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Please be advised that Delegate Parking at the Conference is available at the discounted rate of $18 per day.
See the Registration Desk at the Australian Coatings Show to redeem.

Charity Auction after the Official Conference Dinner

Support Melbourne's Royal Children's Hospital by bidding on our array of Donated Items in the Inaugural Charity Auction.

AFL and Entertainment Memorabilia, Wines, Homewares and a Cruise of the Murray River with music icon Russell Morris.

Click here for the Current List of items


Why Should You attend the 2023 Australian Coatings Show?

Experience the benefits of 

  • Networking

  • Meeting manufacturers of raw materials

  • Meeting manufacturers of paints/ epoxies / adhesive

  • People who attend the conference are not only from Aust & NZ , we also have other attendees from other countries who attend

  • Potentially supplying some of your chemicals

  • Understanding the Australian dynamics and landscape of the opportunities here in Australia

  • Trends in the Australian market 

  • Potentially promoting your coatings and paints into Aust & NZ industry

  • Amazing speakers who talk about next generation chemistry

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Registration Desk/ Secretariat
Wednesday 24 May 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Thursday 25th May 7:00am - 4:30pm
Friday 26th May 8:00am - 3:30pm
SCAA National Ambrose Championship
Sandhurst Golf Club
Wednesday 24 May
SCAA Lawn Bowls Event
Heidelberg Bowls Club
Wednesday 24 May
SCAA AGM and Conference Opening
Commences 9:00am Thursday 25 May
ACS Exhibition
Commences 10:30am Thursday 25 May
Conference Lunches
12:30pm to 1:30pm Thursday and Friday
Conference Breakfast
8:15am Thursday (Lecture Theatre)
Exhibition Breakfast
8:30am Friday - ( Stand-up) Exhibition Space
Welcome Function
Wednesday 24 May 6:00pm
Official Conference Dinner
Post-Dinner event
Thursday 25 May from 6:00pm
Dinner at 7:00pm
Women in Coatings Breakfast
Friday 26 May 7:00am
by invitation only
Young Chemist’s Cocktail Party
Thursday 25 May 6:00pm
by invitation only
Closing Function
Friday 26 May
At the conclusion of the conference approx 5:00pm


We are still getting the complete programme locked in so check here later for updates

Technical Programme

Start TimeEnd TimeThursday 25th May 2023
9:0010:00SCAA AGM, Presidents Address & Award Presentations
10:0010:30Keynote Address   @
David Hawkins
11:0011:45(Lou Cash Memorial Lecture)
Ming Chiu   @
11:4512:30Phil Barker   @
University of Wollongong
1:302:15Kevin Roden   @
Josephine Mak   $
2:153:00Rafael Diem  @$
Buhler Group
Dr Paul White   @
3:304:15Tina Leyh & Jörg Wollschläger
Munzing  *$

Shehani Nanayakkara   @
BASF Australia
4:155:00Andre van Linden   *
Akzo Nobel
Stephen Bailey   @
A&I Coatings
Start TimeEnd TimeFriday 26th May 2023
9:009:45Chung Teck Lim   @
Anhely Millan @
Innovation for Future
9:4510:30Derek Tan   @
Mei Ling Liew   @Synthomer
11:0011:45Kim Baker   @
Bodan Ma   @
ICL Group
11:4512:30David McCoy   @
Ian Clark   @
1:302:15John Keramidas    @$
Tri-Tech Chemicals
Dr Ashish Kumar   @
2:153:00Florian Feil   *
Atlas Material Testing
Troy Dougherty   @
3:304:15Closing Address
Key to Speakers: @: In Person   *: Webinar   $: Paid Commercial Spot
Updated 13/5/23



