What to expect from the MPI Commercial Coatings Summit?

Join us in August 2021 as the Master Painters Institute (MPI) and NACE International team up to bring you a technical program that unites different areas from across the commercial coatings industry. Hear presentations on numerous current issues facing the coatings industry today, including the state of the industry, strategic industry shifts, the role of standards in coatings, coating selection design tools (NIBS), and the very latest on the MPI 500 Series.


Wednesday - Thursday
August 18 - 19, 2021


Washington, DC









COVID Disclaimer

We are mindful of the global COVID-19 pandemic and its ongoing impact and can't stress enough that the health and safety of everyone who attends NACE events is our top priority. We will do everything we can to ensure a healthy and successful MPI Commercial Coatings Summit experience for all.
MPI and NACE International are committed to following all guidelines from the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and state and local governments regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and will provide regular updates about the MPI Commercial Coatings Summit to enable all stakeholders as needed.

Who can I expect to meet at the MPI Commercial Coatings Summit?

Although open to anyone interested in commercial coatings, this Summit is designed for individuals who are:

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Parking and ground transportation

The closest metro station to AIA is Farragut West (0.4 miles away), which is directly accessible from the Blue and Orange lines. Upon exiting the station head south on either 18th Street or 17th Street towards New York Avenue

On-street parking
Meters for up to two hours take coins or credit/debit cards. Please check signs for warnings about restricted parking during rush hour.

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