2013-2016 OCCA President's Welcome
It’s an honour and privilege taking over as President of OCCA at such an exciting time in its history and especially to be involved with the 2013 Coatings for Africa Conference and Exhibition at the Gallagher Convention Centre. So much is going on in so many places – but Coatings for Africa is right up there at the pinnacle of this year’s events – a first class opportunity to develop your business and meet new contacts. OCCA is growing globally and the South African Division is certainly no exception; its continued partnership with SAPMA in developing the Johannesburg happening next May will take the event to new heights. The energy and enthusiasm of the organising committee’s members shine through and I congratulate them all on their determination to make this such an outstanding and successful event that pulls in visitors and exhibitors from far afield.
It’s a good many years since my last visit to South Africa and I thoroughly relish the thought of renewing old acquaintances, hearing the conference’s speakers, seeing what’s on offer from the suppliers and, of course, enjoying the social programme, at what promises to be an exceptional event. With bookings developing strongly, I am sure Coatings for Africa will be a triumphant, enjoyable and highly productive event that lingers in the visitors’ memory for a long time and act as the springboard for even greater successes in the years to come.
I urge all sectors of polymer-based industry – coatings, adhesives, equipment and service providers - to get along to the conference, visit and network at the exhibition to make this an even more positive outcome. I look forward welcoming you to Coatings for Africa in May.Back to Exhibition Products