AMPP Eastern Conference

Explore new ways to tackle coating and corrosion issues

About the Eastern Conference

Join us in Georgia 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?

  • 300+ 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

Registration

Save $100 on your full conference registration when you register by August 21, 2023.

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 Tuesday. 

Registration Type Member Price Non-Member Price
Advance $300 USD $325 USD Register
Regular $400 USD $425 USD Begins August 22, 2023
One Day $200 USD $225 USD Register
Student* Free $20 USD Contact customersupport@ampp.org
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 customersupport@ampp.org.
**Exhibit hall only registration can be purchased onsite.

Call for abstracts

Deadline for Abstracts: May 26
Deadline for Presentation: September 1

Cathodic protection/corrosion
  • A/C Mitigation
  • Impressed Current Design
  • Anode Selection for Non-Homogenic Soils
  • Pipeline Current Mapping
  • D/C Interference
  • Internal Corrosion testing/monitoring/treatment
  • Fundamentals of Cathodic Protection
  • Basic CP Measurements
  • CP Surveys (CIS/DCVG/ACVG)
  • Direct Examinations/Pipe Inspections
  • Stress Corrosion Cracking (SCC)
  • The 100 Millivolt Polarization Criteria, When to Use it and When Not to Use It
  • AC and DC Coupon Technology

Submit cathodic protection abstract

Coatings
  • Fundamentals of corrosion protection using coatings
  • Surface preparation
  • Coating application
  • Field and shop installation
  • Coating testing and inspection
  • Atmospheric coatings
  • Exterior & Interior pipeline coatings
  • Storage tank linings
  • High temperature coatings
  • Bridge coatings
  • Marine applications
  • Water and Wastewater
  • Failure Analysis
  • Case Studies

Submit coatings abstract

Hotel information

The DeSoto

15 East Liberty Street,
Savannah, GA 31401

Reservation deadline: September 7, 2023

Single/Double: $209 USD

Please call toll free 1-866-810-5325 and let them know you are with the AMPP Eastern Area Conference.

Book Your Room

Please note the tax/fees for Savannah are currently 13% plus a State Hotel Occupancy Fee of $5 per room per night and a City Fee of $1 per room per night will apply to each room. Hotel has a historic preservation fee of 1.89% per room, per night. Taxes and fees as required by the state/city of Savannah are subject to change. Rates are quoted based on single/double occupancy an additional fee of $10.00 for each additional adult over two adults per room.

Discount airfare

AMPP has partnered with United Airlines to offer you a discount on your travel to this event. Click here to read the discount instructions.

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. 

All sponsors from the 2022 conference will have first right of refusal to purchase the sponsorship they had. They will be contacted in the next couple of months by Tish Edmondson or Andrea Hunter to rebook their sponsorship. After they have had a chance to rebook their sponsorship any company wishing to purchase a sponsorship that is available can do so.

For more sponsorship information, please contact Tish Edmondson or Andrea Hunter.

Available Sponsorships Thank You To Our Sponsors

Exhibitors

Attendees of the AMPP Eastern Conference want to learn about the latest products and services in corrosion prevention and coatings. This offers exhibiting companies the chance to demonstrate how their goods and services are useful in addressing these issues.

Rebooking has started. An AMPP staff member will reach out to you to rebook your space for 2023. Any company that did not exhibit last year, please reach out to Tish Edmonson or Andrea Hunter for more information.

Exhibit fee includes:

  • Tabletop exhibit space* (includes one 6 ft. table and two chairs)
  • 1 full conference registration
    • Additional booth attendants may register for the full conference registration fee of $300
  • 1 tent card displaying your company name
  • Company name listed on floor plan located on the conference website

Tabletop rules and regulations will apply for this conference. 

Price: $550 USD

View Floorplan

For more information, please reach out to Tish Edmondson or Andrea Hunter.

Exhibit hall hours

Exhibitor move-in

Monday, October 2
12 - 5 p.m.

Show hours

Monday, October 2
5 - 7 p.m.

Tuesday, October 3
8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Wednesday, October 4
8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Exhibitor move-out

Wednesday, October 4
12 - 2 p.m.

Networking

Opening Reception in the exhibit hall

Monday, October 2
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!

Happy Hour in the exhibit hall

Tuesday, October 3
5 – 6 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.

Conference committee

Conference Chair:

  • Greg Alexander, Southern Company Gas

Exhibit/Sponsors/Social Chairs: 

  • Tish Edmondson. MESA
  • Andrea Hunter, Jennings Anodes USA Inc.
  • Chad Zeis, Gunter Construction Co. Inc.

Coatings Technical Program Chairs:

  • Joshua Padilla, S&ME
  • Jonathan Hill, IUPA

Corrosion Technical Program Chairs:

  • Tim Perkins, Virginia Natural Gas
  • Felix Enriquez, Trenton Corp
  • Christiane Lederer, Corrosion & Integrity Consulting Services
  • Richard Flowers, Southern Company Gas 

About Savannah

The AMPP Georgia Chapter is excited to welcome you to Savannah, Georgia this fall.

Savannah, Georgia is a beautiful Southern getaway where historical buildings, art, shopping, and ghost legends are all cloaked in Spanish moss. In Savannah, every meal is accompanied with a cocktail, and the food is directly from the coast.

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October 2-4
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Rectifier training

Interested in learning the operation, functions, and basic troubleshooting steps for rectifiers.
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Schedule

Exhibitor Move-in:
Monday, October 2
12 - 5 p.m.

Show Hours:
Monday, October 2
5 - 7 p.m.

Tuesday, October 3
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Wednesday, October 4
8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Exhibitor Move-out:
Wednesday, October 4
12 - 2 p.m.


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Rectifier Training

Basic Cathodic Protection Rectifier Training

October 2
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 lecture as well as hands on troubleshooting.  

Register

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 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 at the conclusion of class. Please note this is not an AMPP course and certificates will be provided from the instructor.

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

Thank you to our sponsors

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 customersupport@ampp.org. 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.