CPIA Announces Event Speakers, New Activity
Yesterday (Aug. 10), the Commercial Painting Industry Association released its roster of speakers to present at the CPIA Leadership Conference this October. Planned session topics, to date, include robotics and AI in construction, staffing solutions, commercial lead generation, paint failures, leadership development and more.
At the time of the announcement, the CPIA also reported that it had added another recreational activity: a tour of the Hoover Dam and its surroundings.
This year, the 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.
Confirmed Speakers & Session Topics
Announced just weeks after naming the event’s keynote speaker, three-time Olympian Connor Fields, the CPIA released its collection of experts from throughout the industry to present and discuss technology, project failures and business practices, among other topics.
The slated sessions are noted to be split into tracks geared toward owners of commercial painting businesses and their key employees. A list of the conference’s confirmed educational speakers and their presentation topics are as follows:
To access full speaker bios and presentation information, click here.
Be on the lookout for additional schedule updates in the coming weeks on thecpia.com.
Hoover Dam Activity
Recently added to the collection of world-class group activities, the CPIA reports that attendees will now be able to select the option to tour the Hoover Dam and its surrounding area. The National Historic Landmark stands 726 feet tall and was built during the Depression in just under five years’ time.
The structure is one of the nation’s Severn Modern Civil Engineering Wonders by the American Society of Civil Engineers.
During the expert-led tour, attendees will learn about the history and take in the views of the dam’s massive exterior and surrounding sites in air-conditioned comfort while relaxing in captain seats.
Additional activity options 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! (Attendees must arrive Sunday, Oct. 9, to participate in Monday-morning activities.)
About Commercial Contractor Connect
Technology Publishing Company’s second annual Commercial Contractor Connect event will bring together qualified buyers (commercial painting contractors) and sellers (coating suppliers) 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.
Be on the lookout for schedule updates for this year’s Commercial Contractor Connect on PaintSquare Daily News.