European Coatings Show 2023

Chemical industry
Mar 28, 2023 - Mar 30, 2023
Messe Nuremberg, Nurnberg, Germany
Messezentrum 1
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Every second year, the European Coatings Show hosts a crucial meeting for the global paints and coatings industry. After its unfortunate cancellation in 2021 due to the uncertainties surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, European Coatings Show 2023 will reunite the international community in Nuremberg. The ECS 2023 dates – 28 to 30 September – will mark a return to the regular schedule of the show, welcoming exhibitors and visitors from over 120 countries.

With over 1,100 exhibitors, the ECS showcase is the most efficient way to gain an overview of the latest on the market. The assortment includes raw materials for printing ink, coatings and adhesives, production and testing equipment, application machinery and equipment for painting and enamelling, work safety and environmental protection solutions and services. The advantages of attending the fair include meeting with the essential players in the industry to create and maintain supplier and client relationships, discuss new process techniques and recipes, and gain visibility. Among the 30,000-strong international audience are key coatings users from the automotive, aerospace, shipbuilding, construction, and mechanical engineering industries.

Usually starting a day before the exhibition, the European Coatings Show Conference includes over 120 individual presentations 20 sessions and 5 short courses, which offer professionals all tools necessary to thrive on the contested coatings market. Attending the conference allows you to expand your horizons with information from the latest research and novel ideas from pioneers in the industry.

Secure your hotel for ECS 2023 near Messe Nuremberg at the earliest possible moment - early booking translates into better rates and a wider accommodation choice. As a fair participant you can benefit from ExpoBeds’ exclusive room rates. Request a free European Coatings Show 2023 hotel offer now and explore our personalised hotel suggestions.


The biennial European Coatings Show is the must-attend event for paints and coatings specialists. The fair will not return to Nuremberg in 2021. Instead, only the European Coatings Show Conference will take place digitally on 13 - 14 September 2021. The European Coatings Show 2023 exhibition's return to Messe Nurnberg has been postponed to 28 - 30 March 2023.

In the last edition, 1157 companies from 48 countries took part in the trade show, marking an all-time record. The fact that the event was remarkably well received gives an excellent outlook for 2023. Trade visitors from over 120 countries will come to Nuremberg for the ECS 2023 dates to find raw materials and innovations related to paints and coatings, adhesives, sealants and construction chemicals production.

Who can you meet there

Providers of raw materials choose European Coatings Show Nuremberg to display their new products. They are joined by R&D experts, scientists, developers, service providers and manufacturers of measurement devices, production technology and equipment. European and Asian countries have pavilions at the trade fair. European Coatings Show also gives emerging companies from Germany the opportunity to be presented in a pavilion of their own.

Past editions

What makes it special

The event is worth attending for a number of reasons. They include its broad spectrum of products and services, B2B meetings, information exchange and focus on outstanding solutions via the fair's prestigious award. As their importance in the sector is undeniable, sustainability, functionality and safety are recurring themes at the European Coatings Show trade show and the conference.

Quick info

Organiser:Vincentz Network GmbH & Co. KG
Frequency:every 2 years
Next Edition:European Coatings Show 2025 
Sectors: Chemical industry
Website:European Coatings Show
Visitors:Tickets for European Coatings Show
Exhibitors:Exhibitor registration

Important facts

  • 1157 exhibitors in 2019
  • 48 exhibiting countries
  • expanded to 8 exhibition halls for the very first time
  • 144 conference presentations
Trade fair location
Messe Nuremberg location map

Messe Nuremberg

Messezentrum 1, Nurnberg, Germany
Coordinates: 49.41657 , 11.11252

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