March 27, 2019
By Stephanie Marie Chizik, CoatingsProEditor-in-Chief
NACE International’s annual conference and exposition—the world’s largest on corrosion—opened last night in apple pie order! The opening reception took place in the grand ballroom of Nashville’s Music City Center from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Cosponsored by Carboline and NACE International, the event kicked off with welcome speeches by NACE CEO Bob Chalker as well as Carboline’s VP of Marketing Melissa Molitor. The event offered attendees and exhibitors the chance to network over drinks and hors d’oeuvres. It also included a photo booth, complete with bales of hay and picturesque background, and a cowboy demonstrating his lassoing skills.
With a one-man guitarist setting the stage, the event was a crowd pleaser and a solid way to kick off the week’s events.
For the second year, NACE International will host an interactive Leadership Forum during CORROSION 2019. Scheduled for Monday, March 25 from 8 to 11:30 a.m., followed by a luncheon, Bridging the Gap with Effective Leadership will provide the opportunity for attendees to learn from those who set the direction of their businesses and use their management skills to effectively guide teams to reach organizational goals. Participants will gain valuable insights and leadership skills that will enhance their personal and professional lives.
NACE International’s third annual NACECares’ Volunteer Day takes place tomorrow, Sunday March 24, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dozens of volunteers will be building and donating bikes to benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee at the Nashville Music City Center.Sign up during conference registration for a slot to join this exciting event!
A special social media demonstration for scientists and researchers will be held today in the Blue Theater (booth 2108). From 10:30 to 11:00 a.m., NACE International’s Social Media Manager, Janna Schulze, will be showing authors how to quickly and effectively promote their work through the use of tools available through CORROSION journal’s partner Kudos.