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Successful Debut of Valve World Americas Expo & Conference

Posted by Daniela Knoll on Mon, Jul 18, 2011 @ 16:00 PM

Valve World Expo Americas 2011      The first staging of Valve World Expo Americas, held recently in The Woodlands, Texas, just outside of Houston, was a great success, earning raves from exhibitors and visitors alike. On a display area of 13,280 net square feet, 93 exhibitors from the United States, Canada, Asia, Europe, India, and Latin America presented the latest technologies, components and systems from the broad field of industrial valve technology to 1,100 visitors.

The fact that the exhibitors brought over 700 staff members (not included in the 1,100 visitor count) to the event demonstrates the importance of Valve World Expo Americas 2011 as a meeting point to network with the industry. The trade fair fully reached its goal to provide an international, yet American, focused platform for technical and commercial exchange about the latest technologies, developments and products for this sector. This conference with an exhibition component was collaboration between Messe Düsseldorf and KCI Publishing, both already cooperating for the Valve World Expo held in Düsseldorf, Germany every two years.

The premiere of the Valve World Conference Americas 2011 was setting a precedent in format as well as location – in this case, by having the conference consist of plenary sessions and workshops rather than presentations of papers. The workshops covered a variety of timely topics and issues such as maintaining valve quality, the latest in industry standards, supply chain management and valve sizing. The plenary sessions included themes such as in-country sourcing and exporting in Latin America, environmental performance of valves and investing on global energy security. The overall conference and expo was sponsored by Cameron, Crane Energy Flow Solutions, GE, Emerson Process Management, McJunkin Red Man Corporation, Tyco Flow Control and Velan - with the support by the Valve Manufacturers Association of America (VMA).    Valve World Americas Conference 2011

The next Valve World Americas Expo and Conference will be held from June 25 - 26, 2013. Based on the unprecedented demand for space, the event will move to downtown Houston and take place at the George R. Brown Convention Center.

For information on exhibiting at the Valve World Americas 2013 Expo, contact Messe Düsseldorf North America, 150 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 2920, Chicago, IL 60601. Telephone: (312) 781-5180; Fax: (312) 781-5188; E-mail: [email protected]; Visit our web site; Subscribe to our blog at; Follow us on twitter at

For information about attending the Valve World Americas 2013 Conference, contact KCI Publishing, Mr. Christian Borrmann, Tel. +31 575 585-276; e-mail: [email protected]

Topics: valve, valves, ValveWorld, Valve World Expo, Valve World Expo Americas, VWEAmericas, valve show, valve trade show, valve trade fair, Valve World Conference Americas, ValveWorldAmericas

Day 1 of Valve World Conference & Expo Americas 2011 is a success!

Posted by Daniela Knoll on Wed, Jun 22, 2011 @ 09:39 AM

Over 1500 professional visitors attended the first day at the Valve World Americas show!

It is on the first day of summer, in The Woodlands, Texas, where history has been made.

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The first day of the first Valve World Conference Americas started off with a Power Breakfast and introductory speeches.

Chairman Jerry D'Avanzo welcomed the delegates with his Welcoming Words and a brief talk about the importance of PSM.

Plenary Speakers from Tuesday, June 21, were Marie Murphy, NPPD who spoke about "The Nuclear Exchange - Building expertise and efficiency with valve working groups" and Joao Henrique Rittershaussen, of Petrobras discussing "Petrobras' Business Plan 2014: Strategy and Demand for Valves."

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The initial conference workshops were filled with eager delegates who filled the rooms for sessions on Predicting Valve Performance during sizing and selection, Standards and Organizations and Unconventional Energy Sources.

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More than 1500 people have attended the event, and many attended the Fugitive Emissions speaker’s corner event conducted by Rich Davis of Flexitallic.

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The Valve World Expo Americas exhibitors were delighted with the hundreds of visitors who visited the expo floor.

Valve World Expo Americas Expo Floor

All in all a very successful opening day to Valve World Conference and Expo Americas 2011.

Topics: valve, ValveWorld, Valve World Expo, Valve World Expo Americas, VWEAmericas, valve show, valve trade show, valve trade fair, Valve World Conference Americas

Valve World Conference and Expo Americas 2011 begins tomorrow

Posted by Daniela Knoll on Mon, Jun 20, 2011 @ 15:09 PM

It's almost here! The Premiere edition of the Valve World Conference and Expo Americas is set to start Tuesday June 21.  Time to get to Houston!   

