The Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI) has just added exhibit space to its 2012 FINISHING Pavilion at FABTECH. Scheduled for November 12–14, 2012, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, the FINISHING Pavilion exhibit space was quickly selling out, creating the need for additional space.

“In the past few weeks, we’ve had several companies expand their exhibit space,” said Andy Goyer, CCAI’s Exhibit Manager. “With six months until the show opens, we had very little space left to sell. We have been able to expand and obtain an additional 1,300 square feet to the FINISHING Pavilion. We anticipate selling that space quickly as well.”

To date, more than 85 companies have selected space in the FINISHING Pavilion. Many exhibitors have enlarged their booth space over the first two FINISHING Pavilions, allowing for more demonstrations of finishing products and services on the show floor.

The exhibition will be accompanied by an outstanding conference program that will feature 17 sessions devoted to finishing technologies, including powder coating, liquid coating, electrocoating, porcelain enamel, pretreatment and more. The majority of the finishing conference sessions will feature new presentations that will help finishers produce higher quality products while reducing costs. The complete conference program will be available in June.

CCAI has designated Treasure Island on the Las Vegas strip as its headquarters hotel. Treasure Island is the closest hotel on the strip to the Las Vegas Convention Center that is part of the official FABTECH hotel block. Please note that the official hotel block is already 50% sold out. Shuttle transportation to and from the Las Vegas Convention Center will be available on show days from Treasure Island to the Convention Center. Anyone wishing to stay at Treasure Island should book their hotel reservation immediately. Please be aware that there are many unauthorized housing agents attempting to book rooms for FABTECH exhibitors and attendees. Often, the room rate and hotels they promise are not available. FABTECH can only assist you with housing challenges if you book through FABTECH’s official housing provider, Travel Planners. Click on HOTEL & TRAVEL on the FABTECH website for official hotel availability.

For those wishing to register for the show now, registration is open with no charge to attend the exhibition. Conference fees and registration will be posted on the FABTECH website in June.

To register for the exhibition, visit and click the REGISTER NOW button in the upper right-hand corner of the home page. Nearly 3,000 individuals have registered for the show in the first month that registration was open. More than 25,000 attendees are expected to visit FABTECH in Las Vegas.

“We anticipate this to be our largest FINISHING Pavilion yet,” said Anne Goyer, CCAI executive director. “Even the other pavilions on the show floor are seeing increased booth sales for Las Vegas. Anyone who hasn’t take space yet and wants to be part of the FINISHING Pavilion at FABTECH is urged to do so immediately. Visit and click FABTECH for the latest information or call Andy Goyer at 941-373-1830.”