Coatings for Africa returns

21 May 2018

The Coatings Group and dmg events are excited to announce Coatings For Africa is returning to Johannesburg in May 2018.

The event, previously organised by, and now supported by, South African Paint Manufacturers Association (SAPMA) and The Oil & Colour Chemists’ Association (OCCA), connects the entire paint and coatings value chain, from raw material suppliers to end users of the finished product.

More than 1400 participants from 35 countries (including 12 from Africa) attended the last Coatings For Africa where 32 industry experts addressed in excess of 210 conference delegates.

This year’s event will take place from May 29-31 at the Sandton Convention Centre, which is conveniently located in the vibrant business district of Sandton in northern Johannesburg and within easy reach of the Gautrain and O R Tambo International Airport.

With the market driven by continued construction and urbanisation, South Africa’s paints and coatings market is expected to grow a cumulative 40% to South African Rand ZAR9.77bn (US$823M) between 2016 and 2021 – showing the excitement and growth potential for the market.

Exhibitors include well-known companies from South Africa, such as Rooden Plastics; BAMR; Uniresins; Delta Colours; Contan Buckets & Pails; Durr Africa; Protea Chemicals; Carst & Walker; Serengeti Chemicals, as well as international companies including: VMA Getzmann; Arsonsisi Spa; Troy; Celotech; Miltonia Doo and Fenchem Biotek to name just a few (and more booking each week).

As with previous Coatings For Africa events, the Conference will get to the heart of the industry with detailed discussions from local and international experts. Day one of the Conference is titled: "What keeps CEOs awake at night?” and will help delegates discover the key issues keeping heads of industry awake. From addressing critical skills shortages in the sector to a panel discussion on securing capital to grow, innovate and much more.

Day two and three of the conference will focus on the technical side of the industry and topics will include: Recent developments from Union Colours Limited, Elcometer and Chromaflo South Africa to name just a few.

As well as the Conference there will also be Business Presentations over the first two days of the show.

"Africa is one of the most exciting and rapidly developing continents on earth,” said Ian Faux, Vice President – Coatings Group."As well as supporting the local markets, we are confident that our international client base, familiar with our events in Asia and the Middle East, will be keen to move with us into this new territory and take advantage of the fabulous opportunities available here.”

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