2024 Women in Finishing FORUM Logo

The Women in Finishing (WiF) FORUM features a variety of professional development and industry related sessions geared toward women in our industry. Supplementing the general sessions is a finishing facility tour, networking and team building activities. Through unique programming, participants will learn new ways to deal with issues that impact effectiveness, maximize professional impact, build strategies for success, learn about the latest trends in industrials finishing, and much more.

All women who have chosen or are pursuing a career in industrial finishing, from the finishing line to executive management, are invited and encouraged to attend the WiF FORUM.


April 15th-17th 2024

Presenting Sponsor

Lanyard Sponsor

Tote Bag Sponsor

Sponsorships are still available.
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The Venue


We have made arrangements for a discounted group rate of $199/per night + taxes at the Drury Plaza Hotel
Orlando Lake Buena Vista . Use the link below to make reservations directly with the hotel.

Note, rooms are limited at these rates so be sure to make your hotel reservations as soon as possible. Please book your room within our block listed below as it enables us to keep costs low for attendees.

Please make your reservations by Friday, March 22nd 2024. to receive your group rate. Reservations made after this date will be subject to prevailing rates and availability. Reservations may also be made by calling 1-800-325-0720 and referring to your group number 10067311.

Room Rate

$199/per night + taxes

Rate includes:

  • Complimentary Hot Breakfast - Enjoy scrambled eggs, oatmeal, fresh fruit, potatoes, pastries, the all-important coffee and more. Hot, fresh, and, best of all, free. Free hot breakfast is served daily from 6-9:30 a.m. on weekdays and 7-10 a.m. on weekends.
  • Complimentary Evening Drinks and Snacks* - Join us from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. every evening to enjoy complimentary hot food and cold beverages at our 5:30 Kickback®. The Hotel features a rotating menu of hot food, beer, wine, mixed drinks and soft drinks.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi Throughout the Hotel - Get the score, check social networks or email family members in the hotel!
  • On-Site Facilities - Take advantage of the business center, fitness center or pool while away from home. Print boarding passes, finish a presentation or check e-mail in the Hotel’s business centers.

*Service of alcohol is subject to state and local law including laws relating to the sale, service, and consumption of alcoholic beverages by minors and intoxicated persons, and laws governing the type of alcohol that may be provided. Alcoholic beverages are not complimentary and require a nominal charge at the following hotels due to state and local laws: Drury Inn Bowling Green, Drury Suites Paducah, Drury Inn Paducah, Drury Inn & Suites Louisville East, Drury Inn & Suites Louisville North, Drury Inn & Suites Pittsburgh Airport, and Drury Plaza Hotel Downtown Pittsburgh.

Make Your Hotel Reservation

The rate should be pre-filled; it should note Chemical Coaters Association International next to the rate.

The hotel cutoff date for reservations at the discounted rate is Friday, March 22nd 2024.


Orlando International Airport - MCO
Distance to Hotel: 17.7 mi
Orlando Executive Airport – ORL
Distance to Hotel: 19.5 mi
Orlando Sanford International Airport - SFB
Distance to Hotel: 44.0 mi
Kissimmee - ISM
Distance to Hotel: 8.8 mi
Tampa International Airport - TPA
Distance to Hotel: 82.4 mi

Note: Drury Plaza Hotel Orlando - Disney Springs® Area does not provide airport shuttle service.


One of the world’s favorite spots, Orlando offers a wide variety of parks, entertainment complexes, restaurants and world-class shopping. Many attendees will bring family to enjoy Orlando before or after the Women in Finishing FORUM.