AMI Pipeline Coating Conference Goes Virtual
Leading provider of information, market intelligence and events for the global plastics industry, AMI, will be hosting its 13th Pipeline Coating conference virtually from May 4-6.
According to AMI, this year the Field Joint Coating, Pipeline Coating Houston and Pipeline Coating Vienna conferences have all been merged to create one focused global virtual event that will offer attendees an online meeting place to discuss the national, regional and global challenges facing the industry.
During the virtual summit, AMI reports that attendees will be provided a dynamic forum for the global pipeline supply chain, from pipe producers to contractors and asset owners, and will be able to connect with key players from across the supply chain to gain a broad understanding of the status of the market, current developments, and future challenges.
AMI reports that attendees will also:
New this year, the conference will also see the addition of an Operator and Contractor Clinic.
Over the course of the three days, the conference will operate in half-days from 1 p.m. CET. The event and its accompanying virtual exhibition offer accessibility for a global audience, who will be able to participate from the safety of their home or office.
The program has been selected by an Advisory Board that includes:
On the topic on COVID-19, AMI’s recent market research has shown that the pipeline coating market has seen growth due to increasing global pipeline construction, rising energy demands and increased urbanization. However, the implications of CCOVID-19 on population movements and the oil price, have had a severe impact on the industry with projects postponed or canceled, whilst at the same time, steel prices have been at a record low resulting in stockpiling.
“The industry needs to look forward to innovations in R&D at lower costs that can drive forward more efficient pipelines, cleaner production, coating technologies, rehabilitating, and reusing pipelines, as well as long-lasting coatings that survive pipe stockpiling,” states the association.
Outside of the current struggles in wake of COVID-19, the conference also boasts a variety of agenda items covering the latest developments in coatings, the best coatings for service, pipeline lifetime considerations, the industry’s latest innovations and how the industry is changing and what challenges it is facing.
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