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IHEA and CCAI Announce the ITPS / IFCS

Friday, February 16, 2018  

The International Heating Equipment Association (IHEA) and Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI) will co-host the International Thermprocess Summit (ITPS) and International Finishing and Coating Summit (IFCS) July 30-August 1, 2018 at the Intercontinental Hotel in the Buckhead area of Atlanta, Georgia.

This is the first-time IFCS will be held in conjunction with the established ITPS providing expanded opportunities for participants due to the synergies between the two industries. The executive level summits are co-sponsored by Products Finishing, Industrial Heating, and Heat Treat Today.
The event’s high-powered agenda will include joint general sessions covering advanced manufacturing technologies, international dynamics impacting business, and strategic business insights. Breakout sessions will address topics specific to industrial finishing and thermprocessing. A tabletop exhibition in the general session ballroom will supplement the program.

A series of networking activities is also planned, including a welcome reception and a Taste of the South dinner. Sponsorships and tabletops are available by visiting and clicking TRAINING & EVENTS and then ITPS or by visiting and clicking EVENTS and then IFCS.

About the Industrial Heating Equipment Association The Industrial Heating Equipment Association (IHEA) is a voluntary trade association representing the major segments of the industrial heat processing equipment industry. Established in 1929 to meet the need for effective group action in promoting the interests of industrial furnace manufacturers, the organization has expanded and currently includes designers, manufacturers, and end users of all types of industrial heat processing equipment and serves as the knowledge base and authoritative voice for industrial process heating worldwide. For more information, visit

About the Chemical Coaters Association International The Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI) is a technical and professional organization that provides information and training on surface coating technologies. CCAI works to raise the standards of finishing operations through educational meetings and seminars, training manuals, educational videos, and outreach programs with schools, colleges and universities. For more information, visit