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NACE International

In 1945, with 268 members, NACE was officially incorporated under Texas law as a not-for-profit technical association. In 1946, the Houston Section was the first section formed and association membership grew to 801. The South Central and Western Regions were established in 1946, followed by the Southeast and North Central Regions in 1947. By the end of the 1940s, NACE had five regions,17 sections, and more than 1,700 members. Today, the association (renamed NACE International—The Corrosion Society in 1993) has four areas and 80 sections in North America, four international areas with 62 sections, and a total of nearly 36,000 members from 130 countries. In addition to NACE headquarters in Houston, there now are staff offices in San Diego, California; Shanghai, China; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia; and Sao Paulo, Brazil. For details, visit:

NACE International Gateway India Section (NIGIS)

NIGIS was established in 1992. NIGIS has become one of the largest and most active sections of NACE International through its significant efforts for the promotion of corrosion awareness in India. With more than 1100 members, NIGIS has organized over 187 CIP Level 1, 2, & Peer Review, CIP 2 Emphasis, Nuclear Power Plant course, O-CAT, PCS 2, Basic Corrosion, Direct Assessment, Internal Corrosion For Pipeline, Refinery Corrosion and Cathodic Protection 1, 2, & 3 certification courses of NACE International besides hosting 23 annual conferences. To commemorate Corrosion Awareness Day, NIGIS presents awards to individuals and institutions for their contributions to corrosion awareness and developments in the field of corrosion science and technology. The Gateway India Section sponsors two student chapters, one each in Mumbai and Chennai / Kalpakkam. In 2013, the first NACE conference for research schloars / students, CORSYM, was organized by the NIGIS South Zone Student Section. NIGIS is committed to enhance the quality and range of its services and activities in the field of corrosion awareness and dissemination of knowledge regarding corrosion and its protection and control, in India and worldwide. For more information, please visit:

NACE International East Asia & Pacific Area (EAPA)

NACE EAPA spans from Pakistan in the west to the far east of Japan, and the north to Mongolia, down to the south encompassing Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. This is NACE International’s fastest growing geographical areas with approximately 6000 members. The area is vibrant with the dedication of our members, coming from the various industries, challenging ourselves and striving to meet the NACE’s mission of “Protecting People, Assets & the Environment from Corrosion”. As today’s worldwide corrosion cost stands more than USD 2.5 trillion, education courses, conferences, and seminars are held within the Area as part of our efforts in mitigating and minimizing these through incorporation of modern and the latest technologies as well on-going research in corrosion mitigation and prevention.For more details, visit:  EAPA web page