The Valve Manufacturers Association of America (VMA) announces the 2023 Valve Forum Conference & Exhibits. The 2023 event will take place April 17-19 in San Antonio, Texas.
The most comprehensive gathering place for all those in the valve industry value chain, the Valve Forum Conference & Exhibits offers solutions, content and business opportunities for the valve, valve actuator and valve automation industry. Thought leaders will present on manufacturing, technical, marketing and management, and the all-new valve fundamentals tracks. This new track also includes an interactive valve “petting zoo” allowing attendees to get hands-on experience with valves and actuators.
Attendees will also be able to take advantage of business opportunities through networking events and tour the small exhibit area where they can discover the latest products and services from valve industry suppliers and distributors. This year also offers a local facility tour opportunity.
“The VMA Valve Forum Conference & Exhibits continues to be the leading event for valve industry professionals,” says Heather Rhoderick, VMA president. “This year’s program is spearheaded by over 15-member company individuals who are all experts in their field. The sessions and speakers they’ve chosen focus on different aspects of data and technology and how they will continue to impact the industrial valve industry in the next few years, emerging trends in communications and manufacturing and new opportunities for the industry. I’m especially excited for the new Valve Fundamentals track that includes valve basics and repair sessions and the petting zoo. The event really offers education and networking for all those in the industry, regardless of their tenure.”
The Valve Forum is open to all in the flow control industry. Manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, end users, engineers, consultants as well as college students interested in joining the valve industry will all find value in the information presented. Exhibit and sponsorship opportunities are also available.
Additional information including the program, speakers, and registration can be found at www.vma.org/valveforum
Founded in 1938, the Valve Manufacturers Association of America is a trade association that serves the growth and innovation of nearly 125 US and Canadian manufacturers of valves, actuators, and controls, as well as industry suppliers, distributors, and repair companies. VMA works to enhance a positive business operating environment, increase industry knowledge, advance technology innovation, and facilitate business and government connections for its members. Collectively, members account for approximately 80% of the total industrial valve shipments out of U.S. facilities. VMA is headquartered in Washington, DC.