One month to go until the Asia Pacific Coatings Show in Bangkok

06 August 2023

The Asia Pacific Coatings Show will return to Bangkok for the first time in four years, this September 6-8. Supported by the Thai Paint Manufacturers Association (TPMA), it is the largest and longest running exhibition catering to the coatings industry in the Asia Pacific region.

For three days, visitors to the event will be able to network, do business and learn about the latest technologies, innovations and products on offer in the coatings industry, all under one roof. The show will cater to the full spectrum of the coatings industry, from raw materials suppliers to equipment manufacturers, service providers and distribution companies. 

The ‘Asia Pacific Coatings Conference – Striving for Sustainability’

The ‘Asia Pacific Coatings Conference – Striving for Sustainability’ will take place on day one of the show and will feature presentations focusing on different aspects of making paint manufacturing as environmentally friendly as possible. Niko Safavi, CEO of Mowilex, a leading, 100% carbon neutral paint manufacturer from Indonesia, will open the conference with his keynote speech on ‘Environmental Responsibility as a Stakeholder and Shifting from Risk to Opportunity’. He will speak about the environment and the evolving dynamics of a management’s balancing act when addressing risks and forming successful strategies, as well as the transition from ‘sustainability’ to ‘environmental responsibility’ and how to harness environmental challenges as opportunities to thrive in the market.

Speakers also include Ramakrishnan Bharathan of leading coatings consultants Orr & Boss, who will deliver a global market report; and Dr Piyatida Pukclai of Knoell, a leading services provider for worldwide regulatory compliance, will speak about the current Chemical Regulations in Thailand and surrounding ASEAN countries. Other speakers include experts from Nouryon, Thailand’s JBP International Paint and BASF, who will discuss varying topics centring around the most environmentally-friendly way of doing business and achieving sustainability goals. The conference will be free to attend but delegates will have to pre-register for the event. More information can be found here:

Business Presentations Hub

The Business Presentations Hub will then take place on day two of the show and will feature speakers from exhibiting companies, such as Buhler, Shandong Landu, Willy A Bachofen, Thor Group, Sauradip Chemical Industries and ICAP-SIRA Chemicals, amongst others. The Business Presentations are free for all visitors to the show to attend. They provide an excellent opportunity to learn about the latest products and innovations on offer at the show, as well as the chance to talk with industry experts.

Recipe for success

Thailand’s paint industry is experiencing strong growth, reflecting the country’s growing economy and success in exports – for example, the European Union (EU) is currently negotiating a trade deal with Thailand and ties with surrounding countries are already well established and strong. Sarawut Rachanakul, President of the Thai Paint Manufacturers Association, said: “Factors contributing to Thailand’s export success in the paint industry include competitive pricing, quality products, favourable trade agreements and efficient logistics networks.” Domestic sales have also been expanding and the association President estimated that the average Thai domestic paint and coatings sales revenues for 2022 rose by 10-15% yr-on- yr and are projected to rise at least 5-10% this year (2023).

These encouraging figures reflect the ongoing success of the Thai paint industry, underlining the importance of being involved in one of Asia’s most exciting markets for the coatings industry.

For manufacturers or suppliers to the paint industry who are looking to re-establish old ties or forge completely new ones, more information about the event and how to take part can be found here:

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