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Global automotive paint and coatings market set to reach $25bn by 2025.

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Paint shop of the future

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Who should attend

  • Paint and Coatings
  • Equipment Design and Manufacture
  • Materials Sourcing and Advisory
  • Materials Supplies
  • Composite Manufacturing
  • Nanomaterials and Technologies
  • Parts Procurement
  • Raw Materials Sourcing
  • Research and Development
  • Vehicle Technologies
  • Body-In-White (BIW) Engineering
  • Strategy, Projects & Public Affairs
  • Nanomaterials Research
  • Cost Reduction Strategies
  • Legal and Compliance Work
  • Advanced Engineering
  • Material Specifications
  • Purchasing and Sourcing
  • Automotive Technologies
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Equipment Certification Services
  • Vehicle Body Manufacturing
  • Business Development
  • News Reporting and Journalism

Why Attend?

The AUTO PAINT 2021 Exhibition and Conference is the only event of its kind to deliver leading market intelligence and industry presentations on the latest in automotive paint, coatings, and surface innovations.

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  • A great event for people interested in new technologies for the industry.
    Albert Li (Benchmark Mineral Intelligence)
  • This conference gave our company opportunities to meet key players in the emerging technology space.
    Rob Sides (Ametek)
  • Great event with expertise from various fields related to the industry.
    Martin Loo (Greatech)
  • A wide range of information regarding the industry and key providers.
    Ralph Marsh (ATS)
  • A very well organized event with a wide variety of topics presented by knowledgeable speakers.
    Breanna Lopata (Ametek)
  • Great experience to gain knowledge into automotive world and network with key players.
    Jason Klentive (ESAB)

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The Premier Forum for Automotive Painting, Coatings, and Surface Innovations in North America

Welcome to the AUTO PAINT 2021 Exhibition and Conference where innovators in paints and coatings will meet with leading automotive manufacturers in Detroit, Michigan, to explore the latest technologies and techniques in automotive paint, coatings, and surface innovations.

The paint shop plays a significant role in protecting, beautifying, and identifying automobiles. As the most value-added process in automotive manufacturing, painting, and coatings have a high cost of investment and energy consumption, bringing numerous challenges to manufacturers. How to achieve an intelligent, green, and efficient paint shop has become the core topic for the automotive industry.

Today's manufacturers are exploring new advancements in automotive paint, smart coatings, paint shop digitalization, and surface solutions for hybrid car-body materials in a lightweight era, with increasing awareness for environmental protection to create the next generation of vehicles. Experts will throw light on emerging trends in surface innovations, automotive paint systems, as well as laboratory, production, and testing equipment for improving quality and process efficiency, while promoting a green and sustainable automotive industry.

Thank you to all of our supporters and participants from previous summits, here’s a short clip below.

This year’s AUTO PAINT 2021 is set to become the world’s leading exhibition and conference exclusively for automotive paint, coatings, and surface innovations, and for automotive OEMs to meet and collaborate with a large array of manufacturers from across the industry. The event will showcase new technologies and technical know-how which addresses the specific challenges in automotive paint, coatings, and surface development for the next generation of vehicles.

Key topics on this year’s agenda include:

  • Automotive painting and coatings market outlook and industry forecasts
  • Exploring state-of-the-art techniques in paint production and color development
  • Latest research in smart coatings, advanced adhesives, and surface innovations
  • New manufacturing processes for intelligent, green, and efficient paint shops
  • Upcoming regulations and environmental standards for the automotive industry
  • Manufacturer case studies on cutting-edge robotics and paint shop automation

This exhibition and conference will provide a forum for all stakeholders from across the automotive painting and coatings supply chain; from suppliers and service providers to equipment manufacturers, to network and build cross-market relationships and to discuss the real challenges and opportunities in painting, coatings, and surface innovations for the automotive industry.

Call for Presentation

If you would like to be a speaker at this event, please contact sean.collins@iQ-Hub.com, subject heading “Call for Papers - AUTO PAINT 2021”.

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To secure your place at AUTO PAINT 2021 or if you require more information, please contact delegates@iQ-Hub.com.


Key topics for 2021:

  • Automotive painting and coatings market outlook and industry forecasts
    Understand the economic fundamentals and key market drivers for automotive paint, coatings, and surface innovations from a global perspective. Which paint and surface innovations are available today and where is the automotive industry heading?
  • Exploring state-of-the-art techniques in paint production and color development
    Make the business case for adopting new techniques in paint production and color development technologies for the next generation of vehicles.
  • Latest research in smart coatings, advanced adhesives, and surface innovations
    Evaluate new innovations in smart coatings and surface innovations for lightweight body structures. What advanced high-performance coatings can be used for hybrid-materials in a lightweight era?
  • New manufacturing processes for intelligent, green, and efficient paint shops
    Deliver reliable and scalable painting processes and achieve cost targets while optimizing paint shop operations with efficiency in mind.
  • Upcoming regulations and environmental standards for the automotive industry
    Hear from key regulators and classification bodies to ensure your products meet the requirements of new environmental and treatment standards.
  • Manufacturer case studies on cutting-edge robotics and paint shop automation
    Gain insight from leading manufacturers and implement strategies that others in the industry are using to ensure efficiency through digitalization of the paint shop.
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