Melbourne to host southern hemisphere’s largest corrosion conference

Webb Bridge Melbourne ACA Corrosion Conference

The Australasian Corrosion Association (ACA) will host the industry leading, Corrosion & Prevention 2019 Conference and Exhibition (C&P 2019from Sunday 24 to Wednesday 27 November, at the Crown Promenade in Melbourne. This annual conference and trade exhibition will bring together leading researchers and industry practitioners who combat corrosion on a daily basis.

C&P 2019 will showcase the latest techniques and technologies to help mitigate corrosion. It has been estimated that industries and governments spend billions of dollars every year on corrosion mitigation and repair, making it vital that the latest technologies and practices are applied to managing this threat.

Diverse technical streams will showcase the latest developments in corrosion, ranging from fundamental corrosion science to hands-on application. Topics covered will include concrete corrosion and repair, steel corrosion, water infrastructure, cathodic protection of pipelines, asset management, high-temperature corrosion, non-ferrous metal corrosion and microbiologically influenced corrosion.

ACA Corrosion and Prevention Conference 2019

This year’s P.F. Thompson Lecture will be delivered by Willie Mandeno, Principal Engineer Materials, WSP Opus. Willie is an ACA life member and has specialised in the specification of engineering materials and protective coatings for more than 35 years. The ACA’s premier dedicated lecture marks Percival Faraday Thompson’s contribution by emulating the academic and technical qualities for which he was known. For the full list of the Plenary Speakers visit the website.

In addition to the technical programthe conference exhibition will be an integral part of the activities. It provides an opportunity for delegates to experience the latest products and services relating to corrosion mitigation.

There is free entry to the 60+ trade exhibitors during certain times at the conference and the Learning Centre stage will feature daily practical sessions, hosted by some of our key Exhibitors. The Blast One Applicator Trade Day has become a regular and popular feature of the C&P2019 program, hosted offsite and featuring a range of hands on practical sessions at that are free to attend, however you must book . For more information and to register, head to the website.

ACA Corrosion and Prevention Conference 2019

C&P 2019 will appeal to a wide range of industries including; building and construction, cultural and historical materials preservation, defence, education and research, food processing, government, marine transportation and infrastructure, mining and resources, oil and gas, power generation and energy systems and water and wastewater treatment.

As always, C&P 2019 will provide the premier venue for networking opportunities for delegates to network with colleagues and peers. Building on their well-established reputation, the social functions including the Welcome Function and Exhibition, ACA Awards Dinner and Farewell Function will not disappoint. There’s something for everyone, a Young Corrosion Group and ACA Foundation networking evening.

There’s the annual Partner Program range of activities and a new inaugural event ‘Women in Corrosion Breakfast, canvassing the issues faced by women working in the industry.

This partner content is brought to you by the Australasian Corrosion Association. For further information and to register for the 2019 Corrosion & Prevention Conference and Exhibition, please visit the website.

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