Coating West 2009, the regional conference and trade show to be held on March 2- 3 in Las Vegas, has opened registration in concert with release of its programming schedule. Attendees can register for the event and make a hotel reservation at the host site, Planet Hollywood, through the online registration process.

The event, the first of two regional shows focused on industrial coatings to be held in 2009, will address four specific market segments:
  • Architectural, agriculture and construction equipment (ACE).
  • Aerospace and military.
  • Custom coaters.
  • General finishing.
Additionally, an exhibition will allow manufacturers to display products and services for the users of industrial coatings. The conference program will incorporate plant tours of AR Iron’s new powder coating installation and Nellis Air Force Base’s corrosion facility, where fighter jets are maintained and painted. Both tours are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis for conference attendees.

Other special events include a virtual spray painting competition on the show floor and an evening concert and reception marked by a performance of a famous Rat Pack Tribute act. The complete Coating West 2009 schedule can be found on the show web site along with conference abstracts and times.

To review conference abstracts, complete event details, a list of current exhibitors, and to register and make hotel reservations, visit