Before NACE International opened registration for its annual conference, CORROSION 2017, the association’s staff worked with member volunteers to create another event filled with useful content and business opportunities that cannot be found at any other industry event. So, what makes this event worthy of your time and money? Here are six reasons to attend the event in New Orleans in March 2017:
- Content you can’t find on any desktop or smart phone
Each year NACE International packs its conference with technical education and knowledge exchange, plus opportunities to connect with industry experts and peers focused on the prevention and mitigation of corrosion worldwide.
- Everyone you need to see in one place at one time
CORROSION is the only event of the year that attracts the largest group of industry leaders and buyers from more than 60 countries. In fact, NACE conference officials predict that CORROSION 2017 will set new attendance records, with over 6000 corrosion engineers, scientists, researchers, technicians, asset owners, and inspectors expected to attend.
- Up-to-the-moment industry insight
The reason NACE’s 5-day event is known throughout the industry as a “can’t-miss” opportunity is because it is where leading-edge technical information is first announced, and it is where businesses release new products. CORROSION offers something for every industry and job level involved in corrosion prevention with fifteen industry-specific and technology tracks and 450 exhibitors. Some of the topics on the 2017 agenda include water treatment vs. the economics associated with risk and reliability; nanotechnology; marine corrosion: past, present & future; corrosion in nuclear systems; Deepwater Horizon and the impact on industry regulations, and corrosion in oil sands.
- Thought provoking and inspiring speakers
CORROSION has featured keynotes from an astronaut, a political strategist, an Olympic gold medalist, a journalist, and many other notable and well known speakers. In 2017, NACE International will feature a special keynote session with Frank Abagnale, a renowned cybersecurity and fraud prevention expert, bestselling author, and subject of the book and film Catch Me If You Can. For the plenary lecture, David H. Kroon, Chief Technical Officer, Aegion Corp., will discuss the past fifty years of development in the field and explore what’s next for corrosion management systems.
- Overviews of the latest trends and areas of industry growth
Associations must keep track of industry changes. For more than 70 years NACE has adapted its offerings to serve the growing needs of the industry. Now, with more demand for corrosion solutions in the maritime sector, CORROSION 2017 will feature a maritime and composites pavilion showcasing new and returning exhibitors specialising in this market.
- Exclusive opportunities to explore the industry from a new angle or to support the community
NACE’s 2017 conference will include an exclusive tour of New Orleans’ waterways and levees, which have proven to be one of the world’s greatest engineering challenges. There will also be a volunteer day with New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity where volunteers will have the opportunity to help build homes for families in need.
Registration is now open for CORROSION 2017. Register before 10 January to save US$105. Visit nacecorrosion.org.
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