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Future for paint and coatings sector is promising

Future for paint and coatings sector is promising

In line with the changing face of Africa's growing paint and coatings industries, Coatings for Africa 2015 symposium and expo, taking place 11 – 13 May 2015 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, sets out to drive innovation and education in the paint and coatings industry across the continent.

The African coatings industry remains crucial to support the continents' ever growing development requirements. The future for the paint and coatings sector looks particularly promising, given the strong economic outlook, long-term demographic growth and rising urbanisation across sub-Saharan Africa.

Recognising opportunities in South Africa and beyond, Coatings for Africa is creating a completely new experience in 2015. With a distinctly pan-African focus and a minimum of 10 African countries represented, the event connects buyers and sellers from across sub-Saharan Africa as well as globally.

To generate additional synergies, Coatings for Africa is hosted alongside African Construction and Totally Concrete Expos, Africa's biggest gathering of the concrete and construction industry. Africa's only three storey expo is opening even more doors for business development.

A comprehensive conference programme connects the entire value chain, from raw material supplier to end users of paint and coatings products such as construction, infrastructure industrial and automotive sectors. A Technical Symposium showcases the latest technical innovations that drive the coatings industry across the African continent. A Coatings for Construction and Architecture seminar highlights opportunities for paints and coatings in Africa's burgeoning construction sector. A Protective Coatings seminar discusses novelties and opportunities for protective coatings in the industrial sector, from marine and infrastructure to heavy duty and oil and gas. Registration for the event is now open; early bird discounts apply for bookings until 15 December 2014.

An open exhibition with interactive zones for workshops and product demonstrations completes the offering. The programme is completed by a series of free workshops for users of paints and coatings products on the exhibition floor. The exhibition offers a hands-on experience for all members of the industry provides plenty of quality networking time. Finally, the upgraded venue at Sandton Convention Centre is conveniently situated and allows easy access for attendees from South Africa and beyond.

Coatings for Africa is hosted by the Oil & Colour Chemists' Association (OCCA) and the South African Paint Manufacturers Association (SAPMA) in conjunction with Hypenica and is the biggest showcase of coatings technologies, paint and related products on the continent. Coatings for Africa connects the entire value chain, from raw material suppliers to end users of the finished paint or coatings products. Attendees can expect 120+ exhibitors, 2000 attendees, 10+ African countries represented and 30+ expert speakers.

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