Whether you are new to architectural powder coatings, looking to get into it, or a veteran in this arena, there is something for you to gain from this session. We will provide a thorough overview during which we will cover the various powder products and where they can be used in architectural applications, as well as the AAMA specifications that are central to the architectural coatings market and how powder products comply with them. We will discuss certified applicator programs, warranties and the important advantages powder can bring to architectural decision makers. We will also identify where and why architects and specification managers choose powder coatings, how to identify powder opportunities in the architectural market, key terms to include when speaking to architectural decision-makers, and architectural application trend drivers over the next few years.
Generating a plan to deal with an unplanned interruption to your business is a must. It’s not just about adequate insurance or backups for IT system failures, though these are important. Enhance your business’s chance of recovery from the untimely death of an owner/leader, a natural disaster or even a corporate reputation crisis with a strong and practiced plan.
If you have ever thought about the option of outsourcing some of your business solutions, this session will help guide you. Industry veteran and leader Darrin J. Fedder, President of CEOHR, will lead an informative, entertaining, and insightful discussion on the pros and cons of outsourcing human resource functions to a PEO. "Businesses that utilize PEO’s experience annual median revenue growth 40% higher than non-PEO firms", according to an NAPEO White Paper Series.
At times, organizations need to think outside of the box in order to develop the perfect recipe for success. In this session, we will review how grounding, racking, and part density can all play a very important role when it comes to that bottom line.
Managing your online reputation is critically important for small- and medium-sized businesses. Learn how to leverage social media and online review websites to engage existing and potential customers. Review real-world examples of how social media was used well--or not so well--and avoid common pitfalls. This workshop will help you incorporate smart social media practices into your marketing, and become aware of how employees can help (or harm) your online reputation.
Are you focusing on the future or on the present? Do you have a 3-5-year plan in place? Do you have a financial forecast for the future? How about a structure to coach your people? Do you have solid leadership team structure? Are you actively working on building a strong culture within your organization?
Round Table Discussions
Thermoplastic powder coatings have been around for many years and are typically used for thick functional coating applications. Depending on the resins used, high levels of salt spray resistance and weatherability can be expected, making these coatings ideal for the Florida climate. Advancement in thermoplastic technology means they can be sprayed with regular powder coating equipment making them an ideal add-on in the job coater’s arsenal.
The PCI Certification Program has been re-engineered and re-launched in 2018. We will discuss the changes, the benefits and the growth already taking place.
This panel will discuss a number of blasting techniques to prepare your surfaces adequately for powder application.
We will take a peek at the first year of this special, coordinated effort between two industry trade associations to help custom coaters manage their businesses
PCI has made arrangements for a discounted group rate at the Westin Sarasota. Click the links below to make hotel reservations directly with the hotel. Note, rooms are limited at these rates. Please make your hotel reservations as soon as possible. Please book your hotel within our hotel block as it enables us to keep costs low for attendees and speakers.
Sarasota is renowned for having some of the best beaches and clearest waters on the Gulf Coast. The Westin Sarasota is just across the street from Sarasota Bay in the vibrant arts district, and also within walking distance of beautiful parks, the marina, fishing spots, and watersports. Our resort is a short drive from Lido Key, St. Armands Circle, and a few other lively, beautiful islands known for their beaches and shopping and dining scenes. Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) is only 5 miles away.
Room Rate: $169 plus tax and resort fee of $15.
If you plan on coming in early to enjoy Florida, the group room rate is available beginning Saturday, Jan. 13.
Room reservations must be made by January 2, 2017 to receive the group rate.
(through January 5)
After January 5, 2018 prices go up to $395 for PCI members and $525 for non-members.Register Online
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Contact Trena Benson if you have any questions about the 2018 Custom Coater Forum.