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19th Technical Symposium

  • Wednesday, September 25, 2024
  • (EDT)
  • Friday, September 27, 2024
  • (EDT)
  • Le Saint-Sulpice, 414 Saint-Sulpice, Montreal (Quebec) Canda


  • This ticket type is for all IHAA member company reps after the first representative.
  • There is no charge for the first representative from an IHAA member company. Additional representatives should use the "Additional Reps" ticket type.


"Anodizing: The Optimal Finishing of the Future"

19th Technical Symposium

September 25 - 27, 2024

Le Saint-Sulpice

414 St. Sulpice Street

Montréal, Quebec, Canada, H2Y 2V5

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All activities, speakers, and breakout session topics are subject to change.


Wednesday, September 25, 2024

5:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception & Welcome Dinner

Thursday, September 26, 2024

9:00 a.m.

Optional guided walking tour of Montreal for spouse/partner guests. $20 USD per person.

8:30-9:30 a.m.

Breakfast and opening remarks

9:45-12:45 p.m.

4 presentations (see list of confirmed speakers below)

12:45-1:30 p.m.


2:00-5:00 p.m.

Factory tour, details TBA

7:00 p.m.

Optional dinner cruise on the St. Lawrence River.  5-course meal, $125 USD per person (taxes and service included). Cash bar.

Friday, September 27, 2024

8:30-9:00 a.m.

Breakfast and announcements

9:15-12:15 p.m.

4 presentations (see list of confirmed speakers below)

12:15-1:00 p.m.



3 breakout sessions (see list of topics below)


Closing remarks


Open members meeting


Board of Directors meeting


  • Costantino Cicerchia and Alessandro Savelli, GHA Europe
  • Jerome Fourmann, Rio Tinto
  • Petter Isaksson, Ahlins i Habo AB, “The Possibilities for Automation in Racking and Processing”
  • Frank Munk, MUNK GmbH, “Efficient Methods of Anodizing Hard Coat Using a Rectifier – Recent Improvements”
  • Steven Nataupsky, Knobbe Martens, “Patents, Copyright, and Trademark Law”
  • Tej Patel and Pinakin Patel, Techevon LLC, “PFAS Replacements and Environmentally Friendly Finishes”
  • Jed Smith, Ellsworth Adhesives, “LED-Curable Maskant for Anodizing”
  • Peter Totaro, Hillock Anodizing


    • What will anodizing look like in 20 years?
    • Calculating truthful costs
    • Succession planning in a family business
    • Improving production planning

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