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 201

 

TIMEFOUR PILLARS OF PLUMBING: PRODUCTS
10.00Registration and Exhibition Open
12.00Tradeshow Lunch
12.40CONFERENCE OPENING
13.00KEYNOTE ADDRESS: More than just a series of tubes: the digital revolution and how it will supercharge your skills
Mark Pesce, Futurist (AUS)
13.45Intelligent plumbing – evolution of Smart Command
Dr Steve Cummings, GWA Group (AUS)
14.10The new European Unified Label for water and energy efficiency of products
Prof. Armando Silva Afonso, ANQIP (POR)
14.35Australia’s Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards (WELS) scheme – benefits and future directions
Dr Carol Grossman, Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (AUS)
15.00INTERVAL
15.10Stay tuned! The Products afternoon program to be revealed soon
16.00Domestic Hydrogen Appliances for Decarbonising Heat in the UK
Frazer-Nash Consultancy (UK/AUS)
16.30DAY 1 CLOSE
17.00-19.00WELCOME RECEPTION OFFSITE

 

Thursday 12 September 2019

TIMEFOUR PILLARS OF PLUMBING: PARTICIPATION
8.00Registration and Exhibition Open
8.50Plenary welcome and formalities
9.00WorldSkills: Improving our world with the power of skills
Grant Stewart and Jane Stokie, WorldSkills International (AUS)
9.30Presentation TBA
9.50KEYNOTE ADDRESS:
Mark McManus, United Association (USA)
10.30INTERVAL
10.45Comparison between Swiss and German training models and how the Swiss training industry attracts Instructors
Christoph Schaer, Suissetec (SUI)
11.10The 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
12.00Tradeshow Lunch
TIMEFOUR PILLARS OF PLUMBING: PROTECTION
13.10KEYNOTE ADDRESS:
Vanessa Robinson, The Chase and Tyler Foundation (AUS)
13.45Modern Regulation: tackling the problems of a rapidly changing world
Martin Sawyers, Plumbing Drainlayers Gasfitters Board (NZL)
14.10Compliance through Accountability – a South African Plumbing perspective
Lea Smith, IOPSA (ZAR)
14.35Legionella 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)
15.00INTERVAL
15.10Practices in Plumbing and Achievement of Sustainable Development Goals
Allan Dumalay, NAMPAP, Inc (PHL)
16.00TBC
Yvonne Singer, Victorian Adult Burn Service The Alfred (AUS)
16.30DAY 2 CLOSE

 

Friday 13 September 2019

TIMEFOUR PILLARS OF PLUMBING: PRACTICES
8.00Registration and Exhibition Open
8.40Plenary welcome and formalities
8.50Advocating 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)
9.15Wastewater management – inspiring an environmental revolution
Dr Markus Lenger, Water Futurist (USA)
9.40Research and New Knowledge; Supporting the Four Pillars of Plumbing
Dr Lynne Jack, Heriot-Watt University (UK)
10.05Effective Risk Management – A different Perspective
Ryan Milne, Ecosafe International (AUS)
10.30INTERVAL
10.45Presentation TBC
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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