Join us for the second annual CPIA Leadership Conference, a prime opportunity to network, improve your technical knowledge and share information with your peers — all in a gorgeous resort setting. Whether you are already a CPIA member or eager to know more about the association and its many benefits, this is the event for you. We welcome commercial painting contractors and associated professionals, including architects, engineers, interior designers and asset owners. Here’s what a few past attendees had to say about the conference:

"I really enjoyed all the speakers and came up with different strategies for our business. It’s been a great experience." — Liz Perez-Lavin, President, Service Contracting Solutions

"Loved the networking — being able to meet companies from around the U.S., hearing about the similar issues they run into and learning from them." — Jeremy Barrett, Project Manager/Estimator, Siegner and Company

"I think the CPIA is the best paint organization out there — by far. My favorite activity was definitely the golf, and the networking was awesome!" — John Chisham, Director, gpac

A truly unique experience, the Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort and Spa is situated in Henderson, a short drive from the energy of the Las Vegas Strip, but offers an atmosphere of tranquility that feels a world away. Check out the photos and see why visitors look forward to coming back time and time again.

In addition to educational sessions, meals and evening receptions, several recreational activities offer the chance to relax, build relationships and enjoy this beautiful space:

Lakeside Golfing
Reflection Bay Golf Club is located in the luxurious high -nd resort residential community of Lake Las Vegas. Created in 1998, Reflection Bay Golf Club is designated as a prestigious Jack Nicklaus Signature Design course, the only such course located in the state of Nevada. Reflection Bay has hosted the Wendy’s 3 Tour Challenge PGA event several times and has been the recipient of some of the most sought-after awards by industry magazines including Golf Magazine and Golf Digest.

Helicopter Tour
Get a spectacular bird’s-eye view of the Grand Canyon during a premium helicopter tour, courtesy of our friends at Sherwin-Williams. Participants will be flown over the site and then descend to the canyon floor, where we’ll celebrate our journey with a toast. The tour can accommodate up to 96 contractor members — first come, first served — so register now.

BONUS DAY! October 14
Stay for a very special outing to Wolf Creek Golf Club, less than an hour away in Mesquite, Nevada. Check out the video to see its jaw-dropping views and beautiful fairways. The course is sculpted into an extreme desert mountain landscape and dotted with unexpected water features. You don’t have to be a low handicapper to enjoy this world-class experience. Participation is very limited, so sign up early.

Join your peers to talk about the industry’s future, key issues for commercial painting contractors and recommended solutions. This is an opportunity to tap into a wealth of business and technical knowledge.

Sample Topics:
Panel Discussion on Coatings
Advances in Equipment: Robotics & Drones
Overcoming Supply Chain Issues
Growing Your Business: Things to Do & Things to Know
Cultivating Future Leaders
Quality Control and Maximizing Efficiency in Your Workforce

To be announced.

Stephen Hester, CPIA Co-Founder and President of Hester Painting & Decorating, is also a member of the Young President’s Organization and active in Chicagoland’s civic and philanthropic community. In addition to finance, legal and marketing know-how, Hester brings to The CPIA a vision for the future, based on the association’s goals for advancing the industry and its core values.
Aaron Moore, CPIA Co-Founder and Owner of Precision Painting & Decorating (PPD), Bellwood, Illinois, is passionate about entrepreneurship, values-driven leadership, family, community, the outdoors and golf ... not necessarily in that order. His company has been a recipient of the Inc. 5000 Award for the Fastest Growing Private Companies in the U.S. Moore also sits on numerous boards and is dedicated to supporting the commercial painting industry through his work with members of the CPIA.
Mike Stanley,CPIA Executive Director, comes to the association with a significant career in media, trade shows, events, research, and association management. Mike was the Publisher and Chief Executive of a number of magazines and brands that focused on commercial interior design and architecture and also was named Publishing Director of the American Society of Interior Designers magazine.
Brion D. Palmer is CEO of Technology Publishing Company, the business-to-business media organization that has served paint and coatings industry professionals since 1984. In addition to overseeing the company’s publishing and lead-generation businesses, he introduced the annual hosted buyer event, Contractor Connect, now four years strong. Last October, he welcomed invitees to the first commercial-only Contractor Connect, held in tandem with the CPIA Leadership Conference.


Sponsorships are still available. See updated opportunities here.

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In addition to attending the conference’s recreational and educational events, a selection of senior decision-makers from commercial contracting companies and C-suite executives from industry suppliers will be invited to attend Commercial Contractor Connect, an exclusive hosted buyer event. Co-located with the CPIA conference at The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa, the Connect event’s pre-scheduled, private one-on-one meetings and related activities will take place October 10-13.

We are still accepting abstracts for presentations and discussion topics.
Email abstracts to CPIA Editor-in-Chief Destiny Johnson at by June 15.

Conference organizers will make their selection by June 30 and will collaborate with the chosen presenters on their event presentation. If selected, presenters will be required to submit their PowerPoint Presentation to the CPIA by Sept. 1.

All submitted content will be considered by conference organizers for publication in Commercial Painting magazine and Commercial Painting Monthly.