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Rev your engines, because the Harley-Davidson Raffle is back! Generously sponsored by LiUNA, all full- conference registrants will receive a raffle ticket to fill out and drop in LiUNA’s booth #114 in the Exhibit Hall. A winner will be pulled at random at the Closing Blast on Thursday, February 14 (winner must be present to win). Complete raffle rules and regulations can be found in the mobile app, and at the registration desk.

The SSPC Mobile Training Unit (MTU) will be returning, but this time see it in action. Several exhibitors have secured outdoor demo space just outside the main exhibit hall at Coronado Springs. Live demonstrations will be held throughout the week during regular exhibit hours, but the MTU schedule is as follows:

  • Tuesday, February 12 – 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday, February 13 – 1:00 PM & 3:00 PM
  • Thursday, February 14 – 10:30 AM & 12:30 PM

SSPC would like to thank GMA Garnet (USA) Corp. and The Sherwin-Williams Company for making it possible to perform these live demonstrations.

We have a record-breaking 152 companies registered to exhibit at Coatings+ 2019 and 32 of them are from outside the United States! While most are spread throughout the Veracruz Exhibit Hall, seven of the SSPC International Chapters will be featured in our International aisle 1200

While you’re making your way through the exhibit hall, make sure to stop by the SSPC Resource Center (Booth #611) to share your story. Don’t be camera shy! We want to hear from members about what SSPC means to you. What keeps you coming back? What are we doing right? What could we do better? Let us know! There will be plenty of interactive feedback opportunities throughout the week so make your voice heard.

For the first time this year, the Coatings+ Conference will feature Technical Sessions and Training Courses offered in Spanish. Latin American Sessions 1 & 2 are scheduled for Thursday morning, February 14; and the Using SSPC-PA 2 Effectively (Usando SSPC-PA 2 Efectivamente) training course will be taking place on Friday, February 15*. The full technical program will be available to create personalized schedules by the end of January when the mobile app is released.

*Separate registration is required for all training/certification courses.

With the tremendous growth of SSPC International Chapters over the past year, we have been working harder than ever to make sure our members’ needs are met. But this is not possible without collaboration and feedback from the SSPC member community at-large. Chapter and Advisory Council Meetings will be taking place at the conference for this very purpose. The preliminary schedule is as follows:

  • Domestic Chapter Meeting: Monday, February 11 – 1:30-2:30PM
  • International Chapter Meeting: Monday, February 11 – 3:30-4:30PM
  • Latin America Member Meeting: Tuesday, February 12 – 2:00-3:00PM
  • Asia-Pacific Member Meeting: Tuesday, February 12 – 2:00-3:00PM

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