Decorative Surfaces Conference

Toronto, Canada, June 19-20, 2023

The 2023 Decorative Surfaces Conference will be held in Toronto, Canada, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on King Street, from June 19-20. The event will kick off with a session entitled "Design Meets Technology Meets Market", which is taylored for the local community of architects and interior designers. The keynote presentation will be given by Jane Lockhart of Jane Lockhart Design. The session will end with our Welcome Back Reception where we will celebrate our first post pandemic conference in America.

The conference second day is packed with presentations from key industry experts. Material displays, networking coffee breaks and our networking lunch will round up the event.

Please contact us if you would like to be part of this event. We look forward to welcoming you to Toronto!

Kurt Fischer

Managing Director, Technical Conference Management



View our conference program, including a session for the local community of architects and interior designers in the afternoon of June 19.


Join our "Welcome Back" reception in the evening of June 19 and meet local architects and interior designers.


Become a sponsor and use our conference to promote your company. Please contact us for details and your personal offer.

Hotel Rooms

Book your hotel room at the conference hotel at our preferred rate. Rooms will be available until May 5 or until sold out, whatever comes first.


Welcome Purchem

We are glad to welcome PurChem as a sponsor of this conference.

Welcome Surteco

We are glad to welcome Surteco as a sponsor of this conference.

Welcome Munksjö

We are happy to welcome Munksjö as a sponsor and speaker of this conference.

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Jane Lockhart

Jane Lockhart Design

Interior Designer

Keynote Speaker

Michael Riffel


Senior Consultant

Wayne Franklin


General Manager, North America

Nicolas Simonnet


Technical Customer Service Director

Guillermo Velarde


Director of Business Development, Growth & Innovation

David Palmieri

CGS ORIS Americas

Vice President of Marketing

Duncan Ross

Ava Cad Cam

Commercial Director

Nadia Oukid

Sappi North America

Global Decorative Laminates Business Manager

Mike Knoblauch

Keyland Polymer


Julia Mörk


Head of Laboratory

Frequently asked questions

How can I become a speaker?

We are always glad to welcome new speakers to our events. Please get in touch with us and send us the title of the proposed presentation, name of the speakers, speaker’s affiliation and a brief summary of the content of your proposal.

Do speakers attend for free?

Yes, one speaker per presentation can attend for free. Please do not use the registration form if you are a speaker.

How can I become a sponsor?

Please get in touch and we will provide you with an offer according your requirements.

Is the hotel room included in the conference fee?

No, but we have negotiated a preferred rate for our delegates.

Will the speakers' slides be available for the delegates?

We will provide the slides for download on a password protected site after the conference, subject to the respective speaker’s approval.

Will I receive a list of delegates?

A list of participants will be sent out to all participants a few days prior to the conference..


John Beck, Sauder Woodworking
Bob Kolar, Toppan 
Moritz Menier, Classen Group 
Flavio Nunes, Schattdecor
Vitali Panov, Münzing 
Michael Phillips, Surteco


Contact and Further Information

Technical Conference Management 
Fasangasse 1B 
2103 Langenzersdorf, Austria
Phone: +43 (0)2244 33870-11 
Telefax: +43 (0)2244 33870-20