Held in partnership with the American Coatings Association (ACA) and Vincentz Network – the organizer of the European Coatings Show and Conference – the American Coatings Show and Conference (ACS/ACC) is an exhibition and technical conference designed as a sister event to the European event. The conference is a three-day event providing a forum for the foremost scientific minds in the industry, featuring scientific papers and speakers. The show is a marketplace for presentation of products and services for the production of high-grade and competitive paint and coatings.
American Coatings Conference
The American Coatings Conference (ACC) will be held in conjunction with the ACS. Beginning April 9, more than 100 technical papers and posters from paint companies, raw material suppliers, academia and government laboratories will be featured. 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. As in the previous conferences, four parallel tracks will be featured.
The keynote address for this year’s 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. In his address, Snyder will discuss the challenge of reimagining coatings technology and learning from other industries that have already evolved toward servicing a millennial generation that is constantly in search of that next big trend.
Ray Fernando, Ph.D. Arthur C. Edwards Endowed Chair in Coatings Technology and Ecology at California Polytechnic State University will deliver the Mattiello Lecture Wednesday, April 11 at 8:30 a.m. Entitled, “Rheological and Colloidal Aspects of Latex-Associative Thickener Formulations: Overcoming the Remaining Challenges,” his lecture will give an overview of the current level of knowledge on the subject matter, as well as outline what remains to be done in order to fill the existing knowledge gaps.
The American Coatings Award will be given to the most outstanding technical presentation at the American Coatings Conference. Selected and sponsored by ACA and Vincentz Network, it is endowed with a $2,500 cash award. The winner of the American Coatings Award 2018 will be presented at the conference Plenary Session on April 11.
• The ACS 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;
• Be the first to learn about new innovations in the coatings industry during live, on-stage Product Presentations;
• The Industry Buyers Lounge provides a designated area for show participants to set up important meetings;
• 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;
• 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 ACC.
Coatings World presents a guide to Indianapolis’ most fun and famous attractions.
Lucas Oil Stadium
500 South Capitol Avenue
Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Hall of Fame Museum
4790 West 16th Street
801 W. Washington Avenue
337 West 11th Street
Indianapolis Museum of Art
4000 Michigan Road
Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
3000 North Meridian Street
501 West Maryland Street
The Eiteljorg Museum
500 West Washington Street
Indiana War Memorial Plaza
55 East Michigan Street
100 Monument Circle
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
125 South Pennsylvania Street
Colonel Eli Lilly Civil War Museum
431 North Meridian Street
Indiana State Museum
650 West Washington Street
Indiana Convention Center
100 South Capitol Avenue
Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site
1230 North Delaware Street
Indiana Repertory Theatre
140 West Washington Street
Scottish Rite Cathedral
650 North Meridian Street
• If you went out every night in downtown Indy, it would be a year before you were forced to go to the same place twice.
• If you’re under 14, you can be fined $3 per swear word in Indianapolis, with a maximum of $10 worth of fines per day.
• The first event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway was a helium-filled balloon competition in 1909.
• David Letterman, host of television’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” was born April 12, 1947, in Indianapolis.
• Marcella Gruelle of Indianapolis created the Raggedy Ann doll in 1914.
• Indianapolis Motor Speedway was originally paved with 3.2 million bricks, earning it the name “Brickyard.”
• The first long-distance auto race in the U. S. was held May 30, 1911, at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The winner averaged 75 miles an hour and won a 1st place prize of $14,000. Today the average speed is over 167 miles an hour and the prize is more than $1.2 million. Indianapolis Motor Speedway is the site of the greatest spectacle in sports, the Indianapolis 500. The Indianapolis 500 is held every Memorial Day weekend in the Hoosier capital city. The race is 200 laps or 500 miles long.
• The Lucas Oil Stadium roof only takes eight minutes to open.
• True to its motto, “Cross Roads of America” Indiana has more miles of Interstate Highway per square mile than any other state. The Indiana state Motto, can be traced back to the early 1800s. In the early years river traffic, especially along the Ohio, was a major means of transportation. The National Road, a major westward route, and the north-south Michigan Road crossed in Indianapolis. Today more major highways intersect in Indiana than in any other state.
• Indianapolis has the second most monuments and memorials in the nation with 33, behind only Washington D.C.
• Indianapolis grocer Gilbert Van Camp discovered his customers enjoyed an old family recipe for pork and beans in tomato sauce. He opened up a canning company and Van Camp’s Pork and Beans became an American staple.
• Before Indianapolis, Corydon served as the state’s capitol from 1816-1825. Vincennes was the capital when Indiana was a territory.
• In 1862, Richard Gatling, of Indianapolis, invented the rapid-fire machine gun.
• Indiana’s first major railroad line linked Madison and Indianapolis and was completed in 1847.
• In the summer of 1987 4,453 athletes from 38 nations gathered in Indianapolis for the Pan American Games.
• The Saturday Evening Post is published in Indianapolis.
40 W. Washington Street
Taste of Havana
815 Broad Ripple Avenue
St. Elmo Steak House
127 S. Illinois
Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse
117 E. Washington Street
Bru Burger Bar
410 Massachusetts Avenue
225 West Washington Street
8650 Keystone Crossing
Harry and Izzy’s
153 South Illinois Street
808 South Meridian Street
620 N East Street
653 Virginia Avenue
10 S. West Street (JW Marriott Indianapolis)
Caplinger’s Fresh Catch
7460 N Shadeland Avenue
Burger Theory at the Holiday Inn Airport
8555 Stansted Drive
Tinker Street Restaurant and Wine Bar
402 E. 16th Street
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
45 S. Illinois Street
220 E. South Street, Cityway
The Tamale Place
5242 Rockville Road
10 N Illinois Street
Santorini Greek Kitchen
1417 Prospect Street
10 South West Street
The Library Restaurant and Pub
2610 South Lynhurst Drive
Oceanaire Seafood Room
30 S Meridian Street, Ste. 100
Slippery Noodle Inn
372 South Meridian Street
Jockamo Upper Crust Pizza
5646 E. Washington St.
885 Massachusetts Ave.
720 N. College Ave.