AMPP Eastern Conference

Explore new ways to tackle coating and corrosion issues

Join AMPP (formally NACE International and SSPC) at AMPP Eastern Conference. This technical program brings together industry professionals in coatings and corrosion to connect on issues directly impacting the Eastern US.

Take advantage of a one-day rectifier class that teaches students the operation, functions, and basic rectifier troubleshooting steps.

Who will you meet at AMPP Eastern Conference?

  • 250+ people from across the Eastern United States
  • 60% of attendees are AMPP members

Our attendees come from:

  • Upstream, midstream, and downstream oil and gas facilities and asset owners
  • Cathodic Protection equipment and service providers
  • Inspection equipment and service providers
  • Coatings manufacturing, equipment, application, and inspection providers
  • Inspection equipment and service providers
  • Utility Operators
  • Department of Transportation

Job titles of our attendees include:

  • Business development directors and managers
  • Managers - asset integrity, facility, construction, and sales
  • Engineers - asset, corrosion, reliability, metallurgical, and pipeline integrity
  • Cathodic protection/corrosion technicians
  • Operations directors and managers
  • Coatings applicator or inspector
Technical Program

Registration

Full conference registration includes access to the exhibit hall, all technical presentations, a copy of the presentation, professional development hours, networking events, and lunch on Thursday.

Registration Type Member Price Non-Member Price
Advance - Ends September 14, 2022

$275 USD $300 USD Register
Regular $325 USD $350 USD Register
One Day

$175 USD $200 USD Register
Student* Free $20 USD
Exhibit Hall Only**

$75 USD $75 USD

Registration policy

10% discount available to 10 or more people from the same company. Contact Meghan Leyva to learn more.
*For student registration, contact [email protected].
**Exhibit hall only registration can be purchased onsite.

Hotel information

Tampa Marriott Water Street
505 Water Street
Tampa, FL 33602

Deadline for hotel registration: October 5, 2022
Rates: 
Single/Double - $239 USD
Triple - $259 USD
Quad - $279 USD

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Standard Rate Government Rate

Enjoy spacious, modern hotel rooms with views of the water or the Tampa skyline. It is conveniently located near the Riverwalk, Florida Aquarium, Amalie Arena, Sparkman Wharf, and the convention center. The Tampa Marriott offers first-class amenities including a rooftop pool, fitness area, restaurants, and over 20 event spaces.

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Exhibitors

Our exhibit hall is currently sold out. To add your company name to the waitlist to be added to the floorplan if someone cancels, please contact Stephanie Decker.

Additional booth attendants may register for the full conference registration fee of $275.

If you are needing to change a booth size or have any questions, please contact David Briley.

Tabletop rules and regulations will apply for this conference. 

Floorplan

Sponsorships

Sponsorships provide the opportunity for top companies to stay at the forefront of decision-makers’ and conference attendees’ minds. The AMPP Eastern Conference assists exhibitors with their brand awareness by offering additional ways to catch attendees’ attention through Sponsorships.

For more sponsorship information, please contact Stephanie Decker at [email protected].

Available Sponsorships

Networking

Visit with friends and industry peers by taking part in our many networking opportunities.

Bob Chalker, CEO of AMPP, Live Member’s Roundtable

Wednesday, October 26
3 – 5 p.m.

Exhibitors and attendees are invited to a roundtable on Wednesday afternoon. Take advantage of this opportunity to ask Bob Chalker any questions you have. This session is for you!

Opening Reception in the exhibit hall

Wednesday, October 26
5 – 7 p.m.

A favorite social event, this year’s Opening Reception features hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine, and soft drinks. It is a great opportunity to network with attendees. A cash bar will also be available. Join us as we kick off Eastern Conference!

Lunch with guest speaker Kim Ray, Director, EMERG Student Outreach Program at AMPP

Thursday, October 27
11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Join Kim Ray to hear about AMPP’s EMERG program and participate in a short hands-on activity.

Happy Hour in the exhibit hall

Thursday, October 27
4 – 5 p.m.

Join us as we close out day two with hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine, and soft drinks. Enjoy this excellent opportunity to network with people in your industry.

Sip & Stroll

Thursday, October 27
5 – 11 p.m.

