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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.

CUSTOM COATER FORUM PROGRAMMING

Monday, Mar. 7th
1. Get a Grip on Your Business:
Six Keys to Getting What You Want from Your Company
  • John King EOS Implementor

Are you in control of your business or is it in control of you? If you are like most business owners and managers, you are wrestling with 136 issues at the same time. It can be overwhelming, leading many of you to feel stuck, frustrated, and wondering how to change the cycle. During this presentation, you will learn how to get control of your business in order to increase sales, profits, gain more personal freedom, and build better teams and cultures so you finally get what you want from your entrepreneurial company. A set of simple concepts and practical tools to help clarify, simplify and achieve the vision of a company to grow will be included.

2. Differentiating Your Business to Increase Sales
  • Mike Withers Axalta Coating Systems

One key element to increasing sales is differentiating your business from the competition. This session will help you learn how to do that! Performance testing and statistical process control will be discussed to demonstrate how your coating line performance proves that your operations stand apart from the rest. We will also learn how to develop work instructions to ensure consistent performance. Lastly, we will review the quality assurance process that tests and documents your process and therefore field performance of the coating system.

3. Your Voice is Powerful
  • Anne Goyer Goyer Management International

We often think that contacting our congressman, senators or local authorities is a waste of time, but the truth is that they want and need to hear from you on business concerns. If we never say or do anything about the challenges we face, nothing is going to change. This session will provide quick and easy ways for you to contact leaders effectively and help you see just how powerful your voice can be.

4. Training! More Important Now than Ever
  • Mike Miller Webco Mfg.

Training starts the day a new hire begins working for you and is a continuous process to improve the employee and your business. It begins with an organized onboarding process that ensures you cover all the basics with new hires. In addition, proper training helps you build rapport with your teammates and leadership so that you have a solid platform for growth. This presentation will help you learn how to evaluate training effectiveness both internally and externally, as well as how to manage employee strengths and weaknesses while determining how well they understand job responsibilities. Examples of how Webco achieves these goals will be shared.

5. Job Scheduling and Tracking
  • Bob Byrne ECI Software Solutions

One of the most important things every job shop needs to do well is schedule their work through the shop. It can be one of the most challenging things custom coaters deal with outside of their finishing operations. This presentation will review common issues custom coaters face daily and will cover some of the technologies that are available to help improve operations such as daily job tracking, lot control, scheduling, job related costs, and shipping documentation.

6. Custom Coater Roundtable Discussion

Always an extremely popular part of our Custom Coater Forum, the roundtable session is where attendees have the opportunity to discuss hot topics with their peers and then share the discussion points with the rest of the group. This interactive learning session always provides great ideas and suggestions for all attendees.

Interested in sponsoring The 2022 Custom Coater Forum?

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

CUSTOM COATER FORUM SCHEDULE

Monday, Mar. 7th 2022
Custom Coater Forum
07:00 am
Registration Opens
08:00 am - 08:30 am
Breakfast for Forum Attendees
08:30 am - 04:30 pm
PCI Custom Coater Forum
12:00 pm - 01:00 pm
Lunch for Forum Attendees
04:30 pm - 06:30 pm
Powder Coating 2022 Tabletops & Reception

POWDER COATING WEEK 2022

FULL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Monday, Mar. 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 - 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 2022 Tabletops & Reception
Custom Coater Forum
07:00 am
Registration Opens
08:00 am - 08:30 am
Breakfast for Forum Attendees
08:30 am - 04:30 pm
PCI Custom Coater Forum
12:00 pm - 01:00 pm
Lunch for Forum Attendees
04:30 pm - 06:30 pm
Powder Coating 2022 Tabletops & Reception
Tuesday, Mar. 8th
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 2021 Technical Conference and 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 2022 Tabletop Exhibition
01:00 pm
Technical Conference Opening Keynote
02:00 pm - 05:15 pm
Technical Conference Breakout Sessions
05:15 pm - 07:00 pm
Powder Coating 2022 Tabletops & Reception
Wednesday, Mar. 9th
POWDER COATING 2021 Technical Conference and Exhibition
07:30 am
Registration Opens
08:00 am - 09:30 am
Breakfast with Roundtable Discussions
09:45 am - 11:15 am
Technical Conference Breakout Sessions
11:15 am - 12:45 pm
Closing Lunch & Keynote
01:00 pm
Powder Coating 2021 Technical Conference Concludes

EVENT SPONSORS


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Registration

The Powder Coating Institute is hosting four separate events in Orlando during Powder Coating Week 2022 (Powder Coating 101 Workshop, Custom Coater Forum, Powder Coating 2022 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 2022 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.

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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.