American Coatings Show

Save the Dates for the Next Event
March 31 – April 2, 2020


Indiana Convention Center


Please Visit Our Booth at the European Coatings Show
Hall 4, Stand 4-162


March 19 – 21, 2019


Welcome to the American Coatings Show
and Conference 2020

The American Coatings Show is the leading North American event for the coatings industry, offering innovative features and immediate business opportunities for coatings manufacturers; suppliers of raw materials, production equipment, testing and measuring equipement, and laboratory equipment; service providers; and coatings-focused academia.

Every two years, approximately 600 exhibitors and 10,000 attendees come to the Indiana Convention Center to interact with peers, engage with customers, and exchange high-level information related to the most cutting-edge coatings technologies.

The show is held concurrently with the American Coatings Conference. It is the world’s largest technology forum for the coatings industry. With over 100 presentations held during three days, it attracts more than 1,000 industry professionals.

Hosted by AC Media, in collaboration with American Coatings Association and Vincentz Network

Important Dates

ACS Exhibit Sales Open:March 19, 2019
Conference Call for Papers:Closed as of Sept. 27, 2019
Attendee Registration Opens:Fall 2019
Housing Opens:Fall 2019

Visa Information

Visas are required for all international travelers entering the United States.

Applications can now be completed online. Click here to be redirected to an official U.S. State Department Nonimmigrant Visa Application.

Effective in 2009, individuals traveling to the United States from visa-waiver countries are required to register online and be authorized for entry as part of the new Electronic System for Travel Authorization. Click here for more information on ESTA.

Additional information on U.S. travel and visas can be found at the following sites:

United States Transportation Security Administration
United States Department of Homeland Security
United States Department of State
Worldwide Travel visa Guide

If you need an official visa invitation letter, please complete the request form.

If you have questions about travel to the American Coatings Show and accommodations while you’re in Indianapolis, Contact us!

Facts about the Show

Net Exhibit Space
(Sq. Ft.)

General Information

American Coatings Show Exhibition 2016

All ACS hotel reservations must be booked through EventSphere.


INDIANA Convention Center
100 S. Capitol Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46225

Exhibitor Sales/Management:

Cameron Hames
Trade Show Manager, AC Media

Dirk Ebener
Director of Expositions, AC Media


Cameron Hames
Trade Show Manager, AC Media

Show Organizers:

American Coatings Association
Cheryl Matthews
Vice President, Events & Expositions
202-462-6272 ext. 245

Vincentz Network
Amanda Beyer
Director, Events

Conference Contacts:

Steve Sides
Vice President, Global Affairs & Chief Science Officer
American Coatings Association

Senior Event Manager
Vincentz Network

AC Conference Highlights

AC Show Highlights

Date:                   Wednesday, April 2, 2020

Arrival Time:       7:00 am

Start Time:          7:15 am

Registration:      There are two options for registering in the 2020 ACS Fun Run.

  • Pre-register online when you register for the show or conference, and pick up your bib, course map and t-shirt at the ACS registration counter.
  • Register at the ACS registration counter at the Indiana convention Center, March 31, or April 1, the day of the Fun Run.

Cost:                  $28

Sponsor:           BYK

Goal:                 The proceeds from the Fun Run will be used to fund student participation at future American Coatings Conferences.

Don’t miss out on the fun!

Sponsored by

Indiana Convention Center

Indiana Convention Center

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Hosted by AC Media in collaboration with American Coatings Association and Vincentz Network every two years.

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 American Coatings SHOW  2019