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Forum 2016


TEPPFA Forum 2016

It is no exaggeration to say that the plastic pipes industry has changed beyond all recognition since TEPPFA was formed in 1991, however over the years the association has a proud record of consistently tackling key issues and adapting to change, whilst maintaining dialogue with all parts of the value chain to provide robust, scientifically based data to broaden understanding and knowledge.

Below you may find the 2016 Forum Agenda.


DAY 1 – Monday April 4th
Opening Session

Welcome & opening, Claudia Topalli, Deputy General Manager TEPPFA
Tony Calton, General Manager, TEPPFA

Conference Session 1 – Circular Economy: Where Are We Now?
The Missing Link Between Growth & Environment and Industry Perspective

Keynote: Mrs. Aurore Maillet, Cabinet of Commissioner Carmenu Vella

Conference Session 2 – International Snapshot:
What Are The Global Challenges & Opportunities for Plastic Piping Systems?

An overview of market challenges and opportunities in the construction sector worldwide with clear indications on what this represents for the Plastic Pipes & Fittings sector.

Moderator: James Crisp, Deputy News Editor, EurActiv

DAY 2 – Tuesday April 5th

Welcome & Opening, Claudia Topalli, Deputy General Manager, TEPPFA

Conference Session 3 – Policy objectives of PEF

Moderator: Gwenole Cozigou, Director, European Commission DG GROW
Status Quo:  Michele Galatola, Officer, European Commission DG ENV
The expert’s perspective: Mark Goedkoop, CEO PRé

Conference Session 4 – Circular Economy “Quo Vadis?”
New Circular Economy Package: What’s New & What Will Happen Next?

Moderator: Claudia Topalli, Deputy General Manager TEPPFA
Keynote: Giovanni La Via, Member of the European Parliament, President of ENV Committee

Conference Session 5 – Drinking Water in Europe: Issues & Challenges

Moderator: Tony Frost, ICPDW

Tobias Biermann, European Commission DG ENV
Iain Naismith, The Water Bureau
Markus Bohl, Uponor

With the contribution of: Manfred Fuchs, European Commission DG GROW

Conference Session 6 – Lifetime & Quality of Plastic Pipes

Moderator: Tony Calton, General Manager, TEPPFA

Reinhold Lang, Linz University
25 Years of Plastics Pipe Research – An Academic Case Study

Zoran Davidovski, Pipelife, on behalf of Steven Fokman, Utah State University
“Survey results of water main failures in the US and Canada”