The 34th Biennial Western Coatings Symposium and Show

Overview

The WCS is a regional conference and trade show serving primarily, but not exclusively, Western USA and Canada. We aim to provide educational and networking opportunities for technical individuals involved in the development and manufacturing of coatings, their employers, and related venders in the Coatings Industry.
Our show includes a three-day technical program, a two-day tabletop exhibition, and opportunities for socializing and networking.

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Diamond Exhibitors

Breakout Sponsor

We're pleased to announce that Horn, an IMCD Company, is our 2019 Breakout Sponsor. Horn's ongoing support of the WCS and regional shows year after year is a key to our success. Our sincere thanks for your continuing support!

Sunday Reception Sponsor

Once again, our sincere gratitude goes out to Azelis Americas and BASF for jointly sponsoring our lavish 2019 Sunday Night Reception. Their backing allows us to entertain all the WCS attendees and exhibitors at one of the hottest venues on the strip - Drai's Beachclub/Nightclub. Thank you for your loyal support of this event and the WCS!

News

Golf Tournament Announced

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Call for Papers is now closed

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Attendee Registration is now open!

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Testimonials

Dr. Greg Williams, Section Manager, Applied Research

Behr Paint Company


“The WCS is a fantastic show with some of the best technical content in the industry. The organizers do an excellent job arranging a high caliber agenda that highlights new innovation in the field of coatings. There is no need to decide between technical presentations or the trade show, as the trade show is closed during the technical section, which is a great idea. This show is a must for anyone in the coatings industry as it provides a premier forum for education and networking.”

Iryna Korolenko, Director of Procurement

Kelly-Moore Paints


“Attending the WCS is a must-have for me in my role as Director of Procurement for Kelly-Moore Paint! The event holds enormous opportunities for networking and business meetings in a relaxed atmosphere and based on an impeccably planned schedule.”

Hamid Pourshirazi, Technical Director

Vista Paint Inc.


“Among the industry events and trade shows, WCS in Las Vegas is my favorite. WCS connects me to much larger world, and brings about innovations and the new technologies that one would find in much larger symposiums, and it does that in much more convenient and economical way. Our laboratory staff has always benefited immensely from participation in WCS.”