LAS VEGAS - The 31st Biennial Western Coatings Symposium & Show (WCS) will be held October 20–23, 2013, at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The event will combine a robust technical program with tabletop exhibits and networking opportunities. The WCS is sponsored by the Arizona, Golden Gate, Pacific Northwest and Los Angeles Societies for Coatings Technology.

The WCS will begin on Sunday, October 20, with a Welcome Reception and the Chateau Nightclub and Gardens within the Paris Hotel.

Educational tracks will be featured over the course of the next three days, featuring topics such as new formulations in coatings technology, recent advances in metal protection, achieving optimal coating performance, design of experiment, TiO2 alternatives, and regulatory developments.

A highlight of the WCS is the trade show, offering tabletop exhibits of products and services for the coatings industry. Leading manufacturers, suppliers and distributors will be represented. Exhibit space is now being reserved, and a variety of spaces are offered. For a current list of exhibitors, visit

The full admission rate is $425. The one-day rate is $225. Full registration for students and retirees is $150, with a one-day rate is $75.

Hotel rooms for WCS attendees have been blocked at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino and its sister hotel, Bally’s. Discounted rates, available until October 2, are $149 at Paris and $109 at Bally’s. Reservations can be made by following the Travel links on

Visit the show site at for event details, or call 714/974.4511.