WiF FORUM 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.

Schedule of Events

Event Sponsors

ChemQuest Inc.
GAT Finishing Systems
Midwest Finishing Systems
Nordson Corporation
Products Finishing

Sponsorships are still available.
See the list of available sponsorships.


Registration Includes
  • Welcome Reception
  • Admission to all event presentations
  • Refreshment breaks
  • Lunch & Dinner on Friday
  • Wellness Walk Shirt
  • Teambuilding event
  • Closing Brunch

Note: Breakfast is included in your room rate at the Embassy Suites


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

Name Substitution

We will permit name substitutions until May 6, 2019 at no cost.

Registration Fees
  • CCAI-WiF Member: $395

  • Non-Member: $525

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

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The Venue


We have made arrangements for a discounted group rate of $124 +tax at the Embassy Suites South Bend, IN at Notre Dame. Use the link below to make hotel 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 hotel within our hotel block listed below as it enables us to keep costs low for attendees.

Room Rate

$124 +tax

Discounted parking


Rate includes: Complimentary Wi-Fi, breakfast, daily manager’s reception, microwave, mini-refrigerator, living room, pool and fitness center.

The hotel cutoff date for reservations at the discounted rate is April 8th, 2019.

Make Your Reservation