VALVE WORLD CONFERENCE
& EXPO 2008
The Valve World Conference & Expo 2008 is the only global
educational and networking event for flow control professionals. Scheduled to take place at the Maastricht Expo &
Congress Centre in Maastricht, The Netherlands, Nov. 4-6,
2008, Valve World is a truly international platform where
piping, valve and flow control professionals can update their
knowledge of valve applications in a variety of industries and
learn about the products and services offered by more than
VMA/Valve Magazine will be among the exhibitors, and in
addition to informing visitors about the association and its
publications, VMA’s booth will also display a variety of literature and other media provided by a number of VMA mem-
ISA EXPO 2008
More than 500
exhibitors and 12,000
attendees were on
hand at last year’s
ISA Expo, making it
the largest conference
and exhibition for
automation and control professionals in
the Western Hemi-
sphere. This year’s event takes place at the Reliant Center in
Houston, Oct. 12-14. A number of VMA members will be
exhibiting products such as valves, actuators, controls and
other types of instrumentation.
The event attracts individuals from all facets of the
industry, including management, engineering, production,
IT and R&D professionals responsible for automation, control systems, plantwide communications/networks, plant
operations and maintenance, and systems integration.
The conference will feature six Exchange Conference
Tracks centered on key issues facing the automation and
control market: security technology, process automation
technology, environmental and quality control technology,
wireless and networking technology, safety technology, and
enterprise integration technology.
For more information about ISA Expo 2008 or to register, visit:
ber companies. If you’re attending the expo, be sure to stop
by stand S919 and say hello to VMA President Bill Sandler.
The first 100 attendees to visit the booth will receive a free
copy of the North American Catalog of Valves (a $29.95
value). Recent copies of the magazine will also be available.
In addition to the expo, attendees can take advantage of
lectures, workshops, networking and socializing opportunities—all designed to create a comprehensive flow control
experience with incredible opportunities for learning. The
main conference topics will be: fugitive emissions, standardization, severe service valve selection, maintenance and repair,
high-temperature/high-pressure valves, control valves, sealing
technology, castings, global valve manufacturing trends, procurement strategies and e-commerce, and actuation.
For more information or to register, visit: www.valve-world.net.
The largest water quality event in the world—the 81st Annual
Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference—is set for Oct. 18-22 at McCormick Place in Chicago. The latest in water quality research, technology and services will be on display for the nearly 20,000 visitors expected
to attend, and the huge exhibition will feature more than
1,000-plus exhibitors, including a number of VMA members
that manufacture products for the water/wastewater industry.
WEFTEC is known for offering comprehensive water quality education and training and is a leading source for water
quality developments, research, regulations, solutions and cutting-edge technologies. Attendees can choose from a comprehensive list of 115 technical sessions, 31 workshops and 10