As we have reported, Paratherm has been busy this spring and summer season participating in two expos, the NISTM and the ILTA. Both shows serve the needs of those within the storage tank and liquid terminal industry.
NISTM gave many educational forums and resources, reviewing updated regulations and management tips for underground and aboveground storage tank systems. As well as, transferring hazardous materials via rail or pipeline were examined, which was a newer addition to this event. Changes to the NACE and API Corrosion Protection Reference Standards were greatly laid out in detail and much appreciated. NISTM provided answers to questions on the most recent issues and also provided attendees a chance to meet with federal regulators, colleagues, and new prospective customers.
For Paratherm, the networking environment of this conference is the biggest takeaway. We enjoy the opportunity to chat with vendors, customers, and prospects participating in this non-profit organization.
Learning and discussing ideas with people within our field is the biggest value from the NISTM conference.
As for the ILTA, we were pleasantly surprised by the bigger crowds and turn out this year. ILTA always offers a great networking environment on the show floor, but this year felt a bit more enthusiastic from all the newcomers attending.
Paratherm has attended ILTA for many years now, and we can recall when the conference was held in a hotel, however now it is held at a large convention center. It only leaves us to believe that our industry is growing to new heights.
We are tremendously happy to have been in attendance at both shows, to continually grow our network and connections, and to build and maintain relationships with everyone we have met this year and all past years.