Northwest Coatings Fest 2018

Join us for the PNWSCT CoatingsFest 2018

October 10 -12, 2018 at the Laurel Point Inn in Victoria, BC Canada


Nov 6, 2017


Dear Members and Friends,




The Vancouver Chapter of the PNWSCT and Conference Chairman Ray Nordstrand are pleased to invite you to attend the 2018 Northwest Coatings Fest, to be held in beautiful Victoria, BC on October 10 – 12, 2018.  The symposium and accommodations are located at the Inn at Laurel Point, a wonderful waterfront location in downtown Victoria.




The fun begins at 8am on Wednesday October 10 with a golf tournament held at the Olympic View Golf Club.  Don’t miss this highly anticipated sporting event!  Fees include green fees, power cart, practice balls, breakfast, and BBQ lunch.   For further information, please contact Ron Vanderdrift at (778) 388-3376 or




The opening night social will be held Wednesday October 10.  This casual event includes dinner, beverages, and entertainment.  Come join the fun while networking with old and new friends.  




The heart of CoatingsFest is the technical program which runs from the morning of Thursday October 11 through to early afternoon on Friday October 12.  A series of speakers have been hand-picked to present a variety of topics relevant to our industry today.  Call for papers is open now!  Submit your abstract or direct your questions to Thelma Longakit at (604) 594-6211x348 or




The traditional Suppliers Cocktail Party and Banquet completes our calendar of social events on Thurs Oct 12.  Don’t miss the post-dinner entertainment.




Please support the PNWSCT by staying at our waterfront host hotel The Inn at Laurel Point.   Rooms start at $179 CND$.  Hotel reservations can be made by phoning (800) 663-7667 or emailing  Please reference “PNWSCT 2018 Symposium” to obtain the group rate, and be sure to reserve prior to Aug 27, 2018.  This hotel is located in the heart of Victoria on the harbour, close to many popular tourist attractions and sought-after restaurants. 




A variety of Sponsorship packages are available.  Your sponsorship dollars contribute to a successful and vibrant event, and also play a vital role in supporting the activities of the PNWSCT.  For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact xxxxxxx.




Online symposium registration will be available soon at  The early bird registration deadline is August 31, 2018.




For additional information, contact Ray Nordstrand, (604) 931-4002,  Please extend this invitation to your colleagues in the industry.  We encourage your participation to keep our industry strong and vibrant.  See you in Victoria,






Bonnie MacKenzie,


Registration Chair, (604) 602-9084;