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WCS to Feature Five Concurrent Tracks

In keeping with its educational mission, the 34th Western Coatings Symposium & Show (WCS) will again offer a robust technical program. The popular biennial event is scheduled for October 20–23, 2019 at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Convention Centre in Las Vegas, NV. In addition to three days of technical talks, the event will offer a two-day tabletop exhibition, student participation, and numerous networking and socializing opportunities.

The WCS seeks to provide attendees with a greater knowledge of the newest technical trends and advancements in coatings formulating, as well as an expanded network of key technical contacts in the industry.

The WCS will kick off with a golf tournament on Sunday, October 20. Proceeds will be used to support students at the Western Coatings Technology Center at Cal Poly SLO. On Sunday night, a welcome reception will be held at Drai’s Beachclub/Nightclub for all symposium attendees, exhibitors, and speakers.

Beginning on Monday morning, the technical symposium will feature over 100 presentations offered in five concurrent tracks. Through keynote presentations and panel discussions from leaders of the coatings and chemical industries, insights into the most challenging issues will be shared. Student posters and presentations from a number of universities will also be a highlight of the program.

The WCS trade show will begin on Monday morning and run through Tuesday evening. The products and services of over 100 leading suppliers to the industry will be on display. As with past WCS programs, the trade show hours and technical presentation hours will not overlap, so all attendees and exhibitors can participate fully in both.

Complete information on the 2019 Western Coatings Symposium & Show is available at https://westerncoatings.org.


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