ABRAFATI 2013 plays a key role in stimulating scientific and technological advancement, driving the search for innovative and sustainable solutions. At the same time, it provides the ideal setting for doing business. The speakers, as well as the exhibitors will disclose what is most advanced in their specialty areas and what is being planned for the coming years. This will allow participants to have a first-hand glimpse of how the future of coatings will be. With this, the event will contribute decisively for Brazil to continue in possession of a dynamic, strong, modern and competitive coatings chain, aligned to ABRAFATI’s main objective, which is the sustainable development of the sector.