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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.

Network with speakers and attendees during breakfast, lunch and the Tabletop reception on day 1.

Comments from last year's Custom Coater Forum Attendees:

CUSTOM COATER FORUM PROGRAMMING

Monday, Feb. 6th
1. Plugging the Leak in Operations: Utilizing Data to Save Time and Money
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Jeff Halonen Steelhead Technologies

With all the challenges in getting work done in today’s environment, we want to at least ensure all jobs bring in their desired profit margin. This presentation is intended to provide a practical approach to how coaters can readily improve many elements of their business and production processes. It is exciting to uncover the many quick changes that can be made, to improve profit, production, and quality. From job costing to batch scheduling, to invoicing, and everything in between, this session will show you how to grab hold of the chaotic customer requests, and convert your enterprise into a well-oiled production machine.

2. Establishing & Elevating Your Brand
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Douglas Berger REMIXED – The Branding Agency

Branding your company is important to gaining exposure in the marketplace to increase sales opportunities and help attract and keep employees because they are excited to be part of the company. Concepts and steps involved in branding your company will be presented to show how it is done.

3. Roundtable Discussions
3:15 pm – 4:30 pm

The Custom Coaters will break into groups and discuss current topics, issues, and other items to share what companies are currently doing or brainstorm ideas on what might be done for a particular issue. The roundtable discussions are a great way to hear new and innovative ideas from your peers.

Interested in sponsoring The 2023 Custom Coater Forum?

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

CUSTOM COATER FORUM SCHEDULE

Monday, Feb. 6th 2023
Custom Coater Forum
07:00 am
Registration Opens
12:00 pm - 01:00 pm
Lunch for Forum Attendees
12:00 pm - 04:30 pm
PCI Custom Coater Forum
04:30 pm - 06:30 pm
Powder Coating 2023 Tabletops & Reception

Powder Coating WEEK 2023

FULL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Monday, Feb. 6th
Powder Coating 101 Workshop: Powder Coating Done Right: The Basics
07:00 am
Registration Opens
08:00 am - 08:30 am
Breakfast for Workshop Attendees
08:30 am - 04:30 pm
Powder Coating 101 Workshop: Powder Coating Done Right: The Basics
12:00 pm - 01:00 pm
Lunch for Workshop Attendees
04:30 pm - 06:30 pm
Powder Coating 2023 Tabletops & Reception
Custom Coater Forum
07:00 am
Registration Opens
12:00 pm - 01:00 pm
Lunch for Forum Attendees
12:00 pm - 04:30 pm
PCI Custom Coater Forum
04:30 pm - 06:30 pm
Powder Coating 2023 Tabletops & Reception
Tuesday, Feb. 7th
Powder Coating 101 Workshop: Powder Coating Done Right: The Basics
07:00 am
Registration Opens
08:00 am - 08:30 am
Breakfast for Workshop Attendees
08:30 am - 11:30 am
Powder Coating 101 Workshop: Powder Coating Done Right: The Basics
11:30 am
Powder Coating 101 Workshop Concludes
Powder Coating Technical Conference & Tabletop Exhibition
07:00 am
Registration Opens
08:30 am - 09:30 am
Technical Conference Breakfast
09:30 am - 11:00 am
Technical Conference Advanced General Session
11:00 am - 01:00 pm
Lunch in the Powder Coating 2023 Tabletop Exhibition
01:00 pm
Technical Conference Opening General Session Keynote
02:00 pm - 05:15 pm
Technical Conference Breakout Sessions
05:15 pm - 07:00 pm
Powder Coating 2023 Tabletop Exhibition & Reception
Wednesday, Feb. 8th
Powder Coating Technical Conference & Tabletop Exhibition
07:30 am
Registration Opens
08:30 am - 09:30 am
Technical Conference Breakfast
09:45 am - 11:15 am
Technical Conference Breakout Sessions
11:15 am - 01:00 pm
Closing Lunch & Roundtable Discussions
01:00 pm
Powder Coating 2023 Technical Conference Concludes

EVENT SPONSORS


Media Sponsors


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

Registration

The Powder Coating Institute is hosting four separate events in Orlando during Powder Coating Week 2023 (Powder Coating 101 Workshop, Custom Coater Forum, Powder Coating 2023 Technical Conference, and Powder Coating Tabletop Exhibition) and each event has a separate registration fee.

Note: The Tabletop Exhibition is included with the Powder Coating 101 Workshop, Custom Coater Forum and Powder Coating 2023 Technical Conference registration. If you are attending the Tabletop Exhibition Only, a separate fee applies. We are offering discounted combination fees to attend the Technical Conference with either the Powder Coating 101 Workshop or Custom Coater Forum.

See the Combination Registrations below for available discounts.

If you are registering 3 or more people, please contact PCI at 859-525-9988 about the availability of a group discount rate.

Onsite registration fee is $75 more than the fees shown below.

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HEALTH & SAFETY PROTOCOLS

To ensure a safe and successful week, we want to relay our Health & Safety Protocols that will be in place:

  • Masks will not be required for fully vaccinated individuals.
  • Proof of vaccination will not be required.
  • Non-vaccinated individuals are asked to wear masks.
  • Individuals who are more comfortable wearing a mask regardless of vaccination are welcome to do so.
  • Efforts have been made to adequately space attendees in meeting rooms.
  • All lunches will be served by hotel staff only.
  • Breakfast food will be offered in individually packaged servings.
  • Hand sanitizer will be readily available.
  • These are in addition to the rigorous cleaning protocols in place by the hotel.