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Jonathan Bourne, director of PRA, to Keynote 2009 CoatingsTech conference in April.

NPCA/FSCT has announced that Jonathan Bourne, managing director of the Paint Research Association (PRA), and chemicals sector advisor to Ernst & Young, has been selected to present the Keynote Address at the 2009 CoatingsTech Conference. The presentation will lead off the Conference, to be held April 28-29, in Indianapolis, IN.


Bourne's presentation, "Global Market & Technology Trends: Embracing the Future," will be given on Tuesday morning, April 28.

Bourne started his career in the chemicals industry over 25 years ago, after completing a Joint Honours BSc in Management & Chemical Sciences at the University of Manchester, UK.

He has held positions in product and marketing management, corporate planning and development, as well as general management and consultancy. Bourne has wide sub-sector experience, including petrochemicals and polymers, paints and coatings, specialty chemicals, and ingredients for a broad range of industries.

At PRA, Bourne advises clients on all aspects of business and technology development. Areas of interest include corporate transactions, the innovation process, and executive coaching.

He is a Chartered Marketer and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Fellow in the Technology of Surface Coatings, and a Member of the Institute of Directors.

For additional information on the CoatingsTech Conference, visit To be added to the mailing list, contact NPCA/FSCT at 527 Plymouth Rd., Ste. 415, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462; 610.940.0777; fax: 610.940.0292; or email:


Global Market & Technology Trends: Embracing the Future

Jonathan Bourne, PRA

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The global coatings industry has been estimated to be worth $90-95 billion and the top 100 companies now produce over 60% of the volume. The market remains quite fragmented, despite the consolidation trend, and many new growth opportunities exist, both in emerging markets and niche segments. The Paint Research Association (PRA), as an independent membership organization, is uniquely placed to comment on developments affecting innovation and growth in the coatings industry.

In this Keynote Address, drivers of market and technology change will be considered and some of the key trends presented, together with the challenges and opportunities for chemicals and coatings companies.

What are the practical implications of sustainable development ambitions and who are the movers and shakers? The effect of the current economic environment will not be overlooked, as companies grapple with the heightened uncertainty and risk associated with the economic downturn. Some insights into how the future might unfold will be offered in the global context, especially considering the negative effects that have impacted different segments in recent months.
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