A NACE conference is a good place to meet and make friends, meet up with colleagues, to teach and to learn something new. For those of you that are not familiar with the organisation, it was established in the US, in 1943 by eleven corrosion engineers from the pipeline industry as the “National Association of Corrosion Engineers.” The founding engineers were originally part of a regional group formed in the 1930s when the study of cathodic protection was introduced. Since then, NACE International has become a global leader in developing corrosion prevention and control standards, certification and education. Alocit and Enviropeel have enjoyed a long association with NACE and have enjoyed several years of successful exhibiting and presenting papers in the US as well as in China and Japan.
This year's conference was very well attended and made an excellent arena for the debut of a new exhibition stand, seen in various stages of construction on the right. The top two images show Ivan Hess and Kenny Boehm of Enviropeel USA (our US partners) helping out with the construction while the middle image shows the completed stand just before the exhibition opened. Below, A&E Group CEO joins with Ivan in talking to an attendee while two other groups admire the colourful pipe display sent over to San Antonio from the Group's project team in Malaysia.
This year, many visitors sought our booth out as they had specific interest in Alocit or Enviropeel, which was a change from previous years when many visitors had never seen our products before. Visitors to the stand included representatives from Chevron, Shell, Conoco Phillips, Denso, Anadarko, American Electric Power, BP, Valero, Phillips 66, Mosaic, and Occidental as well as several smaller companies, including service companies, consultants and end users who were also attracted by the unique qualities of Alocit and Enviropeel.
San Antonio is a beautiful city and the conference was well organised, my thanks to everybody that was involved in making the Conference such a success.