Event

Sponsorship

11-13 September 2019

Melbourne Convention Centre, Level 1

PRESENTING PARTNER

Caroma Smart Command is proud to be the Official Presenting Partner for the 2019 World Plumbing Conference in Melbourne, Australia. Caroma Smart Command is excited to help facilitate discussion about the future of the plumbing industry as we together navigate the world of smart technologies, water sustainability and build a better world for everyone.

PLATINUM SPONSOR

Master Plumbers Australia and New Zealand represents member Associations across Australia and New Zealand. We are the collective voice for the Australian and New Zealand plumbing industry and collaborate together on a national and international level. Members of Master Plumbers Australia and New Zealand protect the health of our community and the environment through the delivery of professional plumbing services. MPANZ members are installers of gas, water reticulation and irrigation systems, fire protection services, heating and cooling, mechanical services/air conditioning systems, sanitary disposal, drainage, metal roofing, wall cladding and other plumbing services. The provision of these services is essential for community health and well-being.

GOLD SPONSORS

Conex Bänninger, celebrating its 110 year anniversary this year, is one of the global leaders in the manufacture of plumbing fittings and valves. The company boasts over a 100 years of excellence and innovation, rooted in a strong reputation for high quality manufacturing and customer service excellence. It is still leading the way with new technological developments that continue to improve many domestic, commercial and industrial applications.

Today Conex Bänninger’s diverse product portfolio, which includes a host of flame-free press and push fittings, compression, end feed and traditional braze fittings, yellow brass and industrial and specification valves, are used in numerous applications, spanning from commercial and educational buildings, to hospitals, military facilities and prestigious sporting arenas.

Conex Bänninger is an ISO 9001 Quality Assured company.

Energy Safety Victoria (ESV) is the independent regulator responsible for the safety and technical regulation of gas, electricity and pipelines in Victoria. ESV is tasked with achieving the highest standards of community safety by ensuring safety risks arising from energy supply and use are minimised, pipeline safety hazards are mitigated and energy safety and efficiency promoted.

ESV’s core regulatory functions include:

  • Licence, approve and accept – administer licensing, registration and approval systems that maintain safety standards and skills, including accepting applications for complex gas installations.
  • Monitor and audit – inspect and audit safety systems and safety practices in relation to the design, construction and maintenance of all electricity, gas and pipeline networks and installations.
  • Educate and encourage – cooperatively engage with industry and the community to facilitate safety outcomes. Conduct comprehensive public awareness campaigns to educate the community and industry.
  • Enforce compliance – take appropriate enforcement action based on the severity of risk and harm.

Since the company began in 1924, Milwaukee Tool has led the industry in developing innovative solutions that deliver increased productivity and unmatched durability for professional users. Whether it is through our world-leading M12™ and M18™ cordless systems, the ground-breaking performance of our M12 and M18 FUEL™ products, jobsite lighting, time-saving accessories, or innovative hand tool and storage products, we are dedicated to delivering a continuous flow of advanced, trade-specific solutions. 

We invest the time to work side-by-side with real users to understand the demands of a constantly changing workplace and how we can best deliver solutions for a safer, more productive jobsite. Through a thorough evaluation of the job at hand – the frustrations, needs, and previous limitations – we set out to completely rethink a solution and deliver the game-changing innovation seen across all our product lines. Milwaukee Tool is not simply a manufacturer – we are progressive problem solvers.

Reece Group is a leading distributor of plumbing, waterworks and HVAC-R products to commercial and residential customers through 800 branches in Australia, New Zealand and the United States. Established in 1920 and listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX: REH), Reece Group has approximately 8,000 employees committed to improving the lives of their customers by striving for greatness every day.

For further information on Reece Group and its portfolio of businesses please visit www.reecegroup.com.au

Enware is an Australian owned and operated manufacturer of specialised commercial, industrial plumbing and safety products. With over 80 years experience through constant collaboration with industry experts, we understand the diverse needs of a range of industries. Our commitment to research and development keeps us at the forefront of innovation, adapting our methods and products to ensure they comply with local and international regulations and standards. As industry experts, we fully understand the needs of each project and client, offering a suite of efficient, high performance products with unrivalled operational efficiency, safety and whole of life cost benefit. Our vision is to be the world’s most trusted brand for insight and design driven plumbing and water management solutions that enhance the safety and performance of the built environment.

Founded in 1926, the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO®) coordinates the development and adaptation of plumbing, mechanical, swimming pool and solar energy codes to meet the specific needs of individual on a global scale. As the preferred testing and listing agency of manufacturers and inspectors, the IAPMO R&T Lab and R&T brand and reputation for quality are unparalleled in the industry. IAPMO R&T Marks of Conformity are widely recognized and represent the highest degree of integrity in showing compliance with established codes and standards.

The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) is the principal regulator for building and plumbing in Victoria. Our work helps ensure that all Victorians live and work in a quality built environment. We contribute to public health, safety and amenity by overseeing compliance with regulations, legal requirements and professional standards. We protect communities, empower consumers and encourage continuous improvement across the building and plumbing industries. As change occurs, we evolve with it, constantly improving our culture and capability.

Viega is a German advanced engineering company that has become renowned for its revolutionary press-fit piping systems, chosen as the preferred solution for some of the world’s most important and significant buildings across the globe.

