June 19-21, 2017 | Atlanta, Georgia
Georgia World Congress Center

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the official name of the show and who is it produced by?

SUR/FIN® Manufacturing & Technology Trade Show & Conference – NASF SUR/FIN® is produced by the National Association for Surface Finishing (NASF), the finishing industries leading organization.

What is the purpose of the SUR/FIN® Trade Show and Conference?

NASF SUR/FIN® is the gathering place each year for the finishing industry, with a dedicated focus on new surface technology initiatives, industry education and an evolving industry. The event features exhibits of the latest technologies and innovations in equipment, products and services plus extensive industry-targeted educational sessions and training.

Where and when will SUR/FIN® take place?

Held every year, the 2017 SUR/FIN® Manufacturing & Technology Trade Show & Conference will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Ga., from Monday, June 19 through Wednesday, June 21.

Where can I stay while attending the trade show?

A room block is available at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center, just east of the Conference Center, for a rate of $160 for single/double occupancy. Visit the SUR/FIN® hotel website or call 800-THE-OMNI to make reservations by May 26, 2017.

Who attends SUR/FIN®?

SUR/FIN® attracts people involved in all segments of the finishing industry, including waste water treatment, materials producers, environmental, chemical companies, major manufacturing companies, government relations and regulatory officials. You’ll have access to the broadest network of professionals in surface finishing.

Who exhibits at SUR/FIN®?

SUR/FIN® exhibitors showcase the technologies and innovations in equipment, products and services from all parts of the surface finishing supply chain. Exhibitors will include companies in the areas of coating, finishing and plating, equipment supply, waste treatment and water recycling, testing and laboratory equipment, environmental supplies, architectural/engineering services, research and development, chemicals and more. The show also features the NASF Pavilion and the NASF Boot Camp area which provide a focus on new technology initiatives, industry growth opportunities and regulatory updates you need to know.

Will educational sessions be offered?

SUR/FIN® offers a comprehensive educational program during the three-day event with sessions featuring timely issues and trends, management and applied technology. A full schedule of sessions and speakers is available at

What training courses can I attend?

NASF’s educational arm, the AESF Foundation will be offering two training courses throughout the conference, as well as comprehensive exams for Certified Electroplater Finishers (CEF) and Certified Aerospace Finishers (CAF) certifications.

How is SUR/FIN® viewed and supported in the surface finishing industry?

Many leading industry organizations from around the world participate as supporters while key publications/media participate as media sponsors. SUR/FIN® is recognized as a respected gathering place to be for the industry, and key events such as the NASF Annual Meeting, “Industry Night” and others are held in conjunction with the conference.

How can me or my company support SUR/FIN®?

Numerous event sponsorship and annual partnership opportunities are available by contacting NASF Event Director Cheryl Clark at 302-436-5616 or

Event Contact

Cheryl Clark
| NASF Event Director
(302) 436-5616