The SCANZ Convention has been Postponed until May 2022. 

All current registrations & accommodation bookings will be rolled over.




We planned for 2020, then again in 2021 and now we are locked in for
Monday 16 - Wednesday 19 May 2022!

Due to the arrival of the Delta variant of Covid-19, the convention has moved to Monday 16 - Wednesday 18 May 2022. We have good reasons for this, honestly!

  • Firstly, we had to change the date. Lockdown, law, health & safety - you get the point. 
  • In May 2022, vaccinations should be at a rate that there won't be another lockdown. 
  • In May 2022, the borders might be opened, at least between NZ and Australia, but hopefully broader. 
  • SCAA is holding their conference in Melbourne on 25 - 27 May, counting on the above factors. 
  • With the possibility of open borders, SCANZ and SCAA can encourage international speakers to attend. And honestly, who wouldn't want to visit? 
  • The Convention is now a Monday - Wednesday affair because ... we had no choice. 
With the date change, here's what stays the same:
  • We will still be in Hamilton, still at the Novotel Tainui. 
  • The majority of our fantastic speakers have confirmed to speak next year. 
  • Our wonderful sponsors are still supporting us! THANK YOU. 
  • There will still be great networking functions, with the Welcome Function, Quiz Night and Convention Dinner. 
  • The theme for the Convention dinner will still be "Kiwiana", so store your costumes away until next year - or take this time to create something even better. 

There is one other addition - in 2022, SCANZ will be celebrating its 70th anniversary - that's right, the Queen is celebrating her Jubilee Anniversary with SCANZ!

So, hang in there; we will be getting together as soon as we can. We know we are all missing out on catching up with everyone at one location. 

We are trying something a little different for our 58th Annual SCANZ Convention, and heading to the Novotel Tainui, right in the middle of Hamilton and next to the mighty Waikato River. We have never been there before, and we are not exactly sure why.

Hamilton is right in the middle of the 'Golden Triangle, less than one and a half hours from Auckland, Tauranga and Rotorua by car. The Hamilton Airport has direct flights from both Wellington and Christchurch and is only 15km away from the venue.

The SCANZ Convention brings together researchers, chemists, salespeople, manufacturers and academics from throughout New Zealand (and Australia if possible), with approximately 85 delegates attending.

We are confident that the friendly, personal nature of the SCANZ convention provides an excellent opportunity for continued development and networking.

The theme this year is COATING VISION 2021, and we are looking forward to seeing papers on:

  • new and emerging technologies;
  • sustainability - primarily carbon zero;
  • research and development projects;
  • the impact on new regulations;
  • new materials and analytical test methods; and
  • future ideas and concepts for our industry

As well as the technical papers, we will also have generic papers from some leading innovators and leaders in New Zealand.

We have a fantastic social programme that allows for networking opportunities throughout the event, starting with the Welcome Function and Quiz Night on Wednesday, and a themed convention dinner and dancing on Thursday.

The sessions will run all day Thursday, and up to 2pm on Friday.

The venue is the Novotel Tainui, where they have fantastic rooms, and are right in the middle of Hamilton. 


  • 30 Aug 2021 8:58 AM | Donna Vincent (Administrator)

    Hi everyone

    With the lockdown coming at the same time as the Convention, we have moved this now to May 2022.  THANK YOU to all the registrants, sponsors and speakers for being happy to stay on until the new dates.

  • 11 Jun 2021 11:29 AM | Donna Vincent (Administrator)

    We have a new sponsorship category called Sustainability, which allows us to offset the emissions of the convention by planting trees!

    Thank you very much to 3R for taking up this sponsorship - it really is a great fit!

  • 11 Jun 2021 11:18 AM | Donna Vincent (Administrator)

    Hi everyone

    Registration is now open for the 2021 SCANZ Convention!

    Click here to download the Registration Brochure, or just check it all online ...

    Or Register Online by clicking the button ... REGISTER ONLINE

  • 5 Jun 2021 11:13 AM | Donna Vincent (Administrator)

    Our sponsors are the backbone support of our conventions.  Without them, we just couldn't have what we have - a fantastic blend of learning and networking events.

    So, we give a very special THANK YOU to our sponsors for the 2021 Convention:

    • Allnex - Silver Sponsor
    • Azelis - Silver Sponsor
    • Brenntag - Quiz Night Sponsor
    • Dow - Wednesday Night Cocktails
    • Chemiplas - Thursday Morning Tea
    • DKSH - Thursday Lunch
    • Ixom - Thursday Afternoon Tea
    • Alchemy Agencies - Conference Dinner
    • Tronox - Conference Entertainment
    • DIC - Friday Lunch
    • IMCD - Lanyards
    • NZPMA - Speaker Gifts

  • 31 May 2021 11:10 AM | Donna Vincent (Administrator)

    A convention relies on its speakers to pull people in, as SCANZ is all about learning something new.  With that in mind, we have some amazing speakers lined up so far, who include:

    • Mr Detlef van Pey, CliQ Swisstech
    • Dr Joshua Taylor, BASF
    • Steve Broderick, Chemiplas
    • Kevin Roden, Troy
    • Jack Hayden, R & D Chemist
    • David Kennedy, Cathay
    • Campbell McNicoll, Geo40
    • Eldon Tate, Inhibit Coatings
    • Joe Lombardo, ChemAdd
    • Bartek Janas, IDEX Corporation
    • Daniel Palm, Lonza

    As we get more confirmed, we will keep you updated.

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