2018 Convention - Frontiers in Coatings

We invite you to join us at the 2018 SCANZ Convention "Frontiers in Coatings".

After the fantastic success of the 2013 Convention, we are returning to Chateau Tongariro, based at Mt Ruapehu in the centre of the North Island, and the end of August dates will showcase this area beautifully.

Last year we moved the convention dates to be the week prior to the SCAA Conference in the hope that we would entice more international speakers to come ‘Downunder’ to attend both events. This is exactly what happened, so we will be doing this again. We have also stayed with the Wednesday - Friday format, which we feel worked very well last time.

The SCANZ Convention brings together researchers, chemists, sales people, manufacturers and academics from throughout New Zealand (and Australia), with approximately 80 delegates attending.

The 2018 year theme is ‘Frontiers in Coatings’, and Tongariro National Park is a fitting place for this, being the first national park formed in New Zealand, and the fourth in the world. There are three active volcanoes, and Mt Ruapehu itself has 5 main peaks, with the highest reaching 2797 meters.

We hope to have technical papers that focus on the ‘Frontiers in Coatings’ theme that will include topics along focusing on new technologies, health & safety, sustainability and research & development.

As well as the more technical papers, we also look forward to more generic papers from some leading innovators, as well as more topical papers on new regulations that apply to our industry. Finally, we also have a fantastic social programme that allows for networking opportunities throughout the event.

We are confident that the friendly, personal nature of the SCANZ convention provides an excellent opportunity for sponsors to promote goods and services and to market their organisation to a wide range of influential people throughout the Surface Coatings Industry.

Kind regards
Penny, David P, David K, Tom and Donna
SCANZ Convention Sub-Committee