Coatings+ 2021 – SSPC
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February 1, 2021 - February 4, 2021


Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix Convention Center


In 1950, the Steel Structures Painting Council was born out of the need for corrosion protection from representatives in the steel construction, and paint manufacturing industries. 70 years later, SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings is now the leading source of information on surface preparation, coating selection, coating application, environmental regulations, and health and safety issues that affect the protective coatings industry worldwide.


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.


Registration will open September 2020.

Stay tuned for registration information!

Above statistics are based on attendance from Coatings+ 2020.


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
    Tuesday, February 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Wednesday, February 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Thursday, February 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM


  • Exhibitor listing in SSPC’s JPCL Magazine (date sensitive)
  • GDPR Compliant 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 the Exhibitor Prospectus for more details.

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. Please visit the membership section of the website for more information.

View the live 2021 floorplan and exhibitor list here.

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


**Please note that SSPC never sells attendee lists. If you receive solicitation emails from various email accounts claiming to have conference attendee lists for sale, these are unauthorized SPAM accounts and are not affiliated with SSPC in any way. Even if they claim to work for the organization, their emails should be immediately deleted. All emails from SSPC will be coming from official SSPC email domains. Please contact the Events Manager with any questions.**




Sponsorships are the best way to get your brand in front of our attendees! If manning a booth doesn’t fit into your schedule, consider our various levels of sponsorship options.

2021 Sponsor Brochure Coming Soon.


Instructions on how to submit abstracts for the Technical Programs are coming soon.

Download the 2021 Call for Papers here.

Any questions can be directed to Christine Lajzo or Don Molinari.


Hotel info Coming Soon.


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.


It is not mandatory, but the earlier you register, the more you save! Early Bird rates will open in early September 2020. Prices will then increase to pre-show rates, and then to onsite pricing beginning in December 2020.

Attendees can still register when they arrive onsite by visiting the registration desk.

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The majority of the conference will be held at the Phoenix Convention Center in downtown Phoenix, AZ. A few featured events, such as the Welcome Reception and Closing Blast will be held at the headquarters hotel, the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown.

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SSPC membership is not required, but it does save you money! You can sign up for membership at any time before 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. Please contact Joe Corll with any questions. The conference training schedule will be made available by September 2020. 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 also 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:

    • 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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While there are plenty of dining options in the downtown area, close to the convention center and hotels, meals will be provided at select events throughout the week:


  • Full conference attendees will receive a plated lunch at the Awards Luncheon.
  • Hot hors d’oeuvres will be available at the Welcome Reception Monday evening.
  • Additional tickets to the Awards Luncheon and Welcome Reception can be purchased for guests or those with exhibit only passes.


  • A full breakfast will coincide with our keynote address Tuesday morning.

Wednesday and Thursday

  • Boxed lunches will be served in the Exhibit Hall Wednesday and Thursday afternoon for all full conference attendees and those with exhibit hall passes.
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Please contact Events Manager Nicole Lourette for an invitation letter.

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All cancellations must be received in writing by December 11, 2020 to qualify for a 100% refund less a $50 administrative fee. Cancellation requests received after that and by January 8, 2021 will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be given after January 8, 2021 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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All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at our conference are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event. We are expecting cooperation from all participants to help ensuring a safe environment for everybody.

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, technology choices, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, unwelcome sexual attention, or any behavior that SSPC deems as inappropriate.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of conference staff immediately. Conference staff can be identified via staff lapel pins.

Conference staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance.

Sponsors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualized environment.

We expect participants to follow these rules at conference and workshop venues and conference-related social events.

SSPC reserves the right to remove persons for violation of this policy with no refund.


Need Help?
Please reach out to or the registration desk when onsite for assistance or to report any inappropriate behavior.

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