for more than 50 years.

Celebrating its 50th anniversary edition, prominent worldwide specialists and Asian experts will present the latest developments on Surface Finishing as well as specific trends of Asian markets around two days of conferences (carefully selected by an International Committee); gathering high-level international experts to discuss and gain insight on a global vision at this world-renowned conference.

With 20% of the world coatings industry market in China, now surpassing the US automotive market, the Industry is evolving at significantly different places and paces throughout the world. Therefore, it is important to follow and understand the numerous and distinct challenges that we are facing.

While Sustainability, Cost, and Environmental impact remain the main factors to be considered by Automotive and allied Surface Treatment Industries worldwide - transfer of know-how, training, local workforce skills, and availability of materials and logistics are rapidly becoming equally important decision-making criteria.

Coming from all around the globe (USA, Korea, Japan, China, India, Germany, France, Sweden, Italy...), speakers will give insights on their R&D, and return experience and vision. Three main themes will be studied: new technology trends, state of the art in painting and coating today, as well as paint finishing in Asian market contexts. It is also a unique occasion for car manufacturers, suppliers of surface treatments, sealants and paints as well as equipment and application facilities manufacturers to network and benefit from great business opportunities around:
An exhibition area allowing focused networking
The SURCAR awards' ceremony on April 10th to highlight outstanding players
A gala dinner on April 9th with a chance to network in a typical Shanghainese evening

Many manufacturing and supplying key players have already confirmed their attendance, such as: ABB, Axalta Coating Systems, BAIC, BASF, Bayer, BMW Brilliance, Bollig & Kemper, Changan Automobile, Chemetall, Condoroil chemical, Dürr, Doolim robotics, Dongfeng Renault, Dongfeng Peugeot Citroen Automobile Company, Eastman, Eisenmann, Exel Industrial China, FAW Car, Fischer, Ford, Fraunhofer - Institut, Geico - Taikisha, GM Volkswagen, Henkel, Kansai Paint, Kremlin Rexon - Sames, Mahindra Vehicule Manufactures, Magna Mirror, Nanjing Kerun Lubricants, Nihon Parkerizing, Nippon Paint, Nof Metal Coatings, Pfinder KG, PPG, Qoros Auto, SAIC, School of Mechanical Engineering, SCIVIC, Shanghai GM, State Information Center, Sturm Gruppe, Toyota Motor Corporation...

Want to join? Find more information below!

For Information:
Floriane BLOT
Tel. +33.1.77 92 99 24
Fax +33.1.46 99 24 39
E-mail: fblot@surcarcongress.com