Coatings East 2009, the second of two regional conference and trade shows for users of industrial coatings, is set for September 30 and October 1 in Nashville at the Gaylord Opryland Resort. The conference, exhibition, evening special event and hotel accommodations all are under one roof.

Twenty-five sessions from 43 industry experts will cover a range of topics such as emerging pretreatment technologies, lean manufacturing for liquid-coating technologies and corrosion testing. The overall focus will be on helping finishers improve their operations.

Members of the engineering, marketing, manufacturing and styling departments at Harley-Davidson, Milwaukee, will give the October 1 keynote presentation.