SAPPMA is extremely excited and privileged to present PIPES XI in conjunction with the Plastic Pipe Conference Association (PPCA) on 4 & 5 September 2017!  As you may know, PPCA hosts the biggest international pipe conference every second year in either Europe or the USA.  Their spin-off conference, which is organised every alternate year, is coming to South Africa this year!  The conference programme will include at least 10 of the best papers from PIPES XVIII, which was held in Berlin in 2016, in addition to our usual line-up of national and international speakers.  The event has been extended to two days to provide for an outstanding offering to our industry.

If you would like to present a paper at this event, please submit your contact details, proposed topic and a short abstract by no later than 28 February.


25 minute presentation; 5 minute Q&A

Content: Strictly non-commercial, relevant to the plastic pipe industry and in accordance with a session theme, as listed below:

Session themes:

  • Pipeline Design
  • Installation
  • Standards, Testing, Certification
  • Extrusion technology
  • Water problems in Southern Africa
  • Infrastructure
  • Raw Materials
  • Rehabilitation of old pipelines

If you have a good topic but not quite fitting into one of the proposed themes, please let us know.

  • CPD Points apply.
  • You will receive notice of acceptance/rejection of your abstract shortly after the deadline.  The programme will be published early March.