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European Coatings Show 2009 closing report

By Tim Wright | April 2, 2009

Organizers of the European Coatings Show 2009 are estimating total visitor attendance for 2009 will be approximately 20,000.

Organizers of the European Coatings Show 2009 are estimating total visitor attendance for 2009 will be approximately 20,000. This represents a drop in attendance from the last show in 2007 but is still higher than 2005. The 806 exhibitors who came to Nürnberg for the ECS 2009 from 42 countries offered the approximately 20,000 trade visitors from 90 nations a world-class range of raw materials, laboratory and production equipment, testing and measuring equipment, and services on a net display area of approximately 27,500 m2. In addition, 160 product presentations were given during the three days of the event.

The European Coatings Congress, which started the day before on March 30 was a major highlight and featured 160 top speakers from all over the world. Twenty-six sessions were offered to the 461 congress participants. The European Coatings Award for the best congress paper at the European Coatings Congress 2009 was presented to Dr. Zhen Wen Fu and his colleagues Andrew Hejl and Andrew Swartz from Rohm and Haas, USA, for their paper on “Designed diffusion technology: A paradigm shift in film formation.”

The American Coatings Show & Conference 2010 will be held from April 12-15 in Charlotte, NC/USA. The next European Coatings Show & Congress takes place again as usual in two years’ time in the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg from March 28-31, 2011.

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