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Gulf Coatings Programme

Gulf Coatings Show Conference

Top-notch content from international experts

The Gulf Coatings Show Conference is again a highlight at the Gulf Coatings Show 2023. It will be opened on the 9th of October with two relevant keynote presentations. Andre van Linden from AkzoNobel will be giving a speech about “The inherent and empowering relationship between coatings and sustainability” and thus meets the spirit of the times. The second keynote speaker is Sam Morell, who will be talking about “The Role of ABA Surfactants in Waterborne Formulations”. Future topics just as sustainability, artificial intelligence, automation, and digitalisations dominate this scientific gathering of experts from around the world. Two days filled with several high-quality, scientific presentations on relevant coating topics are waiting for all participants from the coating’s community.


Short Courses

Direct exchange and in-depth knowledge transfer

Another highlight are the Short Courses, which offer basic knowledge on different relevant coatings topics. Topics, such as titanium dioxide, rheology, colouristic, functional coatings, and more will be discussed in 90 minutes lectures with experts from industry and research institutes. The attendance of these events is free of charge and addresses both beginners in the respective field as well as career changers and is also suitable for refreshing already existing knowledge.

The short courses are free of charge, but registration is mandatory. Please be aware that, seats are limited and aendance cannot be guaranteed.


MEDMA Conference

The 16th Annual MEDMA Conference at the Gulf Coatings Show - Drymix Mortars in the Middle East

The extreme dynamic of construction in the United Arab Emirates requires visionary building methods. The old „bag by bag“ approach is obsolete and professional workforce is scarce. The UAE are already a lighthouse to the entire region when it comes to automated handling of drymix mortars as renders, plasters and flooring screeds on the jobsites. Getting drymix mortars in silos right on the jobsites and handle it with sophisticated pumps and mixers speeds up the workflow tremendously.


Our MEDMA workshop is all about specifying, sourcing and handling large quantities of topquality drymix mortars. Members and partners of MEDMA are working with Authorities in the UAE to provide efficient, long-lasting, sustainable quality - for the sake of the UAE Government and its people.


Business Matching Programme

Meet the industry leading solution providers to discuss your contract requirements, however complex or simple your project may be

All Business Matching Programme Attendees Entitlement:

  • Pre-arranged one to one meetings with solution providers

  • Free access-all-areas pass to the comprehensive Educational Programme

  • Guaranteed seat at the Gulf Coatings Conference 2023

  • Lunch with Conference Speakers

  • Entry to an exclusive ‘VIP Club Lounge’

  • VIP visitor pass to European Coatings Show in Nürnberg, Germany

  • Invitation to the Networking Event Dinner

  • Access to exhibitor contact details after the event


Get your free-of-charge ticket now!

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