First AMPP Annual Conference + Expo Successful on All Fronts


The inaugural AMPP Annual Conference + Expo in San Antonio, Texas, USA drew nearly 5,000 attendees from the corrosion and protective coatings industries worldwide. From informative programs and workshops to exhibits and networking, the conference featured the very latest information on materials, corrosion and coating trends, best practices, and products.

The technical program, with 41 symposia, featured paper presentations on a wide range of corrosion and coatings topics, including corrosion management, marine corrosion, coatings failure, cathodic protection, and much more. Forums included everything from achieving successful leadership and digital asset transformation to pipeline safety and zinc coatings for asset protection. A protective coatings workshop was one of several focused on specialized topics throughout the week.

Awards programs included AMPP honors for members with outstanding contributions to the organization, the annual CoatingsPro Contractor Awards, and the Student Poster Awards.

The Expo featured 348 companies displaying the latest in corrosion control and protective coatings. For a hands-on interactive experience, the coatings experience and cathodic protection (CP) test field were available in the exhibit hall. The new AMPPiTheater featured topical presentations ranging from sustainability, data capture technology, titanium grade selection, health hazards in the coatings industry, and more.

The 2023 AMPP Conference + Expo will be held March 19-23 in Denver, Colorado, USA. Make plans now to attend the world’s largest, most valuable event of the year for the corrosion and coatings industry.