19th ASIA Coatings Markets,

21-22 Aug, 2019 - Bangkok, THAILAND

DoubleTree by Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok

About our Event Speakers

We pride ourselves in presenting to you accomplished leaders, authors and advocates with strong track records of achievement and vision in a wide array of backgrounds, professional fields and life experiences. We believe you will benefit from their years of knowledge and experience and also from the latest thinking and innovative processes driving individuals and organizations forward.

Speakers at this Event

Marshall Strabala

Marshall Strabala

Design Partner & Founder

S T R A B A L A + Architects LLC

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Marshall Strabala

Marshall Strabala

Design Partner & Founder

S T R A B A L A + Architects LLC

AGENDA SESSION

Chairman’s Introduction

Day 1 [Wed 21, August], at 09:00 AM

Challenges in Incorporating "Green" Facades

Day 1 [Wed 21, August], at 11:25 AM

PROFILE

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Marshall has over 30 years experience in large-scale complicated façade projects.  After 19 years with Skidmore Owings & Merrill in Chicago, and 4 years  the Director of Design for Gensler, he founded  STRABALA + architect LLC.  Over the last third of a decade s  he has completed more than 1,000,000 m2 of space around the world.  He is known for his design work in performing arts, convention centers, and supertall buildings.  He has designed many world-renowned projects in North America, Korea, China, Europe, and the Middle East.  His projects include the world head quarters for Tesoro and LG, the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, several buildings at London’s Canary Wharf, and a small but significant building for the Houston Ballet. Marshall  Led the Design team  at SOM Chicago for the  828m high Burj Khalifa, and is the chief Architect for the Iconic  632m high Shanghai tower. This project is the tallest double skin building  in the world.


The projects he has designed have been honored with  the highest national and international awards in the field of architecture.  This includes two AIA Honor Awards, the Burnham Prize from the Chicago Architecture Club, and two ASHRAE Excellence in Engineering Awards, and is a fellow of the American Academy in Rome.  He lectures on Architecture around the world, and splits his time between  Chicago and Shanghai. 

Bharat Agarwal

Bharat Agarwal

Head – Purchase & Sourcing

Asian Paints PPG

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Bharat Agarwal

Bharat Agarwal

Head – Purchase & Sourcing

Asian Paints PPG

AGENDA SESSION

Dealing with Raw Material Price Hike & Achieving Cost Effectiveness: Paint Manufacturer’s Perspective

Day 1 [Wed 21, August], at 02:40 PM

PROFILE

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Bharat is a Supply Chain professional from India and has been associated with Asian Paints Limited for 6 years and thereafter with Asian Paints PPG Pvt Ltd for 4 years. Having completed his MBA from one of India’s premier Business Schools, he joined Asian Paints Limited as a management trainee almost a decade back. Over these 10 years he has worked in various supply chain verticals and created a well-diversified profile which includes handling warehouse operations and plant planning at one of the most automated paint manufacturing facilities in India, thereafter working with the Information Technology group to bring improvements in manufacturing processes. Bharat has for the past few years been leading Sourcing, Procurement & Vendor Development and has played a key role in helping keep the industrial business profitable amid inflationary market conditions.

 

In his ten years, he has experienced working in an organization which enjoys leadership position in the Indian household coatings market as well as a completely different domain of industrial coatings with the challenges of a competitive, non-leadership, B2B business. Along with supply chain, Bharat also leads the servicing of ‘key customers’ of the industrial coatings business, which gives him a unique on-the-ground exposure to ensure continued business growth. He lives in Mumbai, India with his wife and son. He is an avid internet buff and enjoys travelling, playing cricket and discussing politics.

Nauman Malik

Nauman Malik

CEO - APAC

Kansai Paint

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Nauman Malik

Nauman Malik

CEO - APAC

Kansai Paint

AGENDA SESSION

M&A Potential and Opportunities in Asia

Day 1 [Wed 21, August], at 09:10 AM

PROFILE

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Mr. Malik is the Chief Executive Officer of Kansai Paint Asia Pacific. Previously Mr. Malik was the President Director of Kansai Prakarsa Coatings, lndonesia and Head of Kansai Paint Co., Ltd. in Asean, based in Jakarta from May 2016 to
May 2019. Prior to his appointment in Jakarta, Mr. Malik was the Chief Executive of Kansai Plascon Africa based in Johannesburg, South Africa from 201 1 to 2016. Between 2008 - 2011 Mr. Malik held the position of Global Head of Corporate Strategy, Kansai Paint in Japan and Head of Corporate Strategy Asia, Kansai Paint. Before joining Kansai Paint in 2008, Mr. Malik was employed with lcl PLC in various locations in Europe, Middle East & South Asia. Kansai Paint Co., Ltd., with its headquarters in Japan, is one of the leading coatings companies in the world and listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

Bir Darbar Mehta

Bir Darbar Mehta

VP - Business Management Dispersions APAC

BASF East Asia

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Bir Darbar Mehta

Bir Darbar Mehta

VP - Business Management Dispersions APAC

BASF East Asia

AGENDA SESSION

Asian Coating Trends 2030: Beyond the VOC Revolution

Day 1 [Wed 21, August], at 09:45 AM

PROFILE

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Bir is a Vice President for Business Management for Dispersions Asia Pacific with BASF East Asia Regional Headquarters Limited. Prior to this, he was a Director for Regional Business Management for Hygiene Business Asia Pacific under the Care Chemicals division in Shanghai. Bir has been working in BASF for 13 years. He holds an MBA from Grenoble Graduate School of Business and Master of Science in Chemistry from National University of Singapore.

