The Surface & Treatment, Paints, Coatings & Petrochemical exhibition

Surface & Coatings West Africa is the only dedicated Surface & Treatment, Paints, and Coatings expo in West Africa. Connecting the entire paint and coatings value chain, from raw material suppliers to end users of the finished product, Surface and Coating Expo provides a platform for local players within this space to showcase their products and services to thousands of key industry visitors.

The place where Africa's entire Surface & Treatment, Paints, Coatings and Petrochemicals ecosystem meets

With more than 7 years in the industry, the Surface &  Coatings Show has established itself as the only trade event dedicated to the coatings industry in West Africa. For three days, the trade exhibition facilitates serious business and networking opportunities for the coatings community.

The event creates the perfect environment for manufacturers, raw materials suppliers, distributors, buyers and technical specialists like formulators from the coatings industry to meet face-to-face and do business. That’s not all, the event offers the opportunity to gather insight on the latest processes, exchange ideas with industry leaders and build a strong network in West Africa.

Surface, Coatings and Petrochemicals will serve as a meeting place for thousands of entrepreneurs in the surface treatment, paints and coatings industry for industrial parts to experience new technologies, techniques and knowledge from over 130 brands of technology providers from many countries along with the experts who will share their insights at the seminars. This is an annual gathering that true professionals in the industry should not miss.

Bringing together the key regional surface, coatings & petrochemicals professionals who value the power of learning, networking and business.


Chemical & Raw Materials

Plant & Machinery

Laboratory, Production & Packaging Equipments

Testing & Measuring Equipment


Adhesive and Sealants

Why Surface, Coatings & Petrochemical West Africa is essential for your business

Surface, Coatings and Petrochemicals is a forum for doing business, reconnecting with old clients and helping your business navigate the coming year. There is no channel more direct and impactful than face-to-face events. We’ve outlined some of the biggest benefits our past exhibitors have shared with us.

  • Get a chance to meet industry professionals who are directly in your target market.
  • Step ahead of your competitors by displaying your products and solutions.
  • Create sales opportunities to promote your business and reach potential customers by the support of the extended promotional campaigns that are conducted before, during and after the show.
  • Receive new orders.
  • Increase your market share in Nigeria which is one of Africa’s largest market.
  • Strengthen your market presence and brand awareness

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Why Attend?

  • Network with hundreds of regional and international industry professionals as Surface, Coatings and Petrochemicals has become the Pan-African annual event for African manufacturers.
  • Meet with regional and international buyers from some of the world’s biggest retailers.
  • Meet with export focused manufacturers exporting across the world.
  • Find out about the latest industry trends.
  • Explore intra-regional trade and form new business relationships.
  • Generate media exposure for your company.
  • Launch new products into the industry.

Industry Leaders Who Attended 2023

Prof Yemi Osibajo

Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria

Adrian Naidoo

Country manager, Buhler Nigeria

Aliko Dangote, GCON

President, Dangote Group

Otunba Niyi Adebayo

Minister of Industry, Trade and investment

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