On behalf of the Steering Committee, I am honoured to invite you to the 4th Edition of Surface & Coating Expo 2023, India's largest event on Surface Engineering, Preparation, Coating, Engineering, Corrosion Protection, Environment, Finishing and Technologies. The Maiden editions organised since 2014 was a great success and it received lot of positive feedback from the Industry. I would like to thank all the Steering Committee Members, Exhibitors, Delegates and Business Visitors for making Surface & Coating Expo a grand successful event.

As in previous editions, SCE 2023 will also provide an excellent forum and unique opportunity for exchanging information and discussion on a wide variety of Surface Finishing Technologies, Coating Applications, and Anti - Corrosion topics, from the leading experts representing the latest developments and showcasing future trends.

SCE 2023 will continue to be a strong focus on interactions between researchers, User Industry, Manufacturer and for all branches of Surface Finishing and Coating Applications that are contributing to the Manufacturing growth. We still need to focus on how innovations can be more efficiently exploited, what are the needs of the cutting edge industries leading the way with scaling up of technologies, what are the research priorities in the minds of industry and how can environmental sustainability be maintained and simultaneously economic sustainability achieved.

I am sure that we will have an excellent event which will provide sound information on technological components, technological progress in the field of Surface Finishing & Coating Technologies, industrial challenges, market issues and investor aspects. Moreover, it is your chance to establish networks. I am looking forward to meeting you all in Chennai, India during SCE 2023.

Dr. U. Kamachi Mudali
Chairman – CII Surface & Coating Expo 2023,
Vice Chancellor, VIT Bhopal University

Honorary Professor of Practice, IIT Madras (2021-22)
Distinguished Scientist, Department of Atomic Energy (DAE)
Chairman & Chief Executive, Heavy Water Board (HWB), Mumbai
Director, Materials Chemistry & Metal Fuel Cycle Group &
Associate Director, Corrosion Science and Technology Group,
Associate Director, Materials, Process and Equipment Development Group,
Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Kalpakkam