Richard Gan

Richard Gan

GM APAC - Protective & Marine Coatings

Sherwin-Williams (Shanghai)

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Richard Gan

Richard Gan

GM APAC - Protective & Marine Coatings

Sherwin-Williams (Shanghai)

AGENDA SESSION

Afternoon Chairman’s Introduction

Day 1 [Wed 21, August], at 01:25 PM

China’s Role in Accelerating the Industrial Coating Market

Day 1 [Wed 21, August], at 01:30 PM

PROFILE

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Richard Gan is a General Manager Asia Pacific for Protective & Marine Coatings in Sherwin-Williams Shanghai. He is an MBA Graduated from Penn State University Smeal Business School with over 10 years of experience in paint & coating industry.

Dr. Amonthep Chawla

Dr. Amonthep Chawla

EVP & Head of Research Office

CIMB Thailand

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Dr. Amonthep Chawla

Dr. Amonthep Chawla

EVP & Head of Research Office

CIMB Thailand

AGENDA SESSION

Economic Outlook in 2020: SEA, China & India

Day 1 [Wed 21, August], at 02:05 PM

PROFILE

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Dr. Amonthep Chawla is the Head of Research Office at the CIMB Thai Bank where he conducts market research on financial liquidity, interest rate and economic outlook of Thailand as well as the ASEAN region. He also evaluates business sectors that provide opportunities or pose potential risks to the Bank.
 
Dr. Chawla received an East-West Center Scholarship to complete his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in the US.
Kris Rianto Adidarma

Kris Rianto Adidarma

CEO

PT. Propan Raya

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Kris Rianto Adidarma

Kris Rianto Adidarma

CEO

PT. Propan Raya

AGENDA SESSION

Indonesia’s Coating Growth & Opportunities

Day 1 [Wed 21, August], at 10:50 AM

Chairman’s Introduction

Day 2 [Thu 22, August], at 09:00 AM

PROFILE

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Mr Kris Adidarma is Chief Executive Officer of PT Propan Raya since 2016.  He Joined PT Propan Raya since 2002 where he was the quality and production improvement manager, before he was promoted as operations director in 2005.  in 2010, Kris assumed the managing director's role where he is responsible for growing sales of decorateive paint by 10 million USD in 2 years.
 
Alongside, Kris is also general partner of Kejora Venture, a incubator and venture fund in Indonesia, and board member for YDigital Asia, as well as managing director of Alkindo Mitra Raya, focusing on performance resin and polymers, also in Indonesia.
Norapon Tangtrongchitt

Norapon Tangtrongchitt

VP - Facility Engineering

PTT Exploration and Production

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Norapon Tangtrongchitt

Norapon Tangtrongchitt

VP - Facility Engineering

PTT Exploration and Production

AGENDA SESSION

Protective Coating Trends, Challenges & Demand – Oil & Gas Sector’s Perspective

Day 2 [Thu 22, August], at 11:10 AM

PROFILE

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Mr. Norapon received B. Eng from KMITL in Thailand, and a Master degree from Cornell University. He has been with PTTEP for 22 years and now is Acting VP, Facility Engineering Department. Prior to taking the VP position. He worked in the area of Engineering management for several PTTEP offshore facilities/projects including Thailand, Australia, Myanmar and Thai-Malaysia JDA in the past 10 years.

Feng Jin

Feng Jin

Digital Venture Lead, Innovation Management & Coatings, Adhesives & Specialties

Covestro APAC & Greater China

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Feng Jin

Feng Jin

Digital Venture Lead, Innovation Management & Coatings, Adhesives & Specialties

Covestro APAC & Greater China

AGENDA SESSION

Riding the Digital Wave: Covestro’s Journey towards Digital Transformation in Asia

Day 2 [Thu 22, August], at 09:10 AM

PROFILE

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Based in Shanghai, Mr. Jin Feng is now working full time in leading a digital venture for China coatings industry in Covestro, after taking various positions in APAC Product Management and Greater China Business Operations. Digitalization in chemical industry is his focus now and he had led the team for the BU’s online sampling and sales practice incl. launching and operating the first flagship store of Covestro on Alibaba’s 1688. Before Covestro, he had worked in multiple industries such as IT, consulting, and manufacturing. More than ten years ago, he was in SAP for five years developing its first generation of cloud-based ERP. He holds a Master degree in Computer Science from Fudan University, and an MBA degree from CEIBS.

Dr. Joe Chou

Dr. Joe Chou

Global Marketing Manager - Industrial, I&E2

Solvay Taiwan Company Ltd.

