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5 - 7 DEC 2022 | Miami | USA

The Coatings Summit 2022

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 December 5 to 7, 2022, 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 saftey is our highest priority

Share space and time with your global peers

Exchange views and thoughts with other industry leaders on current challenges

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 2022 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



5 December 2022

 Welcome Reception
Mandarin Oriental Pool Deck
(hosted by GDB International)

6 December 2022


Welcome and Conference Introduction

Tom Bowtell, President WCC, UK
Juergen Nowak, GBD Vincentz Network, Germany


Key Trends: The Future of the Coatings Industry

Michael McGarry, PPG, USA

09.50-10.30 Global Giant: Asia`s Weight in the World of Coatings Yuichiro Wakatsuki, Nippon, Japan
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-11:40 Coatings – More than Paint: Digitalization, Sustainability and New Business Development

Uta Holzenkamp, BASF Coatings, Germany

11:40-12:20 The Future is Ours to Create
Christophe Sabas, Beckers, France
12:20-14:00 Lunch Break

Double Impact: Details of a Growth Journey

Michael Hansen, Hempel, Denmark


Embracing a Multitude of Markets: A Diversified Success Story

Jeffrey Powell, Diamond Vogel, USA


Rosy Future Despite Doom and Gloom

Lionel Schlessinger, Monopol Colors, Switzerland

18:30 h
The Summit Celebration Night

Klaw Restaurant Miami


7 December 2022


Welcome Back

Tom Bowtell, President WCC, UK
Juergen Nowak, GBD Vincentz Network, Germany


Leading in a VUCA World

Frank Sullivan, RPM, USA


Collaboration Redefined: How Suppliers and Formulator will Create Value Together

Miguel Mantas, Allnex, USA

 10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

Coatings in Africa: Turning Challenges into Advantages

Joao Luis Serrenho, CIN, Portugal


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

Johnson Ongking, Pacific Paints, Philippines

 12:20-13:30 Farewell Lunch

Agenda subject to change.



Uta Holzenkamp

Uta Holzenkamp

BASF Coatings

Uta 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.

Michael Hansen


Michael Hansen joined Hempel in May 2017 as Chief Commercial Officer and has delivered remarkable results as a central driver of the global transformation in Hempel. Prior to taking on the role as Group President and Chief Executive Officer of Hempel A/S, Michael was part of the Executive Group Management as Executive Vice President, Energy & Infrastructure.

Michael Hansen holds a degree from Copenhagen Business School, as well as an Executive MBA from IE Business School in Madrid, Spain. Prior to joining Hempel, Michael Hansen worked 19 years for Maersk, where he held the position, among others, of Vice President, Global Head of Sales & Marketing in Maersk Line.


Miguel Mantas


Miguel 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. 

Michael McGarry


Michael 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.  

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.

Jeffrey Powell

Diamond Vogel

Jeffrey 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.
Christophe Sabas

Christophe Sabas


As CEO of Beckers, Christophe Sabas is leading the change towards a sustainable future for Beckers. He has over two decades of global executive experience in the chemicals and paint industry. He has been with Beckers since 1999 and became its CEO in 2020. In-between, he held several other positions, including Managing Director of Beckers France and President Coil Coatings Europe, Africa & Americas. Christophe believes as responsible industrialists we all have a responsibility to lead on climate change.
João Luis Serrenho

João Luis Serrenho


Joao Luis Serrenho is Executive Director at CIN, and Director at Boero Bartolomeo. Prior to his career in the coatings industry, he was a management consultant for Bain & Company in the UK and USA. Joao graduated in Management and Industrial Engineering from the University of Porto, and holds an MBA from London Business School.

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


Frank 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.

Yuichiro Wakatsuki


After 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

+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 December 5 and December 6, 2022 will be included in your registration fee. Lean back and let us make all necessary arrangements for you.


Summit Sponsors

Benjamin Moore

The Summit refreshment breaks will be sponsored by Benjamin Moore.


The Summit Wifi will be sponsored by ChemQuest.


The Summit Welcome Reception will be sponsored by GDB.


Learn more about your various options to present your company to this first-class audience.
Anette Pennartz

Anette Pennartz

Director Sales & Audience Development, Vincentz Network

T +49 511 9910-240



The Coatings Summit 2022

5-7 December 2022

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