Print Page   |   Sign In   |   Register
FABTECH Finishing Education Program


FABTECH offers an array of educational programs to enhance your career or business! Including targeted technical, operational, economic, and managerial sessions, you’ll discover the solutions you need to advance your career and your business. You’ll network with peers, learn from top industry experts, exchange best practices, and explore the latest technology and advancements in the industry.

 Finishing technologies, equipment and processes are critical in the manufacturing industry and the Education Program at FABTECH is the perfect platform for CCAI members [KL1]to share their expertise!  We are soliciting technical and informative presentations that span industrial finishing topics so CCAI can “Build a Better Finishing Industry”.

 CLICK HERE to complete the Call for Speakers! Anyone that is interested in presenting MUST complete the Call for Speakers onlineTo ensure FABTECH has your most current information and to streamline the abstract compilation process, everyone wishing to be considered for a FABTECH 2019 presentation must complete the online abstract submission form. You will have the ability to list co-presenters during the process.  Be sure you have their contact information available when you submit your abstract.

 Higher consideration will be given to those with new and/or emerging technology ideas.  We are striving to fill the FINISHING program with innovative concepts, interactive sessions and relevant technical information.  Please give this consideration when submitting an abstract.

 Speaking at FABTECH is a great way to gain additional exposure for your company although, keep in mind that these presentations must be non-commercial and free of company advertisements.  Please forward this information to colleagues in your company that may be interested in presenting at FABTECH 2019 as well.  We look forward to making the FABTECH 2019 conference program our best ever!

 To submit an abstract, CLICK HERE to access the FABTECH Call for Speakers system.

DEADLINE:  April 1, 2019.  While the FABTECH website says the deadline is April 5, the FINISHING deadline is April 1, as we will be reviewing all abstracts and setting the program the week of April 1.

Please contact Kelly LeCount at or 859-356-1030 with any questions regarding the finishing education program.

From process, design and production engineers to line workers, plant managers, job shop owners and corporate management, FABTECH provides a valuable learning experience to benefit every member of your team.  If you are involved in FINISHING, you need to be here!


The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Int’l (FMA), Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), Precision Metalforming Association (PMA), and Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI), co-sponsor the sessions on cutting, finishing, forming & fabricating, management, stamping, and tube & pipe. All sessions are two hours in length, offering practical knowledge you can use right away. Sessions with Tech Tours combine classroom instruction followed by expert-led guided tours on the show floor to see technology operating in designated booths.

The American Welding Society (AWS) presents a comprehensive lineup of welding education. Led by the industry’s top professionals, programs focus on best practices and new commercial developments in welding and thermal spray. Events include conferences, seminars, RWMA Resistance Welding School, professional program, society events, and more.


Become an Exhibitor
Finishing Pavilion Exhibitors
Media Partners
Overall FINISHING Pavilion Information