DATE: 26 April 2022


Organizers of the PPXXI Conference and Exhibition have announced their sponsorship opportunities for their upcoming event in Lake Buena Vista (near Orlando) on 25 – 27 September 2023. PPXXI Lake Buena Vista conference provides a platform for world networking with key personnel from the businesses and technologies in plastic pipe systems. Also confirmed is that the role and involvement of sponsors have increased markedly over the last ten years.

Sarah Patterson, PPXXI Organizing Committee Chair, is convinced that association through their event sponsorship not only creates positive brand feelings and awareness but also forges long term business relationships. “Since 1972, our conference and exhibition have continued to foster global networking opportunities between manufacturers of resins, plastic pipes and fittings, equipment and also research institutions, academia and utility companies,” Patterson remarks. “Now more than ever, our industry needs to stay connected to continue driving and improving the quality of life for so many around the world.”

Sponsorship packages range from coffee break sponsors through to corporate sponsors. Benefits span branding, technical highlights, free registrations/exhibition booth and engagement possibilities with attendees. A complete guide to the sponsorship program and respective benefits is posted via:

Early sponsors already on board include The European Plastic Pipe and Fittings Association (TEPPFA) as the Gala Dinner sponsor; Tecnomatic as the
DAY1 lunch sponsor; PE100+ Association and PVC4Pipes as the iPAD sponsors.

“Our sponsors value the reputation, reach and resonance that they derive for their involvement,” says Patterson. ”And we value their support and association. On behalf of the organizing committee, I want to thank our first set of sponsors where all four are well recognized for their contributions to the plastics pipe industry:”

  • Gala Dinner: The European Plastic Pipe and Fittings Association (TEPPFA)
  • iPad Corner: PE100+ Association, PVC4Pipes
  • Lunch sponsor (first day): Tecnomatic

Organized by the Plastic Pipe Conference Association (PPCA) and held every two years, the Conference and Exhibition are hosted by PPCA members:
PE 100+ Association, the Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. (PPI) and The European Plastic Pipes and Fittings Association (TEPPFA).

Information, online registration, exhibition space and sponsorship opportunities for Plastic Pipes XXI are now available through:

Note to Editors: PPCA conferences are self-financing and any profits from one event are re-invested in future conferences, educational tools or
“spin-off” events.

Further information:
Eva Ori at;
Tel.: + 36-30-951-4480


GALA DINNER SPONSOR: The European Plastic Pipe and Fittings Association (TEPPFA)




DATE: 4 February 2022


Johannesburg will host the Pipes XIII Conference on 6/7 September 2022. Given the increasing role of plastic pipe systems in the development of new and improved infrastructure, organizers of the event are keen to share the latest technical advances from around the world.
Jan Venter, Chief Executive Officer of the Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (SAPPMA) explains: “Our South African conferences are run jointly as spin-off events from the main PPCA plastic pipe conferences. Typically, they are attended by about 300 delegates.”

“Technical progress showcased at the most recent PPXX Conference in Amsterdam now has important implications for local infrastructure investment. For those of us that were unable to attend PPXX, our conference in Johannesburg offers an excellent opportunity to stay abreast of the news and reviews of the latest technology.”

Zoran Davidovski (PPXX Chair) agrees: “Numerous speakers at Pipes XIII are selected from those of our Amsterdam conference on the basis of their cutting-edge experience and expertise.”

“For over 85 years, plastic pipelines throughout the world have achieved major environmental, operational and economical benefits. The versatility of plastics is a source of ceaseless innovation for our pipe technology and commerce. By virtue of such dynamic progress and people, our Johannesburg conference is not to be missed.”

Topics covered by Pipes XIII will embrace issues relating to HDPE and PVC pipe quality, production and manufacturing trends, installation standards and new international applications.

Two PPXX Awards Announced

Two presenters of papers from the PPXX conference in Amsterdam have been awarded equal recognition. Both papers involve the delivery of hydrogen gas as blend or replacement for natural gas.  In announcing the awards, Davidovski comments: “hydrogen is already used to power public transport in some parts of the world. Its future use within the gas distribution network is all the more appealing given that it may be generated by wind and solar power.”

Derek Muckle from Radius Systems has been awarded a prize for his paper entitled:  “An evidential approach to the use of Polyethylene Pipe for Hydrogen Fuel Gases”. 

“Derek Muckle’s paper addresses a relevant and actual topic,” Davidovski adds. “It proves the ‘fit-for-use’ of our existing PE-based pressure pipe network to transport hydrogen as (partial) replacement of natural gas to consumers. Such replacement will help society to transition to a circular economy.”

“Sjoerd Jansma from KIWA has been awarded for his PVC pipe paper at PPXX. It is equally related to the gas distribution sector and is entitled: “Finding the relationship between non-destructive test methods and the tensile impact test on PVC pipes.”

“Jansma’s paper deals with the increasing importance of establishing the actual material quality of many PVC gas pipelines in The Netherlands. Most of these pipelines will reach their specified lifespan of 50 years within the decade,” Davidovski concludes.

Prize for each presenter is an iPad sponsored respectively by PE100+ Association and PVC4Pipes.


Further information:

Jan Venter
Tel.: +27-11-314-4021

Zoran Davidovski