2019 has been a crucial year of change for the AISF where we have taken some significant and important decisions to reset and begin the long journey of re-stablishing the Institute as the preeminent industry body for the Powder Coating, Anodising and Electroplating industries. After considerable consultation with applicators, finishers and suppliers it was clear the AISF was appreciated and a good thing for our core industries to have by many but unfortunately not as effective in securing ongoing passion and participation from the thousand plus potential members across Australia. The AISF was in dire straits as it stalled and membership dwindled.