One of the advantages of having VMA’s Valve Forum and Valve Basics program as a virtual event is that attendees have access to the materials and information up to a month after the event is held. In other words, registrants can pick and choose which sessions they want to attend live the week they are aired (Nov. 9-12), and then listen to the sessions and see demonstrations such as those that are part of the Valves 101 lessons as well demonstrations by vendors, when their schedule allows.
The depth of knowledge and range of topics for the week are vast. For example, during the valve basics sessions (Nov. 9-10), attendees can learn about the different types of valves and related equipment such as linear, check, pressure relief, quarter-turn plug, ball and butterfly valves as well as an overview of manual actuation.
During the Valve Forum (Nov. 10-12), topics range from technical and manufacturing to management, and marketing, as well as valve and actuator repair.
In the technical track, attendees may seek information on semi-dynamic metal sealing applications, valve flow and cavitation, severe service applications, standards for proper material selections in different end-user industries, the Industrial Internet of Things in the valve world and more.
In the manufacturing area, there are sessions on extended reality tools in plants, product testing and smart technologies, robotics and other cutting-edge technology and industrial issues.
In the marketing and management area, participants may choose sessions on improving productivity, understanding cultural diversity, digital marketing, workplace communication, best practices in hiring, human resources issues brought on by the new normal, etc.
Attendees also can tune in to some of the more general sessions throughout the week such as the keynote speech on bridging the knowledge gap or discussions forums on topics such as mindfulness, the impact of today’s environment on manufacturing or managing a sales team in a changing world, and they can attend the Q&As with some of the speakers as well as talk to vendors during daily vendor visits and network during the happy hour or discussion forums.
The up-close demonstrations of valves and related equipment that is part of the basics training and some of the demonstrations given by vendors will also be recorded and available after the event.
The Valve Forum and Valve Basics is open to everyone who uses, specifies, manufactures and distributes valves and related equipment. Reduced pricing is available for VMA/VRC members and end users, and a group rate is also offered for companies that want to provide access to multiple employees.
Check out the program and register through this portal: https://valveforum.pathable.co/
THANK YOU TO OUR PREMIER SUPPORTERS:
During the four-day event, time has been set aside to visit these companies and view their demos:
- Badger Alloys
- Beck Electric Actuators
- Control Air
- Design Automation
- EGC Engineered Solutions
- Ratermann Cryogenic