The11th World Plumbing Conference (WPC) 2016, to be hosted by the Institute of Plumbing South Africa (IOPSA) and the World Plumbing Council in Cape Town from 15 to 16 September, aims to makes plumbing sustainable by engaging with industry leaders on regulations and international standards
“As the global water crisis deepens, the world is looking to the plumbing industry to provide solutions to the number one risk facing the global economy: and that is water scarcity,” says Gary Macnamara, executive director of IOPSA.
WPC will see industry leaders and experts from around the world come together to share their knowledge. Delegates will have the opportunity to engage with their peers exchange views on how the plumbing industry can help the world survive this crisis.
The theme of WPC 2016 is “Regulations for sustainability in plumbing – a case for international standards”. Without regulations, plumbing as a trade is not sustainable.
This year’s conference chairperson is Mike Muller, a commissioner in South Africa’s first National Planning Commission and former director-general of South Africa’s Department of Water Affairs.
Keynote speakers include Shayne La Combre, chief executive officer (CEO) of the Plumbing Industry Climate Action Centre (PICAC); Dave Viola, chief operating officer and senior vice-president of business strategy at the International Association of Plumbing & Mechanical Officials (IAPMO); and Dr Doulaye Kone, of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Not only will this year’s conference include an exhibition but there will also be a plumbing skills simulation, a Community Plumbing Challenge, and breakaway sessions in which delegates can interact.
WPC encourages visitors from a wide spectrum of disciplines, including engineers, plumbers, merchants, architects, property owners, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), water providers, industry bodies and leaders in the governmental and private sectors.
Register now for WPC 2016 at www.wpc2016.co.za or email firstname.lastname@example.org