The Finishing Pavilion and Conference organized by the Chemical Coaters Association International at Fabtech 2015 in November broke records set the previous year. Filling more than 48,000 net sq ft of space in Chicago’s McCormick Place, the hundreds of finishing products and services on the show floor attracted more visitors than ever before. A total of 199 companies exhibited in this section of the show. Additionally, CCAI’s technical sessions increased in attendance by 45 percent, the largest audience yet “Along with our growth on the show floor, our conference sessions continue to grow each year,” notes CCAI Executive Director, Anne Goyer. “With nearly 200 attendees filling the Finishing conference sessions this year, it was by far and away our largest conference attendance yet. “We are very happy to see that more individuals are taking time to attend educational sessions as well as visit the show floor. We feel that the finishing industry now looks to Fabtech as the place to be for both a dynamic exhibition with everything they might be looking for and outstanding educational opportunities at the same time.” CCAI’s board of directors began to partner with Fabtech back in 2010. This year, there were over 10,000 Fabtech attendees who indicated they were there to evaluate finishing.  CCAI Platinum Corporate Member, Greg Dawson of Nordson Corp. reflects, “The Finishing Pavilion has grown from being just a mere curiosity to the welding/stamping visitors to being a destination for people with funded powder coating projects. That’s a major shift in demographics in five short years.” Planning for Fabtech 2016 in Las Vegas is already underway, and the Finishing Pavilion has more than 88 percent of the exhibit space already reserved. “This is the first time our FINISHING Pavilion has filled so quickly,” notes CCAI Exhibit Manager Andy Goyer.