ICC Sydney ready for the world’s corrosion experts

For four days in November, Sydney will be host to some of the leading researchers and practitioners in the field of corrosion management prevention. Delegates will travel from all parts of the globe to share their knowledge and experience.

Presented by the Australasian Corrosion Association (ACA), Corrosion & Prevention 2017 conference and trade exhibition between 12-15 November 2017 will be the year’s major event to showcase and promote all efforts to minimise the impact of corrosion.

The conference is an important source of the latest information concerning corrosion prevention and management, in addition to being an opportunity to network with peers and colleagues. The conference will comprise a program of keynote presentations and technical papers under a range of industry ‘streams’, integrated with an exhibition which will showcase products and services of the corrosion mitigation industry. More than 500 delegates are expected to attend from industries including protective coatings, water, defence, building and construction, mining, oil & gas, cathodic protection, power and more.

The integral trade exhibition comprises more than 70 companies who will present the latest technology to measure and analyse corrosion as well as the latest surface coating material and application equipment that supports the work of corrosion practitioners. Organisations such as Jotun, Freyssinet, Absafe, Humiscope, Carboline, CCE and NACE, will have staff available to answer questions from delegates.

In addition to the plenary addresses and the annual P F Thompson Memorial Lecture, more than 80 papers across a range of technical streams will cover topics including corrosion management of reinforced concrete, the synergism of electrochemical and mechanical factors in materials degradation, corrosion of emerging materials, the advantages of heat resistant composites and coatings for corrosion prevention.

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.

To maximise networking opportunities, there is a comprehensive program of social events for both delegates and partners. A Welcome Reception and Awards Dinner are the main conference functions, with a guided tour of the iconic Sydney Opera House or day-trip to the beautiful Blue Mountains an option for partners. The Young Corrosion Group will also be hosting events of interest and value to young corrosionists and those new to the corrosion industry, along with a silent auction for the ACA Foundation.

Registration is still available for the conference. Please visit the web site To obtain exhibitor trade passes, complete the form on the conference web site: and scroll to the bottom of the page.

The ACA works with academia and industry to research all aspects of corrosion in order to provide an extensive knowledge base that supports best practice in corrosion management, thus ensuring all impacts of corrosion are responsibly managed, the environment is protected, public safety enhanced and economies improved.