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2017 API Inspection Summit

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When: January 30, 2017 - February 02, 2017

Where:Galveston Island Convention Center, Galveston, Texas

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Asset Integrity Through Corrosion Management, Inspection, and Engineering Technology

The API Inspection Summit was designed with you in mind. This four-day summit includes three days of presentations spanning over 120 topics. Addressing issues involved in asset condition evaluation for drilling, production systems, pipelines, terminals, refining, chemical manufacturing and storage facilities. In addition, an optional day of  training is conducted by subject matter experts. Each day focuses on presentations relevant to upstream, midstream, downstream operation and integrity management. API Inspection Summit provides an opportunity to learn about new and existing industry codes and standards, to hear about emerging trends from experts, and to discuss new and existing issues in inspection and AIM technology. 

The API Inspection Summit is the only networking event for inspectors and other inspection support professionals in the industry. As stated by attendees, “The API Inspection Summit is the best inspection related conference in the petroleum industry”.

Keynote Speaker

Railroad Commissioner, Ryan Sitton

Railroad Commissioner, Ryan Sitton grew up in Texas, where his parents were both science teachers. He graduated from Texas A&M with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He has spent his entire career in the energy industry and in 2006 founded an engineering and technology company, helping make the world’s most complicated facilities more reliable. Since then Pinnacle Advanced Reliability Technologies has been recognized by Inc. magazine as one of the fastest growing privately held business in the world… three years in a row. Today, PinnacleART employs over 500 people.

In 2014, Ryan was elected to the Texas Railroad Commission, and is the first engineer in 50 years to serve as a railroad commissioner. He is working to make the commission more efficient and effective, so that Texas can lead America to energy independence. Ryan is also widely considered an expert in energy and regulatory policy. He is a proud husband to Jennifer and father, to Sarah, Luke, and Lance, and is often asked about his family’s impressive collection of over 100,000 Legos.

Optional Training Courses

Course Schedule

Official Media Sponsor



Email: or Call: 202-682-8195

Sponsor & Exhibitor Prospectus

Exhibitor Floor Plan

Fax to 202-682-8222 

Application Deadlines

Sponsor/Exhibitor Applications and booth selection can be submitted according to the following acceptance windows:

Up to 5:00 PM Eastern on Monday, August 22, 2016

Between 5:01 PM Eastern on Monday, August 22nd, 2016 and 5:00 PM Eastern on Monday, September 12, 2016

Between 5:01 PM Eastern on Monday, September 12th, 2016 and 5:00 PM Eastern on Monday, September 26, 2016

After 5:01 PM on Monday, September 26, 2016 (until the exhibit area sells out)

Please do not submit your application prior to the schedule above. If you submit your application before the above dates, your first choice may not be available.

Exhibitor Regulations

In adherence to the good neighbor policy, please note the following rules and regulations:
  • All promotional activities and distribution of literature must take place within the confines of the assigned booth. Distribution outside of the confines of the booth, including all API and Westin public areas is strictly prohibited.
  • If a booth noise level is particularly disturbing or disruptive, Show Management will direct that the noise be turned down. Booth activities deemed too disruptive may be discontinued at Show Management's discretion.
  • All speakers must face inward and not out towards the aisles or neighboring Exhibits. Exhibitors found in non-compliance, will be required to modify the direction of the speakers to a more suitable position.
  • A maximum height of eight feet is allowed only in the rear half of the booth space, with a four foot height restriction on all materials (product or equipment) in the front half of the booth. No booth element can impede the aisles. End-cap or 20x20 booths must not impeded line-of-sight above four feet to the front 5 feet of neighboring booth.
  • All booths should be designed in such a way so as to eliminate line of sight obstructions from one exhibit to the next.
  • Delivery or removal of any portion of an exhibit will not be permitted during exhibit hours.

Exhibitor Registration

Each exhibiting company receives one full conference registration with the purchase of booth space. In addition, exhibiting companies may register up to three additional staff for the full conference at a discounted rate of $495 each. Discount codes will be provided upon email confirmation of your booth assignment.

Platinum, Gold and Silver sponsors receive complimentary passes as identified in the Sponsorship and Exhibitor Prospectus, in addition to the 3 discounted registrations allotted with the booth.

Exhibit Hours

Tuesday, January 31 7:30 am - 6:30 pm
(with Opening Reception from 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm)
Wednesday, February 1 7:30 am - 6:30 pm
Thursday, February 2 7:30 am - 1:30 pm

Exhibitors are welcomed to attend all sessions. API recommends an exhibitor representative be present during the scheduled coffee breaks

Exhibit Hall Set-Up and Tear Down 

Exhibitor set-up is Monday, January 30: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM. Set-up outside of these times is prohibited; All exhibitors must be set by 6:00 PM.

