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Wednesday 15 - Friday 17 May 2024


Kia Ora and Welcome!

The Surface Coatings Association of New Zealand (SCANZ) is thrilled to invite you to our 2024 Convention, to be held in the beautiful harbour city of Tauranga, New Zealand. Under the inspiring theme of “Navigating Towards a Better Future,” this convention aims to bring together industry professionals, academics, suppliers, and innovators from across New Zealand and beyond.

In today’s fast-paced and evolving world, the surface coatings industry faces unprecedented challenges, but also exciting opportunities. From adopting sustainable practices and new technologies to navigating regulatory landscapes and market trends, our industry is at a pivotal point. This convention is a platform for us to gather, learn, and chart the way forward, together.

Why Attend?

  • Connect with industry peers and thought leaders
  • Explore the latest trends, innovations, and technologies
  • Engage in rich educational sessions, led by expert speakers
  • Discover new products and solutions at our expansive exhibition
  • Celebrate excellence in our industry at the Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony

Set against the backdrop of Tauranga’s stunning beaches and vibrant culture, this convention promises not only insightful discussions and networking opportunities but also an unforgettable experience in one of New Zealand’s top coastal destinations.

Join us as we steer our course towards a brighter, more sustainable, and prosperous future for the surface coatings industry. Your participation will be an integral part of this significant journey, as we set the sails and Navigate Towards a Better Future.

We look forward to welcoming you to Tauranga in 2024!

Nau Mai, Haere Mai!


Monday 15 - Wednesday 17 May

It is so nice to be able to hold in-person events!  After the wonderful success in Hamilton, we are moving the 2023 Convention to the amazing Bay of Islands!  

The dates are Monday 15 - Wednesday 17 May, and one week prior to the SCAA Convention so hopefully we will have some more overseas speakers making the journey so they can attend both events.  

Keep an eye on the website for more information, but in the meantime, we have released the Call for Abstracts for our potential speakers (limited to 14), and our Sponsorship Prospectus.

The Bay of Islands is called the Winterless North, and one of the most amazing places in the North Island. We are staying at the Copthorne Bay of Islands, which is right next to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. 

The Convention Dinner will be held across the water at the historical Duke of Marlborough Hotel, who have been hosting Rascals and Rapscallions since 1827 - so that will be our theme for the evening!

We hope you can join us in this amazing place.  There are flights up to Kerikeri and we will be organising car pooling from Auckland, as the drive is only 3.5 hours.


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