AMPP Hosts Inaugural Event for Corrosion Control, Protective Coatings

The Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP) will host the world’s largest corrosion and protective coatings event from March 6-10, 2022, in San Antonio, Texas, USA.

The first event of its kind, the AMPP Annual Conference + Expo 2022 will combine two world renowned events: CORROSION by NACE International, and Coatings + by SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings.

AMPP’s new conference will feature everything attendees valued from the legacy events including technical exchange and innovation, networking, and opportunities for collaboration. Attendees can also expect valuable programming throughout AMPP’s technical sessions, standards and administrative meetings, and an exposition featuring hundreds of exhibitors from around the world. AMPP will offer select content virtually on demand following the event.

The featured keynote speaker for the event is former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray Lahood, who will provide an in-depth analysis of the current state of infrastructure and how the 2021 U.S. Infrastructure and Jobs Act will affect the corrosion and protective coatings sector. Lahood will share insights into how the U.S. government prioritizes infrastructure projects and what industry professionals need to know about existing policies and sustainability initiatives.

“AMPP is committed to creating innovative programs and events that inform and inspire our members and industry stakeholders,” says Bob Chalker, AMPP CEO. “We are excited to bring together so many leaders for a long-awaited reunion at what will be our first AMPP Annual Conference + Expo. This new event will deliver the latest insights into the coatings and corrosion prevention industry we serve and provide a forum for attendees to learn, network and grow.”

Throughout the week industry recognized leaders will speak on current industry trends and topics. The following interactive and hands-on experiences will also take place throughout the week:

  • Cathodic Protection Field 
  • The Coatings Experience 
  • Protective Coatings Workshop 
  • Heavy Equipment Area 
  • AMPPitheaters

Follow #AMPP2022 on social media for news before and during the event to keep up with everything happening at the conference.

Source: AMPP 2022,