SSPC Events

SSPC 2017

What is SSPC 2017?

Each year around the end of January, SSPC's annual conference brings together coatings professionals from around the world. The SSPC 2017 annual meeting will be held in Tampa, Florida, January 30th - February 2nd at the Tampa Convention Center. Get ready for a jam-packed week of learning and networking!

Some of this year's conference hightlights include:

  • The Exhibit Floor where you can directly talk to suppliers of abrasives, coating-materials, application-equipment, inspection equipment, professional services - and so much more. We are expecting over 140 exhibitors at the show. See for more details.

  • An extensive Training Program, developed to educate coatings professionals ranging from blasters and painters, to inspectors and consultants, to engineers and facility-owners in the various facets of our ever-evolving industry. See to find out if you already know all there is to know.

  • The Technical Program will include over 100 presentations, lectures, discussion-panels & demonstrations, all grouped around a specific theme. See for further details.

  • Following up on various previous successful Young Professionals programs, this year we will facilitate several activities geared towards helping Young Professionals find their way in this industry, but also aimed at learning better what SSPC can do for Young Professionals. So if you have any promising young guns at your company, you can bring them along at a discounted rate to benefit from the many professional activities and even training-programs.

  • Committee Meetings: During our annual conference, all Technical Committees with work in progress will meet to discuss the further development of standards, guidelines, etc. If you’re not familiar with these committees, please visit for information. As an SSPC member you can join technical committees and contribute to the consensus process. The SSPC conference is also a good opportunity to meet other committee members in person.

  • And last but not least, there will be several Guest Tours to allow your family members traveling with you to enjoy the nature, climate and culture of Florida. See


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