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Dr. Joe Chou

Dr. Joe Chou

Global Marketing Manager - Industrial, I&E2

Solvay Taiwan Company Ltd.

AGENDA SESSION

What's New?: Enhanced Anti-Corrosion through Sustainable Waterborne ECTFE Coating System

Day 2 [Thu 22, August], at 11:40 AM

PROFILE

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Dr. Joe YP Chou graduated from Chemical Engineering Department of Imperial College London. His area of academic specialization was in Colloidal Chemistry. He has 20 years experience in specialty polymers, coatings, and chemicals working for multinational companies .

Pamela Phua

Pamela Phua

General Director

AkzoNobel

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Pamela Phua

Pamela Phua

General Director

AkzoNobel

AGENDA SESSION

Building Smart Cities in Vietnam – The Role of Paints & Coating

Day 2 [Thu 22, August], at 09:40 AM

PROFILE

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In July 2017, Pamela has been appointed as Cluster General Director of Vietnam, Singapore and Indochina, Decorative Paints South Asia. Pamela Phua has more than 20 years’ experience in Research, Development and Innovation (RD&I) in the coatings industry.  In her current role as Director of RD&I for AkzoNobel, she drives new technology development and product implementation across the South East, South Asia and Middle East regions. Pamela was instrumental in setting up the global research and laboratory operations for AkzoNobel Decorative Paints (Global Exterior Wall Paint Expertise Group) in 2011.

 

To achieve the goal of bringing product innovations to high-growth Asian markets with speed, Pamela centralized the RD&I organization and drove harmonization in product, raw materials and processes. Her efforts enabled AkzoNobel’s businesses to roll out new products and services across the region in a fast and coordinated manner, supported by an agile supply chain, efficient sourcing and robust quality control.

 

She is the Technical Chairperson for the Singapore Paint Industry Association and a committee member in the Chemical Standards Council of Singapore. Pamela is an industry consultant to regulatory bodies such as Enterprise Singapore, Singapore Green Label, The Housing and Development Board of Singapore, Singapore Green Building Council, National Environment Agency of Singapore and the Singapore Institute of Architects. She contributed to the development of various Singapore Standards such as SS 345 (Specification for emulsion paints for decorative paints), SS500 (Specification for elastomeric wall coatings), SS150 (Specification for Emulsion Paints for Decorative purposes), SS 579 (Specification for water-based sealer for interior and exterior uses) and many others. Pamela currently leads Working Group for Fine Ceramics (for photocatalysis) and Waterbased Standards and participates in the Working Group for Energy Efficient Coatings.

Roy Frankland

Roy Frankland

Global Marketing Director - Powder Segment

Jotun Powder Coatings

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Roy Frankland

Roy Frankland

Global Marketing Director - Powder Segment

Jotun Powder Coatings

AGENDA SESSION

Potential of Low Cured Powder Coating Technology

Day 1 [Wed 21, August], at 03:45 PM

PROFILE

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Roy has over 35 years’ experience in the coatings industry with 3 of the world’s top coatings companies, Akzo Nobel, DuPont/Axalta and now Jotun. He graduated from Sunderland University with a degree in Materials Science and spent more than 27 years in R&D functions before moving into product management, Innovation management and now Marketing. He has worked in several locations around the world, in South Korea, China, Germany and the UK, as well as now being based in Dubai, UAE for the last 6 years. As Innovation manager for Jotun, he managed several projects for natural and engineered wood products that have recently been launched to the market. 

Raghavendra Panabur

Raghavendra Panabur

Head of Sales & Application IA SEA

Clariant

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Raghavendra Panabur

Raghavendra Panabur

Head of Sales & Application IA SEA

Clariant

AGENDA SESSION

Latest Innovations in Biocide-Free Paints for Decorating Interiors & Improving Indoor Environments

Day 1 [Wed 21, August], at 04:20 PM

PROFILE

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Raghavendra Panabur is a Graduate in Engineering & Executive MBA from IGTC Mumbai. He is Head of Sales & Applications ,South East Asia for Industrial & Crop solutions, BU ICS at Clariant. He is with Clariant since past 8 years . Prior to joining Clariant he has worked with Quaker, BP Castrol,Shell & Praxair in India. He has twenty two years of experience .

Chuleekorn Weeraruk

Chuleekorn Weeraruk

Regional Technical Manager -SEA & ANZ

Allnex (Thailand) Ltd.

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Chuleekorn Weeraruk

Chuleekorn Weeraruk

Regional Technical Manager -SEA & ANZ

Allnex (Thailand) Ltd.

AGENDA SESSION

Waterborne UV Technology Innovations & Market Trends in Plastic and Wood Applications

Day 2 [Thu 22, August], at 10:10 AM

PROFILE

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Chuleekorn Weeraruk graduated from Mahidol University with a Bachelor’s degree in Science since 2000. She graduated in Master’s degree of polymer sciense and technology in Mahidol University since 2004. She is Regional Technical Manager -South East Asia & ANZ for Allnex. She has been R&D manager for 12 years in film and packaging company in Thailand. She has 16 years of experiences in the field of UV coating.