After a two-year hiatus, CPCA is pleased to announce that the 108th CPCA Annual Conference and AGM will happen once again. The event will take place at the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in historic Québec City, May 25-26, 2022.
The theme of CPCA Annual Conference is “SPARK — Coatings Change & Innovation.” In an industry where regulation is often the active precursor to many business decisions, paint and coatings organizations continue to drive innovation as agents of change for their customers. Research and innovation continue to push the envelope of coatings science. This benefits the product performance demanded by customers and for a more sustainable environment. The plenary session will delve into the state of the coatings industry today. It will also explore technological advances and what they mean for business. Coatings professionals will also explore how various industry challenges, including regulations, have been catalysts for innovation and change. It will consider how the paint and coatings industry leans into regulatory shifts with better R&D for innovative product formulation.
“CPCA member companies commit themselves to sustainability, spending millions annually on improving product stewardship, product performance, and sustainability to meet evolving consumer demands.” commented Gary LeRoux, CPCA’s President, and CEO. Speakers will also focus on emerging changes expected in the coming years. This is as the world combats climate change and places a renewed focus on worker and consumer health. It also comes as demands for more sustainable products and approaches.
In keeping with tradition, CPCA will recognize several individuals for their contributions to the Canadian coatings industry. “CPCA has a legacy of recognizing excellence and honoring innovation through its annual Awards Program for members who have led the way in business and coatings innovation over many years.” These outstanding individuals will receive recognition at the annual Chair Awards Dinner at the stately Fairmont Le Château Frontenac. Attendees will enjoy entertainment from La Famille Painchaud who will ignite the audience with their musical talents.
Since 1913, the Canadian Paint and Coatings Association (CPCA) has represented Canada’s major paint and coatings manufacturers, and their industry suppliers and distributors in three primary product categories: architectural paints, industrial products and automotive coatings. In Canada, CPCA members have more than 261 paint manufacturing establishments. They also own more than 3,000 retail outlets. Additionally, they supply products to another 5,000 retail stores and more than 7,500 auto body shops. This represents annual retail sales of more than $12.3 billion, employing directly and indirectly 86,300 employees.