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The Industrial Valve Summit will take place on 25-26 May in Bergamo, Italy

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The organizers of the Industrial Valve Summit (IVS), one of the most important international events dedicated to industrial valve technologies and flow control solutions, have presented the fourth edition of the fair in Milano, at Palazzo delle Stelline congress center. IVS 2022, promoted by Confindustria Bergamo and Promoberg, will take place in Bergamo on 25th and 26th May.

The five thematic sessions covered by the IVS 2022 conference cycles are: Advances in safe valve design, materials, manufacturing, coatings, and focus on additive manufacturing; valve actuation and control; Fugitive emissions and valve sealing technologies; Innovation, emerging technologies, and future scenarios; International standards, supply specifications, lean documentation management, and remote inspection technologies.

IVS 2022 comes three years after the last edition of the event, and the growth that has distinguished it since the first edition continues. Record numbers are expected for IVS 2022, starting from the companies that will be exhibiting at the fair. To meet the growing demand for exhibition space, the organizers have planned an additional pavilion expanding the halls by 5000 square meters. This means that the Summit’s spaces will reach a record total of 15,000 square meters.

Almost 300 exhibitors from twelve countries will be attending the fourth edition of the Summit: Italy, Germany, Great Britain, the United States of America, France, South Korea, Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium, South Africa, Turkey, and the Czech Republic, representing four continents.

IVS 2022 to take place on 25-26 May in Bergamo, Italy. Additive manufacturing will be a key focus area at the Industrial Valve Summit.
Industrial Valve Summit 2019 visitor demographics

The international participation is growing thanks to the synergy with AVR ANIMA (the industry association representing Italian companies in the valves and fittings sector) and ICE (the Italian Trade Commission), which will allow the presence of delegations arriving from around twenty countries. The delegations will have the opportunity to interface with the operators in the oil and gas sector attending the exhibition, initiating meetings, and matchmaking activities. In detail, areas dedicated to B2B meetings will be arranged at the AVR ANIMA and ICE stands. Continuing the theme of international attendance, the IVS organizers confirm the presence of over sixty guests of primary standing among decision-makers, operators, and international speakers.

The Summit organizers, through an operational collaboration with UNIDO ITPO Italy, the Italian Office for the Promotion of Technology, and Investment of the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation, have made it possible for a delegation of Iraqi entrepreneurs and institutional representatives to attend. The initiative is one of the highlights of the “Investment Promotion for Iraq – Phase II” project, which aims to develop Iraq’s productive fabric by intensifying trade relations with Italy, to encourage the promotion of investments and technology transfer between the two countries.

The conference program is also growing from year to year, with a richer program of scientific conferences, talks, and technical content. This year, the Summit will be introducing a calendar of workshops, laboratories, and panels to complement the five main theme sessions. The opening event will be the round table, the first of its kind, examining the role of hydrogen in the new scenarios linked to decarbonization, scheduled for Tuesday 24th May. All the content discussed during the days of the fair will be freely accessible through the IVS Valve Campus Knowledge Platform which will share all the scientific contributions of IVS 2022 permanently.

IVS 2022 to take place on 25-26 May in Bergamo, Italy. Additive manufacturing will be a key focus area at the Industrial Valve Summit.
Industrial Valve Summit 2019

Giovanna Ricuperati, Vice President of Confindustria Bergamo, commented, “We are living in a moment of great transformation for the energy sector, and of great complexity for all oil and gas operators, which makes IVS – Industrial Valve Summit a valuable opportunity for the entire industrial valve supply chain to meet. Meetings that can take place in presence at last thanks to IVS, which is the ideal venue to share strategies and projects, discuss new scenarios, and promote the industry, offering opportunities for business development. As always, the Summit will be hosted by Bergamo, a city that is the Italian center of gravity of the sector and that embodies a special meaning of a restart after the events that have severely shaken it in the last two years. IVS – Industrial Valve Summit is a strategic event for Confindustria Bergamo as an initiative in support of the area’s industrial supply chains of excellence and, in particular, of the SMEs that are the vast majority. The trade fair was created by producers and is intended for producers, and sees companies at the very center of every aspect of the Summit.”

“Relaunching a major event in a still very complicated global context is a source of great satisfaction for us,” commented Fabio Sannino, Chairman of Promoberg, “Organising the fourth edition of IVS is a very important result, achieved after a long and difficult process, and for this reason, it is even more meaningful. The goal testifies in an effective and concrete way the organizational synergy with Confindustria Bergamo. IVS is undeniably an important and prestigious event included in the Promoberg calendar, both in terms of the large number of international players that it welcomes to our area and for the visibility, it gives to our city, our province, and its manufacturing structure. For Promoberg, and for all those involved in the project, the Summit is a starting point as well as an important milestone, but above all a solid point of recovery, after the last two years that often, as we know, have involved the need to suspend or postpone scheduled events”

“The entire industrial valve supply chain,” explains Maurizio Brancaleoni, Chairman of the IVS Scientific Committee, “will find in Bergamo the ideal “think tank” to promote new relationships and partnerships, especially after two years of standstill and in view of the new agenda, which aims to combine sustainability processes with those of an energy independence. ValveCampus, the scientific partner of the event, has organized the workshops and conferences following these guidelines to offer all stakeholders moments of insight, exchange of ideas, and the latest industry news. The IVS 2022 conferences aim to boost the value and stimulate the interest of operators in the industry’s most eagerly awaited event. The six conference sessions will follow five thematic threads and will involve twenty-six speakers representing eight countries. For the first time, the papers will delve into practical and operational aspects, presenting research and experiences of key players representing the entire industry, in order to contribute to the implementation of the cutting edge technologies in the sector.”

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