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The Networkers Paradise

EXPO 2024: The Networkers Paradise

The 2024 EXPO, hosted by PCA in Orlando Florida is absolutely packed with opportunities to network and get to know the incredible host of industry professionals attending. Throughout the week, you will be surrounded by like-minded people at every moment, attending the same inspiring speaker’s presentations, milling around the trade show, during happy hours, and quite literally every second in between! Taking advantage of situations such as these has the potential to have a massive positive impact. Connect with suppliers, top names in the industry, people from all over the world in the same profession, and perhaps future friends.

Networking provides even more access to the deep well of knowledge and expertise at EXPO. By building friendship along with your reputation in the industry, more doors open for you! Stay informed through interpersonal relationships, foster mentorship and leading relationships, expand your professional circle, and have people on your team, even if you don’t work with them!

The PCA aims to foster all opportunities for painting contractors to network at EXPO, and thanks to our industry partners, there are 4 amazing events through EXPO week to do so! The week will begin with a Welcome Reception graciously hosted by PPG on the first night of EXPO on the host hotel’s grounds, for a night filled with networking and introductions as we gear up for an incredible week of events.

Welcome Reception with PPG: Monday, February 26th

Join PPG for a happy hour where you can meet motivated painting contractors and coatings professionals from across the globe in Pacific Ballroom A at the Dolphin Hotel, from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

PCA welcome reception

On Tuesday, a happy hour hosted by BEHR exclusively for Women In Paint will take place, offering the perfect opportunity to meet other women breaking barriers.

BEHR Women In Paint Happy Hour: Tuesday, February 27th

Join us on night two of EXPO for a special happy hour and networking event, courtesy of BEHR. Connect with like-minded powerhouses and share your experiences while having a night of fun with your peers. Happy hour will take place at the Dolphin Hotel Crescent Terrace from 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Women In Paint Happy Hour

Benjamin Moore will ring in Wednesday night with dinner and entertainment at a networking reception for all!

Reception Happy Hour Hosted by Benjamin Moore: Wednesday, February 28th

Thanks to Benjamin Moore, enjoy dinner, entertainment, and stimulating conversation at the Dolphin Hotel Cabana Deck from 6:30 PM- 9:00 PM.

Benjamin Moore Happy Hour

And finally, Sherwin Williams is hosting what will surely be an incredible night of networking, drinks, live music, and fun.

Sherwin-Williams Mix It Up with the PROS: Thursday, February 29th

Don’t miss out as Sherwin-Williams hosts an epic networking event at Ole Red in Orlando. Enjoy live music, delicious dinner, and engaging conversation as we celebrate the culmination of a week filled with knowledge and growth. Let’s mix it up with the pros and dance the night away! Transportation will be provided from the Dolphin Hotel Entrance beginning at 5:30 PM, and the event will run from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

All of these events will be filled to the brim with inspired, welcoming EXPO attendees, acting as a watering hole for painters to mingle and make new relationships while fostering existing ones. Thanks to our Industry Partners, these events are some of the most anticipated nights and a crowd favorite at EXPO!

We hope to see you at EXPO, where connection is the standard and excellence is the goal. Find tickets Here.