Oct. 15-16, 2019 | InterContinental Magnificent Mile | Chicago, IL ACA Members Only

Who should attend? ACA corporate member company executives and managers, including members of the following groups: ACA and PaintCare Board of Directors, Architectural and Industrial Coatings Councils, Industry Suppliers Committee, Legal & Government Affairs Advisory Committee, Science & Technology Committee, Marine Coatings Committee, Automotive Refinish Committee, Consumer Products Committee, Powder Coatings Committee.

Please note the ACA and PaintCare Board Meetings will be held Oct. 14-16, and are restricted to members of those groups. Access the full schedule for those meetings here.


Preliminary Schedule of Events

12:00 pm – 1:15 pm General Session & Luncheon with featured speaker
What’s Next for the U.S. and Global Economies?
1:30 pm – 2:15 pm Industry Insights: Powder Coatings 
Michael Kucharski, Allnex
Tabitha L. McLeish, The Sherwin-Williams Company
2:15 pm – 3:00 pm Navigating the New USMCA and China Trade
Stephen Claeys, Wiley Rein LLP
3:00 pm – 3:15 pm Networking Break
3:15 pm  – 4:00 pm Industry Insights: Market Pressures, Shortages, Costs and Regulatory Restrictions; How Coatings Companies are Responding
4:00 pm –  4:45 pm Environmental Regulatory Focus

The Challenge Presented by Washington State’s Regulation of PCBs
David Wawer, Color Pigment Manufacturers Association

New Developments in VOC and HAP Regulations at State and Federal Levels
David Darling, ACA

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Reception
7:30 am – 9:00 am General Session & Continental Breakfast with featured speaker
Dan Murad, President & CEO, ChemQuest
Economic Challenges, Growth Rates and Forecasts for the Coatings Industry  
9:15 am – 10:00 am Industry Insights: Protective Coatings 
Paul Atzemis, Carboline
10:00 am – 10:45 am Industry Insights: Challenges of Recruitment, Development and Retention of Talent in the Coatings Industry
Michael Muczyk, Jim Rees, and Bob Sullivan
CONNOR|CAITLIN Talent Solutions
10:45 am – 11:30 am Sustainability Focus

The Business Furniture Sustainability Program
Brad Miller, BIFMA

Coatings Industry Sustainability Initiatives
Timothy Wieroniey, ACA