The FSCT has announced that ICE 2006 will be held at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA, from Nov. 1-3, 2006. Originally scheduled for Chicago, ICE 2006 was rescheduled due to insufficient exhibit space in Chicago. FSCT will also hold its Annual Meeting over the same dates, and has scheduled the pre-show International Coatings Technology Conference for Oct. 29-31, 2006.
In related news, the National Paint & Coatings Association (NPCA) is making plans to reschedule its annual meeting to take place in conjunction with ICE in New Orleans.
FSCT also announced possible changes to its organizational structure. At its spring meeting, the FSCT Board of Directors approved, at first reading, amendments to its bylaws that would change the basic structure of the organization’s governing bodies. If these amended bylaws are approved at the FSCT Board of Directors fall meeting, the FSCT Board would be greatly reduced in size and the Executive Committee would be eliminated. For the first time, the Board would be directly elected by the membership.