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Final Program
August 12-14, 2019   |   San Antonio, TX   |   JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa


Discover solutions to corrosion issues and challenges facing your area from local industry leaders. Billions of dollars are spent each year on corrosion mitigation and repair on oil and gas facilities, pipelines, and other infrastructure assets. To address this issue, NACE International and the NACE San Antonio Section invites you to attend the 2019 Central Area Conference. This event features unique educational presentations, forums, and the latest advancements in corrosion products on the exhibit hall floor.

Get Informed

Learn how you can address the latest corrosion issues facing the Central Area.


Make connections with industry peers in your area.

Who Should Attend?

Professionals interested or involved in corrosion prevention.

Keynote Speaker: Commissioner Wayne Christian

"The Importance of Texas in the Oil and Gas Industry"
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Noon – 1 p.m.

A lifelong conservative businessman, Wayne Christian was elected as our 50th Texas Railroad Commissioner in November 2016.

Since taking office, Commissioner Christian has been appointed by Governor Greg Abbott to the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC) as the Official Representative of Texas. The IOGCC is one of the oldest and largest interstate compacts in the nation, formed over 80 years ago when several states joined together to resolve common issues in the industry without federal intervention.

Christian graduated from high school as valedictorian and went on to graduate from Stephen F. Austin State University with a B.B.A. in General Business in 1973. After college, Christian found success in the music industry with his country/gospel band, the Mercy River Boys and went on to be finalist for a Grammy Award in 1979.

In 1987, after gaining valuable experience in business, banking and real estate, Wayne Christian opened a financial services business – he is a three time AIG top advisor nationwide.

In 1996, Christian was elected to the House of Representatives as the first Republican elected from Deep East Texas since Reconstruction after the Civil War. During his time in the House, Christian was a leader for the conservative renaissance in the State of Texas and successfully assisted in the fight to elect a Republican majority in the Texas Legislature.

Christian served as Vice-Chair of Regulated Industries and as a multi-term member of the Energy Resource Committee. On these committees, he had direct oversight of the Railroad Commission and accumulated a strong record of standing for free markets and against burdensome regulations.

Christian will continue to fight to ensure the public is protected from bad actors and that all decisions are consistent and predictable to give a sense of certainty to the thousands of business owners and operators who regularly deal with the Railroad Commission. All regulations should be based on sound science and not speculation.

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