Painting the picture for Africa’s paint and coatings industry

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 South Africa, sets out to drive innovation and education in the paint and coatings industry across the continent.

The African coatings industry remains key 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 caters for all needs across the value chain. A Technical Symposium presents the latest innovation and developments the global paint and coatings industry has to offer. The Coatings for Construction Seminar offers a one stop solution for users of paints and coatings from the construction industry. The Protective Coatings Seminar focuses on challenges around corrosion for users from the industrial and automotive sectors. The programme is completed by a series of complimentary workshops for users of paints and coatings products on the exhibition floor.

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.

For additional information, please visit www.coatingsforafrica.org.za or email Stefanie Pillay at stefanie.pillay@hypenica.com.