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With one week to go, the Asia Pacific Coatings Show has sold out and the industry is now preparing to return to Bangkok this September 6-8 at the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC). Supported by the Thai Paint Manufacturers Association (TPMA) and proudly sponsored by India’s DR Coats and Kevin India, the sold-out event is the largest and longest running exhibition catering to the coatings industry in the Asia Pacific region.
Event Director Paddy O’Neill of the Coatings Group, said: “The Asia Pacific Coatings Show has an established history of success in the region and has been providing a platform for the coatings industry to meet and do business for decades now. We are looking forward to another successful edition in Bangkok this September. Thailand’s paint industry is experiencing strong growth, reflecting the country’s growing economy and success in exports, and so it’s an exciting time to be involved in this thriving 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. So far, representatives from paint manufacturers AkzoNobel, Sherwin-Williams, Berger Paints, TOA Paints, Jotun, Kansai, Mowilex and Toyo Ink have all registered to attend. The show will cater to the full spectrum of the coatings industry, from raw materials suppliers to equipment manufacturers, service providers and distribution companies.
A hub of knowledge
As well as the exhibition, visitors will be able to attend the Asia Pacific Coatings Conference, which will take place on day one of the show (September 6) 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: https://www.asiapacificcoatingsshow.com/agenda/
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, Union Petrochemical, allnex Thailand and Cardolite Corporation, amongst others. The Business Presentations 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.
Leading companies from all around the world
Local leading companies who will be exhibiting at the show include Thailands’ Union Petrochemical, H J Unkel Thai, allnex Thailand, UAC Advance Polymer & Chemicals, Behn Meyer Chemicals (T) and Asia Engineering PAC, amongst others. As well as a strong domestic presence, international brands who will be at the show include Bühler Group (Switzerland), J De Vree (Belgium), KH Chemicals (The Netherlands), Kusumoto Chemicals (Japan), Shandong Landu New Material (China), Willy A Bachofen (Switzerland), Shrine Chemicals (UAE), Sauradip Chemical Industries (India) and Farben Technique (Malaysia), amongst others.
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: www.asiapacificcoatingsshow.com