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Contractor Connect Features Attending Sponsors

Monday, August 30, 2021

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Technology Publishing Company’s popular hosted buyer event for the protective and marine coatings industry, Contractor Connect, is eager to share its current roster of participating sponsors.

Taking place over three days, the in-person event will bring together qualified buyers (contractors) and sellers (suppliers) for a variety of networking activities and prescheduled one-on-one meetings.

The event is slated to take place from Nov. 2-5, at the Hammock Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Palm Coast, Florida.

Confirmed Sponsors

While the number of attending sponsors is limited, TPC reports that its unique selection better achieves the maintenance of an intimate setting—one of the event’s key attributes in that all attendees will have the opportunity to interact with one another both personally and professionally.

Suppliers who have already registered or are interested in registering have the option of becoming a Platinum or Silver sponsor. Details regarding these sponsorships levels and their benefits can be found here.

This year, the 2021 participating Platinum Sponsors are as follows:

The 2021 participating Silver Sponsors include:

Ancillary sponsorship opportunities (exclusive for Platinum and Silver sponsors until Sept. 1) can be found here. Following the September deadline, any unreserved ancillary sponsorship opportunities will be made available to sustaining sponsors—companies that are unable to send representatives to the event.

In addition, Contractor Connect is also offering a Supporting Sponsorship level to four companies that have yet to participate in a Contractor Connect event. A screening process will be used to review and select Supporting Sponsors. Those interested in applying are asked to speak with their sales representative for qualification details.

Sponsored Activities

Over the course of the event, Contractor Connect will feature an array of high-level networking opportunities. Some of these new and reccurring attendee-favorited activities are being sponsored by featured Platinum- and Silver-level sponsors, while other opportunities are still looking to be filled.

In returning to the in-person event, participants can expect the recreational activities of golfing and deep-sea fishing. However, new to this year, participants will also have the option of attending a kayak ecological tour by the Ripple Effect Adventure Outfitters. And, for its biggest networking activity yet, TPC is proud to announce the addition of the NASCAR Driving Experience (limited to 56 participants).

Networking event activities and their respective sponsors are as follows:

  • NASCAR Driving Experience: The Sherwin-Williams Company (Platinum);
  • Jack Nicklaus-designed Ocean Course Golf Outing: PPG (Platinum);
  • Deep Sea Fishing: Graco (Platinum); and
  • Ripple Effect Adventure Outfitters Kayak Ecological Tour.

In addition to the featured networking events, Contractor Connect will also be hosting an Opening Reception and Icebreaker (PPG), Signature Lunches (LMCI), a Casino Night (Tnemec), a Cigar Bar (Corr-Ze) and more.

A full article on the conference’s networking opportunities can be viewed here.


This year's Contractor Connect will invite a limited number of industrial painting contractors with qualified buying power to connect with sponsoring suppliers who provide the products and services they need—all in the beautiful ocean-side setting of a world-class resort.

To be considered, interested contracting companies must fill out the attached application here.

A list of previous contractor participants can be viewed here.

Schedule and Updates

While the conference’s agenda and speakers will be released in the upcoming weeks, contractors who are registered or considering attending can stay updated by visiting the event’s homepage.

Be on the lookout for additional conference updates!

For information about the corresponding Commercial Contractor Connect event, click here.


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