Registration Opens for CPIA Conference

THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2022

Since announcing the dates and location of the second annual CPIA Leadership Conference, the Commercial Painting Industry Association has officially opened Early Bird registration for the event.

This year, the CPIA Leadership Conference will take place Oct. 10-13, at The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa in Henderson, Nevada, in conjunction with Technology Publishing Company’s Commercial Contractor Connect event.

About the CPIA

Founded by President of Hester Painting & Decorating (Skokie, Illinois), Steve Hester, and President of Precision Painting & Decorating (Bensenville, Illinois), Aaron Moore, the CPIA is the first and only trade association created exclusively for commercial painting professionals.

Its mission is to nurture a peer-based community of industry experts dedicated to learning and development through collaboration. As a CPIA member, individuals have access to a collection of relevant resources and guidance required for further business growth, such as key employment management training videos, webinars, technical support and the association’s digital and print Commercial Painting publications.

In total, the CPIA member companies represent over $1.4 billion in yearly commercial project work and are large buyers of products and services specific to the commercial coatings market.

Early Bird Registration

While the agenda for the conference is slated to be announced in the coming weeks, the association promises guaranteed facetime with top commercial painting contractors and coatings suppliers, educational sessions, and meetings between leadership teams of some of the most successful commercial painting businesses in the world.

The event also promises world-class group activities, which include golf at one of the finest courses in the country and a helicopter tour over the Grand Canyon, courtesy of The Sherwin-Williams Company! (Be sure to arrive Sunday, Oct. 9, to participate in Monday-morning activities.)

For those who love golf and want to stay an extra day, there is limited space for a golfing activity on Friday, Oct. 14, at the Wolf Creek Golf Club in Mesquite, Nevada.

“When I told my commercial division staff to save the dates for the upcoming CPIA Leadership Conference in Las Vegas, one of them asked if it was something he should be attending. I told him, the best minds of the commercial painting industry are in one location for three days sharing great ideas that can be brought back and put into action immediately,” said Steve Hester, CPIA Co-Founder.

“In addition, there are tons of opportunities to network and meet these people and develop friendships and connections for potential future collaborations. In short – YES! You definitely should plan on clearing your calendar and attending!”

Whether interested contractors and suppliers are CPIA members or are just eager to know more about the association and its many benefits, the CPIA welcomes all commercial painting contractors and related professionals, including architects, engineers, interior designers and asset owners to register to its unique event.

Early Bird registration for the CPIA Leadership Conference can be accessed here. The discounted registration opportunity will close on June 15.

Registrants are welcome to invite colleagues and a spouse or significant other. A special rate is offered for spouses/significant others who are not in the commercial painting business. While they will not attend conference sessions, they can enjoy meals, recreational activities, receptions and all the resort has to offer.

If interested in sponsoring the second annual CPIA Leadership Conference, please contact Executive Director Mike Stanley at, or call 610-301-4248.

Several of the event’s current sponsors include:

Watch the event website and PaintSquare Daily News for agenda updates.

Western Location

The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa by Marriott Bonvoy is located just minutes away from one of the most famous neon-soaked streets in the country, the Las Vegas Strip, and is reported to offer dozens of recreational and relaxation opportunities.

Looking out from the resort, and from many guestrooms and suites within the complex, guests attending will be met with stunning views of Lake Las Vegas and the surrounding canyon.

Adjacent to the resort, guests will find the award-winning Reflection Bay Golf Club, which features a signature Jack Nicklaus-designed course. The resort offers several additional onsite amenities, including restaurant and bar options, numerous guest activities such as its full-service spa, fitness center, outdoor pools and beach access.

Reported to be one of Nevada’s most sought-after meeting locations, Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa boasts over 90,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space, 25 state-of-the-art meeting rooms and 12 breakout rooms designed to spark creativity and inspire colleagues.

All meeting rooms are noted to feature extensive audiovisual capabilities, which are serviced by the resort’s professional event planning staff, offering a rare combination of natural beauty with modern conference facilities and luxury amenities.

About Commercial Contractor Connect

Last month, TPC announced a "Save the Date" for its second annual Commercial Contractor Connect event. The hosted buyer event will bring together qualified buyers (commercial painting contractors) and sellers (coating suppliers) Oct. 10-13, at the Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa in Henderson, Nevada, through a variety of recreation, networking, education and prescheduled one-on-one meetings.

To maintain an intimate setting for the event, Commercial Contractor Connect selects a limited number of painting contractors with qualified buying power to connect with sponsoring suppliers who provide the products and services they need.

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

Suppliers in the commercial coatings industry are offered exclusive opportunities to participate as sponsors, building relationships with current and prospective customers in fun and productive ways.

Interested suppliers will have the option of becoming a Platinum or Silver sponsor. Details regarding these supporting sponsorships and their benefits can be found here.

Those interested in learning more about the co-located Commercial Contractor Connect event can do so here.

Be on the lookout for event and schedule updates for this year’s Commercial Contractor Connect on PaintSquare Daily News.


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