John Keramidas
Business Development & Export Manager, Tri-Tech Chemical Co. P/L

Tri-Tech Chemical Company; creating responsible solutions for a better tomorrow

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Andre van Linden
Director Scientific Academic Partnerships, Akzo Nobel
Sustainability needs Functional Coatings
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Tina Leyh
R&D Manager , Munzing
MÜNZING sustainable additive solutions for architectural coatings and wood coatings
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Jörg Wollschläger
Business Development Manager, Munzing
MÜNZING sustainable additive solutions for architectural coatings and wood coatings
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Kim Baker
Coatings Consultant / AMPP (NACE) Certified Coatings Inspector, Paintspection
Analytical methods to assist in coating failure analysis
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Dr. Florian Feil
Global Manager Client Education/Senior Consultant – Weathering Technology/Standards Manager, Atlas Material Testing Technology
Weathering Testing of Coatings: Recent Developments in International Standardization
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Ian Clarke
Coating Consultant, Paintspection
Practical applications of coating inspection
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Dr. Paul White
Principal Research Fellow, RMIT
Corrosion inhibitors in coatings: Electrochemical proof of protection after film damage Click for more info
Bodan Ma
AP Business Manager, ICL Specialty Products Co. Inc.

Sustainability with Heavy-Metal-Free Corrosion Inhibitors
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Stephen Bailey
R&D Chemist, A&I Coatings
High Performance Isocyanate-free Polyurethane Coatings Click for more info
Mei Ling Liew
Applications Lab Manager, CCS, Synthomer
Fully Biobased Versatile Binder for Architectural Coatings Click for more info
Ming Chiu
Chief Technology Officer, Dew Point Innovations Pty Ltd
Cooling Cities and Capturing Water: Innovative Surface Coatings for a Sustainable Future Click for more info
Rafael Diem
Director Advanced Materials Southeast Asia, Buhlergroup
Technology Innovation and Trends in Grinding and Dispersion Click for more info
Kevin Roden
Technical Sales Support Specialist, Arxada
Optimisation and Augmentation of Biocides for Improved Sustainability Click for more info
Shehani Nanayakkara
Key Account Manger and Industry Manager – Additives , BASF Australia
I-O Hybrid Technology in Architectural Coatings Click for more info
Derek Tan
Application Specialist, Nouryon
Levasil (Colloidal Silica) for Self-Cleaning Paints and Cool Roof Coating Click for more info
Josephine Mak
Sales Director Coatings Asia, Synthomer
Discover Synthomer – Your Trusted Polymer Expert for Innovative and Cutting Edge Coating Solutions Click for more info
David McCoy
Executive Chairman, TZMI
Titanium Dioxide – What are the future supply scenarios? Click for more info
Troy Dougherty
Chief Operating Officer, Nuenz
Performance additives for specialist coatings - some examples to date Click for more info
Chung Teck Lim
Application Specialist - Nouryon
Bermocoll Flow (Cellulose Ether) for replacement of associative thickeners Click for more info
Ashish Kumar
Sales & Product Manager (Characterisation), Anton Paar Australia
Rheology of Paints & Coatings - A Short Course Click for more info
Anhely Millan
Sustainable Innovation Consultant, Innovation for Future
RA holistic and sustainable approach for Innovation Click for more info



Want to join the sponsors of this event?

Want to exhibit at this event?

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then Click on a button below to email Garry Cooper. Add your details in the email





The Exhibition Returns

Anton Paar AustraliaSantint Australia
ARC CoE in Exciton Science (University of Melbourne)SCAA Technical Education
Australasian Solvents & Chemicals CoSchuetz Australia
Bisley & CompanyTri-Tech Chemical Co.
DowUmicore MS Australia
Onslow EngineeringWacker Chemicals Australia
Polymers Pty Ltd.


Want to exhibit at this event?

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The Pullman Albert Park

65 Queens Rd, Albert Park VIC 3004

Pullman Albert Park has been chosen as the location for the conference. Located in the bay side suburb of Albert Park, The Pullman offers accommodation, a variety of conference facilities and fine food with an accredited Covid19 safety plan.


Rooms at both the Mercure and the Pullman are being held by the hotel but will begin being released by the hotel 20/2/2023 so registrants are encouraged to book their room early.

