CCAI and PCI Hold Joint 2016 Annual Meeting in Colorado
Friday, December 18, 2015
Posted by: Kelly LeCount
The Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI) and the Powder Coating Institute (PCI) will co-locate for their 2016 Annual Meetings from June 19-23 at The Westin Riverfront Beaver Creek located in the Vail, Colorado area for networking, education and association business.
CCAI will conduct their annual social activities, committee meetings and business meetings to start the week followed by several events held in conjunction with PCI including a welcome reception, joint general sessions and a golf outing. PCI will round out the week with their association committee meetings and PCI business. This concept has been under consideration for the past two years as both the CCAI & PCI boards have been looking for ways that members can reduce the number of meetings they attend each year and also reduce the costs of attending various meetings. While there is some slight deviation from past annual meetings, members will enjoy all the regular annual meeting traditions and events while gaining the opportunity to meeting new industry peers.
“The co-location of CCAI and PCI’s annual meetings allows industrial coatings users, suppliers and custom coaters the opportunity to learn and network with the entire industry in one trip,” notes CCAI President Kevin Coursin. “By co-locating, it brings better efficiency and helps reduce travel expenses and meeting costs which we hope will allow more members to attend. Combined with one of our country’s prettiest spots, we believe this will be one of best annual meetings yet.”
Likewise, PCI President John Cole agreed with Mr. Coursin, “There are many benefits to this co-location. In addition to the items mentioned above, both organizations retain their own independent and time-coordinated business segments of their meetings, while the organizations will share common general session and social activities. It’s a win-win for both organizations.”
CCAI’s meeting will run from June 19 – 22 while PCI’s meeting will run from June 20 – 23. Joint events and sessions will take place from Monday evening, June 20 through Wednesday morning, June 22. Several registration categories will be available for members so they can choose whether they wish to attend either the CCAI or PCI meeting or attend both meetings.
The Westin Riverside Beaver Creek is a beautiful, modern resort surrounded by scenic mountain views and a picturesque river. The village of Avon is walkable and the resort provides complimentary transportation to both Beaver Creek Village and Vail Village. Programming is currently under development and registration brochures will be sent out to the membership next February. Mark your calendar now and plan to attend.