Join us immediately after the exhibit hall happy hour Thursday for a Sip & Stroll starting at 5:00 pm at Garrison’s Tavern, located in our host hotel lobby. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to network with colleagues on the last night of this conference! Let’s share and gain knowledge, empowering us all to learn from each other, while enjoying drinks, food, and the beautiful views of downtown Tampa. The route will be provided at registration; each stop on the stroll will be within walking distance from the hotel and have plenty of food and beverage choices.

Gift Card Extravaganza for all attendees in the exhibit hall

Friday, October 28
11:45 a.m.

Exhibitors can donate a $50-100 gift card to be raffled off for all attendees. Must be present to win.

Conference committee

Conference Chair: Stephanie Decker, Tinker & Rasor

Coatings Technical Program Chair: Cindy Patton, LifeLast, Inc. – Seal for Life Industries
Coatings Technical Program Co-Chair: Keith Boswell, National Pipeline Services

Corrosion Technical Program Chair: Don Olson – Mobiltex Data Inc.
Corrosion Technical Program Co-Chair: Billy Lathero, Florida Gas Transmission (Energy Transfer)

October 26-28
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Exhibit hall hours

Set Up:
Wednesday October 26
Noon to 5pm

Wednesday October 26
5pm to 7pm

Thursday October 27
8am to 5pm

Friday October 28
8am to 12pm

Tear down:
Friday October 28
Noon to 2pm


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Rectifier Training

Basic Cathodic Protection Rectifier Training

October 26
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
$225 per person (limited spots available)

This class will teach students the operation, functions, and basic troubleshooting steps for rectifiers. It will involve lectures as well as hands-on troubleshooting.

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Presenter: Don Olson - Mobiltex Data Inc.

A long-standing member of AMPP (formerly NACE), Don has been providing training to the industry for 35+ years and has taught thousands of CP professionals.

Don offers rectifier training classes to not only enhance the general knowledge of Cathodic Protection rectifiers but also to aid in selecting the best type of rectifier for the specific application. Classes include discussions on Cathodic Protection fundamentals, general safety practices, design considerations, rectifier types, applications and selection, basic rectifier theory, installation, and maintenance considerations, troubleshooting, and repair, etc. In addition to the theory portion of the class, students can also expect to receive direct hands-on troubleshooting training on rectifier units.

A Certificate of Completion will be presented to attendees after the class. Please note this is not an AMPP course and certificates will be provided by the instructor.

Students are encouraged to bring and use their multimeters for the hands-on troubleshooting part of the class.

Exhibitor Payment & Cancellation Policy: Payment is due at the time of contract submission. If you request to be invoiced, payment is due within 30 days of invoice date. After 30 days of the invoice date, your pre-selected booth space will be forfeited without full payment. You will be required to select another booth space when payment is received. All unpaid booth spaces will remain in "reserved" status until full payment is received. Contracts received less than 30 days prior to event must be paid in full at the time of contract submission.

All requests for cancellation must be submitted in writing. All paid and guaranteed exhibitor booth registrations cancelled in writing at least 30 calendar days or more prior to the start of the event will receive a full refund, less a 10% service fee of the total exhibit space fees; including booth attendant registrations. Paid and guaranteed exhibitor booth registrations cancelled in writing 29 to 15 days prior to the start of the event will receive a refund of 50% of the total exhibit space fees; including booth attendant registrations. No refunds or credit will be issued on cancellation requests received less than 14 days before the event begins. If the conference is cancelled due to Federal, State, or local regulations, exhibitors will receive a full refund.

Standard Registration Policy: Paid registrations cancelled in writing at least 30 calendar days or more prior to the start of the event will receive a full refund, less a 10% service fee. Paid registrations cancelled in writing 29 to 7 calendar days before the starting date of the event will receive a refund of 50% of the registration fee. No refunds or credit will be issued on cancellation requests received less than 7 calendar days before the event begins. Transfer of registration is permitted one time with an accompanying fee of $100.00 USD. Transfers may not be made less than 7 calendar days before the event begins. This policy supersedes any previously published policy regarding the cancellation process for AMPP Conferences.

All requests for transfer or cancellation must be submitted in writing to [email protected]. No refund will be processed if the registrant is a no show.

Right to Deny or Remove: We reserve the right to deny registration or admission to, or remove any party from the Conference, in our sole discretion.