The NASF will again host an international session at the SUR/FIN Manufacturing and Technology Conference on Monday, June 11, to highlight global business, technology and regulatory trends for finishing. Speakers from four continents have been invited to compare notes and offer an outlook on where finishing is headed in various parts of the world.
The panel will follow NASF's outside economist, Dr. Ken Mayland, who will give an update on the manufacturing recovery and what recent U.S. economic trends portend for the future, and Dr. Patrick Benaben from France, who will give the SUR/FIN Blum Lecture.
NASF will also take the opportunity at SUR/FIN to launch the Global Surface Technology Roundtable. The roundtable is envisioned as a venue primarily for information exchange, coordination on issues of mutual interest and combined advocacy to keep ill-advised regulatory decisions in some parts of the world from spreading to other jurisdictions.
The European Union’s REACH chemicals framework is the most recent example of regulatory overreach—the U.S., South America and Asia are facing new pressures due to the new restrictions under REACH. SUR/FIN will hold a special technical session on what this topic means for finishers in North America.
We look forward to seeing you at SUR/FIN 2012. To register or exhibit, please contact Cheryl Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org.