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PCI's Custom Coater Forum is designed for custom coaters to network with peers and industry leaders, hear presentations on timely issues important to their business, and participate in roundtable discussions that allow for sharing information.

The event includes a reception on day 1 and lunch on day 2.

CUSTOM COATER FORUM PROGRAMMING

Powder Coating Industry and Quality Standards
  • Marty Korecky, AkzoNobel Powder Coatings

Lean Principles
  • Doug Atkin, Optimization Consulting

Key Metrics and Profitability for Custom Coating Businesses
  • Tim Milner, J.I.T. Powder Coating

Business Continuity Planning
  • Rick Gehman, Keystone Koating, LLC

Reviewing Key Metrics for Products Finishing Magazine's Top Shops Program
  • Tim Pennington, Products Finishing Magazine

Understanding the Needs of the Architectural and Agricultural, Construction and Equipment (ACE) Markets
  • Michael Withers, Axalta Coating Systems

Buying/Selling Your Custom Coating Business
    Panelists:
  • G.R. Kearney, Acme Finishing
  • Dennis Walters, Acme Finishing
  • John Heyer, Kettle Moraine Coatings

Improving Quality in Our Industry
  • Sheila LaMothe, Goyer Management
  • Michelle Payden, ABITL Finishing

Instagram and Facebook Strategies for Growth
  • Troy Newport, Goyer Management

Roundtables: Strategies for Growing Your Customer Base

Interested in sponsoring The 2020 Custom Coater Forum?

Sponsorships are still available, see the list of available sponsorships.

Registration

PCI is hosting three separate events in Orlando during POWDER COATING WEEK 2020 (Powder Coating 101 Workshop, Custom Coater Forum and Powder Coating 2020 Technical Conference and Exhibition) and each event has a separate registration fee. We are offering discounted combination fees to attend the Technical Conference with either the Powder Coating 101 Workshop or Custom Coater Forum.

Registration for the Powder Coating 101 Workshop and the Custom Coater Forum does not provide admission to the Powder Coating 2020 Technical Conference & Exhibition. You must register for those events separately.

See the Combination Registrations below for available discounts.

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CUSTOM COATER FORUM SCHEDULE

MONDAY, Feb. 17
Custom Coater Forum
10:00 AM
Registration Opens
1:00 – 5:00 PM
PCI Custom Coater Forum
5:00 – 6:00 PM
Reception for Forum Attendees
TUESDAY, Feb. 18
Custom Coater Forum
7:30 AM
Registration Opens
8:00 - 8:30 AM
Breakfast for Forum Attendees
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
PCI Custom Coater Forum
Noon - 1:00 PM
Lunch for Forum Attendees
4:30 PM
Custom Coater Forum Concludes

POWDER COATING WEEK 2020

FULL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

MONDAY, Feb. 17
Powder Coating 101 Workshop: The Basics
10:00 AM
Registration Opens
1:00 – 5:00 PM
Powder Coating 101 Workshop: The Basics
5:00 – 6:00 PM
Reception for Workshop Attendees
Custom Coater Forum
10:00 AM
Registration Opens
1:00 – 5:00 PM
PCI Custom Coater Forum
5:00 – 6:00 PM
Reception for Forum Attendees
TUESDAY, Feb. 18
Powder Coating 101 Workshop: The Basics
7:30 AM
Registration Opens
8:00 - 8:30 AM
Breakfast for Workshop Attendees
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Powder Coating 101 Workshop: The Basics
Noon - 1:00 PM
Lunch for Workshop Attendees
4:30 PM
Powder Coating 101 Workshop Concludes
Custom Coater Forum
7:30 AM
Registration Opens
8:00 - 8:30 AM
Breakfast for Forum Attendees
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
PCI Custom Coater Forum
Noon - 1:00 PM
Lunch for Forum Attendees
4:30 PM
Custom Coater Forum Concludes
Technical Conference
8:30 PM
After Hours Welcome Reception for the Technical Conference
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19
POWDER COATING 2020 Technical Conference and Exhibition
7:00 AM
Registration Opens
7:30 - 9:00 AM
Opening Breakfast & Keynote Address
9:15 - 11:00 AM
Breakout Sessions
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Lunch and Tabletop Exhibition Open
1:15 - 4:30 PM
Breakout Sessions
4:30 - 6:30 PM
Reception and Tabletop Exhibits Open
THURSDAY, Feb. 20
POWDER COATING 2020 Technical Conference and Exhibition
7:15 AM
Registration Opens
7:30 - 9:15 AM
Breakfast with Roundtable Discussions
9:30 - 11:00 AM
Breakout Sessions
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Lunch and Tabletop Exhibition Open
1:15 - 3:30 PM
Breakout Sessions
3:30 PM
Closing Session & Montana Trip Giveaway
3:45 PM
Powder Coating 2020 Technical Conference Concludes

EVENT SPONSORS


BASF/Chemetall
DeFelsko
Gema USA, Inc.
George Koch Sons
IntelliFinishing
Nordson Corporation
Parker Ionics
The Sherwin-Williams Company
Sun Polymers International Inc.
Therma-Tron-X

Media Sponsors


Canadian Finishing & Coatings Manufacturing (CFCM)
International Paint & Coating Magazine (IPCM)
Powder Coated Tough (PCT)
Products Finishing (Gardner)

Sponsorships are still available. See the list of available sponsorships.