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CORROSION 2021 Virtual Conference & Expo Announced

NACE International announced that the CORROSION 2021 Virtual Conference & Expo will take place April 19-30, 2021. This two-week event will provide a collaborative and convenient platform for corrosion and coatings industry professionals to network, learn, and develop new business.

Due to the State of Utah’s COVID-19 limitations on group gatherings, CORROSION 2021 can no longer take place at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City. “We were prepared for this possibility and, after extensive consultation with exhibitors, members, and conference vendors, NACE staff has redesigned the annual CORROSION conference in a virtual format,” CEO Bob Chalker says.

“Even though we cannot meet in person, CORROSION 2021 Virtual Conference & Expo will keep you connected to the latest innovations, information, and products advancing the industry today,” Chalker adds.

To ensure attendees get the most out of conference content, and to allow exhibitors and buyers to easily connect, the CORROSION 2021 Virtual Conference & Expo will utilize Artificial Intelligence matchmaking tools. 

Here are some of the pertinent details:

  • Attendees: Any deferred registration fees from CORROSION 2020 will be applied to the CORROSION 2021 Virtual Conference & Expo. For attendees who would prefer to defer to transfer their registration to a different event or product, including to Coatings+ 2021 or the 2022 Annual Conference, or to request a refund, NACE’s First Service team can be reached at firstservice@nace.org or by phone at 1-800-797-6223 (United States, Canada) or at +1-281-228-6223, worldwide. Refund requests must be received by 5 p.m. Central on Friday, January 22, 2021.

 

  • Exhibitors: Exhibitor fees will be applied to the CORROSION 2021 Virtual Conference & Expo. Exhibitors who prefer to transfer those fees to a different event or product or would like to request a refund are asked to complete the CORROSION 2021 Virtual Conference & Expo Status Form by 5 p.m. Central on Friday, January 22, 2021. On the status form, exhibitors are asked to select their virtual exhibitor package, and any unused funds can be applied to other products or refunded. For exhibitors with additional questions, please contact Jackie Foster (Jackie.Foster@nace.org).

 

  • Sponsors: Sponsorship fees will be applied to the CORROSION 2021 Virtual Conference & Expo. Sponsors who prefer to transfer those fees to a different event or product (such as Coatings+ 2021 or the 2022 Annual Conference) or would like to request a refund are asked to complete the CORROSION 2021 Virtual Conference & Expo Status Form by 5 p.m. Central on Friday, January 22, 2021. On the status form, sponsors are asked to select a virtual sponsorship package, and any unused funds can be applied to other products or refunded. For sponsors with additional questions, please contact Rosalind Hoang (Rosalind.Hoang@nace.org). 

For those who wish to obtain a refund, NACE will begin processing refunds in mid-February 2021. “Completing these requests will take time; your patience as we work through this task is greatly appreciated,” Chalker says.

Additional details are available at NACE’s Frequently Asked Questions page.

“Thank you for your patience and ongoing support. Our entire team is grateful to you, our attendees, exhibitors, and sponsors, for your years of loyalty and support,” Chalker says. “We look forward to hosting you at our virtual event in April 2021.”

For more information, contact: NACE International, (800) 797-6223, www.nacecorrosion.org