AMPP Hosting First Annual Conference + Expo


The Association for Materials Protection and Performance will hold its first annual conference under its new name next month in San Antonio at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. The conference, held March 6-10, merges SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings’ Coatings+ and NACE International’s CORROSION conference, following the formation of AMPP in 2021.

AMPP Annual Conference + Expo 2022 is expected to host over 1,000 hours of technical education, 300,000 square feet of exhibit space and more than 350 companies displaying their latest in corrosion control and protective coatings.

Networking Events, Expo

Throughout the event, AMPP will host multiple networking events, awards ceremonies, breakfasts and presentations.

To kick off the conference, attendees can attend AMPP’s Crew Brew networking event on Saturday, March 5 from 6-10 p.m. near the San Antonio Riverwalk. An opening reception will be held on Sunday, March 6 from 5:30-7 p.m.

On Sunday, attendees can participate in the 2022 Darrel D. Byerley Memorial Golf Tournament at The Quarry Golf Course.

The Expo, which is reportedly the largest international corrosion and coatings tradeshow, will open Monday, March 7 from 5-7 p.m. and run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 8 and Wednesday, March 9.

In the Exhibit Hall, attendees can experience hands-on coating experiences or visit the cathodic protection test field. New this year, the AMPPiTheater will host presentations on sustainability, data capture technology, titanium grade selection, health hazards in the coatings industry and more.

On Tuesday, March 8, AMPP will host a career fair in the Hemisphere Ballroom from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. This event will provide face-to-face interaction for job seekers and gauge candidate compatibility for employers.

The AMPP Awards, which are presented in recognition of members who have made outstanding contributions to AMPP and the corrosion control industry, will be located at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio Riverwalk. Honoree Night will be held Wednesday, March 9 from 6-10 p.m.

Workshop, Symposium Schedule

AMPP boasts over 1,000 hours of technical education in 15 industry and technology tracks, with more than 40 technical symposia and 10 education courses. These programs aim to bring together customers, partners and thought leaders to dig deeper into industry content.

Several of the coatings- and corrosion-focused workshops and symposiums are as follows:

Sunday, March 6

  • “Proper Use of Coatings Inspection Instruments Workshop,” presented by Bill Corbett and Lake Barrett, KTA-Tator, Inc.;
  • “Electrochemical Techniques for Measuring Corrosion,” presented by Jeremy Moloney, ChampionX; Jacob Ketter, Gamry Instruments; Lietai Yang, Corr Instruments; and Rob Sides, AMETEK; and
  • “NDT Inspection for Corrosion Detection and Elevation,” presented by Jorge Reyna, JRSA Inspections.

Monday, March 7

  • “Marine Coatings and Corrosion,” chaired by Abdulhameed Al-Hashem with vice chair Moavin Islam;
  • “Pipeline Crossings: Steel-Cased, Thrust-Bored, and HDD,” chaired by Michael Snow with vice chair Cay Strother;
  • “Coatings and Corrosion Control for Storage Tanks” presented by chair Khalil Abed with vice chair Mohammed Alrudayni; and
  • “Coating Failure Investigations Workshop—Why did this happen?” presented by Lake Barrett, Valerie Sherbondy and Jay Helsel of KTA-Tator, Inc.

Tuesday, March 8

  • “Coating Application,” chaired by Ahmad RK Rana with vice chair Mohamed Ahmida;
  • “Materials and Cost of Corrosion,” chaired by Barinder Ghai with vice chair Sandra Le Manchet; and
  • “Galvanizing, Metalizing, and Duplex Coatings for Bridge Preservation Forum,” presented by Kevin Irving, International Zinc Association; Sudhir Palle, University of Kentucky; Dr. Tom Langell, American Galvanizing Association; and Derrick Castle, Sherwin Williams.

Wednesday, March 9

  • “Coatings 101 Workshop,” presented by Charles Brown, Chris Farschon, and Michael Baase, Greenman-Pedersen, Inc.;
  • “Intelligent Blasting - Where the Internet Meets the Blast Nozzle,” presented by Jim Gooden, BlastOne; and
  • “Characteristics and Proper Use of Recyclable Abrasives,” presented by Kumar Balan, Ervin Industries.

The last day for online registration is March 4, with onsite registration available at the convention center’s main lobby from March 5-10. AMPP is also offering a Virtual On Demand option for those unable to attend in person, highlighting select content for up to three months after the conference.

For a full list of events and workshops, visit the AMPP 2022 Annual Conference + Expo schedule.


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