The American Coatings Show and Conference

The American Coatings Show and Conference will premiere in Charlotte, NC, USA, in June 2008. The trade show takes place from June 3-5 and the conference has been extended to June 2 - 4, 2008. The new American trade show for the paint and coatings industry, which is hosted by NPCA – the National Paint & Coatings Association – Washington D.C., and Vincentz Network, Hanover/Germany, and organized by NürnbergMesse North America, Atlanta, is emulating its successful model, the European Coatings Show, even before it opens.

The high expectations of the event are not unjustified. Trade show participation has been outstanding, with more than five months to go before the event. "An impressive amount of exhibit space at the Charlotte Convention Center was sold by the early booking deadline at the end of December 2007, " explains Dirk Ebener, Managing Director of NürnbergMesse North America. "At the beginning of 2008, some 150 companies have booked 43,000 sq. ft of net display space, which is 80 percent of the total space available and a very good response for a new event. Many well-known international companies are already on board, and we are confident the number of exhibitors will continue to increase within the next couple of weeks."The constantly updated list of exhibitors and all other information regarding the trade show is available online:

The American Coatings Conference promises a forum for the exchange of information and views from high-level scientific experts. "The involvement of the coating raw materials industry in the conference program is overwhelming, " says a delighted Esther Schwencke, Head of Events Division, Vincentz Network. Due to more than 170 top-grade and innovative papers submitted, the event – originally designed for 54 scientific presentations – has been increased to 72 presentations, which resulted in the extension of an additional half day. The American Coatings Conference is now scheduled for June 2-4, 2008.

The conference also offers five pre-tutorials, one and a half hours each, as an introduction to the special topics of "Polyurethanes", "Radiation Curing", "Corrosion Protection", "Anti-microbial Surfaces", and "Easy-to-Clean Coatings". There will also be poster presentations on coatings research and development work to contribute to a dynamic exchange of views among the experts and inspire the industry to take the step to the "Next Level". Information about the conference program can be obtained from Friederike Plasswich at Vincentz Network, The detailed program for the American Coatings Conference will be online in mid-February 2008.

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