FCE 2021 will again bring India's valve and actuator communities together in a vibrant, positive environment.

FCE 2021: the ideal time to get together

In this uncertain age, it is heartening to see how committed businesses are to keeping facilities up and running and to maintaining top service for customers. That is very definitely the message that Ms. Kay T. Creedon has received of late when talking to contacts and clients throughout India.
^ FCE 2021 will again bring India's valve and actuator communities together in a vibrant, positive environment.

Article by John Butterfield

“There is a strong sense of pragmatism and also a steely resolve that runs throughout the valve and actuator sector,” she says. “Everyone I speak to has been affected by COVID-19 in one way or another, yet at the same time there is a collective determination not to let this pandemic get the better of us. A laudable approach I very much salute.”

Hardly surprising, perhaps, but Ms. Kay Creedon is already being asked about plans for the Flow Control Exchange 2021 show, set for 25-26 November in Mumbai. “Many of the businessmen I speak to are yearning for renewed face-to-face contact. They recall the vibrant, positive environment of the 2019 FCE show, and are keen to see that repeated at the 2021 event.”

Asked why FCE 2019 and also FCE 2017 caused such a stir in the industry, Ms. Kay Creedon says the shows were quite unique, bringing together as they did top manufacturers plus users of valves in a professional setting. “I think that the Indian flow control community appreciated having their own dedicated event, where they could share knowledge, glean information and network extensively. Speaking of networking, the coffee breaks as well as the cocktail party and cultural evening were highly appreciated, as all visitors used these as an opportunity to relax, to mingle and to get to know each other informally. So to sum up FCE 2019 in just a few words, it was enjoyable, comfortable, harmonious, and incredibly busy”

Looking back on this track record, Ms. Kay Creedon pays tribute to the enthusiastic response from valve and actuator professionals throughout India. “FCE’s success has been made possible thanks to the tremendous support and encouragement we have received from so many companies and individuals involved with valves and actuators. By that I mean the entire supply chain, so from the manufacturers, the distributors, the purchasers, the engineering companies, the users, etc. Together, we can surely look back with pride at our joint achievements.”

As previously announced, the next Flow Control Exchange show will be held in Mumbai, from 25-26 November 2021. “We are already quite busy behind the scenes with FCE 2021 which will be returning to the Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre Goregaon (East),” comments Ms. Kay Creedon. She adds that the event will again be based around the unique and proven combination of a technical conference and an exhibition, with practical workshops, technical seminars, master classes, valve courses and end user forums. “Our goal is to again create a professional show, with real opportunities to learn about new technologies, to pick up valuable insights, to share experiences, and of course to network with others in this fine industry. You know, during FCE 2019 exhibition staff, conference delegates and other show visitors were so animated and engaged that the discussions and networking continued long after the event had officially closed! That is the dynamic platform the Indian flow control sector deserves, and one we are determined to provide again!”

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