The 34th 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

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!


Call for Papers is now closed

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Attendee Registration is now open!

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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.”