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

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: from raw material suppliers to component manufacturers, system suppliers and installers.

The combination of professional and social sessions provides a perfect setting. 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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Tuesday 16 October 2018

17:00-19:30 Conference Registration Exhibition set-up

18:00-19:30

 

Networking Cocktail Reception
(all attendees invited)

Exhibition opens

 

Wednesday 17 October 2018

08:00-09:00 Conference Registration Exhibition opens
08:00-09:00 Welcome coffee, networking
09:00-09:10 Opening announcements

Session 1: Market review

09:10-09:40

 

 

Trends & developments in the global market for

hot & cold water pipes

Noru Tsalic, CEO, NORTAL CONSULTING

09:40-10:10

 

 

The South-African market: trends, developments, certification and testing requirements

Federico Muñoz, Technical Commercial Director, CEIS

10:10-10:40

 

 

Plastic pipes in the spotlight – a customer review

Oliver Bannert, International Product Manager Heating / Sanitary / Soil & Waste, PIPELIFE INTERNATIONAL GMBH

10:40-11:10

Coffee break, networking

Keynote presentation: healthy plumbing

11:10-11:40

 

 

 

Legacy Plumbing: lead in the water and understanding the Global Health Risk

Simon Reddy, Master Plumber, Lecturer in Plumbing & Building, CEO at leadinthewater.com

Keynote presentation: educating for plastics

11:40-12:10

 

 

 

Lack of plastics in UK plumbing training

Nathan Gambling, Plumbing & Heating Installer, Lecturer in Plumbing, Heating & Building Services Engineering, EASTON & OTLEY COLLEGE

Session 2: Performance in applications

12:10-12:40

 

 

A revolution in efficient cooling

Peter Schaub, Global Market Segment Manager Building Technology, GEORG FISCHER PIPING SYSTEMS LTD

 

 

 

10:40-11:10

 

 

Lunch break, networking

 

sponsored by

Georg Fischer

14:00-14:30

 

 

 

High-performance ductwork systems for residential buildings

Marcus Lightfoot, Export Director, UBBINK CENTROTHERM GROUP

Session 3: Innovation in materials

14:30-15:00

 

 

 

Advancing the PP-RCT performance in water pressure pipes

Emanuele Burgin, ADTS & Innovation Manager, PP Europe, Pipes & Sheets, LYONDELLBASELL

15:00-15:30

 

 

 

Practical experience with PP-RCT pipe systems around the world

Thierry Pezard, Application Marketing Manager – PO Hot & Cold Water, BOREALIS

 

 

 

10:40-11:10

 

 

Coffee break, networking

sponsored by

Borealis & Borouge

 

16:00-16:30

 

 

Reliable, safe drinking water and heating systems with PE-RT: novel research and case studies

Alex Stolarz, Development Engineer, DOW EUROPE GmbH

Session 4: Advances in system & process design

16:30-17:00

 

 

Novel installation technology for Hot & Cold Water pipes

Paul Steiner, CEO, HULIOT Advanced Flow Systems

17:00-17:30

 

 

New innovations in PEX-a and PEX-b pipe layer constructions

Aarne Heino, MD & owner, CROSSLINK FINLAND Oy

20:00-22:00

 

Conference Dinner, networking
(speakers & dinner registrations only)

Thursday 18 October 2018

08:30-09:00 Conference Registration Exhibition opens
08:30-09:00 Welcome coffee, networking
09:00-09:10 Opening announcements

Keynote presentation: more healthy plumbing

09:10-09:40

 

 

 

 

 

SARS virus transmission: experience from the Asian industry

Henry Hung, Honorary Fellow, CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF PLUMBING AND HEATING ENGINEERING HONG KONG, Former Director Strategic Alliances & Policy, WORLD PLUMBING COUNCIL

09:40-10:10

 

 

Novel plastic piping solution for intense disinfection applications

Mélanie David, Process Technologies Engineer, ALIAXIS

10:10-10:40

 

 

 

Case study: new integrated solution for high speed cutting and chamfering, socketing and packaging Soil & Waste plastic pipes

Lorenzo Spagna, Technical Manager, SICA S.p.A

 

 

 

10:40-11:10

 

 

Coffee break, networking

Sponsored by

Sica S.p.A.

11:10-11:40

 

 

 

Combined, innovative roof drainage/rainwater management system

Jan Elenbaas, Business Unit Director Hot & Cold Systems, WAVIN BV

Session 5: Testing, approvals, certification

11:40-12:10

 

 

 

Troubleshooting of old multilayer pipe systems for Hot & Cold Water

Frans Scholten, Senior Consultant Polymeric Materials, KIWA TECHNOLOGY B.V.

12:10-12:40

 

 

 

Overview of the European requirements for material in contact with drinking water

Sarah Saminadin Peter, Manager, Strategic Development, Food Contact EMEA, INTERTEK

12:40-14:00

Lunch break, networking

14:00-14:30

 

 

 

The effect of water saving on installations

Miguel Definti, Group Innovation Director IDEAL STANDARD INTERNATIONAL, Vice President, EUROPEAN BATHROOM FORUM

14:30-15:00

 

 

 

How standardisation for plastic products protects public health and safety

Vincent Boks, Senior Business Development Manager EMEA, NSF International

Keynote presentation: more healthy plumbing

15:00-15:30

 

How to profit from BIM as a pipe system manufacturer

Martijn de Riet, Building engineer/BIM expert, bimforce

15:30-15:35 Chairman’s Prize for Best Question(s)
15:35-15:40 Closing remarks
15:40-16:10 Fairwell coffee, networking Exhibition closes

All paper sessions take place in the Conference Room.

The Registration, Coffee breaks and Table-top exhibition all take place in the Foyer.

Lunch is served in the Restaurant.

The Conference Dinner takes place in an external restaurant.

The organisers reserve the right to make changes to the programme without prior notice.

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