The Paintistanbul & Turkcoat Congress Has Successfully Concluded

Date: 15/12/2023
Photo of the cerimony of Paintistanbul & Turkcoat Congress

The paintistanbul & Turkcoat Congress, dedicated to the paint and coatings industry, concluded with a record number of attendees.

The 9th edition of the International paintistanbul & Turkcoat Congress and Exhibition, which has been organised by the Association of Paint Industry Bosad and Chem Media last 5th and 6th December, broke an attendance record. The exhibition was attended by 1425 visitors with 71 international attendees, representing the highest number of visitors among all congresses held so far.

The paintistanbul&Turkcoat Congress gathers paints and coatings manufacturers and raw material suppliers as well as officials from universities, institutes and research centres, in order to discuss sustainability criteria. The President of ISO Erdal Bahçıvan congratulated Bosad and its board of directors for hosting this organisation, while the Vice-President of TİM and President of İKMİB Adil Pelister has pointed out the main themes of the congress, namely innovation, sustainability, functionality, digitalisation and artificial intelligence.

"Dear guests, our share in the world paint industry market of 192 billion dollars is two percent. With a total volume of 1 million tons, our Turkish Paint Industry has the power to maintain its place in the world under all circumstances. We are trying to elevate our industry to greater heights by working together with patience and dedication. With your valuable participation today, we are opening our international congress, which is the first part of our congress and fair project and one of the largest scale works of Bosad. Our fair will take place at Istanbul Expo Center between May 8-10. On this special occasion, we extend a warm welcome to you to join us at our fair," has declared Kenan Baytaş, Chairman of the Board of Directors of BOSAD.

"paintistanbul&Turkcoat Congress aims to shape the future of the industry with topics such as innovation, sustainability and functionality. In today's world where the agenda and technologies are advancing at a dizzying pace, I think it will be highly beneficial for the industry to come together with such comprehensive events annually," has added Cengiz Yaman, Founder and CEO of Artkim Group.

The program included several keynote speeches, sessions, commercial presentations and a panel discussion. As follows, some examples:

  • Mustafa Tunçgenç, Eva Consultancy, had a speech named "History and Present of the Turkish Paint Industry."
  • Yusuf Menceloğlu, Board Member of Sabancı University Nanotechnology Research and Application Center, held a presentation on the topic "Can Radiative Cold Coatings Combat Climate Change?"
  • Hasan Şerefhan, Technical Factory Director of DYO Construction Paints with the panel discussion "Sustainable Innovative Approaches in the Paint Industry."

Lastly, Ersin Kenan Kayalar, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kayalar Kimya, drew attention to the need for the Turkish paint industry to be more active in terms of exports and then stressed the importance of adhering to global regulations, particularly in the context of sales to developed countries.