The Hose + Coupling World Americas Conference and Expo, in partnership with NAHAD, was held on October 16th and 17th at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. There were a total of 724 people registered for the entire event, including 182 conference delegates and 360 exhibition visitors.
The successful two-day event was attended by professionals from all over the world including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Italy, China, Germany and Portugal. These international delegates were a great mix of Subject Matter Experts, Procurement Managers, Senior Mechanical Engineers, including representatives from such influential companies as BP Production and Exploration, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, National Oilwell Varco, The Dow Chemical Company and Zeon Chemicals just to name a few.
Held at the George R. Brown Convention Center, the event was well-attended by visitors who enjoyed walking the exhibition floor and speaking with knowledgeable exhibitors. Visitors and exhibitors alike were able to network and obtain quality leads. In total, over 45 companies from around the world, exhibited as part of the event. Also located in the heart of the Expo Floor was the Speakers’ Corner stage, which hosted presenters who discussed a variety of topics and performed live demonstrations.
The conference, which ran concurrently with the exhibition, began each day with keynote lectures given by representatives from Airgas, an Air Liquide Company, The Hose Safety Institute and Jacobs Engineering among several others. Conference sessions were filled with interested delegates who challenged the speakers with educated and thoughtful questions and many in-depth discussions followed. It was thrilling to see industry professionals sharing ideas and collaborating on important industry topics such as hydraulic hoses, hose safety, materials, testing, new technology, connections, etc. In total, there were nine different workshops with approximately 27 individual workshop presentations.
The Hose + Coupling World Americas Conference and Expo team would like to thank the Conference Chairman, Mr. Fred Schweighardt, National Projects Leader, Airgas, an Air Liquide Company, as well as the steering committee for all their hard work in creating an interesting and educational conference program.
The Hose + Coupling World Americas team would also like to take the opportunity to recognize the support of our main event sponsors: Proco Products, Inc., Ryco Hydraulics, Flexaust, Dixon and Continental; the conference supporters: NAHAD, The Hose Safety Institute and IDCO; as well as our media sponsors: Chemical Engineering, Fluid Handling, Hydraulics & Pneumatics.
Please look for a full retrospective of the event, including photos, in the upcoming November issue of Valve World Americas and the upcoming December issue of Hose + Coupling World.
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All images courtesy of Bethany Womack Creative Marketing & Photography