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PROGRAM TOPICS

(subject to change)


TECHNICAL TRACK

  • Industry Standards, Part 1: Overview
  • Industry Standards, Part 2: ISO, ASTM, AWWA and Other Standards
  • New Metallic Sealing Arrangements for Quarter-Turn Valve Stems
  • Industry 4.0: Dramatically Improving Engineering and Manufacturing
  • Valve Flow and Cavitation Performance Perimeters
  • Severe Service Valves for Applications with High Percentages of Solids
  • Understanding NACE MRO103 and NACE MRO175/ISO for Proper Materials Selection for Petroleum and Natural Gas Industries

MANAGEMENT & MARKETING TRACK 

  • LinkedIn: Why, What and How
  • Digital Marketing Along the Customer's Journey
  • Best Practices for Hiring the Right People in the Right Way
  • Exploring Cultural Assumptions: Way Beyond Diversity 101
  • Effective Workplace Communication

MANUFACTURING TRACK 

  • Industry 4.0: Extended Reality Tools
  • Product Testing: Smart Technologies for Customer Inspections
  • Latest Robotics and Robotic Solutions: Managing Change and Design
  • Latest Developments in Manufacturing

NEW! VALVE REPAIR TOPICS

  • Valve Repair
  • Actuator Repair

VALVE BASICS TRACK 

  • Introduction to the Valve Industry
  • Linear Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Pressure-relief Valves
  • Actuation Basics
  • Quarter-turn: Plug and Ball Valves
  • Quarter-turn: Butterfly Valves
  • Preview of Valves 201

 

november 9-12

 

 

2020 Virtual Valve Forum PLUS

 

VALVE BASICS


SOLUTIONS, CONTENT and CONNECTIONS for the entire valve industry


To continue to provide valuable educational opportunities for the industry during these challenging times, VMA is holding both its Valve Forum (originally scheduled for April) and the Valve Basics 101 course (previously planned for October) as virtual events, with both taking place the week of Nov. 9th! 


If you just plan to attend the Valve Basics course (Nov. 9-10), we've got great news! One  registration fee provides you with access to any of sessions that are part of the Valve Forum program. And those registering for the Valve Forum (Nov. 10-12) can access any of the Valves 101 sessions. 


The Valve Forum is designed for all those in the valve industry and its supply chain. It is the only comprehensive conference produced by industry’s largest valve association in the U.S. 


The Valve Basics program was developed for newcomers to the industry and others who need a refresher on valve fundamentals. 

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Open to all in the flow control industry. Manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, end users, engineering and consultants will all find value in the information presented.

 

What should I expect from this virtual event?

 

Even though this event takes place with attendees and speakers from around the world, everyone will meet virtually through the same website. Attendees will hear and see speaker presentations, and can ask them questions in real-time, engage in private one-one-conversations and chats, participate in robust, small-group discussions on topics of interest, and learn more about the event sponsors.

 


REGISTER HERE FOR the VALVE FORUM and VALVE BASICS

 

REGISTRATION information

Each registration includes access to both the Valve Forum and the Valves 101 course. Both individual and group registrations are available:
 
INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION
VMA/VRC Member Company - $375
Non-Member - $495
End User - $325
 
GROUP REGISTRATION - UP TO FIVE (5) FROM YOUR COMPANY
VMA/VRC Member Company Group - $975
Non-Member Company - $1,285
End-User Company - $725
 
HOW DOES GROUP REGISTRATION WORK?
  • Within two (2) business days of purchasing the group registration a customized link will be sent to the purchaser.
  • The company's registration page will be customized with your logo and text that explains to employees that a group registration has been purchased.
  • Each registered individual will receive a confirmation and their own credentials to log in to the virtual event a few days before the event.
  • The program will know when the limit of five registrants has been reached. You can always purchase another group registration or individual registrations if needed.
Both registration types will include access to all activities during the event, including the ability to view and listen to presentations, engage in a Q&A chat with the expert speakers, interact one on one with other attendees, and take part in small group discussions focusing on specific topics. Access to the presentations and the recordings after the event will be available.

 

EDUCATION TOPICS and TRACKS

The education program tracks cover technical, manufacturing, management and marketing topics of interest to the valve industry as well as valve basics curriculum – all delivered by industry experts.

  • TECHNICAL TRACK: Developed for experienced technical and engineering personnel working with valves and related products.
  • MANUFACTURING TRACK: Developed for those who work or supervise the production and assembly process in their companies.
  • MANAGEMENT AND MARKETING TRACK:Developed for those new to the industry as well as those in management and marketing roles who wish to understand the various components needed to operate a successful valve business.
  • NEW! VALVE REPAIR TOPICS: Repair fundamentals for anyone charged with oversight or repair of valves and actuators.
PLUS:
  • VALVE BASICS (101) TRACK: Suitable for those is the early stages of their careers, Valves 101 covers the major types of industrial valves and provides an overview of actuation.

BECOME AN EVENT SUPPORTEr

Numerous opportunities are available to provide your company exposure and highlight your offerings –even in a virtual format! Details on the different levels of support and the benefits provided will be posted soon.

 

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT HOURS

Personal Development hours (PDHs) will be available to Valve Forum registrants. Those attending the Valve Basics course will also receive PDHs.


Presentations are curated by industry experts on our committees, which are made up of volunteers from member companies who are committed to advancing the industry.


Technical Committee: Chair - Stephane Meunier, Emerson Automation Solutions; Vice Chair - Nicolas Lourdel, Velan Valve Corporation


Manufacturing Committee: Chair - Mark Novak Check-All Valve Manufacturing Company; Vice Chair - Walter Amaya, BHGE   


Communications Committee (Marketing & Management): Chair - Greg Johnson, United Valve; Vice Chair - Jeff Kelley, Setpoint Integrated Solutions

 

Valve Repair Council: Chair - Kim Beise, Dowco Valve

 

Education & Training Committee (Valve Basics): Chair - Paul Souza, AUMA Actuators; Vice Chair - John Molloy, Emerson Automation Solutions

 

 

REGISTRATION POLICIES

  • Registration and attendance at, or participation in, this event constitutes an agreement by the registrant to VMA use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant’s or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videos, electronic reproductions, and audiotapes of such events and activities.
  • VMA events are not open to members of the general public. Only industry individuals/professionals in, or related to the valve industry are permitted to attend.
  • All participants agree not to “share” their registration/log-in credentials with others.
  • Actions, words, jokes, or comments based on any individual’s sex, race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected characteristic will not be tolerated.
  • Participants who do not follow VMA/VRC policies will have their event credentials revoked and will not be issued a refund. Additional actions may also be taken as deemed appropriate by VMA/VRC.
  • VMA/VRC does not accept responsibility for any “no-shows” or time spent viewing or participating in the online event. Individuals will be charged for the cost of their registration if they do not follow the cancellation policies.
  • All participants in any VMA/VRC meetings/events must adhere to the VMA/VRC anti-trust guidelines. You can find a copy of our Anti-Trust policy HERE.

 

CANCELLATIONS

  • Substitutions are allowed until 24 hours before the event begins.
  • Group registration deadline is Friday, November 6, 2020 at 2:00 pm EST.
  • Cancellations received on or before Friday, November 6, 2020 will be refunded in full, minus a 5% admin fee.
  • Cancellations received after Friday, November 6, 2020 will not receive a refund.
  • Remember if you cancel, you will not have access to the materials presented.

 

Questions?

Contact Malena Malone-Blevins, Meetings Manager, 202-331-8105 ext. 310.

 

 

 

   
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