PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 Date: 4 February 2019  PLANS FOR OZPIPE XIX IN FULL SWING

The Plastic Pipes Conference Association (PPCA) announces that its spin-off event in Australasia will be called OZPIPE XIX and will showcase significant developments in the field of plastic pipe technology and industry. It also reports that a website has been launched to communicate Plastic Pipes XX, its main global Conference and Exhibition to be held next year in Amsterdam.

OZPIPE XIX will be hosted late this year in Australia on 7 and 8 November 2019 at Dockside on Cockle Bay in Sydney. PPXX will be held on 21 -23 September in 2020 at the Hotel Okura in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Zoran Davidovski, chair of the PPCA Organizing Committee comments:

“OZPIPE XIX is shaping up to be an exciting technical event on the Australasian calendar for 2019. The world market for plastic pipes continues to grow exponentially by volume and by application. Significant technical and commercial developments are set to transform the global plastic pipe industry and these will have particular consequences for the Australasian region.”

Davidovski adds that speakers from the UK, USA, Belgium, China and Austria have already confirmed their attendance at OZPIPE XIX and that a call for papers will be issued this February. It is also important to note that this Conference and Exhibition will be hosted by The Plastics Industry Pipe Association of Australia (PIPA).

Main corporate sponsors for OZPIPE XIX and PPXX are Rollepaal and Baerlocher. “Rollepaal is one of the world's leading suppliers of pipe extrusion equipment,” comments Davidovski. “And Baerlocher is a global supplier of additives to the plastic pipe industry.”

“We are also delighted that MOL will sponsor Ozpipe XIX at Gold Level. MOL is a leading manufacturer of injected moulded and extruded elastomer sealing systems and rubber profiles. Such endorsements clearly indicate that our event in Amsterdam will gain tremendous momentum.”

Information, online registration, exhibition space and sponsorship for Plastic Pipes XX are now made possible through a new website: www.ppxx.eu. Also posted is a promotional video for this Amsterdam event. Sponsors who have agreed to endorse PLASTIC PIPE XX in Amsterdam are as follows:

Main Corporate sponsors: Baerlocher and Rollepaal

Gold level sponsors: MOL

Gala Dinner sponsor: The European Plastic Pipe and Fittings Association

(TEPPFA)

IPAD corners sponsors: PVC4Pipes Association and PE100+Association

Further information concerning OZPIPE XIX is available on the PIPA website via

https://www.pipa.com.au/index.php/ppxix-spin-off-conference-ozpipe-xix/

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Organizers of PLASTIC PIPES XIX are the Plastic Pipes Conference Association

(PPCA). PPCA has created a special LINKEDIN page accessible through:

https://www.linkedin.com/company/16237800/

Note to Editors: PPCA conferences are self-financing and any profits from one event are re-invested in future conferences, educational tools or “spin-off” events.

Further information: Eva Ori at eva@evacon.hu Tel.: + 36-30 -9514- 480


PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: 16 October 2018

AMSTERDAM TO HOST PPXX IN 2020

The Plastic Pipes Conference Association (PPCA) reports that Plastic Pipes XX Conference and Exhibition will be hosted in Amsterdam 21 -23 September in 2020 at the Hotel Okura. Two spin-off events have also been announced: Guangzhou, China in September 2019 followed by Sydney, Australia in November 2019.

Chair of the PPXX Organizing Committee is Zoran Davidovski, Vice President Marketing & Innovation of Pipelife International. Davidovski comments on the choice of Amsterdam for the next conference: “Amsterdam is a fitting choice for PPXX. The Dutch are world renowned masters in water management. The Netherlands has also spearheaded the commercial development of plastic pipe materials, systems and technology. In addition to leading in the field of plastic pipe collection and recycling schemes, the Dutch have been in the forefront of plastic pipe R&D.”

“Amsterdam is a vibrant and fascinating location for our conference. Its rich history of culture, arts and science are aspects to behold. Also, of interest is that Amsterdam and much of The Netherlands is below sea level. Since the 17th century, the city forefathers have constructed canals to provide transport and drainage. Today, municipal drainage, sewer and water utilities are mostly supplied by modern plastic pipes.”

Dates of the PPCA spin-off events will be communicated shortly. A website for registration, information, sponsorship opportunities and available exhibition space is currently in preparation. Meanwhile information can be obtained directly from conference organizer: Eva Ori at eva@evacon.hu

Chair of the PPXIX Organizing Committee underlined the success of the Las Vegas conference. Sarah Patterson, Technical Director of the Plastics Pipe Institute, comments: “Over 400 delegates from approximately 40 countries attended PPXIX to review 93 technical papers, network at the global level and connect with the 34 exhibiting companies.”

“The world of plastic pipe technology is home to a booming market for ideas, innovation and development. Presentations were of high quality and the forum provided a genuine technical transfer of knowledge and experience from the entire global manufacturing industry.”

Approximately 210 companies attended PPXIX representing many countries. Given that this year's conference was hosted in the USA, a breakdown analysis of attendees pinpoints North America (54 percent) as the major origin of delegates. Nevertheless, Europe occupied second league position with 23 percent of conference participants, followed by Asia (predominantly China) at 15 percent. Countries new to the PPCA conference included Romania, Botswana, Columbia, Peru and others.

Sponsors for PLASTIC PIPE XIX in Las Vegas, USA were as follows:

Main Corporate sponsors: Baerlocher and Rollepaal

Gold level sponsors: McELROY, LyondellBasell, The Dow Chemical Company, S&B Technical Products Hultec USA and MOL

Silver level sponsors: TRI Environmental, Rifeng Enterprise Group, SICA and Trelleborg

Media Sponsor: INFORMED INFRASTRUCTURE

Gala Dinner sponsor: The European Plastic Pipe and Fittings Association (TEPPFA)

Welcome Reception sponsor: KraussMaffei Berstorff

IPAD corners sponsors: PVC4Pipes Association and PE100+Association

Lunch sponsors: Uponor, PSILab and RTP Company

Coffee Break sponsors: battenfeld-cincinnati, Hamilton Kent, Milacron and NSF International

Organizers of PLASTIC PIPES XIX are the Plastic Pipes Conference Association (PPCA). PPCA has created a special LINKEDIN page accessible through: https://www.linkedin.com/company/16237800/

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Note to Editors: PPCA conferences are self-financing and any profits from one event are re-invested in future conferences, educational tools or “spin-off” events.


Further information: Eva Ori at eva@evacon.hu

Tel.: + 36-30 -9514- 480