Amsterdam, The Netherlands — The Plastic Pipes Conference Association (PPCA) announced that Amsterdam has been selected to host the next conference and exhibition, Plastic Pipes XX, Sept. 21 – 23, 2020. Held every two years, the event is hosted by the PPCA members: PE 100+ Association, Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. (PPI) and The European Plastic Pipes and Fittings Association (TEPPFA). In addition to PPXX, PPCA also announced that two spin-off events will be held during 2019 — Guangzhou, China, Sept. 23-24 and in Sydney, Australia, Nov. 7-8. A selection of PPXIX papers will be presented at each spinoff conference in combination with new papers coming specifically from each of those regions.
“More than 400 delegates from 40 countries attended PPXIX in Las Vegas this past September to review 93 technical papers, network at the global level and connect with the 33 exhibiting companies,” explained Sarah Patterson, technical director of the Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. (PPI) and chair of the PPXIX Organizing Committee. “The PPCA conferences are the forum to connect to the those in the plastics pipe industry. Presentations were of high quality and the forum provided a genuine technical transfer of knowledge and experience from the entire global manufacturing industry.”
Chair of the PPXX Organizing Committee is Zoran Davidovski, vice president marketing & innovation of Pipelife International. Davidovski said, “Since the Dutch are world renowned masters in water management, collection and recycling schemes, Amsterdam is the perfect choice for PPXX. Many of the municipal drainage, sewer and water utilities use plastic pipe systems.
“Amsterdam is a vibrant location for the PPCA conference. It’s 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. It is a wonder location to enjoy, take in the sights and network in the plastic pipe industry.”
Alternating between the United States and Europe every even numbered year, the three-day Plastic Pipes Conference and Exhibition is the largest event of its kind. Key subjects to be covered at PPXX include the introduction of new technologies, sustainability, standards, manufacturing equipment, technical aspects relating to materials and ingredients along with the design and development, testing, installation and operation of plastic pipe systems.