ECS Conference. Discover solutions – Don’t miss out on the latest trends!

18 – 19 March 2019

144 presentations in 24 sessions, 10 short courses and countless networking possibilities! Over the course of just two-and-a-half days, the European Coatings Show Conference offers everything you need to thrive in the fiercely contested coatings market: current developments in raw materials, the latest results from scientific institutes and universities, and contact with leading international experts in person.

Over 800 coatings enthusiasts from around the world will be converging on Nuremberg to hear about the latest developments in coatings technology and to forge invaluable contacts. Don’t miss out on the latest trends and register now!

Key reasons to attend:

  • A unique opportunity
    The ECS Conference is the largest and most important coatings conference in Europe and offers you a chance to look beyond the proverbial end of your nose and find out the latest research results from academia and industry. You’ll be among the first to know!
  • Gain a global perspective
    With attendees representing more than 50 countries, you’ll have an unprecedented opportunity to engage with global coatings experts – and to look at your work and projects through a global lens. Gain profound insights into current global technology trends in the coatings industry.
  • Network and connect
    First-time attendees: You’ll have the chance to meet face to face with the brightest minds in coatings technology whom you have only heard about up to now. Returning attendees: You’ll have another chance to hang out with the smartest coatings people you know, plus meet a great many more.
  • Fuel your creativity
    After having attended the ECS Conference, you’ll be bursting with ideas on how to devise better formulation solutions, boost your performance and make yourself even more invaluable to your employer.

ECS: Meet the new ones

The European Coatings Show is coming closer. This year, many companies will take part in the ECS for the first time. We asked four of them to tell us something about their company and what they will present to the visitors.

Meeting new people: The European Coatings Show is exactly he right place for that. (Picture: Heiko Stahl)

Meeting new people: The European Coatings Show is exactly he right place for that. (Picture: Heiko Stahl)

One of the new exhibitors is the Turkish company ACC Kimya. The company was established in 2010 and produces pigment pastes suitable for water-based, solvent-based, universal, tinting, polyurethane, solvent, solvent-free epoxies and liquid masterbatch systems.

“We aim to sign new partnerships with producers and distributors in the paint and coatings sector as well as to increase our exports”, says Vesile Kutbay of ACC Kimya when asked about her plans for the fair.


ECS Conference


Discover solutions – Don’t miss out on the latest trends!

18 – 19 March 2019

144 presentations in 24 sessions, 10 short courses and countless networking possibilities! Over the course of just two-and-a-half days, the European Coatings Show Conference offers everything you need to thrive in the fiercely contested coatings market: current developments in raw materials, the latest results from scientific institutes and universities, and contact with leading international experts in person.

Over 800 coatings enthusiasts from around the world will be converging on Nuremberg to hear about the latest developments in coatings technology and to forge invaluable contacts. Don’t miss out on the latest trends and register now!

Key reasons to attend:

  • A unique opportunity
    The ECS Conference is the largest and most important coatings conference in Europe and offers you a chance to look beyond the proverbial end of your nose and find out the latest research results from academia and industry. You’ll be among the first to know!
  • Gain a global perspective
    With attendees representing more than 50 countries, you’ll have an unprecedented opportunity to engage with global coatings experts – and to look at your work and projects through a global lens. Gain profound insights into current global technology trends in the coatings industry.
  • Network and connect
    First-time attendees: You’ll have the chance to meet face to face with the brightest minds in coatings technology whom you have only heard about up to now. Returning attendees: You’ll have another chance to hang out with the smartest coatings people you know, plus meet a great many more.
  • Fuel your creativity
    After having attended the ECS Conference, you’ll be bursting with ideas on how to devise better formulation solutions, boost your performance and make yourself even more invaluable to your employer.

Beware the Ides, Tempus Fugit and Coatings for Africa

D T Grady

“Time Flies!”

Hardly anyone over the age of ten would disagree with this classic cliché and although it appears to be a statement arising from a modern phenomenon the phrase (Tempus Fugit) is attributed to the Roman poet Virgil and recorded around 29 BC (Before Cell phones). However, and as usual, I digress. The message that I bring you is that our treasured Paint Show – Coatings for Africa is on its way to us next year (5-7 May) in a little over 14 months away (at the time of writing).

The importance of planning for and supporting this event cannot be stressed more strongly. In a world of fierce competition it is vital that we use all opportunities to parade the strength and quality of our local Coatings Industry in early May 2020. As if to underscore this very point I know that a number of you are already packing your bags for ECS and the rally call to Nuremberg beckons. I mention this attraction because it seems to be a justifiable and significant expense for some to fly off to Europe and it is seemingly written off as money well spent. All I hope for is that some of this enthusiasm for a European conference is retained and transferred to an African expo next year that is happening much closer to home and the markets that we serve.

As the days, weeks and months march on I will write more and encourage your involvement and attendance at CFA 2020 in Sandton, Johannesburg. For booking information please click on the link to CFA and communicate directly with the event organisers –DMG.

Finally, “Beware the Ides”? In keeping with my Latin theme I thought it seemed worth mentioning this phrase too. As Julius discovered it wasn’t a good time in Rome during the month of March but Ides also relate to dates in the middle of other months. This includes May and for me this appears a little too close to the forthcoming Elections!

“Time Flies!”