The theme of our inaugural Australian Coatings Show 2019 conference, hosted by the Surface Coatings Association Australia, is “2020 and Beyond… Focus for the Future”. The purpose behind this theme is to help each of us reflect on how we view the future and do we look toward it? As an industry we must look to the future – by doing so we can participate in it without being left behind. The theme underpins the message in our call for papers – how can we as individuals, and organisations, help our industry to look to the future clearly and with understanding that we can, like a lens, focus collectively on a single common goal – a sustainable, driven, innovative and focused Coatings Industry in the Australian, and global, context – one that leads rather than follows.
The Australian Coatings Show 2019 Committee invites you to submit papers for consideration for the technical program of the conference relating to the idea of focusing our vision on the future, not just the here and now. Your paper could relate to new technologies, research, applications, methodologies, strategies, ideas or challenges that the industry may face in the future and must think about now.
All papers are to be prepared to the level for publication in the standard scientific journal format – commercial names etc. are strongly discouraged with the focus to be on technically relevant information and data. An abstract of the paper, together with details of the author/presenter, should be sent to the Technical committee for perusal prior to the conference. Details of the conference format and delivery of the presentation will be discussed with presenters when the final program has been set.