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The stands are being erected and the delegates and exhibitors are descending on the Woodlands Marriott Waterway Hotel and Conference Center in The Woodlands, Texas.

The setup for Valve World Americas officially began at approximately 5:00am this morning, and as you can see from the photos, is officially underway, courtesy of Freeman.  Working quickly and efficiently, what was once an empty space will be transformed into an inviting exhibition floor. In a couple of hours, the registration counter will open and exhibitors, conference delegates and visitors will be welcome to register and partake in the show beginning tomorrow.

For further information, visit:

Register on-site at the conference venue in the Woodlands Waterways Marriott Hotel & Convention Center near Houston.

Topics: valve, valves, ValveWorld, Valve World Expo, Valve World Expo Americas, VWEAmericas, valve show, valve trade show, valve trade fair

1000 Twitter Followers Reached Today!

Posted by Daniela Knoll on Wed, May 11, 2011 @ 12:24 PM


Today is a special day: we have reached 1000 Twitter Followers!  This brings our 1000 Followers Twitter Contest to an end.   

Messe Düsseldorf North America is proud to announce the winner of the contest to be @PDDstudios.

will be receiving an new iPad2 soon!

Thank you to all of our Followers and keep following @mdnachicago for trade show news, information and list of world leading trade shows!

Topics: Messe Duesseldorf, trade show organizer, mdnachicago, mdnaprize

1000 Followers Twitter Contest, Win an iPad!

Posted by Daniela Knoll on Mon, Apr 18, 2011 @ 09:22 AM

cute twitter logoWe’ve been very lucky to have all of our clients and business partners, and with Twitter, all of our Followers. To show our appreciation we’re going to give you a chance to win an Apple iPad!

But as we’re not quite at 1,000 followers just yet we are going to use our prize as a bribe. Help us get there. In return we will randomly draw Twitter usernames for our fabulous prize.


1.  Must be following @mdnachicago on Twitter.

2.  Must copy and paste the message exactly as it is posted below. Only correct entries will count.

3.  One entry per day for the entire length of the contest. Any more than one will count as just one. Any extra tweets just shows us you love us!

4.  One Twitter account per person. Entering under multiple accounts is strictly prohibited. Those found using multiple accounts will have their usernames with the least amount of entries taken out of the drawing.

5.  Prize cannot be returned or refunded.

Have fun!

You can enter once per day. Every day you tweet this exact message, it increases your chances for the Apple iPad! Here’s how to enter: Copy and paste the following EXACT message into Twitter and tweet it:

Follow @mdnachicago for trade show news, info and list of world leading trade shows! Follow to win an iPad! #mdnaprize

The goal for us is to get to 1,000 followers on Twitter, so once we get to it we’ll do the drawing!

The Drawing:

Once the contest has closed, we’ll jot everyone’s usernames down on bits of paper and toss them into a bowl after careful review to ensure the users are following each rule posted above. We’ll do a drawing and post it to the site where everyone can see who won! Once the winner has been posted, we will contact the winner via a Direct Message on Twitter to collect more information. We’ll need your mailing address to send your prize to (and if we’re unable to make contact or collect your shipping information within one week, we’ll re-draw for your prize and give it to someone else). Once your prize has been shipped out, you’ll be notified that it’s on the way.

Good Luck and Thanks for Following!

Topics: trade show, Messe Düsseldorf, trade fair, trade show organizer, contest, iPad, Twitter contest

Dusseldorf Nightlife

Posted by Daniela Knoll on Tue, Feb 9, 2010 @ 11:41 AM

Dusseldorf is very well known for its colorful nightlife. You can find all types of pubs, bars and nightclubs that can match anyone's taste.


If you are in Dusseldorf, you cannot miss out on an opportunity to experience a traditional German pub. It's a perfect place to go for an after-work drink or a night out. Here are some of the places where you can enjoy local beer and schnapps:

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Uerige Brewery
Berger Straße 1
40213 Düsseldorf
Phone: 0211 86699-0

Brauerei zum Schiffchen
Hafenstrasse 5
40213 Düsseldorf
Phone: 0211 132421

Zum Schluessel
Bolkerstrasse 41-47
40213 Düsseldorf
Phone: 0211 828955-0

Zum Goldenen Einhorn
Ratinger Strasse 18
40213 Düsseldorf
Phone: 0211 131 283

Zur Uel
Ratinger Strasse 16
40213 Düsseldorf
Phone: 0211 326 391

Ohme Jupp
Ratinger Strasse 19
40213 Düsseldorf
Phone: 0211 326 406

Julio's Guinness Pub
Mühlenstrasse 15 -17
40211 Düsseldorf
Phone: 0211 328 685

Kölner Landstrasse 247
40591 Düsseldorf
Phone: 0211 759 7057

If one likes to go out for drinks with friends, business partners or alone, there is a variety of fancy bars and lounges to choose from. Here are a couple of our suggestions:

Jase Living Bar
If you are looking for a unique place to relax and enjoy a selection of 60 distinguished whiskeys and 120 cocktails, you should definitely check out Jase Bar at the Altstadt.

