5 - 7 DEC 2022 | Miami | USA
The Coatings Summit 2022
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.
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
6 December 2022
Welcome and conference introduction
Tom Bowtell, President WCC, UK
Michael McGarry, PPG, USA
|09:40-10:20||Leveraging Step Change Innovation for a Digital and Electric Future||
Robert Byrant, Axalta, USA
|10:20-11:00||Global Giant: Asia`s Weight in the World of Coatings||Yuichiro Wakatsuki, Nippon, Japan|
|11:30-12:10||Coatings – More Than Paint: Digitalization, Sustainability and New Business Development||
Uta Holzenkamp, BASF Coatings, Germany
|12:10-12:50||The Future is Ours to Create
||Christophe Sabas, Beckers, France|
Lars Petersson, Hempel, Denmark
Jeffrey Powell, Diamond Vogel, USA
Lionel Schlessinger, Monopol Colors, Switzerland
||The Summit Celebration Night
7 December 2022
|Tom Bowtell, President WCC, UK
Juergen Nowak, GBD Vincentz Network, Germany
Frank Sullivan, RPM, USA
Miguel Mantas, Allnex, USA
Joao Serrenho, CIN, Portugal
Johnson Ongking, Pacific Paints, Philippines
Agenda subject to change.
AxaltaMr. Bryant is Chief Executive Officer of Axalta Coating Systems and serves on Axalta's Board of Directors. Mr. Bryant joined Axalta in 2013 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and was named CEO in 2018. Mr. Bryant graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in Economics from the University of Florida and received his M.B.A. with a concentration in Finance from the Harvard Business School.
BASF CoatingsUta Holzenkamp started her career at BASF in pharmaceutical research. In 2018 she became Senior Vice President, managing the global business unit Fuel & Lubricant Solutions. Since the beginning of 2022 she has been leading the Coatings Division of BASF. Uta Holzenkamp studied organic chemistry in Muenster, Germany, Edinburgh, UK, and Ohio State, USA, and she has a PhD from Mainz University in Germany.
AllnexMiguel Mantas was appointed chief executive officer at Allnex in 2016, after 9 years as Co-CEO of OXEA. He has over three decades of global executive experience in the chemicals and materials industry. A native of Portugal, he began his career with Hoechst AG in 1986.
PPGMichael H. McGarry is Chairman and chief executive officer of PPG Industries. He joined the company`s board of directors in July, 2015, was named CEO in September 2015, and Chairman in 2016. He progressed to these roles in 2015 after serving as president and chief operating officer in March 2015. A native of New Orleans, McGarry is a mechanical engineering graduate of the University of Texas and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. McGarry is the current Chair of the American Coatings Association.
Pacific PaintsJohnson 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.
HempelLars Petersson is the Chief Executive Officer of Hempel Group. He has a MSc in Industrial Engineering and Management from Chalmers University of Technology; he has previously been Senior Vice President of Europe’s largest window manufacturer, Inwido, and Vice President in the global flooring company Tarkett.
Diamond VogelJeffrey J. Powell is president and chief executive officer of Diamond Vogel, Inc. He joined the company in 2016 and transitioned to his current role in 2019. Powell started his career in 1991 as a coatings sales representative of PPG Industries. He progressed through various positions before leaving in 2004 to work for the Jones-Blair Company, eventually as CEO and then President of Hempel North America after their acquisition. He is a marketing and management graduate of the University of Wisconsin.
BeckersAs CEO of Beckers, Christophe Sabas is leading the change towards a sustainable future for Beckers and the coatings industry. He has been with Beckers since 1999 and became its CEO in 2020. He takes a customer focus position and is known for his insights into social sustainability
Monopol CoatingsLionel 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.
CINJoão Serrenho is a chemical engineer with a degree from Porto University in Portugal. He has extensive experience in both association and venture capital functions. In 1997 he joined CIN and has held the leadership role since then.
RPMFrank C. Sullivan entered the University of North Carolina as a Morehead-Cain Scholar and received his B.A. degree in 1983. From 1983 to 1987, he held various positions at Harris Bank and First Union National Bank prior to joining RPM. In 1989, Mr. Sullivan became RPM`s Director of Corporate Development. After subsequent senior positions at RPM, he became CEO in 2002 and was elected Chairman of the Board in 2008. He also serves on the several other boards, including that of the American Coatings Association. Frank Sullivan and his wife support many charitable and civic organizations with a focus on education.
NipponAfter a distinguished career at Merrill Lynch, Yuichiro Wakatsuki attained executive positions at Nippon Paint, where he now holds the title of Director, Representative Executive Officer & Co-President.
The Mandarin Oriental, Miami
500 Brickell Key Drive Miami FL 33131
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 Monday, January 24 and Tuesday, January 25, 2022 will be included in your registration fee. Lean back and let us make all necessary arrangements for you.
The Summit Wifi will be sponsored by ChemQuest.
The Summit Welcome Reception will be sponsored by GDB.
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