The Powder Coating Institute (PCI) has announced that next year’s PCI Powder Coating Technical Conference and Tabletop Exhibition will be held March 12-15 2018 at the JW Marriott Hotel in downtown Indianapolis.  PCI’s executive director Trena Benson said, “We are excited to be headed back to Indy for the Powder Coating 2018 Technical Conference. This event is the best place for powder coating end users and suppliers to learn, network, and support the entire powder coating industry.” The four-day event will kick off with the Technical Conference and Tabletop Exhibition on Monday and Tuesday, March 12 & 13, closing on the morning of March 14.  The tabletop display area will feature powder coating manufacturers, powder coating application equipment, system houses, chemical suppliers and various services that support the powder coating industry.  Along with general sessions and concurrent technical program, attendees will have access to a variety of powder coating information as well as personal interaction with suppliers.  Following the technical conference, PCI’s popular Powder Coating 101: Basic Essentials Hands-On Workshop will be offered on Wednesday afternoon, March 14 and Thursday, March 15.  The workshop includes a comprehensive agenda that covers all the basics of powder coating operations and concludes with hands-on training demonstrations at an area powder coating facility.