PaintSquare Connect Replaces This Year’s Contractor Connect

In the interest of your safety during the current pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to cancel our Contractor Connect: Commercial Coatings event, originally scheduled for October 19–22, 2020.

We regret any inconvenience this may cause but look forward to greeting guests and sponsors in person at next year’s event, October 19–22, 2021, Hammock Beach Resort, Palm Coast, Florida.

If you have questions or would like information about sponsoring Contractor Connect 2021, please contact Brion Palmer,

In the meantime, we are excited to invite you to:

PaintSquare Connect

A safe, hybrid experience with both real-world and online components, this three-day event will be hosted on from November 10–12, 2020. PaintSquare Connect features coatings industry innovators, experts and exhibitors.


Four curriculum tracks, including Commercial Coatings, Protective & Marine Coatings, Surface Preparation and Equipment, will serve the specific interests of attending delegates — contractors, architects, specifiers, owners and buyers.

Delegates can:

  • Get the latest industry information from online panel discussions, webinars, roundtables and product demos;
  • Visit exhibitors at their interactive "booths";
  • Request private meetings with company reps; and
  • Enjoy invitation-only virtual gatherings.

We hope you will join us and stay connected!

Sponsor and Exhibitor Information:

Participant Registration:

Feedback from Prior Connect Events

“The networking and one-on-one meetings are extremely valuable: we’ve learned about new opportunities and closed business as a direct result.”
Scott Doering, Director PMC USA, PPG

“Much better than the interaction you get at a trade show.”
Eric Rennerfelt, Graco Inc.

“I believe this was something money cannot buy.”
Mark Heuslein, President, Hitech Painting

“There was so much more value in an event like this than any trade show I’ve attended.”
Alicia Riley McCuller, Owner, Riley Industrial Services