Welcome to American Coatings Show 2018

Indiana Convention Center, April 10-12, 2018
More Information will be available in early 2017.
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American Coatings SHOW
April 10-12, 2018

American Coatings CONFERENCE
April 9-11, 2018

Hosted by the American Coatings Association, in collaboration with Vincentz Network

American Coatings Association

General Information

American Coatings Show Exhibition 2016

All ACS 2018 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

Facts about the Show and Conference


Sq. Ft. of Exhibit space

Product Presentations

Pre-Conference Tutorials

Technical Presentations

Poster Presentations

Product Presentations

The ACS provides a platform for showcasing the latest technologies and trends in the coatings industry, and many new products are debuted during the show! For a preview of the highlights, view the Product Presentations schedule.

American Coatings CONFERENCE

Registration is now open for the AC CONFERENCE 2018! The keynote address for the 2018 conference, Innovation in the Tech Era: Fulfilling the Color Needs of End-users in a World of Fast Fashion and Revolving Apps, will be presented by Dr. Barry Snyder, senior vice president and chief technology officer at Axalta Coatings Systems.

The 2018 Mattiello Lecture, entitled Rheological and Colloidal Aspects of Latex-Associative Thickener Formulations: Overcoming the Remaining Challenges, will be given by Dr. Ray Fernando, professor at California Polytechnic State University.

In addition to the General Sessions, the 2018 conference will include 11 pre-conference tutorials, over 90 technical presentations, and a combined Welcome Reception and Poster Session. Find out more about the AC Conference 2018.

Join us for a night with the Indiana Pacers!

Tuesday, April 10 will be the American Coatings SHOW Night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Join us in a special section to watch the Indiana Pacers battle the Charlotte Hornets. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Order your tickets online by March 19, using the passcode “pacers.”

Register for the ACS 2018 Fun Run!

Sponsored by

For the second year, the American Coatings Show will host a Fun Run for all show exhibitors, show attendees, and conference attendees. Take the opportunity to energize before your day begins by participating in the ACS Fun Run!

Date:            Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Time:            7:15 am

Cost:             $28 (includes registration and Fun Run T-shirt)

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

Register:      To register for the Fun Run, be sure to check the option during Step 3 when you register for the AC SHOW and CONFERENCE. If you’ve already registered for the ACS and didn’t opt for the Fun Run, it’s not too late! Just use your confirmation number to register for the FUN Run.

Check out the the route map of the course. See you April 11 at the ACS 2018 Fun Run!

Visit the AC Bookshop to find a wide array of technical literature for current and future coatings experts. Selections range from coatings basics, to formulation expertise, up to special insights into raw materials, application fields, and measuring and testing.

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