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

The new world order continues to evolve and there are many lessons learned from the past several years in the pandemic and the new challenges posed by it. The CASE industry is ready to take on a brave new world with strategic investments in innovation, optimizing existing production where possible, supply chain management with increased digitization, etc. All the while they seek to ensure more sustainable products and processes for their customers and the environment. The industry has come a long way in the past five years with more sustainably sourced products, reduced intensity in the production of those products and strong commitments to sustainability especially as it relates to the environment while honouring the other two pillars, economic and social governance. Neither one of the three can exist without the other to ensure a stable and vibrant coatings industry in Canada.

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

1:30 p.m. — 5:00 p.m.

Board of Directors Meeting

Wednesday Night

7:00 p.m. — 10:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception

Thursday, May 25, 2023

9:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m.

Plenary Session and Discussion Panel

Thursday Night

6:30 p.m. — 11:00 p.m.

Chair’s Award Reception and Dinner

Chemicals and Substances
Chemicals Management Plan
Canadian Regulatory Developments
Hazard Communication
R&D and Sustainability
Environmental Health & Safety
Advances in coatings technology
Workplace Health & Safety
economic and industry updates
Product Stewardship & Sustainability

CPCA's 110th Annual Conference & AGM is our cornerstone event providing the latest developments in Canada's Paint and Coatings Industry. Coatings leaders, regulatory experts, and chemical engineers provide attendees with insights on industry advances in R&D and technology, current business challenges, and the wider economic outlook ahead.

As one of Canada’s oldest industry associations, our mandate is to advocate for fair regulations that is evidence-based, rooted in science, and takes into consideration impacts to industry, the environment, and the economy

Topics of Interest

Canadian Regulations

Canadian Environmental Protection Act
Pest Control Products Act
Chemicals Management


Paint Recycling
Waste Management
Circular Economy

Green Chemistry

Raw Materials
Supply Chain 
Chemical Engineering

Economic Updates

Canadian Market Trends
Industry Specific Insights
Economic Forecast

Thank you to Our Sponsors

CPCA would like to extend a warm thanks to our Sponsors who help make the Annual Conference & AGM possible.
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Registration Fees

The registration deadline is May 19th, 2023.

Member Pricing

$ 1,350

  • Members only - effective after March 20, 2023

Non-Member Pricing

$ 1,600

  • Non-Members only - effective after March 20, 2023


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 24, 2023

1:30 p.m. — 5:00 p.m.

  • Board of Directors Meeting
    Loyalist Room

7:00 p.m. — 10:00 p.m.

  • Welcome Reception
    Atrium and Exterior Deck

Thursday, May 25, 2023

7:30 a.m. — 9:00 a.m.

  • Buffet Breakfast
    Tiara Restaurant

9:00 a.m. — 11:30 a.m.

  • Plenary Session and Discussion Panel
    Grand Georgian Ballroom

11:30 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.

  • AGM — CPCA Members Only
    Grand Georgian Ballroom

11:30 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.

  • Buffet Lunch
    Tiara Restaurant
    *Non-members can enjoy lunch early.

1:00 p.m. — 4:30 p.m.

  • Plenary Session and Discussion Panel
    Grand Georgian Ballroom

5:30 p.m. — 11:00 p.m.

  • Shuttle Bus Service Available
    Queen’s Landing to Château des Charmes

6:30 p.m. — 7:30 p.m.

  • Chair’s Award Reception
    Château des Charmes

7:30 p.m. — 11:00 p.m.

  • Chair’s Award Dinner
    Château des Charmes
    Including Awards Presentation and Entertainment by Lady be Good


Conference Venue

Queen's Landing Vintage Hotel
Vintage Hotels
Queen’s Landing

155 Byron St, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0


Welcome to Queen’s Landing Hotel in beautiful Niagara on the Lake. The hotel features 140 well-appointed contemporary rooms with services and amenities. Room bookings are now available.

A block of guestrooms are being held for all those wishing to reserve a room at a group contracted rate of $249.00 per night in Canadian dollars plus tax on the evenings of Wednesday, May 24th, 2023, and Thursday, May 25th, 2023.

Book Now, as these rooms will be held until Saturday, April 8th, 2023, after which time Queen’s Landing does not guarantee availability.

  • Services Include
    • Concierge
    • Dog-friendly accommodations
    • Wifi
    • Daily newspaper delivery
    • Evening turndown service
  • Health and Wellness Amenities include
    • Indoor pool
    • Steam room
    • Cedar sauna
    • Fitness room
    • Fitness classes
    • Resort activities
  • Formal, casual, and patio dining options
    • Tiara Restaurant
    • Bacchus Lounge

Driving Directions

Directions from Ottawa
Directions from Toronto Pearson Internation Airport

Plan your flight

Air Canada

Queen's Landing Waterview Suite

Arrival and Welcome Reception

May 24, 2023

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 6:30 p.m. in the Atrium in front of the Grand Georgian Ballroom. Attendees will enjoy beautiful vistas, premium bar service, and conversation with colleagues into the evening.

Business Session

May 25, 2023

The business session and student poster presentation will be located in the Grand Georgian Ballroom. Business sessions are opened 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, 2023.

Chair's Award Dinner

Chateau de Charme Wine & Vinyard
Château des Charmes
From the Bosc Family

1025 York Rd, St. Davids, ON L0S 1P0





Our Annual Chair Awards Dinner will take place at Château des Charmes. Sprawling vineyards in picturesque, verdant surrounds offering tours, tastings & light fare.

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.

Shuttle Service will be provided from Queen’s Landing to Château de Charmes, details to follow.


Attendees can easily register online.

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.