Just a month to go until the Middle East Coatings Show kicks off in Dubai!

25 March 2024

This year marks the 30th edition of the Middle East Coatings Show in Dubai, taking place from 16-18 April 2024 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

For the past three decades, the Middle East Coatings Show has played a pivotal role in connecting professionals within the coatings industry in the MENA region. The event has established itself as the leading gathering for this lively and growing sector. At the upcoming 30th edition, more than 350 exhibiting brands from 24 countries will present their products and innovations covering the entire range of the coatings industry, from raw materials to equipment manufacturers.

The event will feature a broad range of companies that will include local and international businesses like BASF, Petrochem Middle East, REDA Chemicals, Wacker Chemicals, Tasnee, Sipchem, Synthomer, Tawason Chemical Company, National Paint Factories and many more.

A key market for the coatings industry – As construction booms & fuels growth across all sectors in the UAE

The increase in construction activities drove the value of the UAE paint and coatings market from US$747.38 million in 2022 to US$766.33 million in 2023, marking a growth rate of 2.67%, as reported by the India-based market research company, Mordor Intelligence. As the market experiences rapid expansion, investments are flowing into the industry, such as Jotun’s inauguration of a US$41 million facility in Dubai Science Park in January 2023.

Other prominent manufacturers in the region are Nippon Paint India and AkzoNobel. They are currently capitalising on the upsurge in construction activities. Sharad Malhotra, President of automotive refinishes and wood coatings at Nippon Paint India, said, “Increased construction activities across the UAE and neighbouring countries are fuelling demand for high-quality paints and coatings.” Whilst Jasbir Gill, the Regional Director for the Middle East and Africa at AkzoNobel, stated: “The construction boom is demanding differentiated products that provide innovative and sustainable solutions”.


UAE market report: Huge construction projects fuel coatings demand

Paddy O’Neill, Portfolio Director for The Coatings Group, stated: “This year’s Middle East Coatings Show promises to be one of our most exciting editions yet. The MENA region is showing a high demand across many sectors of the coatings industry: architectural, decorative and wood coatings are all showing growth, while the industrial coating segment is thought to be the fastest growing in the UAE. Specialised coatings are also in high demand and epoxy and polyurethane coatings have been leading the growth in coatings type by resin.

“Attendees to the Middle East Coatings Show will have access to the most up-to-date products, technology and innovations on offer across all segments of the coatings industry, with suppliers and manufacturers who do business in this region, all available under one roof for the three days of the show. We look forward to welcoming the coatings industry to the show and hope that visitors take advantage of everything the exhibition has to offer”.

The Middle East Coatings Show is pleased to announce its sponsors: Hwatsi Chemical as the Gold Sponsor, Tasnee as the Registration Sponsor and Chemizone as the Badge & Lanyard Sponsor.

New features added for the show’s 30th anniversary

Aside from the exhibition itself, the Middle East Coatings Show is incorporating exclusive features for the benefit of the 5,000+ visitors expected to attend!

  • Business Presentations Hub – more than 20 sessions are scheduled to take place this year. This feature offers a platform for visitors to explore the latest innovations and advancements from exhibiting brands in a relaxed and friendly environment. Attendees can also engage with experts from companies such as BYK, BASF, FP Pigments, Evonik, Wacker, Petrochem, Imerys and more, across two days. All presentations are free to attend for visitors. For the complete agenda, visit: https://www.middleeastcoatingsshow.com/business-presentations-hub/
  • Colour Mixology Competition – In collaboration with Trycolors, visitors can participate in an engaging game where they must quickly select a range of colours to match the targeted colour in the fastest time possible to win.
  • The Lab – Engage in meaningful conversations, exchange ideas, and build valuable relationships with like-minded professionals while indulging in a wide range of delectable dishes and drinks. Whether you’re seeking partnerships, collaborations, or simply expanding your network, this dedicated space provides the perfect ambience for productive interactions.

For more information about the Middle East Coatings Show and to register for free, please visit: https://www.middleeastcoatingsshow.com

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