The first ever Eastern Coatings Show (ECS) will be conducted by The Metropolitan New York Coatings Association (MNYCA), The Philadelphia Society of Coatings Technology (PSCT) and New England Society of Coatings Technology (NESCT) at the Taj Mahal Hotel in Atlantic City, N.J. The ECS will kick off with an opening reception on Monday April 29, followed by two and a half days of technical presentations and exhibits and an afternoon of activities. The show will end Thursday, May 2 at noon.
“We expect to have over 40 papers presented with two separate tracks for the conference,” said Dave White of Heucotech and chair of the MNYCA technical committee. “Tracks will focus on new technology and emerging market trends in the coatings industry.” Abstracts of presentations and speaker bios can be submitted directly to Dave White at email@example.com.
“So far, enthusiastic interest in attending has been expressed by both manufacturers and suppliers,” said Rick Mazzariello, ECS committee chairman. “We expect attendees from across the country. This is going to be the first conference like this in the eastern U.S.”
“The idea for ECS has been percolating for years and the timing seemed right for 2013,” said Bob Whiteley, conference committee member. “We want this to be complementary to the American Coatings Show and other regional industry trade shows.”
According to Mazzariello, “Atlantic City is a great location providing excellent value to both exhibitors and attendees. In addition to the excellent meeting facilities the venue offers many entertainment options.”
“The NESCT is excited to take part in organizing the first ECS," said Bill Nicolas of The New England Society of Coatings Technology. "In partnering with the MNYCA and the PSCT, we believe this collective event will offer an unprecedented opportunity for furthering the advancement of coatings technology in our combined region by bringing together the best and brightest in eastern U.S. manufacturing with the organizations and professionals whose support and technology help to make our region a leader in the advancement of coatings chemistry.”
Dan Canavan, recreation events chairman of the ECS and PSCT president said, “In addition to fine dining and entertainment, Atlantic City offers golf, fishing and other activities. We plan to have Wednesday afternoon open to take advantage of these opportunities."
Exhibitors can obtain information or reserve a tabletop or booth space by contacting Fody Associates at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 732-291-0168.
The Metropolitan New York Coatings Association serves coatings and allied industries in the New York Metropolitan area. Their website is www.mnyca.org. The Philadelphia Society of Coatings Technology serves the coatings and allied industries in the metropolitan Philadelphia area. Their website is www.psct.org. The New England Society of Coatings Technology serves the coatings industry in the New England states. Their website is www.nesct.org.