MTI’s 2009 AsiaTAC Meeting (formerly named SinoTAC) will be held at the Renaissance Zhongshan Park Hotel in Shanghai Sept. 23–25. This year’s event will include a full-day stainless-steel training seminar.
“MTI member companies are growing very fast in the Asia Pacific area in recent years,” explains AsiaTAC Chair Henry Ye of DuPont. “I know DuPont has already set up about 40 wholly owned plant sites and joint ventures. Dow Chemical, BASF, Bayer and many other member companies have an even heavier investment in this region. We are facing similar difficulties and challenges as we develop our businesses here."
This year’s meeting agenda includes four panel discussions covering equipment fabrication and inspection, nickel-based alloys, corrosion under insulation, and gasket vendor qualification. MTI added the Stainless Steel Seminar because it was a very popular topic with attendees at previous meetings, according to Ye.
In addition to the panel discussions and seminar, AsiaTAC will feature an interactive forum where technical questions are presented and often answered by experts in the audience. Organizers are also planning to provide updates on the glass-lined equipment, Chinese Material Standard (GB Standards), and fastener projects that were launched at the 2007 and 2008 meetings.
MTI does not charge a fee to participate in this conference. However, space is limited and will be allotted on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information about this year’s AsiaTAC meeting, visit http://www.mti-global.org.