March 2019 Vol. 74 No. 3


Plastic Pipes 2020 Conference Goes to the Netherlands

The Plastic Pipes Conference Association (PPCA) announced that Amsterdam, The Netherlands, is the location for the next conference and exhibition, Plastic Pipes XX, Sept. 21–23, 2020.

In addition to PPXX, two spin-off events will be held during 2019: one in Guangzhou, China, Sept. 23–24; and another in Sydney, Australia, Nov. 7–8. A selection of PPXIX papers will be presented at each spinoff conference in combination with new papers coming specifically from each of those regions. 

“More than 400 delegates from 40 coun- tries attended PPXIX in Las Vegas this past September to review 93 technical papers, network at the global level and connect with the 33 exhibiting companies," explained Sarah Patterson, technical director of PPI and chair of the PPXIX Organizing Com- mittee. “Presentations were of high quality and the forum provided a genuine technical transfer of knowledge and experience from the entire global manufacturing industry.”

Chair of the PPXX Organizing Committee is Zoran Davidovski, vice president of marketing & innovation at Pipelife International. “Since the Dutch are world-renowned masters in water management, collection and recycling schemes, Amsterdam is the perfect choice for PPXX,” said Davidovski. “Many of the municipal drainage, sewer and water utilities use plastic pipe systems.

“Also, of interest is that Amsterdam and much of The Netherlands is below sea level. Since the 17th century, the city forefathers have constructed canals to provide trans- port and drainage. It is a wonder location to enjoy, take in the sights and network in the plastic pipe industry,” he added.

Alternating between the United States and Europe every even numbered year, 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 related to materials, along with the design and development, testing, installation and operation of plastic pipe systems.

The event is hosted by PPCA members: PE 100+ Association, Plastics Pipe Institute Inc. (PPI) and The European Plastic Pipes and Fittings Association (TEPPFA).

For more information, visit the Plastic Pipes Conference Association website: or

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