2021 is still a great unknown, but with vaccinations coming through, and people being careful, we have moved the Convention to the end of August 2021.  We may not have as many, or even any, international speakers or delegates, but we feel secure enough that with a few international speakers via virtual means, and then the rest of the speakers NZ based, we can still hold a very educational, informative and enjoyable convention.

For many people, this will be the first opportunity to get back together.

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. 


  • 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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