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TOPICS (tentative subject to change)


Technical Education Track Topics

  • Industry Standards Update
  • ISO and IOGP Updates
  • AWWA and ASTM updates
  • Valve Flow and Cavitation Performance Perimeters
  • Severe Service Valves for Applications with High Percentages of Solids
  • Emerging or Changing Technologies within the Refining and Petrochemical Industry
  • IIoT Challenges in the Valve World
  • New Metallic Sealing Arrangement for Quarter-Turn Valve Stems

Management and Marketing Education Track Topics

  • Virtual Storytelling for Industrial Markets
  • LinkedIn Do’s and Don’ts
  • Best Practices for Hiring the Right People in the Right Way

Manufacturers Education Track Topics

  • A Viable Approach to Cellular Manufacturing for High-Mix Low-Volume Manufacturers
  • Latest Developments in Manufacturing
  • Open Discussion – Topics to be presented in a Q&A format
  • ROBOTICS and Robotic Solutions" Managing Change and Design




2020 Virtual Valve Forum

VMA was unable to hold this year’s Valve Forum in Phoenix as originally scheduled. To continue to provide valuable educational opportunities for the industry, VMA now plans to hold the forum as a virtual event! We are still working out the details of this new direction. Watch VMA communications and this web page for dates and additional information as it becomes available.


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.



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 spread all over North America, 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.


Registration information and pricing is coming soon. Registration 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. Sponsor information and access to the presentations and the recordings after the event will be available.



Education program tracks cover technical, manufacturing, management and marketing topics of interest to the valve industry – 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.

Sponsorships and Exhibits

Sponsorship opportunities will be available to allow your company exposure even in a virtual format! We are still evaluating the best way to have all aspects of the event in the virtual format, including exhibits. Check back for more information on how to reserve a “virtual” exhibit booth and purchase an opportunity to sponsor, giving your company exposure and benefits even in a ”virtual” environment



Up to ten (10) hours of Personal Development hours (PDHs) will be available to registrants!


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: Chairman, Stephane Meunier, Emerson Automation Solutions; Vice Chair, Nicolas Lourdel, Velan Valve Corporation


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


Management/Communications Committee: Greg Johnson, Chairman, United Valve, Jeff Kelley, Vice Chair, Setpoint Integrated Solutions



  • Registration and attendance at, or participation in, VMA/VRC meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to VMA/VRC’s 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/VRC does not accept responsibility for any “no-shows.” Regardless of their attendance, these individuals will be charged for the cost of their registration.
  • All participants in any VMA/VRC meetings/events must adhere to the VMA anti-trust guidelines.
  • VMA/VRC webinars 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 to not “share” their webinar credentials with other attendees, who have not been identified as an substitution.
  • 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.
  • VMA/VRC will verify all registrations to confirm compliance with defined registration types and categories. If it is determined that a registrant has not selected the appropriate registration type, an VMA/VRC representative will follow up to confirm the correct registration category and rate. Any balance due will then be billed directly to the registrant and must be paid within 30 days, or prior to the start of the event, whichever comes first.


  • Cancellations received 1-7 days before the webinar, will be refunded in full, minus a 5% admin fee.
  • Cancellations received the day before and/or day of webinar will not receive a refund.
  • Substitutions are allowed until 24 hours before the workshop.



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





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