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The PCI Custom Coater Forum will be held this January at the NEW Westin Sarasota! The forum will begin on Tuesday morning, January 16 and conclude at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, January 17.


January 16 – 17, 2018


Westin Sarasota

Sarasota, FL

Event Sponsor

Powder Coating Institute Logo

Event Management

Goyer Management Logo


January 16, 2018

7:45 AM
8:20 AM
8:30 AM
Session 1: Architectural Applications
9:30 AM
9:45 AM
Session 2: Succession Planning – Not just for your retirement
10:30 AM
Session 3: How Can a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) Help with My Business?
11:15 AM
Session 4: Grounding + Racking + Part Density = Profit
1:00 PM
Session 5: Manage Your Online Reputation Like a Pro: The Worst Meatball Sandwich You'll Ever Eat
2:00 PM
Session 6: Managing your Custom Coater Business
2:45 PM
3:00 PM
Session 7: ENGAGEment Session
5:30 PM
Reception - 18th Floor Pool Deck
Dinner on own

January 17, 2018

8:00 AM
8:30 AM
Session 8: Sprayable Thermoplastic Powder Coatings – A Job Coater's Opportunity to Expand and Capitalize on an Exciting Technology
9:30 AM
9:45 AM
Session 9: PCI 3000 Certification - Why Should it Matter to You?
10:30 AM
Session 10: Panel on Blasting to Prep Surfaces for Powder Coating
11:15 AM
Session 11: Peer Groups: Learning From Each Other
11:30 AM
11:45 AM
Luncheon for PCI Member Custom Coaters


Hotel & Travel

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.

Westin Sarasota

1175 N. Gulfstream Ave.
Sarasota, FL 34236
United States

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.

Book Now

Room reservations must be made by January 2, 2017 to receive the group rate.


Early Bird Pricing

(through January 5)

  • Members - $350
  • Non-Members - $450

After January 5, 2018 prices go up to $395 for PCI members and $525 for non-members.

Register Online


Contact Trena Benson if you have any questions about the 2018 Custom Coater Forum.

PHONE: 859-525-9988