VMA BASICS SEMINAR & EXHIBITION:
FIRST PRESENTATION OF NEW ‘VALVE ED’ PROGRAM ON OCT. 29
“With so much pent-up demand for industry education, we expected a lot of interest in our first Valve Basics Seminar &
Exhibition,” said VMA President Bill Sandler, but “it looks like the event on Oct. 29 is going to surpass our already high
The one-day event, to take place at the Sheraton Brookhollow Hotel in Houston, features 5 hours of seminars on valve and
actuator fundamentals, and attendees will receive 0.5 CEUs for participating in the classes. In addition, a variety of tabletop
exhibits featuring valves, actuators and other products and services for those working in the industry will help newcomers
better understand the products they will have just learned about in the education sessions.
While attendees may register on the day of the event, Judy Tibbs, VMA’s education & training manager, suggests a visit to
the VMA.org website (click on “Events” in the navigation bar, then “Valve Basics Seminar”) to see if space is still available.
The one-day event is $275 and includes all meal functions in addition to the seminars and exhibit hall entry. For additional
information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 540.785.8901.
THE NEW CHEM SHOW:
VALVE & ACTUATOR SEMINARS
A FEATURED EVENT
The Valve Manufacturers Association will have a strong presence at The New Chem Show, which is Nov. 17 to 19 in the
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York. Not only will
the association have a booth featuring Valve Magazine, VMA
and the Valve Repair Council, the association is offering an
education session for the first time covering valve and actuator basics.
The sessions are part of VMA’s new educational initiative,
Valve Ed, and for the show, they will highlight the use of
valves and actuators in the chemical processing industry. The
three-hour Valves & Actuators 101 program will take place
at the Javits Center on Nov. 18, from 9:00 am to noon.
The New Chem Show, which is the 53rd edition of the
Chem Show, attracts chemical processing professionals from
around world. Over 10,000 attendees are expected this year,
and they will learn about sustainability and green processing,
as well as optimization of process efficiency, controls and
automation solutions, efficient powder processing,
water/wastewater treatment and emerging technologies.
More than 500 exhibitors from around the world will
showcase their products and services, and a new online
matching service connects buyers to the latest equipment,
technologies, trends and materials for the chemical processing industries.
Valve Magazine readers are encouraged to stop by Booth
#550 to enter a drawing. Before the exhibition closes each
day, one attendee’s name will be drawn at random to receive a
copy of VMA’s popular Back to Basics compilation. (The book
sells for $79 when ordered via The VMA Store on VMA.org).
For information, go to www.chemshow.com.