Coatings+ February 3-6, 2020 – SSPC
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February 3-6, 2020


Long Beach, CA
Long Beach Convention Center


  • Coatings+ attendance has steadily increased by at least 5% every year.
  • Over 20% of Coatings+ attendees are first-timers.
  • More than 30 companies exhibit for the first time at Coatings+ every year.


Coatings + is comprised of protective, marine, and industrial coatings programming with Technical Sessions and Workshops focusing on surface preparation, application, coating formulation, testing, inspection, and green coatings solutions. SSPC training and certification programs are offered in conjunction with the event, SSPC standards committees meet, and prime networking opportunities abound with a 100,000 square foot trade show featuring 150+ exhibitors. facilisis.


2,500 Coatings Professionals are expected to attend Coatings+

Check this site for pricing information forthcoming this summer, and when registration opens in September 2019.


Benefits of Exhibiting at Coatings+

Targeted Audience

  • Opportunity to interact with more than 2,500 protective coatings professionals including facility owners, specifiers, end users, manufacturers, contractors, engineers, consultants and inspectors.

Focused Exhibit Hours

  • 13 hours of prime exhibit time with 9 hours unopposed by other programming


  • Exhibitor listing in SSPC’s JPCL Magazine (date sensitive)
  • Mailing list of all registered attendees after the conference
  • Sponsorship opportunities
  • Mobile App listing with social media and weblinks

Educational and Social Benefits

  • Access to technical sessions for Full Conference Exhibitors
  • Cost effective upgrades for Booth Attendants
  • Awards Luncheon
  • Exhibit Hall Opening Reception
  • Lunches in Exhibit Hall
  • Conference Closing Blast

Additional Benefits

  • Refreshment breaks in exhibit hall
  • One Full Conference badge per 10’x10’ booth
  • Four Booth Attendant badges per 10’x10’ booth
  • 24-hour general hall security

Download and fill out the exhibit space contract to reserve your space today.
Pricing is based on SSPC Corporate Membership level. If your company is not yet a member, you can join at any time to take advantage of the member discounts.

View the live 2020 floorplan and exhibitor list here.

For questions regarding exhibiting, please contact Nicole Lourette at (412) 281-2331 x 2204 or


Sponsor Levels

Platinum Sponsors
Gold Sponors
Silver Sponsors
Bronze Sponsors

Interested in partnering with SSPC and being a Coatings+ sponsor?
Download the brochure to review available opportunities.

For questions regarding exhibiting, please contact Nicole Lourette at (412) 281-2331 x 2204 or


Submission of Technical abstracts are now closed.

The Preliminary Technical Program will be posted here. Check back soon for updates.
View the conference Week-At-A-Glance here.


We encourage everyone to stay at the official Coatings+ hotels. SSPC is contractually obligated to guarantee a level of usage for the hotels and holds a financial responsibility to do so. Please help us fulfill our contract.

We have negotiated a discounted rate at the following four (4) hotels. Rates range from $229 – $259 per night for a single room plus applicable tax.

Rates for government employees are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. To qualify for this rate, you must show your government/military ID upon check-in. If there is not a separate government link, please contact the hotel directly to secure your reservation.

Hyatt Regency Long Beach (Hotel Headquarters) — $259



The Westin Long Beach — $239


Publicity Renaissance Long Beach Hotel  $239


Courtyard Long Beach Downtown $229

Government – Please call 1-866-440-3390


It is not mandatory, but the earlier you register, the more you save! Early Bird rates save you up to $200 and run from September 3rd until November 5th. Prices will then increase to pre-show rates, and onsite prices begin December 17, 2019.

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The majority of the conference is being held at the Long Beach Convention Center in downtown Long Beach, CA. A few featured events, such as the Welcome Reception and Closing Blast will be held at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach.

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SSPC membership is not required, but it does save you money! You can sign up for membership at any time, or while you register for the conference. The full benefits of membership can be found at

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No. While we attempt to offer all of our training and certification courses during the same week as the conference, those are considered separate registrations. You can register for a training course at, or you can contact Phil Hall ( with any questions. All confirmed training students do receive complimentary passes to the Exhibit Hall to use at any time the hall is open. If you are registered for a training course, you have the option to register for a full conference pass with a $100 training discount.

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There are a few different levels of registration: A full conference registration includes access to any and all of the technical sessions, the exhibit hall, the Awards Luncheon and other social events throughout the week. Single day passes include all of the technical sessions, exhibits and events being held on the particular day you register for. Exhibit Hall only passes only give you access to the exhibit hall. Registration does not include travel or lodging expenses.

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There will be a plated Awards Luncheon Monday afternoon for full conference attendees, as well as a Welcome Reception that Monday evening with hot hors d’oeuvres. There will also be a full breakfast Tuesday morning to coincide with our keynote address. Additional tickets to the Awards Luncheon and Welcome Reception can be purchased for guests or those with exhibit only passes. Boxed lunches will be served in the Exhibit Hall Wednesday and Thursday afternoon for all full conference attendees and those with exhibit hall passes. There are also plenty of dining options in the downtown area, close to the convention center and hotels.

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Please contact Event Specialist Nicole Lourette at for an invitation letter.

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All cancellations must be received in writing by December 9, 2019 to qualify for a 100% refund less a $50 administrative fee. Cancellation requests received after that and by January 4, 2020 will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be given after January 4, 2020 or for No-Shows. SSPC is not responsible for any personal charges associated with your attendance at Coatings+ (i.e., air fare, hotel, meals, transportation, etc).
Name substitutions are allowed at any time.

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