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With one week to go until the Middle East Coatings Show takes place in Cairo, the coatings industry is gearing up for another successful exhibition, with 150+ brands and companies coming from more than 15 countries to participate in the leading coatings event for the MENA region.
Sponsored by ABC Chemicals, Hwatsi Chemicals, El Mohandes and DR Coats Inks & Resins, with Egypt’s Industrial Modernization Center (a branch of Egypt’s Ministry of Trade and Industry) as Supportive Partner, the Middle East Coatings Show will host key players from the coatings industry for three days of networking, business deals and knowledge-sharing.
Event Director at the Coatings Group, Paddy O’Neill, said: “Being a part of key industry exhibitions like the Middle East Coatings Show is important for both exhibiting companies and visitors. Being able to meet people face-to-face, share knowledge and be a part of the industry in that region can only drive success for all businesses involved. We look forward to welcoming as many of you as possible in Cairo next week.”
Knowledge is power
Exhibitors and visitors will be able to see the latest technologies, products and developments available in the lucrative MENA coatings industry, as well as connect face-to-face with the key industry people behind the products.
Located inside the exhibition, the Business Presentation Hub will feature 10 sessions with industry experts sharing their insights into the latest innovations and trends in the industry. Speakers from companies such as BYK-chemie, ABC Chemicals, Sauradip Chemical, El Mohandes and Kuraray Europe will give presentations on a range of topics focusing on improving performance in the coatings industry. All talks are free to attend and the full agenda can be viewed here: www.middleeastcoatingsshow.com/agenda/
Egypt’s well-established paint and coatings market is also one of the fastest growing in the important MENA region, with domestic and international companies such as GLC Paints, Hempel, MIDO, Pachin and Jotun all contributing to the country’s output. Demand for paint in Egypt continues to be driven by major public sector and infrastructure investments, such as US$45bn for a new administrative capital city 45km east of Cairo and US$88.5bn being spent on a new railway system, according to government data.
Christopher Sharkey, Director, Infrastructure Sales Middle East, at Danish paint major Hempel, commented on Egypt’s positive outlook for the coatings industry: “The construction market itself is strong, with many projects at execution stage and a healthy pipeline of projects at pre-execution stage. The Egyptian paint market looks healthy in the longer term. We expect to see strong growth in the projects part of the market, led by large-scale governmental spending in both energy and infrastructure segments over the next three to seven years.”
Paint and coatings manufacturers and those within the industry looking to source products, plant equipment, machinery or raw materials, or who would like to stay up to date with the latest industry trends, products and innovations, can find information on how to visit the show here: www.middleeastcoatingsshow.com