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EXPO 2024: A Stellar Lineup of Esteemed Speakers Unveiled!

As PCA celebrates 140 years of unwavering excellence in the industry, the anticipation for the upcoming EXPO in Orlando, Florida this February is reaching unprecedented heights. A key highlight of this landmark event is the exceptional array of expert speakers set to grace its halls, promising an enlightening experience for attendees. From profound insights to approachable faces, these speakers are poised to deliver an unforgettable EXPO experience.

Meet the Experts:

Nick Slavik: Opening Ceromony

Kicking off the week with a captivating welcome ceremony is Nick Slavik, the esteemed Chairman of the PCA Board. A recognized and sought-after figure in the painting industry, Nick is the Owner and Founder of Nick Slavik Painting and Restoration Co. His extensive expertise is showcased through his influential role as the genius behind the 5-year-strong online forum, “Ask A Painter Live.” His remarkable and commanding leadership is praised and revered by his over 25 employees, as well as the thousands who have seen Nick speak internationally. Nick’s iron grasp on what it takes to succeed in business has been fine-tuned through the years, as he has taken much inspiration from his brave and selfless time serving in the United States Army for two overseas tours. His deeper understanding through this time of what makes a team a well-oiled machine, coupled with his degree in business management set Nick apart as a beacon of leadership. With over 25 years of experience in the craft and the winner of over 10 National craftsmanship awards, Nick Slavik is an undisputed superstar.

Chad Hymas: International Inspiration

Following Nick Slavik’s highly anticipated introduction, a man who is internationally decorated for his motivational and inspiring speeches, Chad Hymas will take the stage. Chad’s reputation precedes him, and for excellent reason. As one of the youngest people to ever be inducted into the prestigious National Speaker Hall of Fame as well as the recipient of the Council of Peers Award for Excellence (CPAE), Chad moves audiences with remarkable ease. After a horrible accident in 2001, at the age of 27, left Chad with a shattered neck and as a quadriplegic, his life changed forever. Despite this adversity, Chad has emerged as an embodiment of resilience, inspiring thousands worldwide. As the keynote speaker of EXPO, Chad’s presentation on how to leave a legacy is positive to be a transformative experience. Many recall seeing Chad speak as a turning point in their life. Chad inspires thousands to not let life paralyze you, despite the challenges thrown in your direction, and is considered a world-class speaker, athlete, and person.

Michelle Vincent Speaker

Michelle Vincent: Master of Color and Design

In the dynamic world of the painting industry, where precision and artistry intertwine, the mastery of color theory and application stands as an indispensable skill. Michelle Vincent, the distinguished Manager of Color and Design at PPG Paints, is set to illuminate the minds of EXPO attendees with her unparalleled understanding of color. Color theory and application is a deeply specific and scientific matter that can completely alter the mood, impact, emotion, and perception of a space. Regardless of the position one holds within the industry, Color Theory is deeply important information to grasp for all. There are countless obstacles and considerations that must be taken into account when deciding on a color scheme for a home or project. Michelle’s uncontested expertise through decades spent in color-specific specializations makes her the perfect candidate to share her wealth of knowledge with all EXPO attendees.

Danny Kerr Speaker

Danny Kerr: Overcoming Obstacles For Growth

Danny Kerr is a highly valued member of the PCA community as a return speaker at this year’s EXPO. He is one of North America’s top contracting thought leaders and has proven to be an irreplaceable resource due to his life experiences influence on his thoughtful, entrepreneurial presentations. Danny’s journey into the industry began in his teens when he started his own painting business to escape a tumultuous upbringing. This experience has primed him to be a force behind the sentiment that in business, crises, surprises, and distractions will never cease. This realization has assisted him in the exponential growth of his co-founded business, Breakthrough Academy. Danny’s presentation at EXPO detailing how you too can scale your business into the successful venture that you wish you could attain and that he has lived will be thought-provoking and inspiring to all business owners and motivated professionals. Reclaim your life and grow past the $1M revenue mark with the relevant insights of Danny Kerr.

PCA is thrilled to present these exceptional speakers at the 2024 EXPO, the pinnacle event in the Painting Industry for education, technology, and networking. Stay tuned for more insights into the star-studded lineup of industry experts who will be sharing their hard-earned wisdom. For additional information and to secure your tickets today, please visit the EXPO page on the PCA website, or take a look at the behind-the-scenes from past EXPOs, on PCA Overdrive . Don’t miss this unparalleled opportunity to be part of a transformative experience in the painting industry.


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Lauren Forman

Lauren Forman works in the Marketing Department of PCA, where she is involved specifically with social media, and content production, and assists with partner resource dissemination. She lives in San Francisco and loves to explore art and nature in her free time. She graduated from Santa Clara University with a Bachelor of Psychology.