Reservation requests received after the cut-off date will be based on availability at the hotel’s prevailing rates so registrants are encouraged to book their room early to ensure they can access the conference rate and conditions


Bookings for all Pullman and Mercure options can be made via the button below


Room Rates are for 1-2 People

Pullman Classic Guest Room$220 Room Only, per night
Mercure Standard Guest Room$180 Room Only, per night
Buffet Breakfast

$25 per person, per day and must be booked at time of reservation. Breakfasts booked on site are charged at $38 per person

NOTE: Breakfast is also provided by the Conference on both days. Thursday at 8:15am in the Lecture Theatre and a stand-up event in the Exhibition Space 8:00am Friday

Guest Room Rates:
  • Rates are based on single and/or twin occupancy
  • The above rates are quoted on a per room, per night basis, and include 10% Goods and Services Tax (GST). All room rates quoted are subject to adjustment without prior notice in line with any changes in government policy.
  • The above rate is valid for pre or post stays of up to 2 days (subject to availability)
  • All credit card payments are subject to a 1.1% surcharge
  • Guestroom rate includes Free breakfast and Wi-Fi
  • Rooms are subject to availability and once the standard room type is sold, charges apply for upgraded room types
Check-In & Check-Out:
  • Check-in time from 2:00pm hours and check-out time is 11.00 am
  • Early check-in and late check-out is subject to availability and a surcharge may apply
How to Book

Book your Accommodation at the Pullman or the Mercure with the button below


The Conference Organisers have not organised alternate accommodation but other hotels and motels of varying price ranges are available nearby.



Location and Climate

The Pullman & Mercure Melbourne Albert Park is ideally located on Queens Road overlooking Albert Park Lake and the renowned Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix track. The hotel is in close proximity to the Melbourne CBD and vibrant St Kilda giving guests access to an array of dining and leisure options. The Pullman & Mercure Melbourne Albert Park is also one of Melbourne's largest conference and events centres, featuring 31 function rooms catering for up to 1600 guests.

The Time Zone for Melbourne at the time of the conference is Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) (ZE+10)

Phone Area Code is 03 in Australia or +613 for international calls.

Melbourne has a reputation for its changeable weather. In May the average daily maximum temperature is around 17°C and the average nightly minimum temperature is around 10°C. A tip for any visitor is to be prepared for anything – take an umbrella and wear layers that can be worn or removed as needed.

Clothing and Dress

Dress Standard for the conference is Smart Casual while the Official Conference dinner is Semi-Formal

Conference Prices

Full Time Registration

Thursday 25 May & Friday 26 May

Includes Thursday, Friday lunches, morning and afternoon teas, Welcome Function and Official dinner

Early Bird - Register before 13/4/2023$990
Standard Member - Register after 13/4/2023$1200
Retired Member$440
Non Member$1550
Speaker Registration
(When attending full time)

Part Time Registration

Thursday 25 May Or Friday 26 May

price includes Morning Tea, Lunch and Afternoon Tea on the day

SCAA Member Rate
SCAA Non-Member Rate

Social and Partners

Wednesday Welcome Function$140
Thursday Night Gala Dinner$200

Terms and Conditions


Cancellations must be notified in writing to the Conference registration address.

Cancellations received:

On or before 30/3/2023 will incur a $100 cancellation fee
After 30/3/2023 will receive 50% refund of registration fee

There will be no refund for cancellations after 1/5/2023



The Conference Organisers shall not be held liable for personal accidents or losses or damage to private property of registered delegates. It is recommended that at the time of registration you take out appropriate insurance to cover any such losses as well as loss of fees, deposits, airfares etc through cancellation or any other cause. In the event of industrial disruptions, the Conference Organisers cannot be held responsible for any losses incurred by delegates. The Conference Organisers accept no responsibility for any claims concerning health or travel insurance.

Our conference is being held on the lands of the Bunurong people and we wish to acknowledge them as Traditional Owners.

We would also like to pay our respects to their Elders, past and present, and Aboriginal Elders of other communities who may be attending.