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POWDER COATING WEEK 2021 Program Set and Registration Now Open

Posted on Wednesday, October 28, 2020

11/24/20 UPDATE TO ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE:

The Powder Coating Institute (PCI) announces Powder Coating Week 2021 will move from February dates to April 27 – 30. Given the uncertainty in the world, it was decided to move the event further into the Spring. PCI is fortunate to secure the same space for the event with the new dates at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld® in Orlando, FL.  

“This is such an important event for the powder coating industry,” notes Kevin Coursin, PCI’s Executive Director. “It’s the place that our entire industry comes together for education and networking each year. We hope the date change will allow more people to attend. While the Renaissance has put a tremendous effort into attendee safety for our event, it was decided a later date would provide a better opportunity for everyone to be able to travel to Orlando.”

The schedule for the week remains the same beginning with the Powder Coating 101 Workshop: The Basics and the Custom Coater Forum on Tuesday, April 27 and Wednesday, April 28. The Powder Coating Technical Conference & Tabletops will follow on Thursday, April 29 and Friday, April 30.


With educational opportunities to meet the needs of every powder coater, the Powder Coating Week 2021 program is complete and registration is open. Scheduled to take place April 27 – 30 at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld® in Orlando, FL, this comprehensive powder coating event is comprised of three separate programs that offer the perfect combination of keynote presentations, technical sessions, tabletop exhibits, roundtable discussions, expert panels, and networking. This four-day event is filled with all things powder coating.  Don’t miss this opportunity to expand your knowledge and connect with others in the industry at PCI’s Powder Coating Week 2021.

“We have developed a great lineup of new presentations for all experience levels, including some brand new areas of interest,” comments PCI Executive Director, Kevin Coursin. “It will be a great time to reconnect with the powder coating industry in person and talk to the experts to gain insight and additional knowledge or solve problems for your finishing operations.”

Powder Coating Week 2021 begins with PCI’s popular Powder Coating 101 Workshop: Powder Coating Done Right - The Basics, which will run concurrently with PCI’s Custom Coater Forum on April 27 & 28.. PCI’s long-standing Powder Coating Technical Conference & Tabletop Exhibition will be held April 29 & 30 The tabletop exhibition held as a part of the Powder Coating Technical Conference will include exhibits from powder coating manufacturers, powder coating application equipment manufacturers, systems houses, chemical suppliers and various services that support the powder coating industry. 

On Thursday, April 29, the Technical Conference features a keynote from Conor Cuneen, titled, “Keep On, Keepin’ On! Building Blocks to Improved Teamwork, Collaboration and Productivity.” Cuneen will lift your spirits with his impish Irish humor and fascinating program.  He will provide down to earth, memorable, implementable ideas to ensure you, your family, and colleagues keep on, keepin’ on.

Day two of the Technical Conference kicks off with Powder Coating Roundtables during breakfast. Some of the best information exchange at industry events occurs during peer discussions, and these roundtables continue to be one of the greatest benefits of attending the conference, providing a platform for attendees to share information on key topics in a casual setting. Following the general sessions each morning, attendees can choose from a wide range of concurrent breakout sessions covering a myriad of powder coating-related topics. The Tabletop Exhibition will be open during lunch on Thursday and Friday and during a reception on Thursday afternoon. Then, to close out the Technical Conference, PCI will host “Troubleshooting Jeopardy,” an interactive and engaging session that covers a topic that affects coaters of every size and type of application.  

To view complete event information, presentation descriptions, a list of exhibitors and hotel reservation details, visit conference.powdercoating.org

Attendees can register separately for each Powder Coating Week 2021 event or register for a combination of events. The Powder Coating 101 Workshop and Custom Coater Forum registration fees alone do not include admission to the Technical Conference or Exhibition. Review the fees on the event website!

GENERAL INFORMATION

LOCATION
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld® 
6677 Sea Harbor Drive, Orlando, FL 32821

DATES  
April 27-30, 2021

EVENTS  
April 27 & 28: Powder Coating 101 Workshop: Powder Coating Done Right - The Basics
April 27 & 28: PCI Custom Coater Forum
April 29 & 30: PCI Powder Coating Technical Conference
April 29 & 30: Tabletop Exhibition

HOTEL
PCI has a discounted group rate at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld®. Visit https://conference.powdercoating.org and click on the Hotel/Travel button at the top of the home page to make your hotel reservation. Note, rooms are limited at these rates and are expected to sell out quickly.

Our discounted group rate at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld® is $199/night + tax & resort fee. The hotel cutoff date for reservations at our discounted rate is April 2, 2021.

PCI will follow all health and safety protocols determined by local and state governments, as well as all safety guidelines provided by the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld® management.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

TUESDAY, April 27: Powder Coating 101 Workshop and Custom Coater Forum
10:00 AM Registration Opens
1:00 – 5:00 PM Powder Coating 101 Workshop: Powder Coating Done Right - The Basics
1:00 – 5:00 PM PCI Custom Coater Forum
5:00 – 6:00 PM Reception for Workshop & Forum Attendees

WEDNESDAY, April 28: Powder Coating 101 Workshop and Custom Coater Forum
7:30 AM Registration Opens
8:00 – 8:30 AM Breakfast for Workshop & Forum Attendees
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM  Powder Coating 101 Workshop: Powder Coating Done Right - The Basics
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM  PCI Custom Coater Forum
Noon – 1:00 PM Lunch for Workshop & Forum Attendees
4:30 PM Workshop & Forum Conclude

THURSDAY, April 29: Powder Coating 2021 Technical Conference and Exhibition
7:00 AM Registration Opens
7:30 – 9:00 AM Opening Breakfast & Keynote Address
9:15 – 11:00 AM Breakout Sessions
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Lunch and Tabletop Exhibition Open
1:15 – 4:30 PM Breakout Sessions
4:30 – 6:30 PM Tabletop Exhibits Open & Reception

FRIDAY, April 30: Powder Coating 2021 Technical Conference and Exhibition
7:00 AM Registration Opens
7:30 – 9:15 AM Breakfast with Roundtable Discussions
9:30 – 11:00 AM Breakout Sessions
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Lunch and Tabletop Exhibition Open
1:15 – 2:30 PM Troubleshooting Jeopardy
2:30 PM Powder Coating 2021 Technical Conference Concludes

REGISTRATION FEES
Each event has its own registration fee. However, you can save money by selecting a combination registration to attend either the Powder Coating 101 Workshop or the Custom Coater Forum AND the Powder Coating Technical Conference. Review the fees and the discounts on the event website. REMEMBER: Registration for the Powder Coating 101 Workshop or Custom Coater Forum does not provide admission to the Technical Conference & Tabletop Exhibition.

REGISTER NOW!
https://conference.powdercoating.org