May 8-10, 2017 | The Drake Hotel | Chicago, IL

ACA’s 2017 Spring Committee Meetings convene ACA and PaintCare® leadership, as well as the Architectural and Industrial Coatings Leadership Councils. These two Leadership Councils provide direction and initiative for ACA activities in order to maximize the position of these sectors of the paint and coatings industry.

Please note that attendance and registration is restricted to members of the following groups:

ACA Board of Directors
ACA Executive Committee
ACA Budget & Finance Committee
PaintCare® Budget & Finance Committee
PaintCare® Board of Directors
Architectural Coatings Leadership Council
Industrial Coatings Leadership Council

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Schedule of Events

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm PaintCare® Budget & Finance Committee Meeting & Luncheon
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm PaintCare® Board of Directors Meeting
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Board of Directors Reception (ACA & PaintCare®)
Sponsored by Axalta Coating Systems
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Board of Directors Dinner (ACA & PaintCare®)
Sponsored by Peninsula Polymers
7:00 am – 8:00 am ACA Budget & Finance Committee Meeting & Breakfast
Sponsored by Bway Corporation
7:00 am – 8:00 am ACA Board of Directors Breakfast
8:30 am – 11:30 am ACA Board of Directors Meeting
Refreshment Break Sponsored by Eastman
11:30 am – 12:30 pm ACA Executive Committee Meeting
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Joint Leadership Councils Luncheon with Featured Speaker
Hon. David McIntosh, President & CEO, Club for Growth
“Assessing the First 100 Days of the Trump Administration”McIntosh is a former Congressman who represented Indiana’s 2nd Congressional District in the United States Congress from 1995-2000. He championed tax cuts especially pro-growth tax rate reductions and the elimination of the marriage penalty in the Federal Tax Code.Sponsored by BYK USA
2:15 pm – 5:00 pm Joint Architectural and Industrial Coatings Leadership Councils General Session
Sponsored by CovestroJoint Architectural and Industrial Coatings Leadership Councils General Session
Sponsored by Covestro

Regulatory Reduction Initiatives of the Trump Administration
Discussion of the Trump Administration Executive Orders and guidance on regulatory reform along with agency actions to implement these orders and ACA’s response.
Heidi McAuliffe, ACA Vice President of Government Affairs

TSCA Implementation and Impending Regulations
An overview on the series of recent TSCA proposed regulations (First 10 Chemicals; Inventory Reset; Prioritization; Risk Evaluation; Methylene Chloride and N-Methyl Pyrrolidone (NMP) Paint Remover) and summary of ACA comments on these rules.
Raleigh Davis, ACA Assistant Director of Health and Safety

The New EPA Nano Materials Reporting Rule and its Impact on the Coatings Industry
An overview of the impact of the rule as well as discuss the development of compliance assistance tools for the membership.
David Darling, ACA Vice President of Safety, Health and Environmental Affairs

Outlook for Corporate Tax Reform in Congress
Allen Irish, ACA Senior Counsel

ACA’s Science and Technology Agenda for 2017
An overview of the 2017 agenda including an update on the “Big Data” project and an update on STEM education initiative.
Steve Sides, ACA Vice President of Global Affairs and Chief Safety Officer

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Reception
8:00 am – 9:00 am Joint Architectural and Industrial Coatings Leadership Councils General Session with Featured Speaker Dan Murad, President & CEO, The ChemQuest Group
“Global Trends in Coatings”Murad will present the findings of the new Global Market Analysis, the most complete industry study available providing comprehensive market research, covering the global paint and coatings industry in more than 175 countries, including forecast data, a focus on raw materials and the application of the Porter Five-Forces Analysis to analyze business strategy development. In addition, he will share his insight on recent merger and acquisitions and their potential to create additional change in the industry.
9:15 am – 11:30 am Architectural Coatings Leadership Council Meeting Agenda
Refreshment Break Sponsored by Arkema/Coatex
9:15 am – 11:30 am Industrial Coatings Leadership Council Meeting Agenda