PLASTIC PIPES INSIDE BUILDINGS   16-18 October 2018   Cologne, Germany
PLASTIC PIPES INSIDE BUILDINGS   16-18 October 2018   Cologne, Germany

The Call for Papers for the 2018 edition is now closed.  However, you can use the form below to send us a paper offer for the next edition (2019).

Why present?

Presenting a good paper in front of a focused audience is an excellent way to promote awareness and generate interest in products, services and technologies, as well as to establish new contacts and set up new collaborations.  Presenting also enhances the speaker's own professional stature in the industry.

Presenters are exempt from the conference admission fee and are invited at the organisers’ expense to the official Conference Dinner.

What to present?

Below is an initial list of possible subjects. It is not meant to be either comprehensive or prescriptive, but rather to trigger your own interests and creativity.

  • Market trends and developments;
  • Case studies (for example development of solutions for specific applications or market needs);
  • Substitution of metal pipes and/or fittings and/or other accessories with plastic components and systems;
  • New applications for plastic pipes inside buildings;
  • New/improved systems and components (pipes, fittings, accessories);
  • New/improved machinery and manufacturing processes;
  • New/improved installation techniques;
  • Innovations in component and system design (including application of CAD and Building Information Modelling - BIM techniques);
  • Failure statistics and analysis;
  • Innovations in materials and additives;
  • Trends in brand creation and management;
  • Management of supply chain, logistics and commercialisation;
  • Pipe systems and drinking water hygiene;
  • Pipe systems and the environment;
  • Developments in testing, quality assurance, regulation, standardisation, customer requirements;
  • Use of sustainable energy for heating and cooling (such as geothermal, thermal mass, solar, etc.)  Reduction of energy inputs;
  • Any other subject related to plastic pipe systems inside buildings.

Presentations should last circa 25 minutes (typically 20-30 slides) and are usually delivered in Microsoft PowerPoint.

How to offer a paper?

Please use the form below.  Alternatively, please e-mail Mr. Noru Tsalic at; or call +44 7702 784 375 for any questions.

To be considered, please submit your paper offer(s) by 31 Jan. 2018. Offers should include the identity and affiliation of the presenter*, the paper title and a short abstract (typically 3-5 lines of text).

Please do not send presentations at this stage. If the paper is accepted, the actual presentation will be needed circa 8 weeks prior to the start of the conference.


* If absolutely necessary, the presenter can be replaced by a colleague, but please let the organisers know as soon as possible if this becomes the case.

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