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programme timing (AS AT 13 MARCH 2023)


  All NZPMA members are invited to the General Meeting.  Lunch will be served first at 12.30pm, with the General Meeting starting at 1.30pm.  If you are interested in attending the meeting, please contact
   Registration opens at Copthorne Bay of Islands from 4pm onwards.
 5.30pm  WELCOME COCKTAILS sponsored by Dow
  The convention starts with a Welcome Function at the Copthorne Bay of Islands 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.

The Brenntag 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 to the Swordfish at Paihia, and we encourage you to make up a team and enjoy the fun.  Drinks and food are served throughout the night.

Special thanks to Brenntag for sponsoring, organising and running this fantastic event!

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

Gottfried Fürpaß, allnex - Bringing Michael Addition technology to the waterborne coatings domain

 9.30am Sue Bartlett, SCAA, Hazardous Paint Removal
 10.10am Morning Tea sponsored by DKSH
 10.40am SESSION 2 - Chairperson:  Cameron Lindsay
 10.40am Monique Parsler, Callaghan Innovation - Greenwashing
Bodan Ma, ICL Group, Sustainability with Heavy-Metal-Free Corrosion Inhibitors
12.00pm Lunch sponsored by DKSH
 12.50pm SESSION 3 - Chairperson: TBC
12.50pm Graham Armstrong, Indestructible Paint Ltd - A Case Study in the Development of Chrome Free Diffusion Coatings for Gas Turbine Hot Gas Path Components

David Kennedy, Oxerra - Cutting-Edge Bio-Renewable Resins: Meeting European Market Demands through Sustainable Alkyd Technology

 2.10pm Scott Loeffler, University of Otago, Use of a 'breathable' silicate paint without a silicate primer on 9mm Magnesium Oxide weatherboard cladding:  A Case study in Canterbury, New Zealand
 2.50pm Afternoon Tea sponsored by IXOM
 3.20pm SESSION 4 - Chairperson:  Jacqueline Hickman
 3.20pm Ravindra Mukkawar, Cardolite Corporation - Green Chemistry for Coatings Industry
 4.00pm Steve Broderick, Chemiplas - New Silica available for Deep Matte Wood Coatings
 4.40pm Sessions Close
 6.00pm FERRY TO RUSSELL sponsored by TCL Hunt

CONFERENCE DINNER at Duke of Marlborough

sponsored by Alchemy Agencies with entertainment by Tronox


 9.00am SESSION 5 - Chairperson:  TBC
 9.00am Lidaris San Miguel Rivera, Senior T & D Scientist, Dow
"New Silicone Additives for Enhanced Durability and Compatibility in Waterborne Wood Coatings"

 9.40am Dr John Fitzgerald, Manager, Mentally Health Work, Worksafe
 10.20am Kevin Roden, arxada, Adaptability and Augmentation of Biocides for Improved Sustainability
 11.00am Morning Tea
 11.30am SESSION 6 - Chairperson:  Eric Baggen
 11.30am Steve Nicholls, 3R, How Good Product Stewardship Design Enables Innovation to Create Value in the Supply Chain
John Keramidas, SCAA, Sustainability in the Australian Paint Industry
 12.50pm Sessions Close, and 2024 Convention Venue & Theme Advised
 1.00pm Lunch sponsored by Tri Tech Chemical Company

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