5 Days of Exciting Content in April

Phoenix, Arizona  |  Phoenix Convention Center

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Attend CORROSION 2018 in Phoenix for access to over 45 industry-specific symposia. Gain access to new industry research and technology before it's available to the public on topics like pipeline integrity, anodic & cathodic protection, refining corrosion, oil and gas production, and much more! You will be on top of what's new in your industry, while building your network for connections to utilize once the conference ends.

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Why Should I Attend?

Learn From The Best

Hear from the best and brightest minds in the corrosion industry with over 60+ presentations offered in our Technical Symposia and Corrosive Chronicles Theatres.

Improve Your Knowledge

Strengthen your expertise in corrosion by attending Research in Progress forums to witness the latest developments in corrosion. Today’s research is tomorrow’s technology.

Connect With Peers

Spend time sharing knowledge and insights with corrosion peers from all over the world, during the many networking events offered.

Discover New Technologies

With over 350 exhibitors on the exhibit hall floor, there is sure to be something to pique your corrosion curiosity.

Highlight of the Month

Leadership Forum

Location: Orange Theater / Booth 1555
Time: 10:15 - 11:15 a.m.
Presented by: NACE International

How would you define yourself as a leader? Every leader is unique to their own style and strategy, but they all have a common defining goal: how can I map out where my team and I need to go, to be successful as a team and organization. Leaders set direction and use their management skills to guide their team towards the right destination, in a smooth and efficient way. At NACE’s interactive Leadership Forum, learn from those who have successfully embarked on challenging professional journeys and experienced results. Gain valuable insight and leadership skills that will enhance your personal and professional lives.

This forum will feature Commander Mike Abrashoff, Keynote speaker and author of “It’s Your Ship”, Richard Hays, Senior Corrosion Engineer, Excet, Inc., Terry May the founder/CEO of MESA, who is a 2-time Malcolm Baldridge award recipient, and Bill Hedges, Acting Chief Engineer, BP Facilities & Assets. These leaders will share candid stories and provide you with tools and skills to empower you in your role and take the next steps in your career. Come prepared to ask questions and receive real world feedback.

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The War Against Corrosion of the Middle East and Africa

Location: Phoenix Convention Center - Room 232
Date: Monday, April 16
Time: 1 - 5 p.m.

This forum will expose the biggest threat in the Middle East and Africa: the attack of corrosion. The forum will present case studies on specific corrosion challenges in the area, given the harsh geographical environment. Business development leaders will also share current market needs and ways to penetrate the corrosion industry.

Explore business opportunities in Africa from the well-known African Journalist Mr. Adama Gaye. Adama is a leading author on Africa and one of the topmost commentators and analysts on African Affairs for CNN, The BBC, NPR, and France24. He also specializes in oil and gas. In his latest book: Tomorrow, The New Africa (Editions L'Harmattan, Paris), he discusses the growing prospects of the continent in international affairs.

Presented by NACE West Asia & Africa Area

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Corrosive Chronicles Theatre - Proven Long Term Durability Solutions for Corrosive Environments Using FRP Composites

Location: Green Theater / Booth 211
Date: Wednesday, April 18th.
Time: 3:30 to 5pm

There are a variety of material choices for managing corrosion. FRP is a proven engineered construction material providing durable, innovative products and solutions for a variety of tough, aggressive environments. This session will provide attendees with five unique presentations focusing on how composites were used to extend the service life of equipment and structures in a variety of corrosive applications.  Valuable experience and insight from industry experts will be shared to help engineers and specifiers improve the performance of corrosion equipment and structures.

Presented by: American Composites Manufacturers Association

University Design Competition

Plan to be a spectator in the stands when the 3rd Annual University Student Design and Applied Solutions Competition makes its CORROSION debut. The competition challenges university and military student teams to design and build an autonomous system for corrosion inspection and detection in hard-to-access areas. Each team will give a 20-minute oral presentation on its design and system overview to the judging panel prior to testing their solution on a steel structure. Don’t miss seeing tomorrow’s solutions in action!

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Celebrating 75 Years of Corrosion Prevention

NACE is commemorating this milestone anniversary by honoring our members' accomplishments and dedication to protecting people, assets and the environment from corrosion.