On November 16th and 17th, the Paints & Coatings exhibition was held at 'Fira Barcelona', bringing together manufacturers of raw materials, distributors and paint manufacturers. The program included the exhibition of the main innovations in the scientific program and Technofocus given by more than 30 participating companies.
The Paints & Coatings exhibition, which was initially scheduled to take place in 2020, was temporarily suspended due to the health situation. The organisers took the decision to move the event to November once the face-to-face format was authorised. It was undoubtedly a very important event for professionals in the sector, in which Vinavil participated with the presence of Javier Ochoa, Sales Area Manager for Spain and Portugal. It has been a day full of meetings with colleagues from the sector and learning, thanks to the technical presentations and networking between suppliers and manufacturers.
In addition, on October 19th, Javier Ochoa, also attended on behalf of the company the XXIX Technical Congress organised by the Spanish Association of Paint Manufacturers (ASEFAPI) in Madrid. It is a biannual meeting where more than 250 people gathered, including representatives of the main paint manufacturers in Spain and suppliers of the sector. The day included plenary and parallel conferences, where topics related to the regulation, standards of raw materials and paints, environment and new technical solutions for the sector were discussed. The technical congress was closed by Mr. Francisco Perello, ASEFAPI´s president, who highlighted the evolution of the Spanish paint market, as well as the difficulties found by the sector with the shortage of raw materials, their rising prices and the situation of goods transportation.