Smithers Rapra announces dates for Pigment and Color Science Forum 2014 and TiO2 World Summit

Events will take place concurrently October 7-9, 2014 in Montréal, Canada

Combining more than 25 years of experience in working with the titanium dioxide supply chain and the industrial pigments and colorants sectors, Smithers Rapra is pleased to announce 2014 dates and location for the Pigment and Color Science Forum 2014 and the TiO2 World Summit 2014. The 2014 editions of these events and their joint exhibition will take place October 7-9, 2014 at the Le Westin Montréal in Montréal, Canada.

"We are very excited to co-locate the Pigment and Color Science Forum together with the TiO2 World Summit and allow attendees the opportunity to hear from experts in both topic areas and to meet with more potential clients and customers at the networking events. This also means an added benefit for sponsors and exhibitors as they'll be able to reach both audiences in our combined exhibit hall," said Andrew Smaha, conference director for Smithers Rapra."Both events are dedicated to bringing together key members of the pigments supply chain to discuss the latest applications, technologies and processes and we look forward to building on these synergies to create a truly memorable experience for all attendees. By co-locating, the business executives, R&D leaders, academics, government policy makers, stakeholders, and investors that make up the key audience for both events will have more opportunities to build strategic relationships and greater access to the most current research and information."

More than 350 members of the pigment, TiO2 and color cosmetics industries are anticipated to attend this year's combined event. Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities are available; contact Brian Santos at +1 207 781 9618 for more information.

About the 2014 Pigment and Color Science Forum

Dr. Isaac Cohen, Vice President, Corporate R&D Innovation, The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.; Paul Czornij, Technical Manager - Color Excellence Group, BASF; Bill Eibon, Director - Global Color Technology Platform, PPG Industries; Dr. Parfait Jean Marie Likibi, Director, Global New Market Development at Henkel Adhesive Technologies and Dr. Trevor Sayer, Managing Director, Expertas Ltd. will use their decades of expertise to help Smithers Rapra shape the 2014 program for the Pigment and Color Science Forum.

Pigment and Color Science Forum 2014 will cover market trends, intellectual property matters and new advances in plastics, cosmetics, paints & coatings, multifunctional pigments, industrial design, paper & printing inks, consumer electronics and automotive applications. For more information on Pigment and Color Science Forum 2014, visit www.pigmentmarkets.com.

About the 2014 TiO2 World Summit

The 14th edition of the TiO2 World Summit will be chaired by Reg Adams, Chief Executive, Artikol Ltd., UK, with advisory support from Frank J. Mitsch, Managing Director and Senior Analysts, Wells Fargo Securities, USA and Laurence Wang, Senior Consultant, China Titanium Consulting, China.TiO2 2014 will cover the state of the global TiO2 industry including the investment environment; minerals and feedstocks; new applications; supplier perspectives; projects & production and end user designs. For more information on TiO2 2014, visit www.tio2conference.com.

About Smithers Rapra
Smithers Rapra is the global leader in rubber, plastics, polymer and composites testing, consulting and information products and events, with key focuses including the tire, industrial, transportation, consumer and medical industries. For more information, visit www.smithersrapra.com.

Contact:
Danielle Marks
Dmarks@smithers.com
+1 207 781 9637