ISSPA Tamilnadu region held its regional technical seminar on 27-29th May 2016 at Uday Samudra Leisure Beach Hotel & SPA, Kovalam, Trivandrum - Kerala.
The theme of the seminar was "Success through Synergy". The response to the seminar was overwhelming with an attendance of 371 persons including 80 couples with children and 145 single persons from 102 companies who graced the seminar. Mr A Sivarajan, chairman, ISSPA TN region, welcomed the delegates and spoke about the program planned ahead.
Mr. H.C. Sathyanarayana, All India President ISSPA was chief guest. Inaugurating the Seminar he praised the region for conducting various activities that benefit ISSPA members. He appreciated and congratulated the region for increasing the membership of the region to around 200 members. The President also explained the various activities of the central committee and discussed about the upcoming biannual conference at Hotel Grand Leela, Delhi. He also explained the challenges in the coming years due to Lead Restriction in paint to 90 PPM and discussed about the recent controversy surrounding dry film preservative and the action taken by Central Committee in putting forth the interest of small and medium paint manufacturers by making representation to Central Insecticide Board and Registration Committee. Passing reference was made about Paint and Coating Skill Council and its activities. The President also appreciated solid team work by TN region (hallmark of this region) in organising and executing the conference. On 28th May 2016 there were lot of presentations on both Technical and Management related topics which was well received and appreciated by one and all.
Mr.P.D.G. Olivannan Gopalakrishnan Past District Governor , Rotary District 3230 spoke about the theme "Success through Synergy" and the audience heard his speech with pin drop silence since he focused the topic with practical examples.
Lighting of the Lamp of Knowledge by Mrs. P.Vijayanthi Sivarajan, Mrs.S. Kalainathan Shunmuganathan Others from L to R: Mr. S. Mariappan, Secretary, Mr. A. Sivarajan, Chairman, Mr. H.C.Sathya Narayana, All India President, Mr. Olivannan Gopalakrishnan, Keynote Speaker, Mr. P.D.S. Shunmuganathan, Convenor, Mr. V. Vijayakumar, Vice Chairman
Release of the Seminar souvenir by the dignitaries
Mr.Thiru Viswanathan (Thambi Anna) was the guest of honor. Mr.Thambi Anna spoke about the importance of being healthy and gave various simple tips to maintain our health without diabetic, heart problems and long life without medicine. He also answered the numerous queries of the members, questions regarding health.
In the Business session lectures were delivered by experts from the following companies:.
- Visen Industries Ltd, Mumbai
- V.V.Titanium Pigments Pvt. Ltd
- K-Tech (India) Ltd, Maharashtra
- Lonza, Mumbai,
- EICL Ltd, Trivandrum.
Felicitations of the VIP guests
The lectures were informative and full of knowledge and useful and the members gained technical knowhow from the presentation.
The arrangements and food were to the utmost satisfaction of the members.
A beautiful souvenir containing details of testing of raw materials of paints etc. with the address of all members was released and received much appreciation from all members. The vote of thanks was given by Secretary Mr. S.Mariappan
The sponsors of seminar were Lonza,Mumbai, Visen Industries Ltd, Mumbai, K-tech (India) Ltd, Maharashtra, V.V.Titanium Pigments Pvt. Ltd., Thoothukudi, The seminar was also supported by Hindustan Resins & Terpenes, Chennai, Southern Standards, Chennai, Indian Chemicals Industries, Ahmedabad, R.V.V.Minerals, Tirunelveli, Tamilnadu Dyes & Chemicals, Madurai, EICL Ltd, Trivandrum
The encouragement provided by sponsors and supporters was of immense help to make the seminar a grand success.