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POSTPONED: Surface Preparation & Coatings Panel Meeting (Held in conjunction with NACE Corrosion 2020)
March 17 8:00 am - March 18 5:00 pm
SPC Panel Community; please see the below email in regards to the postponement of the upcoming SPC Meeting:
The purpose of this e-mail is to inform you that NACE has postponed its Corrosion 2020 conference originally scheduled for March 17th-19th until June 14th-18th, 2020. The decision to postpone was driven by the potential impact of the CORONAVIRUS to its members and attendees. NACE decision is one that I fully support and as a result I am postponing the SP&C Panel meeting until further notice. The health and well being of ALL attendees come first.
Please see additional information relative to NACE Corrosion 2020 in Buddy Reams, Chief Maritime Officer, e-mail below and the attachment, NACE International POSTPONING CORROSION 2020, (copied below).
We are working on alternative date and location for the SP&C Panel meeting, but please understand that these plans may be impacted by the CORONAVURIS as well.
Thank you for your patience and understanding during these uncertain times. Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions and concerns.
Arcino “Q” Quiero, Jr.
NSRP Surface Preparation & Coatings (SP&C) Panel Chair
“Q” and Bob,
As you might have surmised by listening to the news, the Covid-19 virus has been ramping up in CONUS. The last couple of days have seen some significant changes both in recommendations from government officials and in blanket corporate travel restrictions. As such, NACE have decided, in the interest of health and safety, to postpone the Corrosion conference until June (please see attached for official announcement that just went out).
Sorry to drop this news on you late on a Friday night as I know it’s going to create disruption for you. We have reserved a large meeting hall at NACE Headquarters to accommodate the SP&C meeting and will continue to support the quality round-table should the SP&C panel desire to hold it as planned. In that case, we’ll also work with you to arrange local catering (which I suspect will be at lower cost to you anyway).
You can reach me at the below mobile number any time, even over the weekend. Happy to answer any questions.
Buddy Reams | Chief Maritime Officer
NACE International | The Worldwide Corrosion Authority®