The Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI) and the Powder Coating Institute (PCI) will co-locate for their 2016 Annual Meetings.The joint event will be held June 19-23 at the Westin Riverfront Beaver Creek Hotel, in the Vail, CO area. CCAI will conduct its annual social activities, committee meetings and business meetings to start the week, followed by several events held in conjunction with PCI including a welcome reception, joint general sessions and a golf outing. PCI will round out the week with its association committee meetings and PCI business. This concept has been under consideration for the past two years as both the CCAI & PCI boards have been looking for ways that members can reduce the number of meetings they attend each year and also reduce the costs of attendance. While there is some slight deviation from past annual meetings, members will enjoy all the regular annual meeting traditions and events while gaining the opportunity to meeting new industry peers. “The co-location of CCAI and PCI’s annual meetings allows industrial coatings users, suppliers and custom coaters the opportunity to learn and network with the entire industry in one trip,” noted CCAI president Kevin Coursin.  “By co-locating, it brings better efficiency and helps reduce travel expenses and meeting costs which we hope will allow more members to attend.  Combined with one of our country’s prettiest spots, we believe this will be one of best annual meetings yet.” PCI President John Cole added, “There are many benefits to this co-location. In addition to the items mentioned above, both organizations retain their own independent and time-coordinated business segments of their meetings, while the organizations will share common general session and social activities. It’s a win-win for both organizations.”