The Southern African Plastic Pipes Manufacturers Association (SAPPMA) has issued an invitation to professionals interested in presenting at its PIPES XII Conference, to submit their abstracts as soon as possible. This year's event will take place on 27 and 28 August at the Altron Business Park in Midrand.
“We have reserved two full days for PIPES XII in order to once again bring the local pipe industry a world-class lineup of local and international presenters,” says SAPPMA CEO Jan Venter.
Topics covered at the bi-annual event centre around issues relating to HDPE and PVC pipe quality, production and manufacturing trends, installation standards, challenges and new international application trends.
“We are looking for presentations that are non-commercial, but relevant to the plastic pipe industry. Topics may include pipeline design, installation, pipe quality (standards, testing, certification) innovation, water and sanitation, infrastructure, raw materials, pipe rehabilitation, trenchless technologies,” Venter stresses.
Abstracts consisting of no more than 400 words must be submitted to SAPPMA by no later than 1 March 2019, along with a brief biography / curriculum vitae of the presenter. Abstracts will be evaluated by the SAPPMA Conference Advisory Committee and presenters will be informed on or before 16 March. The conference programme will be published 1 April 2019. CPD points will apply.