Meet the Chairman

Fred Schweighardt

A MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN

t is my pleasure to act as the Chairman of the 2022 Hose + Coupling World Conference and Exhibition. This is an important event for people across a variety of industries including oil & gas, chemical & petrochemical, and power generation to network, share knowledge and learn something new.

Professionals from all sides of the hose and coupling industry will come together to discuss experiences, share insights and work to resolve common challenges. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet experts in fields as diverse as material selection and specification, cryogenic applications, high/ultra-high-pressure applications, testing, installation and inspection, hydraulics, hose safety, and more.

Presentations on topics from new technology and materials to avoiding coupling failure will be given by expert end users, EPCs, manufacturers and distributors. With the demand for more and more energy driving operational and producing companies into more difficult surroundings—for example, environments with high corrosion factors, extreme temperatures (either cold or high) and lower depths—it is more important than ever to discover and inspire the innovations that will carry us forward into the future.

If you are an expert in one or more of the topics included in the preliminary conference program, there may still be time for you to participate at the event. Delivering a presentation or joining a panel of experts is not only hugely rewarding, but also a great way to initiate a conversation.

Along with the 2022 Hose + Coupling World Steering Committee, I am happy to present the preliminary conference program for the Hose + Coupling World Conference & Expo — one that will challenge you to learn more about the role of hoses and couplings in a wide variety of critical applications. See you at the 2022 Hose + Coupling World Conference & Expo!

Sincerely,
Fred Schweighardt
Director of Business Development – Advanced Fabrication Markets – Airgas, an Air Liquide company