The Australasian Corrosion Association (ACA) will host the industry leading Corrosion and Prevention 2019 (C&P 2019) conference on 24-27 November at the Crown Promenade in Melbourne, Australia. 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.

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.

In addition to the technical program, the 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.

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.

For further information, please visit: https://conference.corrosion.com.au/

Lauren ‘LJ’ Butler is the Assistant Editor of Utility magazine and has been part of the team at Monkey Media since 2018.

After completing a Bachelor of Media, Communications and Professional Writing at the University of Wollongong in 2014, and prior to writing about the utility sector, LJ worked as a Journalist and Sub Editor across the horticulture, hardware, power equipment, construction and accommodation industries with publishers such as Glenvale Publications, Multimedia Publishing and Bean Media Group.

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