April 30, 2018

Letter from the Chair

Message From the IPEIA 2021 Chair

Dear Colleagues,

It is with positive anticipation that we extend to you an invitation to the 25th annual IPEIA Conference and Exhibition from March 1st 2021, to March 5th, 2021.

IPEIA recognizes that COVID-19 and the current pricing environment presents extraordinary challenges for our industry, our businesses, our communities and our families. While circumstances are changing rapidly, IPEIA is monitoring the situation and its potential impact on our conference closely. We are planning and reviewing various scenarios so we can ultimately ensure we are able to provide a forum for the IPEIA Membership to continue to knowledge share and build relationships.

I truly have the utmost admiration for the Pressure Equipment Industry for being so resilient during these challenging times. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank-you for continuing to support the industry and for your commitment to IPEIA.

We are very grateful for the incredibly successful 2020 conference as IPEIA continues to be renowned as the premier pressure equipment conference to attend. We are very proud that we remain a volunteer based, not-for-profit conference with proceeds continuing to be invested back into the associated as well as to support educational initiatives and research going directly back to our industry. I wanted to reassure you that we are committed to ensuring the continued success of the conference and association.

Building on the successes of preceding IPEIA Conferences, this year’s event will once again provide a platform to bring together our industry, although it might look a little different. This year’s conference is also a big milestone marking our 25th Anniversary. We are busy planning to make this milestone special for our delegates with more details to come. We are incredibly proud and excited of our roots and history that our past leaders have built to allow us to do this. With a continued focus on our Technical Program we are confident that IPEIA 2021 will not disappoint. We want to continue to build on initiatives such as the Integrity Challenges Forum, the Regulatory Pane and the Student Poster Sessions. We would not be able to undertake these initiatives and a conference of this magnitude without the
generous support of our sponsors, our organizations, and our many hard working volunteers. We cannot thank-you all enough for everything you have done and continue to do for IPEIA. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our Conference Management Team for their hard work and preparation for this year’s conference.

We hope that you remain safe and we look forward to celebrating our 25th Anniversary with each of you.

Alison Weeks
IPEIA 2021 Chair