IMCD are proud to sponsor the BCF Annual Conference & Dinner 2023


IMCD are pleased to announce that we are proudly sponsoring the upcoming British Coatings Federation (BCF) Annual Conference & Dinner 2023

Supporting the UK Coatings and Printing Ink Industry

The BCF is the UK trade association representing the interests of the decorative paints, industrial and powder coatings, printing inks, and wallcovering manufacturers in the UK. Its members represent 95% of all UK sales of paints, coatings, printing inks, and wallcoverings, making it the authoritative voice of the sector.

The BCF annual conference is a key event for the coatings industry, bringing together industry leaders, policymakers, and experts to discuss the latest trends, challenges, and opportunities in the sector. The conference, which will take place on May 25th 2023, will be divided into three sessions, each featuring guest speakers.

The first session will focus on political and economic issues affecting the coatings industry, while the second will discuss the road to Net Zero for the UK coatings industry. The third session will feature a discussion panel on why creating a more diverse workforce is important for the coatings and printing ink sector in the UK. There will be a reception and industry dinner that evening, where delegates will have the opportunity to catch up with over 150 industry contacts.

As part of the sponsorship, IMCD will be supporting the conference and the BCF's efforts to promote the coatings industry and create a better business environment for its members to operate in. In addition, the conference will be raising funds for The Community Heartbeat Trust, which works with rural communities to turn disused telephone boxes into community Public Access Defibrillator sites or cPADs.

IMCD's sponsorship of the BCF annual conference reinforces our commitment to supporting the coatings industry and promoting its growth in the UK and beyond.


BCF’s Head of Membership Ali Brown said,

“We’re really grateful for the support of IMCD in sponsoring our Conference this year. It is BCF’s flagship event and such sponsorship enables our members to enjoy a day of stimulating and thought-provoking presentations, followed by an evening of networking with existing and new colleagues in the industry, and great entertainment”.

Maggie Hoggan - Market Manager at IMCD Coatings & Construction UK and Ireland
"I am really pleased to support the BCF as part of IMCD UK's commitment to our coatings and printing ink industry".