The Valve Manufacturers Association invites you to participate in our 2016 Valve Basics & Exhibits. The exhibits portion of this seminar takes place on Tuesday, October 18th ONLY and is open to tabletop displays. We know that traffic is important to you, so we’ve scheduled the attendees’ lunch, afternoon break and reception in the exhibit area to guarantee maximum exposure for your company.
WHAT IS THE SCHEDULE AND EXHIBIT TIMES?
9:00 - 11:00 am Exhibit Set-Up
Noon - 1:30 pm Lunch/Exhibits Open
3:00 - 3:30 pm Afternoon Break with Exhibits Open
5:00 - 6:00 pm Reception with Exhibits Open
WHO ARE THE ATTENDEES?
Primarily entry-level personnel such as recent graduates and other newcomers to the industry, as well as more experienced personnel seeking a refresher or overview of the valves, actuators, controls and related products. Attendees come from all facets of the industry and include end-users and EPC/AEC personnel who specify, purchase and maintain valves and related products as well as manufacturers, distributors, and OEM service and repair firms.
WHO SHOULD EXHIBIT?
The Valve Basics tabletop exhibit provides a cost-effective way to display and promote your company's products and services and provides a unique networking opportunity for industry exhibit personnel.
Exhibitors include: valve, actuator and control manufacturers; distributors of member company products; valve maintenance and repair firms; other companies that sell or provide products or services to manufacturers as well as end-users and EPC firms. All exhibitors must have manufacturing or repair facilities in the U.S. or Canada.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR EXHIBITING: All Valve Manufacturers Association and Valve Repair Council members are eligible to exhibit, as well as:
- U.S. and Canadian-based companies that manufacture valves, actuators and controls
- U.S. and Canadian-based companies that manufacture products or provide services for these manufacturers
- OEM-certified valve repair and maintenance facilities located in the U.S. or Canada
- Distributors/channel partners provided they only display products that are manufactured in the U.S. or Canada
The exhibit registration fees is $625 for VMA/VRC members and $725 for non-members. You must log-in to your membership account using your username and password to see the $625 member registration rate. If you are unfamiliar with your account, or need help with your username and password, please call 202-331-8105 ext. 307. Exhibit registration includes one 6-foot draped table, attendee list and two complimentary exhibit personnel. Additional exhibit personnel (above two) can be registered for $95. Exhibit personnel can participate in all food functions on Tuesday, October 18th during exhibit viewing times (12:00 - 6:00 pm). If needed, substitutions of exhibit personnel can be made. Please notify Malena Malone-Blevins until October 14th.
Internet and electricity costs are NOT included in your registration fee but must be purchased separately from the hotel. Please be sure to download the form from the link provided, that will be sent to you when you register. If you do not see the link, please call 202-331-8105 and form can be emailed to you.
SEMINAR ATTENDANCE TICKETS
Exhibitor registration does not include admittance into the Valve Basics Seminar. If any exhibit personnel wish to attend the seminar, please purchase a “SEMINAR ATTENDANCE” ticket at time of registration. Seminar tickets have been discounted for exhibitors.
HOTEL RESERVATION INFORMATION
This Valve Basics Seminar will take place at the Sheraton Brookhollow Hotel in Houston, TX (see Google map for exact location). Accommodations at the hotel have been arranged at the discounted conference rate of $159 per night + taxes. To make reservations online CLICK HERE or call 1-800-325-3535 and mention the VMA Valve Basics Seminar meeting. The cut-off for making hotel reservations at the discounted rate is October 1, 2016.
REGISTRATION CANCELLATION POLICY
- Cancellations received up to 30 days before the event are refundable, minus a 5% registration service charge.
- Cancellations received between 15 and 29 days before the event are 75% refundable.
- Due to hotel and other event guarantees, cancellations received between 0 and 14 days prior to the event the day are non-refundable.
- All cancellations must be in writing and sent via email to Malena Malone-Blevins. Substitutions can be accepted until October 14th
If you have any questions or did not receive a confirmation, please email Malena Malone-Blevins or call 202.331.8105 ext 310.