Attendee Information

American Coatings Show and Conference 2020 is Canceled

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ACS Facts

Exhibitors and attendees alike regard the American Coatings Show and Conference as the leading North American coatings 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 2020 show is a must-attend event!

Facts at a glance

AC Conference:March 31 - April 2, 2020
AC Show:March 31 - April 2, 2020
Location:Indiana Convention Ctr, Indianapolis, IN
Attendee Registration:Now Open
Attendee Housing:Now Open
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Show & Conference Dates and Times


March 31 – April 1:  9:00 am – 5:00 pm
April 2:  9:00 am – 1:00 pm



March 31:  8:30 am – 7:00 pm
April 1:  9:00 am – 5:30 pm
April 2:  8:30 am – 1:00 pm

Entrance Fees


Three-day ticket: $35(Before January 15, 2020)
Three-day ticket: $50(January 16, 2020 – March 25, 2020)
Three-day ticket: $60(After March 25, 2020)
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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. The schedule will be available from March 2020.

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 2020 American Coatings Show will feature an interactive Career Center on the show floor, where attendees may search for available positions in the industry.

American Coatings Conference

The American Coatings Conference, held March 31 – April 2, 2020, 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.

New Pavilions

For the first time in 2020, the ACS will feature pavilions for Powder Coatings, as well as Adhesives and Sealants.

Product Range

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Coatings Raw Materials

Binders / Solvents / Pigments / Fillers / Additives

Adhesives Raw Materials

Polymers / Polymer Dispersions / Monomers / Resins, Tackifiers / Fillers / Solvents / Plasticizers, Oils / Additives / Waxes

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

AC Show Preview

Want to get an idea of what’s in store for you at the ACS 2020?
Download the AC Preview for highlights of what’s to come and interviews with industry experts.

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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


Bettina Hoffmann
Vincentz Network

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