Reasons for visiting

Visit the European Coatings Show 2023

Sustainability, nanotechnology, green coatings, rising prices as well as new applications of TiO2 are some of the top trends that are pushing paint and coating innovations. Nuremberg is a must event for anyone wanting to keep up to date on new developments all over the world. Here are 5 good reasons why it pays to visit the European Coatings Show, the world-leading exhibition for paint and coatings from 28 – 30 March 2013.

1. The World’s Innovations all in one Place

The product spectrum at the European Coatings Show and the top-class programme of the European Coatings Show Conference meet the needs of formulators, process engineers, quality managers and buyers throughout the coatings market 100%. So whether you work in the automotive, construction chemical, mechanical engineering, aerospace or shipbuilding industry, you’re sure to find the right raw materials, equipment and technologies for your coatings formulation.

2. The European Coatings Show as Industry Barometer

The statistics from the past impressively show the importance of the European Coatings Show as world-leading exhibition: 1,156 exhibitors – 10.8% growth, 98% with the products on display. Innovations will essentially determine future growth in the coatings industry, so be there in 2023 when the latest product developments are presented in Nuremberg.

3. Inspiration for tomorrow’s Surface Finishes

Meetings, deadlines and pressure of costs. There is often no time for detailed thoughts about tomorrow’s surface finishes during your daily work. The European Coatings Show inspires with the presentation of groundbreaking innovations, whereas the European Coatings Show Conference comprehensively deals with the issues concerning industry-specific production processes and formulation of coatings, paint, adhesives, sealants and construction chemical products.

4. Create Networks and Trust

You meet the crème de la crème at the European Coatings Show. Discuss the possibilities for new recipes, update on the latest processes and equipment technologies, and profit from exchanging views with colleagues. At times of shortages of raw materials – especially of TiO2 – and rising raw material prices, you can intensify relationships with suppliers and safeguard supplies.

5. Technology Location Nuremberg

Located at the heart of Europe, the technology location Nuremberg is easy and quick to reach via the motorway network, rail network and European flight network. The exhibition centre and old town centre are only a few minutes away from the main rail station and airport by public transport. Be enchanted by the unique atmosphere of this thousand-year-old city, which was world-famous for its craft skills in medieval times and still promotes this heritage today, for example in the Centre of Excellence for New Materials in the Nuremberg Metropolitan Region.

Contact for visitors

Carl Veldman

T +49 9 11 86 06-96 96


”I am very happy to present the Pre-conference Tutorial “Basics of Anti-corrosive coatings”. Even we are not aware of it in our daily life, it is very important to remember how important anti-corrosive coatings are to maintain our daily life.“
Adil Bilici, Enduse Specialist Marine & Protective, BYK
„Finally, it’s that time again. After four years, we are eagerly looking forward to the conversations with our customers and partners in Nuremberg. We will be bringing along our latest additive solutions for the ecological, sustainable and innovative paint and coatings industry of the future. I am already very much looking forward to ECS 2023!“
Stefan Mößmer, Global Business Line Manager, Paint Additives, BYK-Chemie GmbH

”ECS in Nuremberg is the most important event for the coatings industry in Europe. Live handshakes, meetings with people from almost all over the world and the atmosphere brought by visitors, speakers, exhibitors and organizers are something indescribable. YOU HAVE TO FEEL IT!“

Artur Palasz, Ph.D. , R&D Director, Spektrochem Technical Center of Raw Materials for Architectural Paints, Poland
”I can‘t wait to experience the energy of the world‘s leading coatings trade show. I‘m motivated to finally meet many of our customers in person and discuss how we can sustainably ‚Formulate the Future‘ together.“
Elias Lacerda , Head of Evonik Coating Additives, Evonik Operations GmbH

”The ECS is the event where we nurture important contacts in the industry. We are always accompanied by a large number of students, who then get the opportunity to establish contacts and get a taste of the industry. In the process, they are often able to arrange positions for their final theses and practical semesters.“

Frieder Rohm, Chemical Technical Assistant, Esslingen University, Faculty Science, Energy and Building Services
”Anybody that is in any discipline, whether its research in development, whether it’s in sales and marketing, operations, purchasing, come to Nuremberg and enjoy the European Coatings Show and get the latest on all the technologies by the suppliers who have their venues of good booth as well as the technical symposium to enjoy. “
Sam Morell, S.P Morell and Company
”The increasing energy costs and the focus on reduced fossil-fuel sourcing as well as the use and sourcing of environmentally friendly materials are driving costly reformulations. The ECS is a great platform for suppliers to introduce alternative and innovative solutions.“
Michael Kellen, Chrysalis Manager, Shamrock Technologies
”The ECS 2023 will be an exciting in-person event after a long pandemic time, I’m looking forward to learn more about new technologies as well as to meet people from all over the world. “
Hong Xu, Technical Service Manager, Cardolite Corporation