Call for papers: Hose + Coupling World Conference 2018

We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting papers for the Hose + Coupling World Conference & Expo to be held at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas, on October 16-17, 2018.

The Hose + Coupling World 2018 Steering Committee encourages presentations to be made at the event on a wide variety of topics related to industrial and hydraulic hoses, couplings, fittings and accessories and other relevant topics to the flow control industry. Experts from all aspects of the manufacture, specification and application of hoses and couplings are invited to submit an abstract that focuses on a specific topic that they would like to present during the conference.

The deadline to submit an abstract(s) is Friday, May 4, 2018. 

Option 1 – Host a Discussion-Based Workshop – A panelist can give a short 10 minute Power Point to kick-start a discussion.

Option 2 – Present a technical paper – Hose and coupling experts may present a paper during one of the technical paper sessions.

Some suggested topics may include:

  • Hose technology for subsea application
  • Material selection for the oil & gas industry
  • Hose testing solutions
  • Coupling selection for chemical applications
  • Supply chain
  • Hose & coupling repair solutions
  • New technology in hose assemblies and hose systems
  • Avoiding coupling failure
  • Hose safety systems, safe installation and maintenance

For more information on selection criteria, important dates and deadlines, or to submit your abstract, please contact the conference coordinator at

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