Coatings based on polymer nanocomposites, organic-inorganic hybrid materials, alloys, and 2-D nanomaterials are some of the most important developments in creating smart coatings that are capable of self-healing, superhydrophobicity, stimuli-responsiveness, sensory functions, and high performance under extreme conditions. This conference is open to both the novice and the highly experienced researcher. For the researcher, it will connect real-world applications with new technology platforms and investigative methods. It will be highly valued by technical and marketing managers in the new knowledge gained on upcoming materials and methods. The participant will learn the new developments in coatings technologies and the use of smart additives and new formulations methods including nanomaterials. On the other hand, it is also a training venue for mastering the fundamentals of coatings technology, characterization techniques, corrosion evaluation, metrology, etc. in a relatively short time.The conference has been highly valued for the networking opportunities between experts and decision makers in R&D and marketing both in industry and academia. It will provide opportunities to meet with different companies and solution providers in materials, formulations, analytical methods, and project services.