MPI Summit to explore future of coatings standards, industry trends

New event will feature speakers from Benjamin Moore, IUPAT, and more.

MPI-logo-blk.pngWASHINGTON, D.C. - The Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP), together with The Master Painters Institute (MPI) will host a new event this summer to unite important players in commercial coatings for an exploration of the industry’s future.

The summit features a robust 2-day technical program and seeks new participants to join the MPI Standards Committee, an opportunity to play a role in the future of the coatings industry. Programming includes insights from coatings producers, end users, and those involved in the development of industry standards.

The event will introduce MPI’s new 500 series, a set of standards that specify coatings approved for Navy fuel-related assets; paint technology innovations such as antiviral paints, and a new MPI accreditation program to improve the quality and accountability of the architectural paints industry.

Featured presentations include:
  • Keynote: The Role of Standards in Coatings - Steve O'Neill, Chief Marketing Officer, Benjamin Moore
  • Use of MPI’s Standards in UFGS Documents by TriService Organizations (Army, Navy, Air Force, and NASA) - Brooke Divan, M.Sc., Director of Field Relations, USACE
  • Keynote: Economics Discussion - Current Issues - Kenneth Simonson, Chief Economist, Associated General Contractors of America (AGC)

The event will take place in Washington, D.C. from August 18-19, 2021 with options for virtual attendance for delegates worldwide. To register, visit

About AMPP
The Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP) is focused on the protection of assets and the performance of industrial and natural materials. AMPP was created when NACE International and SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings united after more than 145 combined years of expertise and service to industry and individual members worldwide. Today, AMPP is the world’s largest corrosion control and protective coatings organization serving more than 40,000 members in 130 countries. AMPP is headquartered in the United States with offices in Houston and Pittsburgh, and additional offices in Brazil, Canada, China, Dubai (training center), Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, and the United Kingdom.

About Master Painters Institute
The Master Painters Institute (MPI) is dedicated to establishing quality, performance, and sustainable coatings standards. As a subsidiary of AMPP, the Association for Materials Protection and Performance, MPI reinforces the organization’s position as a single resource for industrial and commercial protective coatings information. MPI serves architectural and industrial paint and coating manufacturers, specifiers, and painters and contractors.