The 33rd Biennial Western Coatings Symposium and Show


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

Thanks to Horn once again for their generous support of the Western Coatings Symposium and Show. Come visit them at TableTop #321 in the Exhibition Hall.

Sunday Reception Sponsors

Thanks to BASF and Azelis/PT Hutchins for their generous sponsorship of the WCS. Come enjoy the complementary Sunday Reception at Drai’s on Sunday Oct 15, made possible by the support of these two companies. Also visit them at TableTops #421 and #415 in the Exhibition Hall.


2017 Student Poster Winners

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Student Abstracts Now Available

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“This Symposium and Show has been the very best I have attended. We had the opportunity to speak to many prospective customers, technical presentations were superb and the ambiance was second to none. I will definitely be looking forward to the next one. ”


“This is a great show and conference. Every detail is carefully thought out and executed well. The value one receives for the price is excellent with reception, lunches, coffee etc. included. Glad to see drink tickets included at the fabulous reception Sunday night.”


“I had a very positive experience as speaker at the WCS this year. Every contact I had from your committee, folks in the welcoming area, and the individual moderator for the room was extremely helpful. I had no issues with equipment and the audience participation was great. I believe we had 100 in the room and about 5-8 questions at the end that were thought provoking. Thank you for the opportunity to serve your portion of the coatings industry.”