Exhibitor tear down is Thursday, February 2: 1:30 PM - 6:00 PM 

Exhibitor Order Forms

Each exhibit booth includes: 8' black drape behind booth, 3' black drape between booths, one 6' x 30" skirted exhibit table, Carpet (black, without padding), two side chairs, and one wastebasket. One (1) 120 volt electrical outlet will also be provided to each exhibit booth. Free wireless internet access is provided throughout the exhibit hall.

Exhibitor is responsible for ordering the following from Freeman:

  • AV 
  • Booth furniture
  • Plants
  • Etc.

Freeman Decorating Services Handbook - Available Soon

Order early to take advantage of advance order discount rates; Place your order by January 13, 2017.

You can order the same materials in the Decorating Services Handbook above using Freeman Online. - Available Soon

Freeman AV Order Form (Available Soon) - Note: One (1) 120 volt electrical outlet is already provided for each exhibitor. To order additional AV, please contact: Dawn Hoover at 713-853-8226 or

Shipping Information

Exhibitors are highly encouraged to ship directly to Freeman. Shipping address details are found in the Freeman Handbook. The convention center does not have a receiving dock open to accept packages prior to January 30. Your items can arrive at the convention center between 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM on Monday, January 30th. The convention center staff has notified us that in the past they have had several problems with vendors sending their items too early (when the building is closed). Subsequently, they get returned to the sender. If you like, shipping directly to your hotel is another option. If shiping to one of the 3 conference hotels, you are allowed 3 days prior to the day the group starts, however larger items (i.e. palates) need to ship directly to the convention center.

Exhibitor Floor Plan

Booths 102, 118, 207, 506, 601, and 619 are reserved for Sponsors.

Sponsors & Exhibitors Booth Number
MFE Enterprises 103
Imperium 106
NVI 114
Siemens Process Safety 116
Turner Specialty Services 117
Olympus America 202
G2 Integrated Solutions 206
TCI Services 208
ClampOn 209
Frontics America
MVA Inspection, Inc. 213
NDT Global 214
American Society for Nondestructive Testing 215
Lloyd's Register
The Phased Array Company 217
Sentinel Integrity Solutions
Pan American Industries
Pro Surve Technical Services
Team Industrial Services 302
Magnetec Inspection 306
DNV GL 307
Provenance Consulting 308
HMT 309
Dakota Ultrasonics 310
Operational Sustainability 311
PK Technology 314
Intertek AIM 315
Echo Ultrasonics 406
Quest Integrity 407
Danatronics 408
Capitol Ultrasonics 410
Access Plug Flange 411
Versa Integrity 414
Stress Engineering Services 415
Equity Engineering 502
QSA Global 503
Maintenance & Turnaround Resources 507
Inspection Plug Strategies 508
Curran International 509
Bureau Veritas 510
NDT Seals 511
FlawTech 512
Eddyfi Technologies 513
PinnacleART 514
Carbon Steel Inspection 603
Zerust 605
CodeWest 606
Plant Integrity
Sensor Networks 615
Guided Wave Analysis 617
MISTRAS Group 618

Platinum Sponsors

Conference BagIntertek
Conference LanyardMistras
Opening General SessionTeam
Exhibit Hall Welcome ReceptionVersa

Gold Sponsors

Conference AppEquity
Continental Breakfast Jan. 31Magnetec
Continental Breakfast Feb. 1Olympus
Continental Breakfast Feb. 2MTR

Silver Sponsors

AM Break: Jan. 31Amerapex
PM Break: Feb. 1Echo
AM Break: Feb. 1Quest

San Luis
5222 Seawall Boulevard
Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551
Call: 409-744-1500
Room Rate: $175, Mention API Group Rate
Reservation Deadline: January 7, 2017 or until room block is sold out

Hilton Galveston Island
5400 Seawall Boulevard
Galveston, Texas, 77551
Online Reservations
Call: 409-744-5000
Room Rate: $165, Mention API Group Rate
Reservation Deadline: January 7, 2017 or until room block is sold out

Holiday Inn
5002 Seawall Boulevard
Galveston, Texas, 77551
Online Reservations
Call: 409-740-3581
Room Rate: $145, Mention API Group Rate
Reservation Deadline: January 7, 2017 or until room block is sold out