Welcome to CORROSION 2019 from NACE CEO Bob Chalker

March 26, 2019

On behalf of NACE International’s leadership and staff, it is my pleasure to welcome you to Nashville and CORROSION 2019. We are proud to be hosting the world’s largest corrosion control event and hope you will take advantage of the numerous opportunities to learn, network, and do business while you’re here.

Whether you’ve been to a CORROSION conference in the past or this is your first time, I encourage you to review the program, so you can be sure to catch all the sessions and events that are most valuable to you.

If you’re here to network, you’ll be pleased to know we’re hosting nearly 6,000 attendees from 64 countries this week.

If you’re here to explore industry products, I’m happy to tell you there are more than 400 exhibitors ready to meet you, talk shop, and answer your questions.

If you’re here to learn or advance your career and the profession, we have a packed schedule of technical sessions, committee meetings,forums, symposia, and more.

Special features this year include the Bridging the Gap with Effective Leadership Forum and Luncheon on Monday morning, a keynote session on Monday afternoon with Futurist Jack Uldrich who will provide a new perspective on the direction of the corrosion control industry, and an exciting new celebration of NACE’s distinguished awards at NACE Honoree Night this Wednesday evening.

And if you’re the kind of person who likes hands-on learning, be sure to visit the new Coatings Experience or the Cathodic Protection Test Field in the exhibit hall where you can try out these important corrosion control tools and technologies.

With all of the important industry insight and connections you value most from CORROSION, we hope the week ahead meets your needs and exceeds your expectations.

Thank you for joining us here in Music City.


Bob Chalker
NACE International




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