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ACS Facts

Exhibitors and attendees alike see the American Coatings SHOW and CONFERENCE as the leading North American industry event, setting trends for future developments in the industry. Offering immediate business opportunities, a complete portfolio of high-grade competitive products, and access to top coatings decision makers, the 2018 show is a must-attend event.

Facts at a glance


CONFERENCE: April 9-11, 2018

SHOW: April 10-12, 2018

Location: Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN

Attendee Registration: Opens Oct. 2, 2017

Attendee Housing: Opens Oct. 2, 2017

Entrance Fees

SHOW Only Pass

Three-day ticket: $35
(Before January 15, 2018)

Three-day ticket: $50
(January 16, 2018 – April 4, 2018)

Three-day ticket: $60
(After April 4, 2018)

Online Registration & Housing

Please note: EventSphere is the only official housing company for the ACS 2018.
Beware of false and fraudulent claims from other companies!

For visa information, click here.

Product Presentations

Product Presentations are one of the highlights of the ACS. Throughout each day of the show, companies introduce their new products to attendees at the Product Presentation stage. Preview the schedule to plan which presentations to attend.

Visit the ACS Career Center

The ACS 2018 features an enhanced Career Center! View available positions online or in the Career Center booth at the show. Why wait when you can post your resumé online today?

Show Publications

Down load the ACS PREVIEW! This pre-show publication offers articles with industry experts, concise information on exhibitors, schedules and tips on hotels and travel, as well as important deadlines for preparing for the leading U.S. coatings show.

AC SHOW 2018

Show Preview

April 10, 2018 Daily

April 11, 2018 Daily

April 12, 2018 Daily

Show Highlights

Interactive Online Floor Plan

The American Coatings SHOW will feature a user-friendly interactive floor plan that may be used to search for specific companies, products, etc., and find booth locations on the show floor.

Product Presentations

Be the first to learn about new innovations in the coatings industry during live, on-stage Product Presentations.

Industry Buyers Lounge

The Industry Buyers Lounge provides a designated area for show participants to set up important meetings.

American Coatings SHOW DAILY

The trade show and conference newspaper, published all three days of the show, features daily highlights, interviews with industry experts, exhibitor booth locations, and more.

Career Center

The 2018 American Coatings SHOW will feature an all-new Career Center on the show floor, where attendees may search for available positions in the industry.

American Coatings CONFERENCE

The American Coatings CONFERENCE, held April 9-11, 2018, will provide an in-depth comprehensive overview of advancements in coatings formulations, as well as key technological developments. Speak directly to top decision-makers in international coatings development or present your own expertise.

Fun Run

Join an enthusiastic group of runners and walkers who will gather at sunrise to jump start their day, network, and participate in this fundraising effort. Proceeds from the Fun Run are used to fund student participation in the AC CONFERENCE.

See ACS 2016 Show Highlights.

Product Range



Coating Raw Materials

Binders / Solvents / Pigments / Fillers / Additives

Laboratory, Production Equipment and Packaging Equipment

Mixers / Extruders, Kneaders / Mills, Triple Roller Mills and Accessories / Engineering / Filters and Filtration / Pumps / Metering Devices, Balances / Conveying Systems / Filling Systems / Packaging and Packaging Materials / Labelling Machines / Logistics / Tinting Systems / Screening Machines and Sintering Plants / Coolers / Pipe Technology

Testing and Measuring Equipment

Quality Control and Laboratory Testing Equipment / Production and Process Control

Environmental Protection and Safety at Work

Occupational Safety / Container Washing Equipment / Emission Treatment / Effluent Treatment / Solvent Recycling


Software, Hardware / E-Commerce / Training and Education Qualification / Technical Information and Publication / Consultancy / Research & Development / Contract Manufacturing

Attendee Contact Info


Dirk Ebener, Director of Expositions
AC Media
Phone: 770-727-0406

Cameron Hames, Trade Show Manager
AC media
Phone: 770-727-0407

Conference Attendee Information:

Bettina Hoffmann
Vincentz Network

Hosted by the American Coatings Association in collaboration with Vincentz Network every two years.

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