Unlocking the Future of Oil&Gas: Registrations Open for the 5th Industrial Valve Summit in Bergamo

Confindustria Bergamo and Promoberg have opened the registration to take part in the 5th edition of IVS – Industrial Valve Summit, the international trade fair of reference for the industrial valve and flow control solutions sector, scheduled to take place at the Bergamo Exhibition Centre on 15th and 16th May.

Besides being a tool for enhancing the value of a niche of excellence of Made in Italy, the Industrial Valve Summit intends to be even more established as a key moment for sharing skills, resources, and know-how, while promoting national industrial production and the rich local entrepreneurial fabric. The centrality of the Summit for the sector is testified by the interest of international companies and exhibitors, expressed through several registrations that are expected to grow. The IVS organisers confirm the presence of a selection of top-ranking guests among international decision-makers, operators, and speakers.

At the same time, the Summit organisers in collaboration with VALVEcampus, the event’s scientific partner, have unveiled the IVS 2024 conference calendar. A total of 46 conferences, round tables, workshops, case studies and laboratories, for a more than one-third larger plan compared to the 34 in-depth technical sessions offered at IVS 2022. Over the years, the Summit has established itself as a space where change can be interpreted and the latest innovations can be explored, identifying, and examining the challenges facing the industrial sector.

The programme is structured around eight macro-themes: additive manufacturing; digital technologies applied to valves, actuators, and flow control systems; seals and fugitive emissions; valve and material design for harsh weather conditions; regulatory standards and developments; supply chain management; artificial intelligence applied to mechanical design, supply, and manufacturing; energy transition and carbon capture and storage systems. These are complemented by round tables discussing hydrogen, analysing market trends, the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), greenhouse gas management and other topics. The update of the IVS-Prometeia Observatory “The Oil&Gas Valve Industry 2024″, developed with the contribution of the Confindustria Bergamo research office, will also be presented at the exhibition.

During the IVS 2024, the organisers will enrich the offer with side events and moments of interaction, creating a true ‘valve week’. The event will start on the morning of 14th May with the opening of the Summit and, in the afternoon, with the early opening of the pavilions for exhibitors and foreign delegations, to offer a valuable opportunity for networking between the protagonists of the supply chain participating in IVS. The event will get into full swing on the 15th and 16th of May and the Bergamo Exhibition Centre will open its doors to the international valve public, with hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of specialist operators. Following the two-day exhibition, there will be a further opportunity for foreign delegations attending the fair to meet the players in the extended oil and gas supply chain on Friday 17th May.

“Born out of the idea of a group of companies associated with Confindustria Bergamo, IVS is the benchmark event for the European production chain of industrial valves and for international key players involved in this sector such as Oil & Gas, Power, Hydrogen and more. The success of this trade fair is primarily due to the high level of speakers and content presented in the conference programme. Again, for this fifth edition, we have invested a great deal in the content of the event, and we are proud to present a programme of technical conferences as well as more wide-ranging round tables and workshops covering topical issues such as artificial intelligence, sustainability criteria in the Oil & Gas supply chain, additive manufacturing, hydrogen, and many others. Our intention is for IVS to be a successful model, to be replicated for other industrial sectors in our province, with the aim of increasing visibility internationally and bringing operators, buyers, and experts from all over the world to Bergamo”

said Laura Colnaghi Calissoni, Vice-President of Confindustria Bergamo.

“With the opening of registrations, we are now entering the heart of IVS, one of the most international and prestigious events in our exhibition calendar, this year consisting of over twenty-five events, including many with national and international standing. Ever since the closing of the 2022 edition, we have been working to present the Summit organised with Confindustria Bergamo in the best possible way, completing a series of interventions and technological updates involving the structure (from the pavilions to the Congress Centre, as well as the car park) and some of the facilities of the Exhibition Centre, which allow us to welcome exhibitors and visitors from all over the world in an even better way. On top of this is the ideal location in terms of mobility of the Fair, with the neighbouring Orio al Serio International Airport representing a unique plus within the European fair system. IVS confirms, on the one hand, how strategic it is for us to create and develop relationships with our associates and the many protagonists of an extraordinary economic fabric such as that of Bergamo, and on the other, how successful it is to organise a schedule that flanks trade fairs for the general public with vertical Business to Business fairs for operators in very specific sectors of excellence, as in the case of IVS. We are extremely honoured to note how important and significant the benefits for the territory in economic and tourism terms generated by the Summit are”

said Davide Lenarduzzi, Managing Director of Promoberg.

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