NASF SUR/FIN Trade Show Continues to Increase in Value

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New Survey Indicates High Marks from Trade Show Attendees

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Our goal has always been, and continues to be, producing the industry's most prominent event for industrial finishing professionals looking to network with top analysts, thought leaders and product experts.

Results of a recent survey conducted by the National Association for Surface Finishing (NASF) revealed 2014 SUR/FIN Manufacturing and Technology Conference attendees found significant added value in taking their conference participation to the trade show floor.

Overall, an impressive 98% of SUR/FIN’s nearly 1,200 surveyed attendees visited the trade show to network and check out the latest innovations and technologies in the industry. In fact, an average of 60% of 2014 participant’s time was spent connecting with exhibitors on the trade show floor.

SUR/FIN organizers attribute the trade show’s rising success to their attention to strengthening the quality of the experience for both exhibitors and attendees.

“Our commitment to quality is the foundation behind the success of the show,“ said 2015 SUR/FIN Conference Chairman, Mark Norton of Grand Rapids-based Walgren Company. “Our goal has always been, and continues to be, producing the industry’s most prominent event for industrial finishing professionals looking to network with top industry analysts, thought leaders and product experts.”

As a result, this year’s SUR/FIN Conference and Trade Show enjoyed a strong boost in image. Survey results show 90% of attendees recommend SUR/FIN to their peers and partners in the industry.

Early statistics for SUR/FIN 2015 confirm this positive feedback. Over 85% of exhibit space is already sold, and exhibit reservations are filling up fast. For more information and to reserve exhibit space, visit

Now in its 97th year, SUR/FIN is the conference and trade show connecting hundreds of surface finishing professionals to the industry’s best opportunities, latest innovations and most influential leaders. The annual event welcomes attendees, suppliers and qualified buyers from the world’s top finishing and plating companies for three days of networking, in-depth conference sessions and access to the industry’s latest product and service developments.

About NASF
The National Association for Surface Finishing (NASF) represents the total surface finishing industry as a key segment of the North American and global manufacturing value chain. Membership includes some of the industry’s leading companies, and has membership linkages to job shop and “captive” applicators, chemistry and equipment supplier companies, global OEM’s, technologists, manufacturing professionals and researchers. NASF’s mission is to advance a sustainable future for the coatings industry and promote the vital role of surface technology in the global manufacturing value chain. Visit to learn more.


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