FOCUS 2021: Vision Into the Future
For 44 years the FOCUS conference has provided a forum to discuss the most pressing issues affecting the coatings industry. From developing technologies to optimized productivity to emerging test methods, FOCUS has been the forum to share ideas and grow networks. As technologies continue to evolve and improve, so does FOCUS.
As technologies continue to evolve and improve, so does FOCUS. Now hosted on the CVENT Virtual Platform, this conference will continue to highlight coatings and factory improvements. This year’s theme, Vision Into the Future, will examine application of emerging coatings technologies to tomorrow’s automotive bodies and add-on parts. Come explore the exciting future of coatings!
Mark your calendars for Thursday, May 6th and Friday, May 7th for this special CVENT Virtual Conference.
What to expect
- Extended agenda of technical presentations across 2 days.
- Leaders from top companies including: Axalta Coatings Systems, BASF, PPG, Ford Motor Company, and General Motors.
- Keynote Speaker, Pete Votruba-Drzal, from PPG to discuss “Advance Coatings for the Mobility Industry”
- Virtual poster session highlighting the talents of students from local universities.
- Exhibitor virtual platforms.
- Continuous networking opportunities – connecting with the world at your fingertips!
Next generation application technologies
Next generation coatings and materials
Futuristic test methods
Why attend FOCUS?
Get the latest news right from the experts: OEM’s, tier suppliers, and industry suppliers.
Hear the voice of the customer! Network with the industry’s top researchers and discuss challenges with suppliers. Meet the next generation of professionals.
Get a pulse on what the industry needs and generate real-world solutions for your organization.
Re-charge your battery with a bevy of new ideas and valuable contacts.
The Detroit Society for Coatings Technology
- John Boisseau, Eastman Chemical
- Scott Clifford, FANUC America
- Bernadette Colonna, Covestro
- Vernon Comeaux, Stellantis
- Paul Deskovitz, Retired
- Sarah Hodapp, General Motors
- Jon Lawniczak, Eckart
- Vijay Mannari, Eastern Michigan University (President)
- Lorrie McQuiston, PPG
- Carrie Semrau, Axalta Coatings (Secretary)
- Lincoln Simoni, AkzoNobel
- Keith Stricker (Treasurer)
- Jeff Tish, Anderson Development
- Jake Welland, Axalta Coatings (Chairperson)
- Don White, BASF
- Marcy Zimmer, Ford
The Detroit Society for Coatings Technology has been presenting FOCUS – the premier automotive coatings conference – for over 40 years. Check out scenes and details from recent FOCUS conferences.