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1 PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES: MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS West Asia and Africa Region NACE International July 29, 2008

2 2 Presentation Outline Professional Societies Membership Benefits –Technical –Non Technical NACE Overview Why Join NACE? NACE Conferences and Seminars NACE Education Programs West Asia and Africa Region Typical NACE Section Activities

3 3 Technical Societies National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) American Chemical Society (ACS) American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) American Society of Metals (ASM) American Welding Society (AWS) American Society for NDT (ASNT) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Environmental Engineering Society (EES) American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) American Institute for Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)

4 4 Benefits of Membership - Technical Society Journal Networking (establish Industry contacts) Learn about different technical disciplines from other members Meet and correspond with engineers from different industries Meetings and conferences for professional development

5 5 Benefits of Membership – Non Technical Benefits of Membership – Non Technical Acquiring Management Skills Leadership Organization, planning, logistics Communication, public speaking, writing Financial, cost management Teamwork/interpersonal Motivation/innovation

6 6 NACE Overview NACE Mission - reduce the impact of corrosion It was established in 1943 by e leven corrosion engineers in the pipeline industry NACE International has become the largest organization in the world committed to the study of corrosion

7 7 Wherever its members are more than 15,000 members worldwide North America: Northern Area Eastern Area Central Area Western Area International: East Asia/Pacific Rim Region West Asia/Africa Region –Saudi Arabia –Kuwait/Oman/Qatar/UAE/Nigeria/Libya Europe Region Latin America Region

8 8 Why Join NACE? NACE Standards NACE Technical Reports NACE conference papers Materials Performance Journal Access to interactive electronic books and databases NACE Corrosion Network

9 9 NACE Conferences and Seminars Annual Corrosion Conference (5,000-6,000 delegates) Pipeline & Integrity Management Seminar International Pipeline Coatings Conference Corrosion Technology Week (CTW) Specific Technology Groups (STGs) Meetings

10 10 NACE Education/Certification Programs Coating Inspector Program Cathodic Protection Program Corrosion Technologist Certification

11 11 West Asia/Africa Region Region Director Faisal Al-Faqeer Region Vice Chairman Hussein Al-Mahrous Region Secretary Jafar Moufaq Region Chairman Abdullah Al-Rumaih Region Treasurer Mohammed Al-Omairy Follow up on Sections activities and affairs Conduct region board meetings Organize regional activities and programs, i.e. corrosion conference, etc. Coordinate regional programs and events between the various Sections.

12 12 Typical NACE Section Activities Monthly Technical Dinner Meetings Technical Courses Students Chapter Region Corrosion Conference Social and Technical Trips

13 13 NACE Dhahran Section – Monthly Technical Dinner Meetings - Strong and diverse program (9 dinner meetings with > 100 attendees in some)

14 14 Technical Courses CourseDateCourseDate Basic CorrosionOct 07Basic CorrosionMar, Nov 08 Coating Inspection Program CIP INov 07Coating Inspection Program CIP IMar, Oct 08 CIP IINov 07CIP IIMar, Nov 08 Cathodic Protection Tester CP INov 07CP Tester CP IMay, Nov 08 CP Technician CP IIDec 07CP Technician CP IIMay, Nov 08 Corrosion Technologist CertificationCP Technologist CP IIIMay 08 Corrosion Control in the Refining Industry Apr 08 Internal Corrosion For PipelinesApr, Dec 08 Coatings in Conjunction with Cathodic Protection Jun 08 Designing for Corrosion ControlJun 08

15 15 Middle East Corrosion Conference - Four plenary lectures of distinguished speakers - 100 technical papers - Four workshops - Student posters - Many exhibitors

16 16 NACE Dhahran Section – Field Visit

17 17 Thank you

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