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.
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
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”