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27. - 29. Oct 2021 | Miami | USA

The Coatings Summit 2021

Senior coatings leaders will once again convene at the Coatings Summit: Globally acknowledged as the pre-eminent forum for the industry, the next edition is scheduled for October 27 to 29, 2021, in Miami, Florida. Topics range from high-powered market insights and detailed analyses of coatings mega-trends to showcases of successful implementations of coatings strategies as well as outlines of growth drivers – uniquely valuable input.

Why you should attend:

Benefit of a face-to-face event

Be assured that your health and safety is our highest priority

Share space and time with your global peers

Exchange views and thoughts with other industry influencers

Get insights

Strategies, ideas and updates of internationally successful coatings companies


Since its inception in 2003, the Coatings Summit has evolved into the most auspicious gathering of industry icons intent on meeting their global peers, to exchange views, to share insights, to be inspired. As its precursors, the 2021 event boasts a most distinguished group of speakers from all corners of the globe who will address the attendees with exclusive keynote presentations.

Join us and you will:
•    Be inspired by exclusive keynote addresses
•    Share space and time with your global peers
•    Exchange views and thoughts with other industry influencers
•    Get insights into strategies and considerations of internationally successful coatings companies
•    Be part of the most sophisticated and globally diverse circle of coatings leaders



28 October | 9:00 - 17:00 h


Welcome and conference introduction

Andy Doyle, President WCC, USA
Juergen Nowak, Vincentz Network, Germany

  Key Trends: The Future of the Coatings Industry 

Michael McGarry, PPG, USA


Paint the Future: Collaborative Innovation

Thierry Vanlancker, Akzo Nobel The Netherlands

Coffee Break


Designed to Last: Technology and Innovation

Tanaka Masaaki, Nippon Paint, Japan

Collaboration Redefined: How Suppliers and Formulator will create Value together

Miguel Mantas, Allnex, USA

Lunch Break


Going Green: Decorative and Industrial Coatings in China

Jun Ye, Bauhinia Coatings, The People's Republic of China

Rosy Future despite Doom and Gloom

Lionel Schlessinger, Monopol Coatings, Switzerland

Coffee Break

How Paint Can Promote People Power to Provide Solutions to Social Problems

Johnson Ongking, Pacific Paints, Philippines

18:30 h
 The Summit Celebration Night

29 October 2021 | 9:00 - 14:00 h


Welcome back

Andy Doyle, President WCC, USA
Juergen Nowak, Vincentz Network, Germany


Strategies That Work: How to Succeed Tomorrow

Frank Sullivan, RPM, USA


Digitally Driven: Managing a Revolution

Dirk Bremm, BASF Coatings, Germany

Coffee Break


Customer Driven: Managing a Superior Experience

Dan Calkins, Benjamin Moore, USA


Coatings in Africa: Turning Challenges into Advantages

Joao Serrenho, CIN, Portugal

  Farewell Lunch

Agenda subject to change.




Dirk Bremm



Dan Calkins

Benjamin Moore

Dan Calkins started his career at Benjamin Moore in 1987 as a sales trainee. In 2019, he was appointed Chairman and CEO. Throughout his 34-year tenure with Benjamin Moore, Calkins has held a series of progressively influential and responsible positions, bringing significant leadership, sales and industry expertise to his current post

Johnson Ongking

Pacific Paints

Johnson Ongking holds economics degrees from Georgetown University, Washington, USA, and the University of Toronto in Canada. After a year working in Poland, he joined Pacific Paint in 1996. At present, he is Vice President at that company, the largest paint manufacturer in the Philippines.

Lionel Schlessinger

Monopol Coatings

Lionel Schlessinger took over Monopol Colors from his father almost 30 years ago. Since then, he has expanded the business volume and honed the reputation of his company to great acclaim in Europe and other markets. He is famous for speaking his mind and daring to go different routes.

Frank Sullivan



Thierry Vanlancker

Akzo Nobel

Thierry Vanlancker joined AkzoNobel in 2016, bringing with him more than 28 years of experience in the chemicals industry. Thierry led operations in polymers, performance coatings and chemicals at DuPont and was President of Fluoroproducts at Chemours. 


The Mandarin Oriental, Miami

500 Brickell Key Drive Miami FL 33131

+1 305-913-8288

Nestled between South Beach and the high-rise paradise of downtown, Mandarin Oriental, Miami is the perfect point from which to enjoy the best of the city. Surrounded by breathtaking water and city views, the hotel brings the essence of five-star luxury to Brickell Key. With a private infinity edge pool, a high-energy dinner on the beach and an exotic day spa, the hotel offers a taste of Asian serenity in sun-kissed Miami.  A room reservation for Wednesday, October 27 and Thursday, October 28, 2021 will be included in your registration fee. Lean back and let us make all necessary arrangements for you.



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Anette Pennartz

Director Sales, Vincentz Network

T +49 511 9910-240

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The Coatings Summit 2021

27-29 October 2021

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Anette Pennartz

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Director Sales, Vincentz Network

T +49 511 9910-240

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