Commercial Contractor Connect Agenda

Sunday, October 9, 2022

  • Arrive at Hotel - Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa

Monday, October 10, 2021

  • 7:00 am-8:00 am: Breakfast- La Menzeh Lawn
    Sponsored by Sherwin-William
  • 8:45 am-1:45 pm: Helicopter Tour 1 - Grand Canyon/Vegas Strip 
    Sponsored by Sherwin-William
  • 8:00 am-11:00 am: Peer Group 1 Meeting - Agadir A
    Aaron Moore

  • 8:00 am-11:00 am: Peer Group 3 Meeting - Agadir B
    David Chism

  • 11:45 pm-4:45 pm: Helicopter Tour 2 - Grand Canyon/Vegas Strip
    Sponsored by Sherwin-William
  • 2:30 pm-5:30 pm: Peer Group 2 Meeting - Agadir A
    Jim McBrayer

  • 2:30 pm-5:30 pm: Peer Group 4 Meeting - Agadir B
    Dwain DeVille

  • 6:00 pm-9:00 pm: Opening Reception - Andalusian Gardens
    Sponsored by Sherwin-William

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

  • 7:00 am-8:00 am: Breakfast- La Menzeh Lawn
    Sponsored by Sherwin-William
  • 8:00 am-8:30 am: Welcome Remarks - Casablanca AB
    Aaron Moore, Steve Hester

  • 8:30 am-9:30 am: Conference Session 1, Keynote - Casablanca AB
    Connor Fields

  • 9:30 am-10:00 am: Conference Session 2 - Casablanca AB
    Nick Higgins
    Paint Recycling/Maintenance

  • 10:00 am-11:00 am: Conference Session 3 - Casablanca AB
    Aaron Moore
    Grow Your Business Roundtable

  • 11:00 am-11:45 am: Conference Session 4 - Casablanca AB
    Coatings Panel

  • 12:00 pm-5:30 pm: Golf Outing- Reflection Bay Golf Club
    Sponsored by Benjamin Moore
  • 1:30 pm-5:30 pm: Luxury Road Tour - Hoover Dam and Surroundings
  • 6:00 pm-10:00 pm: Reception & Dinner
    Sponsored by Benjamin Moore
    Location: Celebrity Cars Las Vegas

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

  • 7:00 am-8:00 am: Breakfast- La Menzeh Lawn
    Sponsored by Sherwin-William
  • 8:00 am-8:15 am: Conference Session 5 - Day 1 Recap & Comments - Casablanca AB
    Aaron Moore, Steve Hester

  • 8:15 am-9:15 am: Conference Session 6 - Casablanca AB
    Panel: Asset Owners, Buyers, Clients

  • 9:15 am-10:15 am: Conference Session 7
    Track A: Rethink Your Approach to Staffing - Casablanca AB
    Annie Newton
    Track B: Leadership Development - Casablanca C
    Dwain DeVille

  • 10:15 am-10:45 am: Break
  • 10:45 am-11:45 am: Conference Session 8
    Track A: Keys To a High-Value Exit - Casablanca AB
    Cory Tanner, Richard Tanner
    Track B: Robotics and AI in Construction - Casablanca C
    Ricky Houghton


  • 12:00 pm-1:30 pm: Lunch - Baraka Ballroom
    Sponsored by Sherwin-William
    TPC/CPIA
    Elevation Awards Presentation

  • 1:30 pm-2:30 pm: Conference Session 9
    Track A: Generating Commercial Repaint Leads - Casablanca AB
    Aaron Hockel
    Track B: Common Commercial Building Paint Failures - Casablanca C
    Kevin Brown

  • 2:30 pm-3:00 pm: Break
  • 3:00 pm-4:00 pm: Conference Session 10 - Casablanca AB
    Jim McBrayer
    EOS Case Study

  • 4:00 pm-4:45 pm: Conference Session 11 - Casablanca AB
    Technology Panel Discussion

  • 4:45 pm-5:15 pm: Conference Session 12 - Casablanca AB
    CPIA
    Conference Wrap Up

  • 6:00 pm-10:00 pm:
    Dinner
    Sponsored by Sherwin-Williams
    &
    Cigar Bar/Bourbon Tasting
    Sponsored by The Contractor Fight
    Location: Banquet Hall at the Reflection Bay Golf Club

Thursday, October 13, 2022

  • 7:00 am-8:00 am: Breakfast- La Menzeh Lawn
    Sponsored by Sherwin-Williams
  • 8:00 am-8:25 am: One-On-One Meeting
  • 8:30 am-8:55 am: One-On-One Meeting
  • 9:00 am-9:25 am: One-On-One Meeting
  • 9:30 am-9:55 am: One-On-One Meeting
  • 10:00 am-10:25 am: Break
  • 10:30 am-10:55 am: One-On-One Meeting
  • 11:00 am-11:25 am: One-On-One Meeting
  • 11:30 am-11:55 am: One-On-One Meeting
  • 12:00 pm-12:25 pm: One-On-One Meeting
  • 12:30 pm-1:00 pm: Lunch- La Menzeh Lawn
    Sponsored by Sherwin-Williams
  • 1:00 pm-1:25 pm: One-On-One Meeting
  • 1:30 pm-1:55 pm: One-On-One Meeting
  • 2:00 pm-2:25 pm: One-On-One Meeting
  • 2:30 pm-2:55 pm: One-On-One Meeting
  • 3:00 pm-3:25 pm: Break
  • 3:30 pm-3:55 pm: One-On-One Meeting
  • 4:00 pm-4:25 pm: One-On-One Meeting
  • 4:30 pm-4:55 pm: One-On-One Meeting
  • 6:30 pm-10:00 pm: Casino Night - Baraka Ballroom
    Sponsored by PPG

Friday, October 14, 2022

  • Optional Golf Outing, Wolf Creek Golf Course

Feedback from Industrial Contractor Connect Sponsors (Suppliers)

“We didn’t think we needed help to talk to customers, but Contractor Connect was more cost-effective than us doing our own event. We gained valuable insight on what was important to the contractor, strengthened relationships, and learned about new opportunities. We’ve sponsored every year since.”
Doni Riddle, The Sherwin-Williams Company

“Contractor Connect is a great event for PPG. The networking and one-on-one meetings with the contractors are extremely valuable; we closed business as a direct result.”
Scott Doering, PPG

“You told me this would be a great event. You undersold it. It is a fabulous event. Let’s do it again.”
Chase Bean, President, Tnemec Company to Brion Palmer, CEO, TPC

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

“Contractor Connect 1 was great. Connect 2 was better, and Connect 3 even better. I look forward to 4. Outstanding event!”
Kevin Coleman, Wagner-Titan



Feedback from Industrial Contractor Connect Contractors (Buyers)

“The event increased my awareness and understanding of the vendors who attended, resulting in new friendships and professional relationships. Now we’ll focus on setting up the participating suppliers as preferred vendors.”
Dave Odnokon, Vice President, Park Derochie Canada

“Great experience. I enjoyed networking with the different reps and discussing new equipment and technologies.”
Alicia Riley McCuller, Owner and Contract Administrator, Riley Industrial Services

“World-class. The event was without a doubt one of the best venues for suppliers and end users to get to know one another.”
Jerrod Monaghan, CEO, Metalizing Technical Services

“Much better than the interaction you get at a trade show.”
David Lesco, Regional President, Axios Industrial Maintenance Contractors, Inc.

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