The Hose + Coupling World Americas Conference and Expo 2020, was held on December 8th and 9th at the Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria in Houston, Texas. The successful two-day hybrid event was hosted both in-person, and virtually, and was equipped with flexible streaming, attendee engagement, and networking opportunities.
The conference, which ran concurrently with the exhibition, began each day with keynote lectures given by the event Chairman, Kerry Millen – Air Products; Consultant, Gobind Khiani; and Senior Mechanical Engineer, Davi Correia. Conference sessions were filled, both in person and virtually, with interested delegates who engaged with thought provoking questions that led to many in-depth discussions. Workshop topics included: Hose Safety, Materials, Testing & Inspections, Hydraulic Hoses and Hose Assemblies and were broadcasted live via Linkeding, Hopin, Facebook, Weechat and Vimeo. It was thrilling to see industry professionals sharing ideas and collaborating on important industry topics.
Onsite attendees “appreciated being able to meet and network in person, as so much of the hose and coupling industry is about face-to-face relationships.”
The Hose + Coupling World Americas Conference and Expo team would like to thank the Conference Chairman, Kerry Millen, Air Products, as well as the steering committee for all their hard work in creating an interesting and educational conference program. Please look for a full retrospective of the event, including photos, in the upcoming February 2021 issue of Hose + Coupling World.