The first-ever Eastern Coatings Show (ECS) was held April 29-May 3, 2013 at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, NJ, and the leaders said it exceeded all expectations.
According to Dave White, lab manager, Heucotech Ltd., who is part of the planning committee, the show turned out better than anyone imagined it would, with the lectures being especially successful.
"There's been a great interaction with the question and answer sessions, so the participation has been really good," Mr. White said.
Rick Mazzariello, Enrichem Specialties, the chairman of the planning committee, said that the incredible response to the show has been surprising to everyone.
"Being that this was the first show ever that we put together, we were certainly surprised at the great response we had to the show, not only the response in terms of the amount of people, but also the enthusiasm of the people once they were here in terms of the quality of the technical talks, the activity in the trade show hall, and all the amenities we put together," Mr. Mazzariello said.
A spokesperson for Fody Associates, the group responsible for staffing and planning the event, has said that the number of people for advanced registration and walk up registration is almost double what was anticipated for the event.
For more information, go to www.easterncoatingsshow.com.