2021 Valve World Americas Expo & Conference Guide

Aug 20, 2021

This October, flow control professionals, manufacturers and service providers will meet up in Houston, Texas for the Valve World Americas Expo and Conference. Decision-makers and leaders in the valve market from the US and around the world will come together at the George R. Brown Convention Center to network, share experiences and discover new products and innovations in flow control.

Considered the meeting point for many in the valve industry, Valve World Americas is the place to be if you want to put your latest products in front of qualified buyers from every segment of the flow control market.

Already planning to attend and need an exhibit? Contact Exhibit Experience today.

Valve World Americas Expo & Conference Details

Date: October 13 – 14, 2021
Location: George R. Brown Convention Center
Exhibit Hours:
Wed. October 13, 2021: 9am – 5pm
Thurs. October 14, 2021: 9am – 4pm

Health & Safety:
Valve World Americas Expo will implement protocols and onsite precautions to ensure the health and safety of all attendees and exhibitors. Organizers are currently working with the convention center and local public health officials to develop an approach that will keep the community safe. These protocols and safety measures will be announced closer to the show dates. For complete and up-to-date health and safety policies, consult the COVID-19 Precautions page of their website.

Accommodations:
Hilton Americas is the official hotel for Valve World Americas 2021. You can book a hotel through their online reservation portal here.

Attendee Profile

This year, Valve World Americas will focus on the large and important valve markets of North, Central, and South America. More than 250 globally-located companies will present their newest products and latest services. If you’re a valve manufacturer, supplier, fabricator, or distributor, this is the place to be to showcase your products and forge new business relationships.

In 2019, the fifth Valve World Americas Expo and Conference saw 4,361 attendees, including over 700 conference delegates. It was a new record for the show, on they hope to surpass this year.

Attendees were a mix of flow control professionals who specialize in:

  • Valve Subject Matter Experts
  • Procurement Managers
  • Piping Engineers
  • Materials Specialists
  • And more.

Representatives from influential companies like Phillips 66, Fluor, The Dow Chemical Company, Jacobs Engineering, Shell, and many others were also in attendance. The 2019 expo hosted nearly 300 manufacturers and service providers.

Professional Development
In addition to the decision-makers, attendees will also include many in the industry looking to obtain professional development hours. That is because Valve World Americas is the go-to conference for the market, offering up workshops and certification for the following:

  • Valve technology for cryogenic applications
  • Valve Design
  • Valve Testing for Emissions
  • Materials Specification & Casting
  • Supply Chain
  • Valve Asset Management
  • Control Valve Reliability Prediction
  • Performance and validation
  • Actuation & Automation
  • Maintenance & Repair
  • ESDV Valve Reliability

Exhibit Space Details

The Valve World Americas Expo has created booth guidelines based on the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) Guidelines for Display Rules and Regulations. Their complete list of rules and regulations is available in their Exhibitor Resource Manual (page 18).

When you register, you will be able to pick the type of booth you want for the show. Here is a complete list of the booth types available (layout available in the resource manual):

  • 10’ x 10’ perimeter (along the wall)
  • 10’ x 10’ perimeter corner
  • 10’ x 10’ Linear/In-Line (part of an “island” of booths)
  • 10’ x 10’ Linear/In-Line Corner
  • 10’ x 30’ Linear/In-Line Corner
  • 20’ x 10’ End Cap
  • 20’ x 20’ Split Island
  • 10’ x 20’ Linear
  • 20’ x 20’ Peninsula
  • 30’ x 20’ Island
  • 30’ x 40’ Island

Make sure they see you while they’re there! Exhibit Experience will help you stand out from the crowd.

Exhibit Experience’s Rental Booths

Depending on your target audience and product, there are certain booth sizes and configurations that work better than others. An exhibit house that has never built for the Valve World Americas Expo & Conference may not provide the right booth size for your needs. This will make it difficult for you to get the most out of this high-profile show.

Here are a few tips for how to make sure your booth is a success at the Valve World Americas Expo:

  1. Determine your booth plan: will you rent, build or use existing materials?
  2. Design a memorable in-booth experience: No matter the size, your booth should tell a seamless brand story. Pro Tip: include an interactive experience for your booth visitors.
  3. Build and train the right team: having the right booth staff is just as important as having the right design; include a mix of people from sales, technical, customer service, and management.
  4. Ditch the hard sell: Instead of trying to get sales, focus instead on solving the challenges your audience faces each day.

Exhibit Experience can help you plan for the perfect show; we will:

  • Design and build your exhibit to the right specs
  • Provide 24-hour support throughout the trade show.
  • Set up and take down your booth

Exhibit Experience produces state-of-the-art exhibits within a variety of budgets. From custom to pre-certified exhibits, we’ll have the booth you need to show off your company the right way. Our exhibit management services are all-inclusive, from design to delivery. We will deliver your exhibit on time, on budget, and following all safety protocols.

If you are interested in exhibiting at the Valve World Americas Expo and don’t know where to begin, contact us for a complimentary consultation.