Focused on Regulatory Affairs, Coatings Innovation,
and Sustainable Development in Canada

The Canadian Coatings Conference is the leading source for tracking and addressing regulatory developments impacting the Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants, and Elastomers (CASE) industry in Canada. Hosted by the Canadian Paint and Coatings Association (CPCA) our mandate is to advocate for fair regulations that are evidence-based, rooted in science, and take into consideration impacts on industry, the environment, and the economy

The Canadian Coatings Conference is the cornerstone event to attend with presentations from experts across North America specializing in Chemical formulation, Research and Development, Coatings Technology, and Economic and Market Research. Focused on providing the latest scientific findings, technology innovations, and leading industry best practices in green chemistry and sustainable development those working in the CASE industry are equipped with the information needed to navigate Canada's ever-evolving regulatory landscape. 


Icon Board of Directors Meeting
Board of Directors Meeting
Wednesday, May 22, 2024
1:30 p.m. — 5:00 p.m.
Icon Welcome Reception
Welcome Reception
Wednesday, May 22, 2024
7:00 p.m. — 10:00 p.m.
Canadian Coatings Conference Plenary Sessions
Plenary Sessions
Thursday, May 23, 2024
9:00 a.m. — 4:30 p.m.
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Chair Awards Dinner & Reception
Thursday, May 23, 2024
6:30 p.m. — 11:00 p.m.

The Conference is held over the course of one and a half days, beginning on Wednesday where CPCA will convene with its Board of Directors Meeting in the afternoon, followed by a Welcome Reception for all guests in the evening. The following day begins with a breakfast taken at guests' leisure, with plenary sessions starting at 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Lunch is served from noon until 1:00 p.m. Renowned keynote speaker at 1:30: Dr.  Schwarcz is the Director of McGill University’s “Office for Science and Society” with a mission to separate sense from nonsense. The event is capped with CPCA's Annual Chair Awards Dinner where attendees enjoy a three-course table d'hôte dinner among colleagues and friends.

CPCA looks forward to welcoming all guests this year at the beautiful William Gray Hotel in the heart of Old Montreal where guests will be surrounded by the historic charm and the best Montreal has to offer in culinary delights. 

Thank you to Our sponsors

CPCA extends sincere thanks to all our conference sponsors


CPCA's Conference is hosted in a different Canadian City every year.

Why Attend

CPCA’s Annual Conference & AGM offers attendees the opportunity to network, learn, and celebrate with industry peers.

  • Network with Canadian coatings executives
  • Learn from global industry professionals
  • Discuss coatings technology, innovation, R&D, & business development,
  • Celebrate Industry’s brightest at the Annual Chair’s Award Dinner
Who Should Attend

The content presented at the conference covers a wide range of topics from regulatory developments in Canada to economic updates. Those working in the industry sectors and roles detailed below will benefit most from our program of speakers.

  • Manufacturer, Supplier, and Distributor Professionals
  • R&D, Business Development, Sales, Marketing, and Regulatory Officers
  • Supply Chain Specialists & Affiliated Industry Associations
  • Government Officials & Trade Representatives
  • Coatings Industry Consultants & Relevant Industry Stakeholders
  • C-Suite Executives seeking better clarity on Canadian regulatory issues
Program & Speaker Lineup

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

1:30 p.m. — 5:00 p.m.

  • Board of Directors Meeting
    Bibliothèque Ground Floor

7:00 p.m. — 10:00 p.m.

  • Welcome Reception
    Edward Ballroom Second Floor

Thursday, May 23, 2024

7:30 a.m. — 9:00 a.m.

  • Buffet Breakfast
    Edward Ballroom Second Floor

9:00 a.m. — 11:30 a.m.

  • Plenary Session
    Margaret Ballroom Third Floor

11:30 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.

  • AGM — CPCA Members Only
    Margaret Ballroom Third Floor

11:30 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.

  • Lunch
    Edward Ballroom Second Floor

1:00 p.m. — 4:30 p.m.

  • Plenary Session
    Margaret Ballroom Third Floor

6:30 p.m. — 7:30 p.m.

  • Chair’s Award Reception
    Margaret Foyer Third Floor

7:30 p.m. — 11:00 p.m.

  • Chair’s Award Dinner
    Margaret Ballroom Third Floor
Conference Venue

Canadian Coatings Conference William Gray Hotel
William Gray Hotel

421 R. Saint-Vincent
Montréal, QC H2Y 3A6



Welcome to William Gray Luxury Hotel — a decidedly distinct Old Montreal hotel that embodies artful design and a spirit of welcoming conviviality, with staff dedicated to providing an elevated guest experience. Enjoy our restaurants and spa to complete your experience with us.

A block of guestrooms is being held for all those wishing to reserve a room at a group contracted rate of $370.00 per night in Canadian dollars plus tax on the evenings of Wednesday, May 22nd, 2024, and Thursday, May 23rd, 2024.

Reservation Instruction for Attendees

Guests must call the Hotel directly to complete their reservation no later than Friday, MAY 10, 2024 before 5:00 p.m. and are advised to use the discount code 2306CANADI or the booking name Canadian Coatings Conference-May 2024. Please note while the discount will still be available to members after May 10, room bookings are subject to availability.

Reservations can also be made directly online through our website at; please follow the reservation instructions below:

Steps for online reservations

  1. Go to:
  2. Click on “Book Now”
  3. Click on “Special codes or rates”, select “Group code” and enter the access code: 2306CANADI then click “Apply”
  4. Enter dates required for your hotel reservation
  5. Click on “Search”
  6. Select your room
  7. Enter your contact details and billing information
  8. Click on “Complete Booking”

A one-night deposit will be charged to each credit card upon reservation. Individual cancellations must be made 7 days prior to arrival to avoid being charged for the complete stay. Early departures will also result in the complete booking being charged to the credit card provided.

Driving Directions

Directions from Toronto
Directions from Ottawa

Plan your flight

Air Canada

Arrival and Welcome Reception

May 22, 2024

Upon arrival, members are greeted by the hotel staff and any assistance required at check-in is provided. Check-in is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. The Welcome Reception begins at 7:00 p.m. Details to follow.

Business Session

May 23, 2024

The business session and student poster presentation start at 9:00 a.m. with a message from our Chair of the Board of Directors and run until 4:30 p.m.

More details to follow in the program which will be released by March, 2024.

Chair's Award Dinner

William Gray Hotel

Our Annual Chair Awards Dinner will take place at the William Gray Hotel. CPCA’s Award Dinner is our opportunity to celebrate the industry’s finest and honour their excellence in coatings innovation, technological advances, regulatory support on EHS, ESG, and Chemicals Management files, and celebrate the achievements of those whose long-standing careers have come to a close.


Attendees can easily register online.

Early bird registration is available from January 1, 2024 until March 30, 2024.

  • Early Bird Member Registration $1,000
  • Early Bird Non-Member Registration $1,200

As of April 1, 2024 Regular rates apply

  • Regular Member Registration $1,350
  • Non-members can register for $1,600
Sponsorship Opportunities

CPCA has had the honour of hosting our Annual Conference & AGM for more than a century, and it would not be possible without the loyal support of our membership — the organizations that make CPCA what it is today. CPCA offers four conference sponsorship levels, Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum. Each level provides members with unique advertising opportunities via media releases, CPCA Conference Program, Monthly Newsletters and Social Media and/or Blog Posts to put their organization in the spotlight.