Why Attend the 2015 Custom Coaters Forum:

The Custom Coaters Forum is the world’s only educational and networking event designed by and for custom coaters. The Custom Coater Forum provides peer group and roundtable discussions on business solutions, new product technologies, PCI programs, and much more. It is an excellent networking opportunity that helps coaters gain new resources and tools to improve their business, as well as develop relationships with other powder coaters.  Attendees benefit from immediate take-aways to enhance their business practices!

Thanks to our Current Sponsors:

      

Schedule at a Glance:

Thursday, March 5

8:30 - 9:00 am -       Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 9:30 am -       Introduction and What's New at PCI (Dave Lurie)

9:30 - 10:30 am -     Exciting Time for the Powder Coating Industry: What's Next in Technology (Kevin Biller - The Powder Coating Research Group)

10:30 - 10:45 am -  Networking Break

10:45 - 11:45 am -  Sales Strategies are Changing - Keep Up or Die (Jon Ballard - Foremost Media)

11:45 - 1:15 pm -    Lunch on Your Own / Custom Coater Steering Committee Meeting

1:15 - 2:15 pm -      The Cost of Finishing (Mike Cravens - Ikon Powder Coating)

2:15 - 2:30 pm -      Neworking Break

2:30 - 4:00 pm         Round Table Discussion (Powder Coating Trends; Sales and Marketing; Strategies for Employee Hiring and Retention; Costing

4:00 - 5:00 pm -      Safety and Regulatory Guidelines for Powder Coating Systems and Application Equipment (Mike Streepy - Nordson Corporation)

5:15 - 6:15pm -       Networking Reception

Friday, March 6

8:15 – 8:45 am        Continental Breakfast

8:45 – 9:45 am        Introduction to Coatings Testing and Failure Analysis (Thomas Ackerson - IMR Test Labs)

9:45 – 10:45 am      Manage Your Marketing Mix to Increase Sales (Katie McGovern - Hubbard-Hall, Inc.)

11:00 – 11:15am     Networking Break

11:1 – 12:15pm       Session TBD

12:15 – 12:30pm   Wrap-Up and Conclusion

Registration Information:

Early Bird (On or Before February 13, 2015):  PCI Member - $249;   Non-Member - $399
Regular Rate: (After February 13, 2015):  PCI Member - $349;     Non-Member - $499
==> Included in registration fee: 8 education sessions, 2 breakfasts and 1 networking reception

For event details, contact Julie Hanes.

For sponsorship information, contact Lori Koning.

HOTEL INFO:

Planet Hollywood Casino & Resort, Las Vegas, NV

Book Your Lodging Online: https://aws.passkey.com/g/35287128 
Group Rate: $129
Group Rate Deadline: Friday, February 20, 2015

Reserve a room in the Custom Coaters room block at Planet Hollywood Casino & Hotel by Friday, February 20, 2015  to receive a complimentary Powder Coating 4th Edition Handbook (a $60 value)