Contractor Connect Features Attending Sponsors


Next week, Technology Publishing Company’s popular hosted buyer event for the protective and marine coatings industry will take place at the Hammock Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Palm Coast, Florida.

From Nov. 2-5, qualified buyers (contractors) and sellers (suppliers) will come together for a variety of networking activities, educational sessions and prescheduled one-on-one meetings.

See the agenda here.

Hammock Beach Golf Resort & Spa (courtesy of the resort)

Sponsorship Opportunities and Confirmed Sponsors

To maintain the intimate setting of the event, suppliers in the protective and marine coatings industry were offered a limited number of exclusive opportunities to participate as sponsors to better build relationships with current and prospective customers in fun and productive ways.

The sponsorships were broken down into the following tiers:

  • Platinum;
  • Silver;
  • Supporting; and
  • Sustaining (companies who were unable to send representatives to the event).

In addition to sponsoring meals, receptions and other activities during the Connect Event, the suppliers also confirmed prescheduled, one-on-one meeting with industrial coatings companies.

“The curated selection of suppliers and contractors keeps the gathering intimate and ensures that all attendees have the opportunity to interact both personally and professionally,” said TPC CEO Brion Palmer. “Feedback from past sponsors and invited delegates tells us their experiences were remarkably productive.”

One sponsor, for example, has participated in every Connect event:

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

This year, the 2021 Platinum event sponsors include:

The 2021 Silver even sponsors include:

The 2021 Supporting sponsors include:

The 2021 Sustaining and Ancillary sponsors and additional information can be viewed here. For more information on becoming a sponsor for Contractor Connect, click here.

Contractor Participation

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.


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