Coating 2012, a trade show dedicated to industrial coatings professionals in North America, has scheduled its event for October 9 through 11 in St. Louis at the America's Center.

The show's producer, The Powder Coating Institute, headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas, plans a new show website that will feature an interactive floor plan, online booth sales, enhanced exhibitor center, agenda builder, itinerary planner and social peer-to-peer matching, in which attendees can create a profile of personal interests and the system will provide matches.

Special events and programs to be added to the 2012 show include an offsite hospitality event at the headquarters hotel to create more opportunities for social interaction, and the return of the Happy Hour on the show floor during opening day. The event also plans to include higher education programming and certification for operators.