Conference Programme

We are really pleased with this year's programme.  The exciting presentations will be delivered by experts representing various links in the supply chain: building engineers, component manufacturers, system suppliers, raw material suppliers, testing and certification institutes, academics and researchers.

We have carefully designed an agenda combining professional and social sessions. Ensure you are at the market’s cutting edge in terms of knowledge, while networking with key industry participants in an ideal, relaxed atmosphere.

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MONDAY 9 DECEMBER 2019
17:30-19:30 Conference Registration

18:00-19:30

 

Networking Cocktail Reception 

(all attendees are invited)

 

The Table-Top Exhibition will be open between 17:30 and 19:30.

The Registration, Coffee Breaks and Table-Top Exhibition will all take place in the Conference Foyer.

TUESDAY 25 JUNE 2019
08:00-09:00 Conference Registration, welcome coffee, networking
09:00-09:10 Opening announcements
Session 1: Market Review

09:10-09:40

 

 

 

Trends & developments in global market for soil & waste pipes

Noru Tsalic, CEO

NORTAL CONSULTING

09:40-10:10

 

 

 

 

The market for plastic pipes in Russia and the CIS: some interesting aspects
Mikhail Zalyssin, Export Manager, ROSTURPLAST

(also representing the ASSOCIATION OF PRODUCERS OF PIPE SYSTEMS IN RUSSIA)

Keynote presentation

10:10-10:40

 

 

 

Internal pipe installation challenges and user aspiration

Islam Ramadan, Senior Engineer,

ARUP

10:40-11:10

Coffee break, networking

   
Keynote presentation

11:10-11:40

 

 

 

Pipe systems for in-building installation: a PH engineer's wish list

Christopher Northey, Associate Director,

URBAN SYSTEMS DESIGN LIMITED

Session 2: Materials & applications

11:40-12:10

 

 

PE-RT II: outlook and innovative applications

Rainer Kloth, MDTS Pipe & Utilities Europe,

SABIC

12:10-12:40

 

 

 

 

Impact of ductwork leakage on the fan energy use and sound production of central mechanical ventilation units in houses

Marcus Lightfoot, Export Director,
UBBINK CENTROTHERM GROUP

12:40-14:00

Lunch, networking

   

14:00-14:30

 

 

Possibilities of butt welding PE, PP and PP-RCT

Bernd Damkowski, Vice President Sales & Marketing,

WIDOS Wilhelm Dommer Söhne GmbH

Session 3: Sytem longevity research

14:30-15:00

 

 

 

 

The effect of chlorinated water on alpha/beta nucleated PP‑R materials: pipe failure investigation & further research

Prof. Jörg Fischer, Institute of Polymeric Materials and Testing, JOHANNES KEPLER UNIVERSITY LINZ

15:00-15:30

Coffee break, networking

   

15:30-16:00

 

 

 

 

 

Determination of the long-term hydrostatic strength of thermoplastics materials on multilayer PP-R pipes with fiberglass by extrapolation according to EN ISO 9080

Walid Jaafar, Head of Division Piping Systems,

CSTB

16:00-16:30

 

 

 

Antioxidant depletion  in PP-R pipes exposed to Thermo-stability Test and Thermal Cycling Test
Federico Muñoz Sánchez, Technical Commercial Director,

CEIS

20:00-22:00

Conference Dinner, networking

(dinner registrations and speakers only)

Presentations will take place in the Conference Room and will be followed by questions from the audience.

The Table-Top Exhibition will be open between 08:00 and 16:30.

The Registration, Coffee breaks and Table-Top Exhibition will all take place in the Conference Foyer.

Lunch will be served in the Konrad Restaurant.

The Conference Dinner will take place in an external restaurant, to be announced.

WEDNESDAY 26 JUNE 2019
08:30-09:00 Conference Registration, welcome coffee, networking
09:00-09:10 Opening announcements

Session 4: Smart piping

Keynote presentation

09:10-09:40

 

 

 

Plastic pipes in the BIM compliant HVAC/Plumbing design and engineering process

Wilhelm Zirbes, Sales Manager Industry,

liNear GmbH

09:40-10:10

 

 

Plastic pipes, change is in the air

Jan Elenbaas, Business Unit Director Hot & Cold Systems,

WAVIN

10:10-11:40

 

 

Multi-layer pipes based on biomimetic principles

Prof. Gerald Pinter, Chair of Material Science & Testing of Polymers, MONTANUNIVERSITÄT LEOBEN

10:40-11:10

Coffee break, networking

   

Session 5: Developments in regulation

11:10-11:40

 

 

 

European drinking water regulation: the plastic pipes industry’s view

Ilari Aho, Vice President, New Business Development & CSR,

UPONOR

11:40-12:10

 

 

 

New hygiene requirements for plastic pipes in Europe

Anton Wohlgemuth, Business Unit Products,

DVGW CERT GmbH

12:10-12:40

 

 

 

 

 

Fire protection for plastic pipes – developments in Germany and Europe
Carsten Janiec, Product Manager Fire Protection Systems,

DOYMA GmbH

(also representing DIvB – the German Institute for Preventive Fire Protection)

12:40-14:00

Lunch, networking 

   
Keynote presentation

14:00-14:30

 

 

 

 

A Public Health Engineer’s wish list in terms of pipe systems

Malcolm Atherton, Principal Engineer, CUNDALL 

(also representing SoPHE – Society of Public Health Engineers)

Experts' panel discussion

14:30-15:20

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accelerating the market penetration of plastic pipes: barriers, challenges, opportunities

Debate and Q & A session with:

        Islam Ramadan, Senior Engineer, ARUP

        Ilari Aho, Vice President, New Business Development                & CSR, UPONOR

        Representative of installers (tba)

15:20-15:25

Chairman's Prize for the best question(s)

15:25-15:30

Closing remarks

15:30-16:00

Farewell coffee, networking

16:00

Conference ends

Presentations will take place in the Conference Room and will be followed by questions from the audience.

The Table-Top Exhibition will be open between 08:00 and 16:30.

The Registration, Coffee breaks and Table-Top Exhibition will all take place in the Conference Foyer.

Lunch will be served in the Konrad Restaurant.

The organisers reserve the right to alter the programme without prior notice.

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