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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.

Dates

May 2nd-4th 2022

Women in Finishing FORUM 2022 Program

The Women in Finishing (WiF) FORUM features a variety of professional and personal development sessions and workshops geared toward women, as well as 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, 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.


Featured Presenters

Lindsey Boyle Belco Industries Inc.
Molly Kellogg President/CEO Hubbard Hall Inc.
Kathryn Shaffer Global Technology Platform Manager, Powder Coatings PPG
Anne Goyer Executive Director Chemical Coaters Association International
Marhya Osheaski Vice President Sales IFS Coatings
George Gerges Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
Tabitha McLeish The Sherwin-Williams Company
Diana Bilimoria Ph.D. Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University

Schedule of Events

Schedule is tentative and subject to change.
Monday, May 2nd 2022
6:00 pm
Evening Networking Reception Dinner on your own
Tuesday, May 3rd 2022
7:30 am
Depart Lobby for Keyland Polymer/DVUV
8:00 am - 9:30 am
Breakfast and Tour of Keyland Polymer/DVUV
10:15 am - 11:30 am
General Session
Welcome – CCAI Overview
Static to Dynamic: Utilizing Social Media to Bring Your Personal and Professional Brands to Life
  • Lindsey Boyle, Belco Industries Inc.
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Lunch
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
General Session
My Journey to Leadership Panel
  • Molly Kellogg, President/CEO Hubbard Hall Inc.
  • Anne Goyer, Executive Director Chemical Coaters Association International
  • Kathryn Shaffer, Global Technology Platform Manager, Powder Coatings PPG
  • Marhya Osheaski, Vice President Sales IFS Coatings
Wealth Management: Planning Your Financial Future
  • George Gerges, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Team Building Exercise at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
6:30 pm
Networking Dinner
Wednesday, May 4th 2022
7:15 am - 8:00 am
Breakfast
8:00 am - 10:45 am
General Session
Powder Coatings Turn a Greener Shade
  • Tabitha McLeish, The Sherwin-Williams Company
Leading with Emotional Intelligence Workshop
  • Diana Bilimoria, Ph.D. Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS
12:00 pm
Closing Lunch
1:00 pm
WiF FORUM Concludes

Event Sponsors


Sponsorships are still available.
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Registration

Registration Fees
  • CCAI-WiF Member: $495

  • Non-Member: $625
Registration Includes
  • Welcome Reception
  • Transportation to/from Keyland/DVUV
  • Admission to all event presentations
  • Refreshment breaks
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner on Tuesday
  • Entrance to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
  • WiF FORUM shirt
  • Breakfast & Closing Lunch on Wednesday

Group Discount: First person pays the full registration fee and each additional attendee from the same company receives a 10% discount.

If you are a CCAI-WiF member, you must log into your member account to receive the membership discount.

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CANCELLATIONS & SUBSTITUTIONS

Cancellations received 30 days prior to the start of the event will receive a refund of registration fees less a $50 processing fee. Registrations cancelled within 30 days are non-refundable.

Name substitutions are permitted until May 1, 2022 at no cost.

The Venue

Hotel

We have made arrangements for a discounted group rate of $169 plus tax at the Hyatt Regency Cleveland at the Arcade . 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.


Room Rate

$169 plus tax

Discounted parking

Valet $39 overnight with in/out privileges.

Rate includes: Complimentary Wi-Fi, 24-hour access to Hyatt Stay Fit Studio, hairdryer and minifridge.

Parking: Valet $39 overnight with in/out privileges.

Make Your Hotel Reservation

You do not need to enter any codes to get our rate; the Women in Finishing FORUM box should be checked.

If reserving your room by phone, mention code G-WIFF.

The hotel cutoff date for reservations at the discounted rate is Monday, April 11th 2022.

Elizabeth Teska Women in Finishing FORUM Scholarship

Established to honor the memory of one of WiF’s first official members, the Elizabeth Teska Women in Finishing FORUM Scholarship Program aims to support women in the industrial finishing and coatings industry by expanding their opportunity to participate in WiF programs. Specifically, the scholarship will enable more women to participate in the annual WiF FORUM by covering registration fees and accommodation costs for two nights for up to two successful applicants annually. Recipients are selected by the CCAI Finishing Education Foundation Board of Directors.

Eligibility:
  • Must be a woman currently involved in the industrial finishing and coatings industry. Priority consideration given to CCAI/WiF members.
  • Submissions from individual applicants and nominations accepted.

Application deadline has passed.