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While many in-person events have been postponed, VMA's education programming and events will still take place...

 

MARKET OUTLOOK WORKSHOP - NOW VIRTUAL!
experts & economists help you PLAN YOUR BUDGET FOR 2021

This popular workshop takes place Aug. 6-7, 2020. 

Go to MarketOutlookWorkshop.pathable.co  for registration and information.

 

VMA/VRC Annual meeting
INDUSTRY INSIGHTS AND INTELLIGENCE, NETWORKING and recognition

For members only! Join us Sept. 9-11, 2020 for VMA's premier event. For more information, go to


Valve Basics Seminar
The Ultimate event for learning the basics

Valves 101

 

We're currently adapting the course format to best suit the industry's needs. Once plans are finalized, we'll post them here: VMA.org/ValveBasics

 

VALVE forum
A content-rich Program with technical, manufacturing, management and marketing topics

Information will be posted as soon as it becomes available: VMA.org/ValveForum

 

CUSTOM BASICS TRAINING
WE BRING OUR PROGRAM TO YOU

VMA's Basics program can be held at end-user, engineering firms and valve manufacturers' locations. We'll provide customized training on valves, actuators & controls adapted to your company’s business and training needs. Perfect for when you have more than 25 employees in need of training!

 

We’re currently booking custom events for early 2021. Don’t wait until travel has resumed as we have a limited number of slots open each year. Find out more:  VMA.org/CustomTraining.

 

VMA Virtual

 

Learn, Network and Connect!

 

No matter the circumstances, business intelligence, product and manufacturing innovations and trends, and personal relationships are needed to succeed and thrive in your career. The Valve Manufacturers Association is known for its learning and networking opportunities, and while those have taken place in-person, VMA is now facilitating these same things virtually.

  • Webinars
  • Virtual Member Roundtables
  • Valve Basics Online Training


WEBINAR PROGRAM
Easy, Quick and Affordable

Expert speakers, timely content and Q&A sessions – all from your desk at home or in the office. Typically lasting 60-90 minutes, participants can join our webinars live or view a recording. VMA’s webinars will cover a broad range of subjects appropriate for all company employees, as well as companies and customers in the valve, automation and flow control industry. PLUS, webinar participants receive PDHs (professional development hours)!

 

CHECK OUT THESE UPCOMING WEBINARS! PARTICIPATION IS FREE TO A LIMITED NUMBER OF REGISTRANTS SO SIGN UP NOW! FOR MORE INFORMATION AND LINKS TO REGISTER, GO TO VMA.ORG/WEBINARS.

 

 Valve Design and Test Standards – Ever-changing and Improving

Presenter: Mitchell Anderson, Technical Director, Butterfly Valves & Engineering Quality, Bray International, Inc.
July 23, 2020, 2:00 – 3:00 pm EDT

Valve design and test standards like ASME B16.34, API 598, and recent revised and new MSS standards will be covered to help attendees gain a better understanding of design, testing and application of valves for power, oil and gas, chemical processing and other industries. The focus will be on recent changes that improve valve performance and reliability.

 



Here's a few of the other topics being scheduled over the next few months:

  • Best Practices: Hosting Collaborative Meetings Online
  • Employment Law in the COVID Era: Changes are Coming!
  • Transporting Hazardous Materials
  • SIL Certification
  • Boiler Standards
  • Pharmaceutical Industry Outlook
  • And much more

Call for Topics and Speakers: Have a topic you’d like to present? Let us know! Please note that all submissions must include the title, a 25- to 50-word description, learning objectives and speaker information. They must be educational in nature.

 

Sponsorships: Interested in sponsoring VMA's webinar program or a specific webinar? Contact Heather Rhoderick.

 

Virtual Roundtables
ENGAGE WITH YOUR COLLEAGUES

Member company employees with similar interests can now meet virtually to network, connect, exchange ideas and stay current on relevant issues for their job or current situation.

  • Find business contacts to help you solve problems and improve performance
  • Learn about other companies in the industry
  • Share your expertise and be viewed as a leader to your company and industry
  • Find a mentor
  • Demonstrate your commitment to your employer, job and industry

MEMBERS: Interested? Sign up now

 

Groups are being formed around these areas: Human Resources, Young Professionals, New to the Industry, Engineering staff, Manufacturing personnel, Women in the Industry, IT staff and COVID-19.  Please note these groups are for VMA members only.


Valve Basics Online Training (VBOT)
For Home or Office, Start Learning Now!

This short course on Valve, Actuator and Control basics is available 24/7 and provides a balanced overview of introductory level information on valves, actuators and other flow control and automation equipment. Perfect for anyone specifying, manufacturing, distributing, modifying, repairing or selling valves—whether you are new to the industry, need a refresher, or even if you are in an office support function and want to learn more about the industry.

 

This online training course provides basic information in 8 lessons featuring narration and the ability to work at your own pace. Once you pay to access the program, you’ll begin the course, with 90 days to finish. Find out more and secure your license in The VMA Store.

  • Completely narrated and presented in 8 lessons, with quizzes to test your knowledge
  • Topics include an Overview of the Industry, Check, Linear, Quarter-turn, PRVs, Control Valves and Actuators
  • Earn 6 PDHs and receive a VMA Certificate of Completion
  • Accessible via the cloud—no downloads required
  • Obtain individual licenses through The VMA Store
  • Group licenses with significant discounts are offered; contact VMA for group pricing

 


Education Credits: All VMA educational programs offer professional development hours.

 

Questions? Contact  Judy Tibbs, VMA education director

 

 

 

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2020 HI/VMA Virtual Market Outlook Event

9/9/2020 » 9/11/2020
2020 VMA Virtual Annual Meeting


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