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Jase Living Bar
Burgplatz 13
Düsseldorf - Altstadt
Phone: 211 868 179 7

Wed - Thu: 7 pm - 1 am
Fri - Sat & before holidays: 8 pm to 4 am; Happy Hour until 10 pm.

Bar am Kaiserteich®
This is one of the trendiest, most stylish bars in Dusseldorf. The interior design with green and orange bubble pattern on the walls makes you feel like you're sitting in a glass of sparkling wine. So come enjoy a mojito or a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice. The food menu is intriguing as well.

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Bar am Kaiserteich®
Ständehausstrasse 1
40217 Düsseldorf
Phone: 0211 171 3020

And there are many others:

Altestadt 12-14
40213 Düsseldorf
Phone: 0211 863 9222

Im Brunnenhof Steinstrasse 11
40212 Düsseldorf
Phone: 0211 862 9772

Rather Strasse 110
40476 Düsseldorf
Phone: 0211 601 0470

Speditionstrasse 13
40221 Düsseldorf
Phone: 0211 311 1290

Adersstrasse 21
40215 Düsseldorf
Phone: 0211 876 6666

If you are looking for a bar in Dusseldorf that plays finest Club music, there're plenty of options. Some of the most famous clubs are the Nachtresidenz and Les Halles la Nuit. Checker's Club, directly on Königsallee, once belonged to the trendiest clubs in Germany; Claudia Schiffer was discovered there and Heidi Klum served drinks.

nightclub scene

Bahnstrasse 13-15
40212 Düsseldorf
Phone: 0211 136 5755

Les Halles la nuit
Schirmerstrasse 54
40211 Düsseldorf
Phone: 0211 440 2676

Königsallee 29/30
40212 Düsseldorf
Phone: 02154 957 562

Topics: Düsseldorf, City of Düsseldorf, Dusseldorf bars, Dusseldorf pubs, Dusseldorf nightlife, Duesseldorf nightlife, Dusseldorf nightclubs, Duesseldorf pubs, Duesseldorf bars, Duesseldorf nightclubs

MEDICA 2009 - Day 4 "MEDICA live" videos

Posted by Daniela Knoll on Tue, Nov 24, 2009 @ 10:54 AM

MEDICA 2009 Final Day: The show lured visitors with innovations and a broad-based general exhibition programme. Numerous visitors flocked to the fair in Düsseldorf. Many of them came from abroad. Click here to see what happened during the last day of the trade show.

Topics: MEDICA, Messe Duesseldorf, Messe Düsseldorf, medical trade show, medical trade fair, MEDICA 2009

MEDICA 2009 - Day 3 "MEDICA live" videos

Posted by Daniela Knoll on Fri, Nov 20, 2009 @ 11:26 AM

It is the third day at the trade fair and it is time to offer a positive summary of #MEDICA. Click here to see what has happened today.


Topics: MEDICA, Messe Duesseldorf, Messe Düsseldorf, medical trade show, international medical trade fair, MEDICA 2009

MEDICA 2009 - Day 2 "MEDICA live" videos

Posted by Daniela Knoll on Thu, Nov 19, 2009 @ 11:29 AM

As expected the second day of MEDICA trade fair started with a large number of visitors. Numerous visitors from all over the world stroll around the trade fair.

You can CLICK HERE to see what has happened today.

MEDICA 2009 - First Day "MEDICA live" videos

Posted by Daniela Knoll on Wed, Nov 18, 2009 @ 09:15 AM

MEDICA 2009 - The First Day: November 18, 2008

The first visitors arrived by train, bus or cars at the fairground of Messe Duesseldorf to enter the halls just in time. More then 4,300 exhibitors from around the world present themselves at the world's largest medical trade fair. Read here what happened on the opening day of MEDICA.  CLICK HERE for more information.