Peter H. Diamandis, a pioneer and leader in the commercial space arena, will be the keynote speaker at the National Paint & Coatings Association's (NPCA) 2006 Annual Meeting on Monday, Oct. 30, 2006, in Nashville, Tenn.

In his presentation, Diamandis will focus on his motto: "The Best Way to Predict the Future Is to Create It Yourself." He will discuss his life spent turning impossible dreams into reality: creating a global space university, flying the first private tourist to the International Space Station and inventing the Rocket Racing League. Diamandis will use examples from his own life to show how one makes dreams real. How do you attract the capital, talent and public support to launch your dream? He will provide the road map and tools useful to all visionaries, dreamers and doers.

For more information on NPCA's 2006 Annual Meeting, contact NPCA's Dorothy Brawner at 202/462.6272 or