29th International Conference on Automotive Body Finishing

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SURCAR History

Created for the first time in 1964, SURCAR has evolved from a two days Congress held every 2 years in the South of France to a Worldwide brand dedicated to the Automotive Body and Paint Finishing Industries with an event portfolio all over the world.

SURCAR Cannes Congress: A major Congress dedicated to automotive paint finishing since 1964

Initially a Congress on Car Body Surface Finishing held for the first time in Cannes, South of France in 1964, SURCAR has since been gathering more than 250 delegates at each edition of the Congress held every 2 years in Cannes.

This is the leading event for the Body and Paint Finishing Community World-Wide.
The Place where experts and all major decision makers meet every two years

SURCAR quickly became the Bi-Annual meeting for both International Automotive Original Equipment Manufacturers with their specialized Surface Treatment, Sealant, Paint Materials, Equipment and Facilities Suppliers.
Every new edition of the SURCAR Congress allowed decision makers of the Paint Finishing Community to discover innovations presented by Top-level experts from all over the world.
The Program has always been carefully established with the Help of an International Technical Committee of Surface Finishing experts and focuses on Innovations of Paint Materials and Equipment, new Clean Technologies, Surface Treatment developments, Feedback and Benchmarking of Installations, Materials and Processes as well as latest steps taken to meet the Environmental Challenges.

2014: SURCAR moves to Asia!
The worldwide success of SURCAR led to the addition of a SURCAR Congress for Asia held every 18 months in Shanghai

More than 250 delegates have attended the first 3 editions of SURCAR Shanghai Congress, which have become the annual leading Congress for Asian decision makers of the Automotive Body and Paint Finishing industry.

The European and The Asian editions of SURCAR both offer major business opportunities and networking.

2016: The development of new tailored events for the International Community

2016 is the creation of several Specific Workshops, and an International AWARDS Event to reward noteworthy Projects and Processes, which give Automotive Original Equipment Manufacturers and their Suppliers useful opportunities to meet several times per year.

2018: SURCAR expands to North America!