The Plastics Pipes Conference Association (PPCA) Board of Directors recently announced that PPXX will be held as an in-person event at the Hotel Okura in Amsterdam, September 6-8, 2021. Details about the revised technical program and registration information can be found on the PPXX website at www.ppxx.eu.
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).
According to David M. Fink, president of the Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. and PPCA chairman, “There is sufficient interest from sponsors, exhibitors, speakers, and registrants to warrant holding the conference in person following the postponement of last year’s conference, and we are extremely excited that it will be held as originally planned.”
Country and hotel guidelines for social distancing and other COVID-19 guidelines are under development by the PCCA and will be communicated in the coming months for those attending the conference. Speakers who are not able to attend in person, due to specific travel restrictions or company policies, will be offered alternative options.
“The revised technical program for PPXX includes new papers presenting topics of interest to the industry,” said Sarah Patterson, the PPXX Organizing Committee co- chair and technical program manager. “In addition, the opening technical session focuses on the use of plastic pipe systems for the transportation of hydrogen — a very relevant topic supporting the growth of sustainable energy.”
“We’re also happy to announce that the PPCA Board of Directors has launched Conference Partners,” Fink said. “This significant new initiative acknowledges the valued efforts of plastic pipe trade associations actively involved with our conferences. We are pleased to recognize the China Plastics Piping Association (CPPA), the European Council of Vinyl Manufacturers (ECVM), the Plastics Industry Pipe Association (PIPA), the PVC Pipe Association (PVCPA), and the Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (SAPPMA). These groups have acted as ambassadors for the PPCA conferences by encouraging the submission of papers, participating on the organizing committees and also with spin-off conferences.”
Alternating between the United States and Europe, 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.