• Pigment & Colour Science Forum
  • TiO2 World Summit

Pigment & Colour Science Forum

8 - 9 October 2024
Vienna, Austria

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Combined with TIO2 World Summit

Combining more than 25 years of experience in working with the industrial pigments and colorants sectors and titanium dioxide supply chain, Smithers' combined Pigment and Color Science Forum & TiO2 World Summit regularly unites key players from across the entire value chain for 2-days of the latest market insights, imformative presentations, collaborative discussions, and valuable networking opportunities, building on the inherent synergies between the pigments and TiO2 industries.

Highlights of the 2023 event:

  • Speakers from Ford, P&G, Sun Chemical, Eckart, BYK, PPG, PRA, Schlenk Metallic Pigments, Sierra Rutile Limited, Orion, Iluka, Penn Color, TiPMC Consulting, and more.
  • Presentations and panels covered enhanced TIO2 sustainability, digital color rendering, jetness, the value chain and outlook, aluminum pigments, and much more.
  • Access to presentation video recordings and speaker materials after the event
  • 4+ hours of networking built into the program
  • Make new connections within the industry with like-minded individuals
  • Complete access to the conference app and online platform to connect with other attendees, speakers, and sponsors
  • Networking lunches, a welcome reception with drinks and hors d'oeuvres at the end of the first day, and more – all included in your registration

This is the only event specifically on pigments and will address key topics like radical innovations, sustainability, supply chain and market outlook. Pigment & Colour Science Forum has included attendees from Akzo Nobel, IKEA, Renault, Sensient, Jaguar Land Rover, Sun Chemical, Schlenk, Ecolean, TU Delft, and many more.



Dr. Kjersta Larson-Smith - Boeing Research & Technology

Dr. Kjersta Larson-Smith

Technical Fellow at Boeing Research & Technology
Merve Samiye Kirazlı - Kansai Altan

Merve Samiye Kirazlı

Color R&D Laboratory Manager at Kansai Altan
Eldon Decker - PPG Industries, Inc.

Eldon Decker

Sr. Research Associate at PPG Industries, Inc.
Thomas Rentschler  - Merck KGaA

Thomas Rentschler

Technical Service Pigments at Merck KGaA
Steve Hollins - TDMA

Steve Hollins

Senior Product Stewardship Advisor at TDMA
Dr. Corinna Ludwig - Kuncai Pigments Europe GmbH

Dr. Corinna Ludwig

Managing Director at Kuncai Pigments Europe GmbH


Orion Engineered Carbons
Schlenk Metallic Pigments GmbH

Advisory Board

Lisa Clapp - Sun Chemical

Lisa Clapp

Vice President of Colors Technology at Sun Chemical
Dr. Trevor S B Sayer - Expertas Global

Dr. Trevor S B Sayer

Managing Director at Expertas Global
Dr. Christopher Seubert - Ford Research and Innovation Center

Dr. Christopher Seubert

Research Engineer at Ford Research and Innovation Center
Eldon Decker - PPG Industries, Inc.

Eldon Decker

Sr. Research Associate at PPG Industries, Inc.
Dr. Frank J. Maile - SCHLENK Metallic Pigments GmbH

Dr. Frank J. Maile

Vice President - Technical Marketing & Product Management at SCHLENK Metallic Pigments GmbH
Adriana Pullin - BASF Corporation

Adriana Pullin

Pigments for Automotive Coatings North America & Lead in Global Pigment Selection Strategy at BASF Corporation

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