S c h e d u l e
WednesDay, March 1
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tour of the Corvette Assembly Plant and Museum
THURSDAY, March 2
Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:10 - 9:00 am
Keynote Speaker: Angelina LaRose, Director of the Office of Integrated and International Energy Analysis, U.S. Energy Information Administration, Global Natural Gas Outlook
9:00 - 9:45 am
Speaker: Brad Livingston, Professional Safety Speaker, Just a Second Ago…
9:45 - 10:00 am
10:00 - 10:45 am
Brandon Bounds, Senior Piping Material Engineer at Bechtel Oil, Gas, and Chemical & John Tesch, Senior Piping Materials Specialist, Bechtel Oil and Gas, Design, Specifications and Future Challenges for Cryogenic Valves
10:45 - 11:30 am
John Shingledecker, Program Manager, Fossil Materials and Repair, Electric Power Research Institute, Flexible Operation and Future Options for the Fossil Power Generation Fleet
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Lunch with Exhibitors
1:00 - 1:45 pm
Ryan McCall, Product Manager, Technetics Group, Design Considerations for High Temperature Sealing
1:45 - 2:30 pm
Elaine Motyka, Principal Materials Engineer, Technetics Group, Thermal Spray Coatings in Severe Service
2:30 - 3:15 pm
Afternoon Break with Exhibitors
3:15 - 4:00 pm
Charles Henley, Principal Mechanical Engineer, Black & Veatch, Material Requirements and Specifications for Supercritical Power Plants
4:00 - 4:45 pm
Cliff Welborn, Associate Professor, Middle Tennessee State University, Lean Product Development
4:45 - 5:30 pm
5:30 - 6:30 pm
6:30 - 8:00 pm
FRIDAY, March 3
8:00 - 8:45 am
Mike Devrell, Senior Systems Design Engineer, Rotork Controls, Smart Technology
8:45 - 9:30 am
Kurt Larson, Process Control Engineer, Air Products, Design for Oxygen Service
9:30 - 9:45 am
9:45 - 10:30 am
Alberto Daglio, Principal Application Engineer, Cameron Valves and Measurements, Valve Qualification Standards
10:30 - 11:15 am
Carlos Davila, Product Manager, Crane ChemParma and Energy, Standards Update
11:15 - Noon
March 1-3, 2017
VMA TECHNICAL SEMINAR, Exhibits & Tour
Engineering Valves in the extreme
The Hilton Nashville DOwntown
About the Program
The 2017 Technical Seminar, Exhibits and Tour will be held March 1-3 in Nashville, Tennessee. The meeting is open to members and non-member of VMA and VRC as well as suppliers to the industry.
The VMA Technical Seminar attendees are senior engineers, product and business development managers, and directors of application engineering who help shape API’s and control language that operate valves and controls. Those who attend come to learn about topics such as Safety and Environment, Compliance with Emission Standards, and Advances in Valve Design, Tools and Technology.
The theme for this year is Engineering Valves in the Extreme.
Members of the VMA Technical Committee are as follows: Arie Bregman, DFT Inc.; Jim Barker, DeZurik APCO; David Escobar, Chairman, Metso Flow Control USA, Inc.; Dale Friemoth, Crane Fluid Handling; Jeff Hager, Weir Valves and Controls, Inc; Ken Juncewicz, GE Oil & Gas; Nicolas Lourdel, Velan Valve Corporation; Ryan McCall, Technetics Group; Ron Manson, Cameron Valve and Measurement; Stephane Meunier, Cowan Dynamics.
Who Should Attend?
Mid-to-senior level management, engineering and technical personnel in valve manufacturing companies, suppliers to the industry, distributors, valve repair facilities and end-users. This meeting is open to members of VMA/VRC, as well as non-members.
PROFESSIONAL dEVELOPMENT hOURS
Starting in 2017, VMA will be providing attendees a certificate for twelve (12) Professional Development Hours for attending the Technical Seminar. Certificates will be given to attendees at the conclusion of the program on March 3rd.
Who Should Exhibit?
Companies that sell or provide services to valve manufacturers and end-users. This exhibit program is open to VMA members as well as non-member companies.
corvette assembly plant and museum TOUR
VMA has secured a private tour of the Corvette Assembly Plant and Museum in Bowling Green Ky. You must be registered for the Technical Seminar to take the tour. There is a fee of $75 to attend in addition to your registration fees. Upon arrival, attendees will embark on a one hour, one mile walking tour of the assembly area of the plant. Watch the fascinating assembly process of America's favorite sports car, the Chevrolet Corvette. Witness an engineering marvel as the chassis and body come together in "marriage" and brand new Corvettes roll off the assembly line.
Once the tour is completed attendees will then get back on the bus for a short drive to the Corvette Museum where we will have lunch. After lunch attendees will take a guided tour of the Corvette Museum..
Accommodations for the 2017 Technical Seminar have been arranged at the Hilton Nashville Downtown at the discounted rate of $259 per night. The hotel is right in the heart of “music city” and attendees will be able to walk to all the attractions and incredible music venues that only Nashville has to offer. The room block is currently open, and the discounted rate is available only from Tuesday, February 28 – Friday, March 3, 2017. There are only a few rooms available on Friday, March 3 and the discounted rate is not guaranteed past that date. If you wish to make reservations online, CLICK HERE. Use the group code “VMA” to obtain the discounted rate. You can make reservations by phone by dialing 615-620-1000. Please mention the Valve Manufacturers when calling.
Early bird registration fees of $595 for the first registrant, and $495 for additional registrants from the same company will be in effect until January 27, 2017 . After that date registration fees are $645 for the first registrant and $545 for any additional registrants from the same company. Your registration fee covers the VMA Technical Seminar, speaker handouts' manual, and all food functions to include continental breakfasts, breaks, lunch and Welcome Reception as well as access to the exhibit area. Registration is open to all VMA/VRC members and industry non-members.
EXHIBIT REGISTRATION FEES (Exhibit Program is MARCH 2 ONLY)
Registration fees are $495 for VMA/VRC members and $550 for non-members. All exhibits are tabletops. The exhibit fee includes registration for two from your company, your table, a sign, wastebasket, seminar attendees list, lunch, afternoon breaks and Welcome Reception. Exhibitors are more than welcome to attend the March 1st tour of the Corvette Assembly Plant and Museum, but a tour ticket must be purchased.
Seminar admittance is not part of your exhibit registration. Exhibitors are extended the discounted price of $495 to attend the seminar if you register before the early bird deadline of January 27th or $545 after Tickets to attend the seminar are available for purchase when you register.
Registration Cancellation Policies
Cancellations received up to 30 days before the event are refundable, minus a 5% administration fee.
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 day of the event are non-refundable. Substitutions may be made until February 24th.
Contact Malena Malone-Blevins at email@example.com or by phone at 202-331-8105 ext. 310.