LAS VEGAS – The Powder Coating Institute and the Chemical Coaters Association International will hold two regional events in 2009 in an effort to reach out to targeted market segments along with general industrial finishing markets. Coating West 2009 will be held March 2-3, 2009, at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, NV. Coating East 2009 is scheduled for Oct. 13-14, 2009, at Gaylord Opryland, Nashville, TN.

Each event will consist of a two-day technical conference and a two-day exhibition. The Coating West event will target aerospace, custom coaters, architecture, and agriculture and construction equipment. Coating East will focus on automotive, appliance, general metals and wood.

Future plans for trade shows include a return to a single international show in the Midwest in 2010 with regional events in the odd years thereafter. For further information, visit