Resurgence in manufacturing, growth of economies, improvements in employment, business health, and standards of living have occurred. Challenges with trade friction, income inequality, aging workforces/limited availability, concern for climate change, and now COVID-19 have been headwinds. All of these shape the environment for coatings and Electrocoat in particular.
10+2 Years Later: What Has Changed and What Does Change Look Like in the Future?
General Session & Keynote
- Where are we 10+2 years later?
The state of the economy and manufacturing, the consumer, labor force dynamics, trade impacts, and the current state of disruptive technologies with the potential to reshape our world.
- What is happening in the world of coatings and what is the impact of the pandemic?
Highlights from the ever-evolving global coatings industry, with respect to markets and segments (both geographic and industry vertical), consolidation, technology trends, and key challenges and opportunities. A view of the impacts of COVID-19 on the coatings industry will be presented, as well as some opportunities the pandemic has created.
- Electrocoat: Where do we go from here?
Implications for the future of Electrocoat, including opportunities, challenges, and a call for increased innovation to expand the efficacy of the technology.