Houston, TXThe fourth staging of Valve World Americas Expo & Conference organized by KCI Publishing Corporation and Messe Düsseldorf North America was held on June 20th and 21st at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. There were a total of 4,141 attendees for the entire event, including nearly 450 conference delegates.


The successful two-day event was attended by professionals from all over the world including Canada, the United States, Europe, India and more. These international delegates were a great mix of Valve Subject Matter Experts, Procurement Managers, Piping Engineers and Materials Specialists, including representatives from such influential companies as Fluor, The Dow Chemical Company, Jacobs Engineering, Shell and many others.


Held at the George R. Brown Convention Center, the event was well-attended by visitors who enjoyed walking the exhibition floor and speaking with knowledgeable exhibitors. Visitors and exhibitors alike were able to network and obtain quality leads. In total, over 300 companies exhibited as part of the event. Also located in the heart of the Expo Floor were the two speakers’ Corner stages, which hosted presenters who discussed a variety of topics and performed live demonstrations including Partial Stroke Actuator Devices, Dynamic Gasket Recovery to Eliminate Bolted Joint Leaks, Drill & Tap Demo, Test Stand Demo and How to Use Sealant Injection on a Valve.


The conference, which ran concurrently with the exhibition, began each day with plenary lectures given by representatives from The Dow Chemical Company, Emerson Automation Solutions, United Valve, A.W. Chesterton, Fluor, Bray International and The American Petroleum Institute (API).  Conference sessions were filled with interested delegates who challenged the speakers with educated and thoughtful questions and many in-depth discussions followed. It was thrilling to see industry professionals sharing ideas and collaborating on important industry topics such as castings & materials, maintenance & repair, supply chain management, fugitive emissions, control valve reliability predication, valve design, cryogenics, actuation & automation, performance & validation and partial stroke testing. In total there were 14 different workshops with approximately 60 individual workshop presentations.


Additionally on June 19th, the day before the conference officially began, six informative courses were held on the following topics: Valve Essentials, Fugitive Emissions, Pump Basics, Grow Your Career in the Valve Industry, Social Media in the Valve Industry and Fluid Sealing Association Short Courses. Each of these courses were filled with interested participants who learned a lot from each of the sessions.

The Valve World Americas Expo & Conference team would like to thank the Conference Chairman, Mr. Bill Patrick, The Dow Chemical Company; Conference Co-Chair Mr. Gobind Khiani, Fluor Canada; and the steering committee for all their hard work in creating an interesting and educational conference program.


Valve World Americas would also like to take the opportunity to recognize the support of our main event sponsors: Bonney Forge, Bray, Crane, DistributionNow, Emerson, Metso, MRC Global and Velan, as well as the conference supporters: The American Petroleum Institute (API), the Fluid Sealing Association (FSA) and the Society of Piping Engineers (SPED).


Please look for a full retrospective of the event including photos in the August issue of Valve World Americas.


For information about the 2019 Valve World Americas Expo & Conference please contact:


2019 Exhibition information:                       

Josh Gillen

Office: +1-416-361-7030



2019 Conference information: 

Sarah Bradley                     

Office: +1-416-361-7030



Held on July 15th and 16th, 2015, the third staging of Valve World Americas Expo & Conference, in Houston, Texas was a great success.

A total of 3,718 visitors attended the event to get a broad overview of the latest technologies, components and systems in the field of industrial flow control presented by 192 exhibitors from the United States, Asia, Canada, Europe, India and Mexico on 38,900 net square feet of exhibit space. The event was relocated from The Woodlands to the George R. Brown Convention Center in downtown Houston in 2013, to allow for the expansion of the expo floor and to increase the space for the conference presentations. The event increased exhibit floor space again this year, in order to accommodate the growth in interest by exhibitors and attendees.

People who attended the conference were also in for a real treat – they could listen to top quality key-note speakers and then had ample opportunity to engage with flow control peers in topical workshops on performance & validation, valve technologies for cryogenic applications, variables in the design of a valve, valve testing for emissions and many more.

To read more about the show, stay tuned for more at Valve World or Valve World Americas magazines. Stay tuned for more information on the next Valve World Americas Expo & Conference to be held on June 20-21, 2017.



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