A dedicated conference will run alongside the ASB Expo 2023. It will present a great opportunity for thought leaders from the Adhesives, Sealants & Bonding industries across the globe to share their expertise by being part of panel discussions, presentations and debates. The forum will offer insights into current market scenarios, emerging trends, solutions, technologies and address challenges as well as opportunities in this niche sector. This platform will also offer the international community including the exhibitors, visitors and conference attendees a great networking opportunity.
A line-up thought-provoking discussions are planned for the 2023 edition of ASB Expo.
2022 CONFERENCE SPEAKERS
Regional Technical Service Engineer
Scott Bader Company Ltd
Paul Dew has a Bachelor’s degree in Architectural Engineering from the University of Nottingham.
Paul has over 5 years of experience in Composites & Adhesive technical support across Europe, Middle East and Asia with Scott Bader.
Paul is currently working as a Regional Technical Service Engineer at Scott Bader Middle East Ltd in Dubai and has extensive experience in end product application and customer process auditing, to ensure best practices are used to obtain the highest quality parts.
Business Manager MEA
Arkema Middle East / Bostik Construction and Consumer BU
Mr Redha Salaouatchi comes with more than 20 years of experience including international experience across different managerial levels in construction and building chemicals business in English, French, Arabic and across cultural barriers.He is a hands-on senior executive with strong people’s skills and has worked closely with his clients’ functional teams and gained a 360 understanding and solving industry issues and challenges globally.
Technical Regional Manager
Dr. Dinesh Patel
Dr. Dinesh Patel was born in 1972 and studied in India. He received a master’s degree in Polymer Science in 1995 and a post-graduate in marketing management in 1996 from Sardar Patel University. Between 1995 and 2001, he worked in India for various companies like Asian PPG Industries, Synpol Resin, etc. in their R & D and production department. In 2001, he joined National Paints Sharjah-UAE for the development, manufacturing, and technical services of different types of paints and coatings used in the construction, industrial, marine, wood, automotive, can, coil, and flooring industries.
In Jan 2007, he was awarded the “coating inspector” – certificate by NACE, USA. In March 2007, he joined Bayer Middle East, Dubai (now “Covestro”) as a Regional Technical Manager for the Middle East & Africa to provide market development service for Coatings Adhesives & Specialties (CAS) division of Bayer Material Science (now “Covestro”). During 2008 – 2009, Dinesh underwent extensive induction training in Germany for 18 months to orient him with the range of “Covestro” products. In 2013, he accomplished Ph.D. in Polymer Science. In 2014 he opened Coatings lab in Dubai for CISA region technical support. At present, he is helping ME-Africa customers with Covestro- CAS technical supports, training & regional development in the technology of Covestro products.
Business Manager MEA
Senthil currently serves as the Business Manager for Middle East Region at HB Fuller, He has over 20 years of experience in Sales & Marketing developing businesses across IMEA & Asia region and has worked with a variety of industries segment including chemicals, building materials, Food & Packaging, Manufacturing, among others. He holds his MBA from Sikkim University and GMPE form IIM Calcutta. With his breadth of adhesive expertise and problem-solving approach, he consults clients addressing their needs and with implementation of HB Fuller’s adhesive technologies that helps to innovate, value engineer their products and processes with commitment to enhance quality & reliability.
Regional Marketing Manager
In his role, Haytham’s key responsibility is to drive the MEA marketing strategy for all PU’s key segments. He works with the Dow Market Management Teams to set clear direction and prioritization for a differentiated value growth strategy.
Haytham began his Dow career in 2010 through the Commercial Development Program. In 2011 he was appointed Technical Sales Representative – Consumer Comfort in Egypt. In 2015, he relocated to Dubai to assume the role of Sales & Market Development Manager for the Middle East region.
In 2021, he assumed the role of Regional Marketing & Distribution Manager for Middle East Africa. In this role, Haytham was instrumental in leading the growth of PU sales across the Middle East & Africa region.
Prior to joining Dow in 2010, Haytham worked as Marketing Representative for Target stores. He also worked as Client Servicing Specialist for L’Oreal Egypt.
Haytham holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Chemistry from the American University in Cairo.
Ijaz is Founder & MD at ENERCON Dubai. Before starting his own company, Ijaz attended HARVARD University, USA, Eu Business School, Barcelona and GIKI, Pakistan. Ijaz is a materials engineer and has written various articles about advanced building materials, which have been published in international magazines.
Senior Business Manager
Sachin Arte has completed M.Sc. in Inorganic Chemistry with a Diploma in Paint Technology and Post graduate Diploma in Marketing Management.
Since 2006 he has been working with Evonik Gulf FZE Dubai, UAE in the capacity as a Senior Business Manager for Middle East & Africa Region for Business Line Crosslinkers. He has 31 years in Coatings and related Industry with initial experience as a R&D Chemist with Asian Paints India Ltd, followed by active Sales and Marketing with Paint and Construction Chemical majors in India and at present employed with Evonik.
Papers presented in International Conferences representing Evonik-
1) Asian Coatings Conference – Bangkok Thailand 2015 organized by CMT Singapore and presented Middle East Coatings market and future trends.
2) 3rd MEA Coatings Conference Dubai 2016 by CMT Singapore and presented Evonik Coatings portfolio and its innovative coatings solutions.
3) Nigerian Coatings show 2019 and presented Business Line Crosslinkers entire coatings portfolio.
He has + 21 years overall experience in Middle East with previous work-related stay in Muscat Oman and at present located in Dubai UAE with active travelling for promoting Evonik Crosslinkers portfolio in entire MEA region.