Custom Coater Forum

Start Date: Mar 27, 2014

End Date: Mar 28, 2014

Location: New York, New York Hotel and Casino (Las Vegas, NV - Mar.27-28)

City: Las Vegas

State: Nevada


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:



Forum Agenda

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 – 9:00 am        Tech Brief Solution (Shivie Dhillon, Chair - Custom Coaters Committee)

9:00 – 10:00 am      Understanding Damage Induced Rust Creep in the Automotive Industry Through Metallography (Thomas Ackerson, IMR Test Labs)

10:00 – 11:00am     Manage Your Marketing Mix to Increase Sales (Katie McGovern, Hubbard Hall)

11:15 – 11:30am      Networking Break

11:30 – 12:30pm     What Makes You Great, What Makes You Successful? (Eric Culverson, Technically Speaking)

12:30 - 1:00pm        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

(Need help with our new online registration system? Click here to download a brief users' guide.)

For event details, contact Julie Hanes.

For sponsorship information, contact Lori Koning.


Planet Hollywood Casino & Resort, Las Vegas, NV

Book Your Lodging Online: 
Group Rate: $129
Group Rate Deadline: Monday, March 2, 2015 - **Group Rate Deadline has been extended!

Reserve a room in the Custom Coaters room block at Planet Hollywood Casino & Hotel by Monday, March 2, 2015  to receive a complimentary Powder Coating 4th Edition Handbook (a $60 value)

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