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Know Before You Go

We are thrilled to host the ECOAT24 Conference in ChampionsGate, Florida! This event promises to deliver valuable information and relevant content on the most current advancements and nuances in the electrocoating industry while providing ample opportunities for networking with industry experts from across the country.

As you prepare for your trip, we want to ensure you have the best possible Conference experience, so we’ve put together a few helpful tips and reminders to know before you go. Get ready to join us for an unforgettable event packed with insights, innovations and connections that will help drive the future of electrocoat.



The ECOAT24 Conference is located at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate in the Osceola Conference Center, a short walk on property from the hotel check-in desks.

Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate

1500 Masters Boulevard 
ChampionsGate, FL 33896


  • Daily Self-Parking: $30

  • Overnight Self-Parking: $35

  • Valet Parking: $45


The Villas and Sunset Lodge and Suites Parking:

Self-parking is conveniently located at the Villas and Sunset Lodge & Suites, and during your stay, you may request a complimentary shuttle to any resort location (main resort, pools and golf).

Badge Pick Up

Badges must be worn during all ECOAT24 events, including the Golf Outing and Boot Camp, so be sure to pick up your badge starting Tuesday at  7:30 AM in the Osceola Conference Center.

For registration information, contact Elizabeth Kasson.


Conference Hours

Registration & Information Desk: 

Tuesday, April 2: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday, April 3: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday, April 4: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

Welcome Reception: 

Tuesday, April 2: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Wednesday, April 3, 2024: 

Breakfast: 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Conference: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Exhibit Night: 5:00 pm

Thursday, April 4, 2024: 

Breakfast: 7:00 am - 8:30 am

Conference: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Exhibit Night

Wednesday, April 3, 2024: 

Lunch & Exhibits Open: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Exhibit Night: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

This supplier-hosted event sets ECOAT apart and is the perfect opportunity to discuss specific product and process issues with knowledgeable sales professionals in a no-pressure, fun atmosphere. Exhibitors decorate their space and food is prepared during each timeframe. Some even host entertainment. It’s an attendee-favorite year after year.

Plus, participate in the Exhibit Night Challenge! Fill out the Exhibit Night Challenge game card for an opportunity to win one of three prizes, courtesy of Products Finishing magazine:

  1. $300 Visa gift card

  2. $200 Visa gift card

  3. Golf Pro-shop Swag

Registration Add-Ons

ECOAT24 offers extra opportunities for education and networking! Below are add-ons available at an additional fee. If you’d like these to be added to your current registration, reach out to Elizabeth Kasson.

They say the best connections are made on the course. Join us early on Tuesday and start your ECOAT experience by connecting with your fellow electrocoaters on a championship course.


  • 18 holes of golf on Tuesday, April 2

  • Golf cart & golf fees included

  • 2 Drink Tickets for Course Bar Cart

  • Prizes to top teams presented during the Awards Banquet on Thursday, April 4 at 11:30 am

  • Fee: $200

For those new to ECOAT or who could use a refresher, this will help you prepare for the next two days of technical presentations and panel discussions. Learn the basics of the

technology, equipment, process stages and material handling involved in an ecoat line.



  • Breaks and lunch on April 2

  • A complimentary copy of Electrocoating: A Guidebook for Finishers

  • Fee: $299

Making Social Media a Valuable Tool – Dynamic Branding

Presented by Lindsey Boyle,
Technical Sales at BASF | Chemetall

Learn how to use social media as a valuable tool to build a dynamic personal and professional brand.  Receive strategies for posting content to maximize engagement, gain followers, make connections and get leads. Attendees will see best-practice examples, learn about online platforms and leave inspired to breathe life into their digital presence. 


  • ​Breakfast

  • Presentation on April 3

  • Fee: $75 


The ECOAT24 Conference proceedings are available now! Click on the following links to access the conference proceedings. 

For passwords, reference the Proceedings Announcement email you should have received from Elizabeth Kasson

Thank You to Our ECOAT24 Sponsors!

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