C&P2016 to showcase corrosion prevention advances

Media Release

26 September 2016

C&P2016 to showcase corrosion prevention advances

Corrosion is a continuing challenge to industries and governments around the world. It has been estimated that more than three per cent of global GDP each year is spent on corrosion mitigation and repair, making it vital that the latest technologies and practices are applied to managing this insidious threat.

To support and promote all efforts to minimise the impact of corrosion, the Australasian Corrosion Association (ACA)  will present the Corrosion & Prevention Conference in New Zealand in November this year.

Industry experts will deliver six plenary addresses—including the PF Thompson Lecture—and 83 presentations across four technical streams, in addition to seven forums. Staged in Auckland’s Sky City Convention Centre between 13-16 November 2016, C&P 2016 will bring together leading researchers and industry practitioners who combat corrosion on a daily basis. More than 450 delegates are expected to attend the conference and extensive exhibition of key industry suppliers.

The diverse technical streams will showcase the latest developments in corrosion prevention, management and mitigation. The broad themes of the technical seminars are coatings, concrete & asset management, the oil & gas and offshore industry, and research. Topics covered will range from fundamental corrosion science to hands-on application including advances in sensing & monitoring; asset management; cathodic protection; concrete corrosion and repair; corrosion mechanisms, modelling and prediction; materials selection and design, and protective coatings.

Dr Patricia Shaw, Better Buildings Research Team Leader at BRANZ, will deliver the PF Thompson Memorial Lecture in 2016 covering the corrosion of polymeric materials. The lecture commemorates the work of corrosion science pioneer, P F Thompson, and has been delivered every year at the ACA’s annual conference since 1951.

As in past years, C&P 2016 will give delegates many opportunities to network with colleagues and peers, in addition to being a source for the latest information concerning corrosion prevention, control and repair.

This conference will be of value to people working in a wide range of industries, including construction, oil & gas, mining, cultural and historical materials preservation, power generation, maritime, asset management, food processing, and defence.

Places are still available for the conference. Please visit the web site

The ACA is a not-for-profit, membership Association which provides training, seminars, conferences, publications and other activities to disseminate information about corrosion and its prevention or control. The industry association was formed in 1955 and represents companies, organisations and individuals involved in the fight against corrosion and promotes cooperation between academic, industrial, commercial and governmental organisations.


About the Australasian Corrosion Association

he Australasian Corrosion Association Incorporated (ACA) is a not-for-profit, industry association, established in 1955 to service the needs of Australian and New Zealand companies, organisations and individuals involved in the fight against corrosion.

The vision of the ACA is to reduce the impact of corrosion.

For further information, please visit the web site:

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