The SCANZ 2017 Convention will be the 55th Annual Convention! What a fantastic milestone to reach.

This year’s convention is being held on new days and new dates. It is booked at the Napier Conference Centre at the new dates of Wednesday 30 August - Friday 1 September 2017. These dates are one week prior to the SCAA Convention, which has ensured we have more international speakers attending.

The SCANZ Convention brings together researchers, chemists, sales people and manufacturers from throughout New Zealand, with approximately 80 delegates attending.

The 2017 year theme is ‘Our Blue Planet’. This fits nicely with New Zealand’s North Island coastal city, Napier, with its tree-lined waterfront promenade, Marine Parade and the Pania of the Reef statue. Also, with both domestic airlines flying in and out of Napier now, it is even easier to get there.

We have an interesting and varied range of technical papers, with speakers from all around the globe, and our broad industry. As well as the more technical papers, we also have generic papers from some leading innovators. Finally, we also have a fantastic social programme that allows for networking opportunities throughout the event.

The SCANZ Conventions have a reputation for being friendly and relaxed, with strong technical papers. We encourage you to book in early and be prepared for another fantastic feature filled event.

Kind regards,
Jacqueline Hickman, Penny Meads and Dave Perano
SCANZ Convention Convenors