The National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) International’s CORROSION Conference & Expo is the world’s largest event for the prevention and mitigation of corrosion. It welcomes more than 6,000 corrosion professionals from around the globe each year. This year it will be held in Nashville, Tennessee, from March 24 to 28.
What CORROSION Has to Offer
For the 2019 conference, NACE will offer corrosion-related technical, research, educational, public awareness, and networking activities. It will also feature new attractions specific to this conference, including internationally focused activities.
Special forums will address such topics as microbiologically influenced corrosion for the onshore and offshore oil and gas industry; common coating failures and how to prevent them; how to strengthen organizations with effective leadership; a regulator and industry perspective on best pipeline safety practices; and how the corrosion industry is revolutionizing corrosion management, featuring the IMPACT Plus online portal with tools and resources to ensure best practices in corrosion programs throughout organizations. Attendees are invited to learn about corrosion issues specific to areas of the world that include the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America.
More than 200 technical and administrative meetings will be held throughout the week, enabling members to work on standards and reports, exchange technical information, and manage association business. The technical program, with more than 45 symposia, will feature paper presentations on a wide range of corrosion topics.
The CORROSION 2019 keynote speaker is Jack Uldrich, a globally influenced futurist, speaker, and author of 11 books. He is a frequent speaker on technology, change management, and leadership. His talk is entitled, “Corrosion’s Crystal Ball: The future will arrive sooner than you think.”
The NACE Institute was formed in 2012 and supports growth and quality of certification for the corrosion control field, improves the business conditions of the industry, and advances knowledge through certification programs that promote public safety, protect the environment, and reduce the economic impact of corrosion. The Institute is leading its certification programs toward compliance with the ISO standard for certification bodies (ISO17024).