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WEDNESday June 3

8:30 – 9:25 am



9:00 – 12:30 am

Exhibit Set-up


9:25 am


Kim Beise, Dowco Valve, VRC Chairman


9:30 – 10:30 am

API RP 578 Third Edition New Technologies

Don Mears


10:30 – 11:30 am

Chlor/Alky Valve Presentation

John Thornberry, Setpoint Integrated Solutions


11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Actuation Repair

Paul Souza, AUMA


12:30 – 1:30 pm

Lunch in Exhibit Area


1:30 - 2:30 pm

Repair and Fugitive Emissions

Rodney Roth, Carra USA


2:30 – 3:00 pm

Afternoon Break in Exhibit Area


3:00 – 4:00 pm

Pipeline Valve Repair

Donald Polasek, United Valve


4:00 – 5:30 pm

DOT Requirements for the Transporting of Hazardous Materials

Mike Roberts, Department of Transportation


5:30 – 6:30 pm

VRC Hosted Reception in Exhibit Area


6:30 – 8:30

Exhibit Breakdown/Packing


Thursday June 4

8:30 – 9:00 am

Registration and Light Breakfast


9:00 - 10:00 am


James Vela, United Valve


10:00 - 11:00 am

Reading Tea Leaves to Improve Valve Reliability

Vinod Sharma, Exponent


11:00 am







JUNE 3-4, 2020


Houston Area Safety Council

Pasadena, TX

The health and safety of event participants is our utmost priority, as well as our ability to provide a event that meets expectations. In consultation with CDC guidelines, local officials, the Valve Repair Council has decided to cancel the Valve Repair Seminar with Exhibits that was scheduled to be held on June 3-4, 2020 in Pasadena, TX. We expect to make a decision on when the meeting will be rescheduled (likely for next year) within the next few months. We thank you for your patience while we adapt to the circumstances of this unprecedented time. Please contact Marc Pasternak for additional information.


About VRC

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.


ABOUt the Program

The VRC’s Valve Repair Seminar & Exhibits, 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 seminar is open to both VMA/VRC members and non-members and is designed for anyone working in, or selling to, the valve repair/rebuild industry. Front-line supervisors and end-users are invited to attend.


Key Benefits of Attending:

  • High level networking with industry peers and meeting presenters
  • Only event in the country that focuses exclusively on the repair/rebuild industry
  • Content rich presentations from organizations such as Exponent and the Department of Transportation
  • Hear from the frontline on the most critical issues affecting our industry
  • Online content delivery at the conclusion of the meeting.
  • A certificate for 8+ Professional Development Hours!


Exhibit Opportunities

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. Reach attendees during dedicated networking events in the exhibit area. Tabletop exhibits are on display June 3rd Multiple functions are held in the exhibit area that do not compete with the seminar program.


Exhibit Fees 

VMA/VRC Member: $375

Non-Member: $450


ADDITIONAL EXHIBIT PERSONNEL (over the one included with your exhibit fee)

Additional VMA/VRC Exhibitor Personnel Member: $115

Additional Exhibit Personnel Non-Member: $150


Exhibit fees do not include admittance to the seminar component. Tickets can be purchased at time of registration.


For more information on eligibility for exhibiting or exhibit rules and regulations, please click on the EXHIBIT/SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION on the left side of this webpage. .


Sponsorship Opportunities

We offer a variety of sponsorship opportunities. Sponsors receive recognition on the event website and pre-event marketing materials which reach thousands as well as signage with your logo at the event. Purchase sponsorships when you register or call Malena Malone-Blevins for more information at 2020-331-1805 or by email at


June 3-4 - Lanyard Sponsorship - $560

June 3 - Afternoon Break with Exhibitors - $350

June 4 - Light breakfast w/coffee - $350




VMA/VRC Member: $495

Nonmember: $625



Member: $515

Nonmember: $645


Additional Registrations



Additional Member: $460

Additional Non-Member: $580



Additional Member $475

Additional Non-Member $595 .


Hotel Reservations

Discounted rates have been arranged at the Fairfield Inn and Suites Houston/Pasadena at the rates of $129 per night. Rooms are limited. Please CLICK HERE to make reservations online or call the hotel directly at 832.664.8870. Please mention the Valve Repair Seminar when calling. Last day to make reservations at the discounted rate is May 12, 2020. Please read the cancellation policies carefully, as they pertain to the corona virus considerations.


Travel Information

The Houston Area Safety Council where the 2020 Valve Repair Seminar is being held, is located at 5213 Center St, Pasadena, TX 77505. HASC has a parking facility with abundant free parking. Transportation to and from the event is not provided from the Fairfield.


The Fairfield Inn is located at 3640 East Sam Houston Parkway South Pasadena, TX 77505 and is 11 miles from the Houston Hobby Airport and 32 miles from George Bush Intercontinental Airport.


Cancellation Policy

  • Should you need to cancel due to other unforeseen circumstances, VMA will refund your registration fee 100% up to five business days before the Valve Repair Forum.
  • Substitutions are always welcome up to and including the first day of the event.


Registration Policies

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • All participants in any VMA/VRC meetings/events must adhere to the VMA anti-trust guidelines.
  • VMA/VRC events are not open to members of the general public. Only industry individuals/professionals are permitted to attend, based on their membership status.
  • All participants agree to wear their badge at all times during the event and may not “share” their badges with other attendees.
  • 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 attendees are not permitted to carry weapons of any kind, including concealed or displayed firearms, onto the premises of any VMA/VRC event. Each attendee agrees to comply with this policy, regardless of whether signs prohibiting weapons are posted at the premises of any official VMA/VRC event.
  • 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.
  • VMA/VRC reserves the right to require event participants who violate VMA/VRC event policies to immediately leave the event.



Contact Malena Malone-Blevins AT 202-331-8105 EXT. 310 or by email at


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