Industrial Connect Event Features Sponsors
Later this year, Technology Publishing Company’s popular hosted buyer event for the protective and marine coatings industry, Contractor Connect, will take place at the Hammock Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Palm Coast, Florida.
From Oct. 25-28, qualified buyers (contractors) and sellers (suppliers) will come together for a variety of networking activities, educational sessions and prescheduled one-on-one meetings.
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:
In addition to sponsoring meals, receptions and other activities during the Connect Event, the suppliers also confirmed prescheduled, one-on-one meetings with industrial coatings companies.
This year, the 2022 Platinum event sponsors include:
The 2022 Silver event sponsors include:
The 2022 Support sponsors include:
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.
Located just minutes south of St. Augustine, Florida, the Hammock Beach Golf Resort & Spa is described as “an extraordinary treasure” nested on the Palm Coast beaches of the Atlantic Coast.
Featuring 300 guestrooms and suites throughout its three towers, in addition to spacious condominiums and an assortment of public spaces, the resort property is reported to be an oasis of tranquility and relaxation whose staff is committed to delivering a first-class experience.
In looking out from the resort, guests attending the event will be met with unparalleled views of the ocean and its Jack Nicklaus-designed oceanfront golf course. Additionally, the resort features a second golf course as well: the Conservatory Course, designed by Tom Watson. Both courses are reported to have spectacular oceanfront views, dramatic rolling hills and challenging layouts.
Besides the rich ocean views and golfing opportunities, the resort also features several indoor and outdoor restaurant and bar options, numerous guest activities such as its full-service spa, tennis courts and fitness center, in addition to pool and beach swimming options.
Reported to be one of Florida’s most sought-after meeting locations, Hammock Beach Resort & Spa boasts over 16,000 square feet of indoor function space and over 40,000 square feet of flexible outdoor space.
Meeting rooms are noted to feature extensive audiovisual capabilities, which are serviced by the resort’s award-winning and professional event planning staff, offering a rare combination of natural beauty with modern conference facilities and luxury amenities.
Industry Commends CC22
Returning for its fifth year, Contractor Connect boasts praise from its previously attended contractors and suppliers regarding the event’s priceless experiences and networking activities. Last year’s Contractor Connect held private one-on-one meetings, panel discussions and several special events for attendees.
“The one thing we really enjoy about Contractor Connect and that cannot be replicated anywhere is the time we get with the contractors,” said Trey Chandler, former CEO and founding member of CRW Consulting & Distribution. “Usually we go through our distributors. Sometimes you don’t hear the exact questions and concerns that you need to.
“The moment that we walk in the door with the contractors, for the entire 30 minutes we have with them, not only do we learn a lot, but we’re able to sell our product directly to the contractors and end-users that are going to be using the product.”
“This is my second Contractor Connect. One thing I like about this event is I get to network with some proper decision makers. I get to find projects through them that I get to focus on with them on a consulting basis,” said Lee Multack, National Sales Director, Niles Industrial Coatings, LLC, at Contractor Connect 2021.
“To me it’s a tremendous resource for gaining new business and earning new relationships with people. I really enjoy it; I think it’s a great event. The networking has been tremendous and the event has been tremendous.”
“The meetings were timely and well attended, meals and social activities were well planned out and lended to excellent additional conversations, contractors/customers were engaged and eater to talk, and scheduling was spot on for times,” said Paul J. Atzemis, Jr., Carboline Company.
“I know I said this many times, but we know when we give sponsorship dollars to you all, they are in good hands,” said Cory Brown and Chase Bean, Tnemec. “Thanks again for a great week.”
In a comment on LinkedIn, Induron President Davies Hood wrote, “Best Contractor Connect yet!” Hood has been an attendee of the event since its inaugural year. In his post, he continued, “The [TPC] crew also put together the best group of contractors yet. Everyone that we engaged with was interested in truly growing their business and learning more about the Industrial Coatings Market.”
On the contractor side of things, Lucy Giaculi of Brave Industrial Painting sent a nice email: “Our team at Brave Industrial Paint LLC. would like to thank you for inviting us to the Contractor Connect Event 2021! It was a wonderful, insightful, informative, and enjoyable experience which we are extremely honored to have been a part of!
“We greatly appreciate your efforts in making it possible for us to attend the event! Our most sincere thanks!”
Be on the lookout for event and schedule updates for this year’s Contractor Connect on PaintSquare Daily News.