2018 Stainless Steel World Americas / Managing Aging Plants Conference & Exhibition


The 2018 Managing Aging Plants USA and Stainless Steel World Americas Conference and Exhibition will be held from November 13th to 14th, 2018 at the Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria Hotel in Houston, Texas. The aim of this dynamic event is to create a community dedicated to operating aging infrastructure safely & efficiently through the use of materials, inspection methods, best practices, etc.

The conference

Mr. Kenneth Kirkham, a Group Head & Principal Leader with E2G| The Equity Engineering Group, Inc., is the Conference Chairman and he will develop an in-depth conference program alongside the Vice-Chairman Mr. Cody Kell, a Materials Engineering Specialist with 3M, and a steering committee made up of esteemed representatives from companies such as Air Liquide, AkzoNovel, Albemarle, Fluor, Suez, etc.

The conference schedule will consist of keynote lectures, presentation sessions, and workshops focusing on a variety of relevant topics such as:

  • - Avoiding failures
  • - Codes, standards, and regulations
  • - Corrosion
  • - Inspection procedures
  • - Non destructive testing (NDT)
  • - Reliability
  • - Remediation of infrastructure
  • - Risk-based inspection (RBI)
  • - Safety
  • - Sustainability
  • - The use of duplex, exotic alloys, etc.
  • - Welding


The exhibition

Running alongside the conference is the exhibition, which will showcase the latest products and solutions for the processing, manufacturing, machinery, repair, and maintenance sectors.

There will be ample opportunities to meet and network with professionals specializing in procurement, production, maintenance, operations, and plant management. The exhibition will bring together end-users, buyers and specifiers from a variety of industries including oil & gas, chemical & petrochemical, power generation, etc.

Please view the 2018 floor plan here

For more information about getting involved with the conference and/or exhibition please visit the Stainless Steel World Americas and Managing Aging Plants USA 2018 info page or contact:


For exhibition information contact:

Josh Gillen
Office: +1-416-361-7030
Mobile: +1-647-983-7030

For conference information contact:

Candace Allison
Office: +1-416-361-7030
Mobile: +1-647-998-7030
Email: c.allison@kci-world.com