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2023 NAPCA Convention - Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch
The 2023 NAPCA Convention will be held on April 11-14, 2023 at the beautiful Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona. Last year's convention, as well as the summer workshop, were huge successes and we are expecting the same in 2023. Scottsdale has been a favorite location for past NAPCA conventions, but has not served as the venue since 2015 so we know that everyone will have a wonderful time and enjoy the physical beauty of the location, as well as the speakers, events, and networking opportunities that are the hallmark of the NAPCA conventions. Only NAPCA members (including retired members) in all categories, their spouses and significant others, and individuals invited by NAPCA are eligible to participate in the convention. Once you click on the "CONVENTION REGISTRATION" link below you can open and print the complete convention registration packet.
To register for the convention please click on the following link: [CONVENTION REGISTRATION]
You can register as many attendees and spouses as you like and pay with a credit card as always. We think this will help streamline the registration process. AFTER YOU REGISTER YOU WILL RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION EMAIL SO ENSURE YOU CORRECTLY INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS. Also, save the email because it contains links you can use to supplement or modify your registration after you register, such as adding a spouse, golf, or spouse event.
Pay close attention to the schedule of events contained on the attached agenda to ensure you plan your arrival and departure times so you won't miss any of the convention events. In particular, the President's Reception, which opens the convention, begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, April 11, 2023, and the signature party and dinner will immediately follow such reception. Additionally, the NAPCA Final Banquet, which concludes the convention, takes place at 8:00 pm on Thursday, April 13. A continental breakfast will be held the morning of Friday, April 14.
YOU MUST MAKE YOUR ROOM RESERVATIONS AT THE RESORT NO LATER THAN MARCH 20, 2023 TO ENSURE YOU HAVE A ROOM. We encourage you to make your room reservation on-line at the resort's reservation link: [RESERVATIONS]. You may take a visual tour of the resort and its amenities by clicking on the following link: [SCOTTSDALE MCCORMICK RANCH]. If you choose not to make your hotel reservation on-line, you may call the Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch Reservation Line at (480) 991-9000. We have arranged a favorable guaranteed rate for single or double occupancy of $325.00 per night, which is well below the customary rates at the Resort for April of this year. While this is a little higher rate than some of our past locations, there will be no resort fee associated with your stay, which normally is $40 per night.
If you have any problems reserving your room on-line, please call the Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch Reservation Line at (480) 991-9000. If you have any problems registering for the convention, please call the NAPCA office at 713-212-2647.
2022 NAPCA Summer Workshop Recap
The NAPCA 2022 Workshop marked a return to normal business and boasted the highest attendance rate for a workshop since 2011. Attendees were treated to several timely and informative topics from a wide variety of accomplished speakers. With most people interested in the current business climate and related issues affecting our members' industry, they were not left disappointed by the content and caliber of the presentations. The speakers and their presentation topics are as follows:
“PHMSA 2022 Update”
Steve Nanney, Pipeline Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), U.S. Department of Transportation, Houston, Texas
"Life From The Pipe Mill's Perspective (And Panel Discussion)”
Matt Chestnut, Jindal Tubular USA, Inc., Bay St. Louis, Mississippi (Moderator)
- Tom Biggs - President of Tubular Products at The Fields Companies
- Dennis Hernandez - National Sales Director at ARS Global
- Jeffrey Rogozinski, PhD. - Global Products Director at Sherwin-Williams
“A Look At The Oil Patch - 2021-2022”
Dolty Cheramie, Board Director, Corpac Group, Houston, Texas
“Energy Tubulars: Supply Update and Demand Prospects“
Geoff O’Donnell, General Manager, Energy Tubular Data Resources, Houston, Texas
“President Biden's Steel Plan: Success or Setbacks?”
Samir N. Kapadia, Chief Operating Officer & Principal, The Vogel Group, Washington, D.C.
2022 NAPCA Convention - Sandestin Beach Hilton Golf Resort Recap
The 57th NAPCA convention was held in sunny Florida on April 13-16, 2022, at the Sandestin Beach Hilton Golf Resort & Spa. Our attendees were treated to interesting breakout session topics, as well as insightful General Session presentations from Dr. Donald McNeeley, Chairman of Chicago Tube & Iron, and Joe McGreal, Vice President of Sales for Ervin Industries. Attendees also enjoyed many fun events, including a golf tournament, tennis tournament, and gin rummy tournament. We had great attendance and it was nice to be getting back to business as usual after the difficulties experienced by all related to Covid-19.
We hope you will be able to join us at our next convention in Scottsdale, Arizona. Details of that convention are currently being finalized and notification will soon be sent to all NAPCA members and posted on the website.