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Registration Earlybird Deadline:

27 April 2024


Wednesday 15 -

Friday 17 May 2024


Silver Sponsor:

Azelis New Zealand

Quiz Night Sponsor

Welcome Function & Friday Lunch Sponsor

Conference Dinner Sponsor

Thursday Morning Tea & Lunch Sponsor

Lanyards Sponsor

Thursday Afternoon Tea Sponsor

Hazardous Storage Sponsor

Speaker Gift Sponsor

programme timing (FINAL VERSION)


   Registration opens at Trinity Wharf Hotel from 4pm onwards.
  The convention starts with a Welcome Function at the Trinity Wharf Hotel for all delegates, speakers, sponsors and partners.  With most people travelling to attend the convention, drinks and nibbles are welcomed, along with the opportunity to catch up with old friends as well as network with those we may only meet in person once a year.
 7.00pm  QUIZ NIGHT                                                                       sponsored by  

The Quiz night is an amazing and fun way to get into the swing of the convention.  While there is strong competition during the night, there is no way for anyone to prepare for the questions, so everyone has a chance to win!  

Everyone is invited, and we encourage you to make up a team and enjoy the fun.  Food are served throughout the night and there will be a cash bar.

This year it will be at The Crown & Badger, 91 The Strand, Tauranga, a short walk along the waterfront from Trinity Wharf.

Thank you once again to Brenntag for sponsoring and organising this event.

 8.30am SESSION 1 - Chairperson:  Mr Eric Baggen, SCANZ President
  Official President's Welcome - Mr Eric Baggen
Melissa Greaves, SCAA President


Hamid Gharanjig, Resene - Waterborne Alkyd Coatings - Moving Towards a Sustainable Future?


Julie Thomas, Rettenmaier - Enhancing Surface Coatings with Cellulose Fibers:  A Sustainable Approach

 10.10am Morning Tea sponsored by  
 10.40am SESSION 2 - Chairperson:  Steve Broderick
 10.40am Steve Nicholls, 3R Group - National Paint and Packaging Scheme Update
Paul Armistead, IMCD - Sustainability from a Distributor Point of View
12.00pm Lunch sponsored by 
 12.50pm SESSION 3 - Chairperson: Fern Western
12.50pm Luc Sterckx, Allnex - Why is Sustainable Performance Important?
1.30pm Kevin Roden, Arxada - The Protection of Coatings from Surface Fungal Growth
 2.10pm Jared Bourke, Dulux - Process Capability
Afternoon Tea sponsored by 
 3.20pm SESSION 4 - Chairperson:   Harold Schoonbrood
 3.20pm Josephine Mak, Synthomer - When Minutes Matter:  Unveiling the Life Saving Potential of Intumescent Coatings
 4.00pm Jason Cordes, Red Stag Investments - How Timber is Supporting the Navigation to a Better Future
 4.40pm Sessions Close


Get ready to unleash your creativity and paint the town with the vibrant palette of the kiwifruit! This year, as we embrace the theme ‘Green, Gold, and Ruby Red’, we’re not just celebrating these colors, we’re celebrating your imagination. We can’t wait to see the ingenious ways you’ll bring this theme to life. Will you be a dazzling gold kiwi, a bold green vine, or a rare ruby red delight? The orchard of ideas is ripe for the picking, and we’re eager to feast our eyes on your brilliant interpretations. Let’s make this dinner a masterpiece of merriment and color! 

Thank you to our sponsors for helping make this an amazing event:

Dinner Sponsor:  Entertainment Sponsor:


 9.00am SESSION 5 - Chairperson:  Greg Percival
 9.00am Presentation of Long Service Awards - 50 and 25 years!
 9.20am Colin Gooch - How the New Zealand Paint Industry managed itself in the recent past and what may be learnt from that to navigate the future.
 10.20am Morning Tea, sponsored by
 10.50am SESSION 6 - Chairperson:  Eric Baggen
 10.50am Daan Olthuis, Abodo Wood - Carbon Negative Building Materials
 11:30am John Keramidas, Tri Tech Chemical Company -  Creating Responsible Solutions for a Better Tomorrow
Monique Parsler, Callaghan Innovation - How SME's can Move to a Circular Economy
 12.50pm Sessions Close, CSI Medal presentation and 2025 Convention Venue & Theme Advised
 1.00pm Lunch sponsored by 

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