The 93rd Annual Sur/Fin, sponsored by The National Association for Surface Finishing, is rolling into the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Ill., June 13-15. As always, the conference will present state-of-the-art technology and the latest in practical applications for the surface finishing industry. See you there!
Sur/Fin in the Windy City
Not only does SUR/FIN 2011 give attendees the opportunity to learn from and network with peers in the surface finishing industry, it does so with the beautiful city of Chicago and all it has to offer as its backdrop. This year’s conference is being held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill., a 2.5-square-mile village conveniently located between O’Hare International Airport and Chicago.
NASF has negotiated a special rate of $159 per night for conference attendees at two hotels—the Crowne Plaza Chicago (847-671-6350), located directly across the street from the convention center, and the Hyatt Regency O’Hare (847-696-1234), connected to the venue by a covered walkway.
Several restaurants are within walking distance, including Morton’s The Steakhouse, Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse and Tuscano’s Italian Restaurant & Lounge; and an endless assortment of other establishments are just a cab ride away.
Nearby Chicago also offers visitors such attractions as Lake Michigan, Navy Pier, Millennium Park, Lincoln Park Zoo, the Museum of Science and Industry, and the Art Institute of Chicago, in addition to remarkable shopping opportunities on the city’s Magnificent Mile.
The three-day Sur/Fin 2011 conference will feature keynote addresses by three experienced professionals in the surface finishing industry.
The first session on Monday afternoon will feature Harry Moser of the Reshoring Initiative, who will address the future of U.S. manufacturing and the reshoring initiative. This will be followed by a presentation by Dr. Kevin Bradley, president of the Nickel Institute, who will discuss European Reach, nickel coatings and challenges for surface technology.
And Tuesday’s program will begin with a presentation on the foundation of chemical surface treatment excellence by Linda Duschl, senior manager and enterprise leader at Boeing Research & Technology.
Titan Metal Fabricators is displaying its line of titanium rectangular and round anode baskets, and its titanium immersion coils in serpentine, grid and u-coil configurations for heating and cooling plating baths using steam or water.