S C H E D U L E
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1
Valve Repair Tour Schedule
Meet in hotel lobby/sign-in
Bus departs for tour
Bus returns to hotel
THURSDAY, JUNE 2
Registration and Continental Breakfast
Welcome – Greg Johnson, United Valve
9:00 - 11:45 AM
9:10 - 10:00 AM
National Board Update
Mr. Joseph Ball, The National Board
10:00 - 10:45 AM
Gasket Designs and Bolt Training
Syed Arif, Lamons
10:45 - 11:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Live Loading of Valves with Belleville Springs
George Davet, Solon Manufacturing Co.
12:00 - 1:30 PM
Lunch in Exhibit Hall
1:30 - 2:15 PM
Basics of Elastomer Seal Design
Nate Souder, Parker O-Ring Division
2:15 - 2:45 PM
Afternoon Break w/Exhibits
2:45 - 3:30 PM
Modernization of LDAR
Bronson Pate, Sage Environmental Consulting
Rodney Roth, A.W. Chesterton
3:30 - 4:30 PM
Fugitive Emissions Standards
Rich Davis, Flexitallic
5:30 - 6:30 PM
VRC Welcome Reception in Exhibit Hall
6:30 - 7:30 PM
FRIDAY, JUNE 3
9:00 - 10:00 AM
James Vela, United Valve
10:00 - 11:00 AM
Linear Valves in Horizontal Applications
Greg Johnson, United Valve
THIS MEETING HAS CONCLUDED
JUNE 1-3, 2016
VALVE REPAIR MEETING, TOUR & EXHIBITs
This meeting is held every other year. Next Valve Repair Meeting will be in June of 2018.
About the Program
The Valve Repair Council (VRC) is dedicated to providing value to its membership, not only by creating networking opportunities with valve manufacturers, but also by creating opportunities for members to participate in events that will help them to develop their own service capabilities and differentiate them in a market full of competitors.
The VRC’s Valve Repair Meeting, Tour & Exhibits, which is open to members and others in the repair industry, focuses on some of the issues specific to repairing valve assemblies and keeping them operating at peak efficiency, as well as addressing high-level concerns about what is happening in the industry, what pressures it faces and where it is headed.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This meeting is open to both VMA/VRC members and non-members. Anyone involved in the valve repair industry, particularly front line supervisors, are invited to attend.
WHO SHOULD EXHIBIT?
Any company that is a supplier to or client of the valve repair industry is invited to exhibit. Financial firms and merchant banks are also welcome. Lunch, afternoon break and evening reception on are held in the exhibit area, guaranteeing attendees multiple opportunities to view the tabletop exhibits and ensuring a steady flow of potential customers for exhibitors.
ATTENDEE REGISTRATION FEES
Attendee registration is open to all VMA/VRC members and industry non-members. Registration fees are $495 for the first registration and $425 for any additional registrants. Your registration fee covers education sessions on June 2-3, access to the exhibit area, and all food functions to include continental breakfast, lunch, breaks, and Welcome Reception.
Your attendee registration does not include the Valve Repair Tour on June 1st. If you wish to attend the Valve Repair Tour, you can purchase an optional tour ticket when you register.
REGISTERING ADDITIONAL ATTENDEES FROM THE SAME COMPANY
You can register more than one attendee from your company at a discounted rate, as long as the first person from your company has paid the full registration fee. There is no limit to how many additional attendees from the same company can register. Discounted additional attendee registration fee includes education sessions on June 2-3, access to the exhibit area, and all food functions to include continental breakfast, lunch, breaks, and Welcome Reception. It does not include the tour on June 1st. If you wish to attend the Valve Repair Tour, you can purchase an optional tour ticket when you register.
EXHIBIT REGISTRATION FEES (Exhibit Program on June 2nd ONLY)
Exhibit registration fees are $350 for VMA/VRC members and $400 for Non-members. All exhibits are table tops. Your exhibit registration fee includes two exhibit personnel from your company, your table, attendee list, lunch, afternoon break and Welcome Reception for all of your exhibit personnel. The Exhibit program is on June 2nd only.
Exhibit registration fees do not include the Valve Repair Tour on June 1th or education meetings June 2-3rd. If you are an exhibitor, and you wish to attend the Valve Repair Tour on June 1st or the education sessions on June 2-3rd, you can purchase an optional ticket for each additional event when your register.
If you need to register a third exhibitor representative, above the two that are complimentary with the exhibit registration fee, you can do so for $90. This registration must be accompanied by a full paid exhibit registration.
Accommodations for the 2016 Valve Repair Meeting, Tour & Exhibits have been arranged at the discounted rate of $159.00 single/double at the Sheraton Houston Brookhollow. Rooms at discounted rate from Tuesday May 31 to Thursday, June 2nd. Even though the block cut-off date was May 6th, the hotel is accepting limited reservations. If you wish to stay at the Sheraton Brookhollow, please email your arrival and departure date to Malena Malone, Meetings Manager at email@example.com and we will do our best to try and secure you a room.
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REGISTRATION CANCELLATION POLICIES
- 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 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Substitutions can be made until May 27th.
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