Events & Training for April 2012

Our Events & Training section lists surface finishing–related conferences, exhibitions, and training courses worldwide.

If you would like us to include a new event, please e-mail the details to Reginald Tucker, editor, at


ECOAT 2012

11 April 2012 - 12 April 2012

ECOAT 2012 is an educational conference for everyone involved in the electrocoat business and for people interested in learning about electrocoating.

Orlando, Fla.

PaintExpo 2012

17 April 2012 - 20 April 2012

Leading International Trade Fair for Industrial Coating Technology

Karlsruhe, Germany

2012 Washington Forum

24 April 2012 - 26 April 2012

Join us in 2012 as we meet with our federal lawmakers and show them how the nation’s fiscal future and economic security depend on an improved climate for manufacturing. NASF will make specific recommendations to Congress regarding policy change on pending metals and chemicals management issues, etc.

Alexandria, Va.

2012 SAE Automotive World Congress

24 April 2012 - 26 April 2012

The SAE 2012 World Congress theme, Get Connected, represents the new and diverse connections that will drive significant advancements in the auto industry of tomorrow. Not only does the theme symbolize literal connections, such as those between vehicles, infrastructure, the Internet, and the nation's electrical grid, but also demonstrates the most fundamental of connections; the connections and relationships between engineers who are developing the next generation vehicle technology.

Detroit, Mich.

Society of Vacuum Coaters Technical Conference

28 April 2012 - 01 May 2012

Join the Society of Vacuum Coaters in the heart of the Silicon Valley - the economic center of American high-tech business, academia, innovation and development. The 2012 SVC TechCon explores the latest in vacuum coating and related technologies and their role in high-tech applications. This international conference features a Technical Program with 13 topical sessions, a two-day Technology Exhibit, a comprehensive Education Program with 26 Tutorial Courses, and a variety of networking events - linking innovation with business.

Santa Clara, Calif.