Program

Overview

When's it on?

11-13 September 2019

The conference program will be structured around the Four Pillars of Plumbing with content to suit a wide range of industry participants. Our keynote speakers and program details will be updated here once confirmed so please check back in regularly for all the updates.

Participation

Practices

Products

Protection

Wednesday 11 September 2019

 

TIMEFOUR PILLARS OF PLUMBING: PRODUCTS
8.30-10.00World Plumbing Council Annual General Meeting
10.00Registration and Exhibition Open
11.15CONFERENCE OPENING
12.00KEYNOTE ADDRESS: More than just a series of tubes: the digital revolution and how it will supercharge your skills
Mark Pesce, Futurist (AUS)
12.45Tradeshow Lunch
13.30Intelligent plumbing – evolution of Smart Command
Dr Steve Cummings, GWA Group (AUS)
13.50The new European Unified Label for water and energy efficiency of products
Prof. Armando Silva Afonso, ANQIP (POR)
14.10Australia’s Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards (WELS) scheme – benefits and future directions
Dr Carol Grossman, Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (AUS)
14.30Piping Systems Destined for Failure 
Phil Woolhouse, PWH (AUS)
15.00INTERVAL
15.15

The world of Standards: the emerging hydrogen economy
Emelia Addo, Standards Australia (AUS)

15.35Stay tuned! The Products afternoon program to be revealed soon
15.55Domestic Hydrogen Appliances for Decarbonising Heat in the UK
Frazer-Nash Consultancy (UK/AUS)
16.15-16.30DAY 1 CLOSE
17.00-19.00WELCOME RECEPTION @ The General Assembly

 

Thursday 12 September 2019

TIMEFOUR PILLARS OF PLUMBING: PARTICIPATION
8.00Registration and Exhibition Open
9.00Plenary welcome and formalities
9.10KEYNOTE ADDRESS:
Mark McManus, United Association (USA)
9.50WorldSkills: Improving our world with the power of skills
Grant Stewart and Jane Stokie, WorldSkills International and Alexey Evtiukhin, WorldSkills Russia (RUS)
10.20

Comparison between Swiss and German training models and how the Swiss training industry attracts Instructors
Christoph Schaer, Suissetec (SUI)

10.40INTERVAL
10.55

TBA
Cara Reil, GWA Group (AUS)

11.15The importance of quality plumbing training in Australia considering the implications on global public health
Robert Funston and Richard Hutchinson, Chisholm Institute (AUS)
11.35Presentation TBA
12.00Extended Tradeshow Lunch
TIMEFOUR PILLARS OF PLUMBING: PROTECTION
13.30

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: 
Community safety: How a highly skilled workforce can protect our community and save lives
Vanessa Robinson, The Chase and Tyler Foundation (AUS)

14.10Modern Regulation: tackling the problems of a rapidly changing world
Martin Sawyers, Plumbing Drainlayers Gasfitters Board (NZL)
14.25Compliance through Accountability – a South African Plumbing perspective
Lea Smith, IOPSA (ZAR)
14.45Legionella and other waterborne diseases, how to engineer the problems out, plus a case for controlling the temperature in drinking water
David Harper, Public Health Consultant (Legionella) (UK)
15.10INTERVAL
15.25

TBA
Paul Daley, ‘Captain Backflow’ (UK)

15.45

National Strategic Plan for asbestos awareness and management 2019-2023 Including improving the quality of asbestos-related training
Justine Ross, Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency (AUS)

16.05

The hidden danger: scald burn injuries from home hot water systems in Australia and NZ 

Yvonne Singer, Victorian Adult Burn Service The Alfred (AUS)

16.35DAY 2 CLOSE

 

Friday 13 September 2019

TIMEFOUR PILLARS OF PLUMBING: PRACTICES
8.30Registration and Exhibition Open
9.00Plenary welcome and formalities
9.10Advocating for Water Efficiency, Safety and Research. How to discuss the needs and concerns that our stakeholders have with policy makers and how to develop public-private sector partnerships to address them
Peter DeMarco, The IAPMO Group (USA)
9.30Wastewater management – inspiring an environmental revolution
Dr Markus Lenger, Water Futurist (USA)
9.50Research and New Knowledge; Supporting the Four Pillars of Plumbing
Dr Lynne Jack, Heriot-Watt University (UK)
10.10Effective Risk Management – A different Perspective
Ryan Milne, Ecosafe International (AUS)
10.30INTERVAL
10.45Practices in Plumbing and Achievement of Sustainable Development Goals
Allan Dumalay, NAMPAP, Inc (PHL)
11.05

Who do we need to achieve SDG 6? 
Rosie Wheen, WaterAid (AUS)

11.25KEYNOTE ADDRESS:
Rob Gell, ReThink Sustainability
12.00Closing remarks
Shayne La Combre
12.30WPC 2019 PRESENTED BY CAROMA SMART COMMAND CLOSE
18.30WPC 2019 GALA DINNER / PLUMBING AND FIRE INDUSTRY AWARDS

 

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