ATTENDEES AND EXHIBITORS:
REGISTRATION OPENS MID-JANUARY 2015 FOR CHARLOTTE EVENT AND MID-JUNE 2015 FOR SAN ANTONIO EVENT
S c h e d u l e
DAY 1: 101 TOPICS
Introduction to the Industry
Actuators—Hydraulic & Pneumatic
Exhibits Open (p.m.)
DAY 2: 101 TOPICS
Exhibits Open (a.m.)
Hands-on Instruction at the "Valve Petting Zoo”
DAY 3: 201 TOPICS (new!)
Critical Service Applications & Valves
Valve Data, Feedback & Asset Monitoring
NEW PROGRAMMING IN 2015
Valve Basics Seminar & Exhibits
vaLVES, ACTUATORS & CONTROLS 101 & 201
May 12-14, CHARLOTTE hilton university place, charlotte, NC
Oct. 21-23, hyatt regency san antonio, TX
About the Program
More than 1,000 people have already attended our highly rated VMA's Valve Basics Seminars. The Valves, Actuators & Controls 101 program began as a 1-day course and eventually was expanded to 2 days. And now, a Day 3 is being added to focus on more intermediate topics. We suggest newcomers to our program attend all three days, and those who have participated in previous Basics programs are invited to attend the third day, with all new programming.
We will continue to hold our popular "Valve Petting Zoo,” which provides a hands-on experience with the products covered during the course, as well as offer a tabletop exhibition after courses are complete on Day 1, and before classes start on the morning of Day 2.
Who Should Attend?
This course was created specifically for newcomers to the industry so it is ideally suited for recent graduates and engineers in the early stages of their careers. The course also works well for:
- A variety of professionals employed at plants and facilities that use valves, actuators and controls
- More experienced professionals with knowledge of one specific product type but in need of an overview of the entire spectrum of valves, actuators and controls.
- New employees at valve, actuator and control companies
- Personnel from EPC or AEC firms who are involved with specifying valves
- Distributors and manufacturers' reps who sell these products
- Companies that provide supplies and services to the industry
- And anyone who could use a refresher course on valves, actuators and controls!
The Valve Basics course has also been well-received by upper-level mechanical engineering students who have attended previous seminars. Their participation is made possible by scholarships from our educational foundation, and we have set aside 10 slots at each seminar to help educate the next generation about the world of valves.
WHO SHOULD EXHIBIT?
- U.S. or Canadian companies that sell or provide services to valve, actuator and control manufacturers and end users of those products or services.
- Non-member manufacturers, suppliers and distributor/channel partners may register, but only if they are U.S. or Canadian based and would qualify for VMA or VRC membership. If you are not sure whether your company qualifies, please contact Judy Tibbs before registering.
Attendee registration is open to all in the industry. Registration fees are as follows:
- Days 1, 2 & 3: $1,000 ($955 for additional personnel from the same company)
- Days 1 & 2: $725 ($690 for additional personnel from same company)
- Day 3 only: $450 ($425 for additional personnel from the same company)
This fees above covers continental breakfasts, lunches, snack breaks and a late afternoon reception on the afternoon of Day 1. Attendees also receive a manual and earn a VMA Certificate of Completion for education credits.
Exhibitor registration is $550 for VMA/VRC members and $650 for non-members. The exhibit registration fee covers your table, attendee list, lunch, afternoon break and reception attendance, for two company representatives. It takes place during the afternoon hours Day 1 and the morning of Day 2 If you wish to register your representatives to attend the Valve Basics Seminar, you will receive a discount of $100 off the current attendee price.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Email Abby Brown or Judy Tibbs