27-06-2016

One World AkzoNobel Dinner in Johannesburg

Peter-TomlinsonBobby-SkinstadRobust interactions between AkzoNobel Guests 

One World AkzoNobel

Dinner on 14 April 2016 at the Ilanga Suite of OR Tambo’s Southern Sun hotel in Johannesburg was an exceptional experience for Coatings Industry Customers of AkzoNobel from in and around Gauteng, as they were treated to a journey of excellence spanning AkzoNobel’s global reach and capabilities in South Africa and Sub Saharan Africa.

The purpose of this event was to present a unified Performance Coatings business platform to the South African market, displaying the breadth of product and technology options available to customers within the performance coatings stable. These included Vehicle Refinishes, Aerospace Coatings, Yacht and Marine coatings, Protective Coatings, Powder Coatings, Metal Coatings and the Dulux range of products.

The McLaren MP4 spider (exhibited courtesy of Mclaren S.A a Daytona luxury vehicle company) and Mercedes AMG GTS V8 Turbo (courtesy of AMG performance Centre, Bedfordview – with thanks to  Graeme Wood and Jason Lopes) encompassed various coatings applications, and the Share Fair on display for each different Coating Business, gave visual context to current coatings applications in use today.

The relaxed atmosphere of the evening created opportunities for sales staff to network and build relationships with customers from various market segments.

During a meal that left the most discerning food critic craving more, Peter Tomlinson (Managing Director, AkzoNobel, Middle-East and Performance Coatings Africa) and Baron Schreuder (Business Director, Performance Coatings, Africa) covered the key messages for the event.

AkzoNobel’s leading market position, global structure and  technical capabilities

  1. The key global strategies for AkzoNobel
  2. Introduction to the AkzoNobel Middle East and African  organization
  3. The building of a Performance coatings business platform in South Africa to support Sub Saharan Africa
  4. The breadth of product/technology/scope in South Africa and their reach into Sub Saharan Africa

Legendary SA rugby player, commentator and international sports personality – Bobby Skinstad’s  vibrant keynote address captivated every mind as he shared his experience of the 80:20 principle in business and personal moments in international rugby that shaped who he is today.

Our One World AkzoNobel Dinner was a highlight in the Coatings Industry calendar.

 Who are AkzoNobel?

AkzoNobel creates everyday essentials to make people’s lives more liveable and inspiring. As a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, we supply essential ingredients, essential protection and essential color to industries and consumers worldwide. Backed by a pioneering heritage, our innovative products and sustainable technologies are designed to meet the growing demands of our fast-changing planet, while making life easier. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we have approximately 45,000 people in around 80 countries, while our portfolio includes well-known brands such as Dulux, Sikkens, International, Interpon and Eka. Consistently ranked as a leader in sustainability, we are dedicated to energizing cities and communities while creating a protected, colorful world where life is improved by what we do.