Viega’s innovative press-fit piping technology has made building construction and plumbing installation easier, faster and more economical. It has ensured the total reliability of water supply and the highest level of drinking water quality in some of the most demanding conditions imaginable, for sports stadiums, for hospitals, high rise office buildings, and hotels.

Today, the Viega name is synonymous with quality and superior technology in over fifty countries. Rest assured, we intend to extend this reputation further, with continual development, new products, and cutting-edge solutions for a wide range of applications. 

 

Viega.  Connected in quality.

SILVER SPONSORS

Cbus is the leading Industry Super Fund for the building, construction and allied industries. As one of Australia’s largest super funds, Cbus is passionate about providing strong retirement outcomes for members and helping employers manage their business superannuation needs.   Established in 1984, Cbus is run only to maximise returns to members, and not profit to shareholders.  With over $50 billion in funds under management (as at 30 June 2019), Cbus invests back into your industry, creating jobs and stimulating economic growth through our subsidiary company Cbus Property Pty Ltd.

FMSA Architecture is a Victorian multi-disciplinary design practice specialising in forward thinking architectural, interior and urban design solutions. For over 40 years we have delivered tailored solutions for the education, government, justice, residential, and commercial sectors on a local and national scale. We are passionate about creating elegant, buildable and socially inclusive built environments for the community to thrive in. Driven by our commitment to inclusive design, we collaborate with our clients, consultants and industry to design solutions that support our client’s objectives, and positively impact the community and the environment.

Hutchinson Builders is Australia’s largest privately-owned construction company. For over 100 years and five generations, they’ve placed family values at the core of every structure, every team, every task – leaving behind a rich history and building a bright future. With offices across the country, Hutchies is your truly local national builder. They deliver across all markets, on any scale and in every location. They have a team of 1800 people, balance sheet of around $330M and a turnover that exceeded $2.7B in 2018/19.

Michelson Alexander is a leading social impact consulting firm. We support forward thinking industry and corporate clients to deliver positive change on pressing national issues. We consult to prominent clients in the construction trades who are protecting the community, combating climate change and creating jobs of the future.

Stannards Accountants & Advisors (SAA) is an accounting and management consulting firm that was established in 1946. We provide a broad range of audit, taxation, business restructuring and management consulting services to businesses in the Profit and Not For Profit sector.  Our goal at SAA is to be your business partner for life.

CEPUTEC is a training organisation dedicated to supporting Plumbing and Pipe Trades Employees Union members in particular in courses dedicated to Occupational, Health and Safety.

PICAC is an Industry training partnership, a Centre of Excellence, a coordinator and facilitator of training and education and a Registered Training Organisation (RTO). PICAC is a national collaboration between key industry stakeholders in the plumbing, fire protection and HVAC industries. It is a not for profit, run solely for skills development. The first PICAC campus opened in Brunswick, Victoria in 2008. Since then, PICAC has expanded to Geelong and Narre Warren (VIC), Lidcombe (NSW) and Beenleigh (QLD).

The Plumbing Joint Training Fund (PJTF) is a collaboration of key industry participants, each an active player in furthering the standards of training excellence in the plumbing, HVAC, fire protection and WHS sectors of the industry. The PJTF has applied the extensive knowledge of its constituents to create a Training Fund that facilitates pre-vocational, vocational, and post –trade industry led education and training. The PJTF encourages Victorian industry participation while also seeking to develop interstate and international partnerships to ensure the ongoing development of world-class training.

RAW Recruitment and Services (RAW) is a rapid-growth, privately owned and operated, recruitment group training and labour hire business with offices in Victoria, South Australia, Queensland and the Northern Territory. RAW has built its reputation as a specialist Aboriginal labour hire company with a consistent track record of providing quality recruitment and supply of labour solutions. As an extension of RAW labour hire, RAW also supports specialist industry and sector growth by promoting, recruiting and supporting apprentices through our group training arm.

The Plumbers Union is one of the fastest growing and most progressive trade unions in Australia. Our record of protecting workers’ rights and entitlements since 1850 is second to none. We have been Federally registered since 1912. An important part of this proud union is the continued protection of our Trade Licensing/Registration systems that have been under constant attack by government legislative changes since their inception. We have been at the forefront of training and trade development within the trade and we can provide industry-based training to all our members. Most importantly, our Union has won the right to vastly improved wages and conditions for our members through enterprise bargaining agreements, awards and site agreements. We are a Union that puts our members first.

The National Fire Industry Association (NFIA) is an Australia-wide community of Fire Protection contractors and their people, suppliers, friends and stakeholders representing a wide and varied membership from the smallest sub-contractor through to large Australia-wide construction and service businesses. NFIA‘s vision is of an Australian world-leading fire protection industry. NFIA’s mission is to partner with our members to realise that vision by improving training to our fire protection workforce, by improving the quality of fire protection work undertaken and by lifting the professionalism of our industry. NFIA’s success is measured by better outcomes for customers, rewarding career opportunities for the industry’s people and a safer Australia for everyone. NFIA believes that by continuing to grow the character, spirit and performance of our Industry, we create a better future for those who will follow us and for their customers. 

CONTRACTOR PARTNERS

Since 1951 Geschke Plumbing Contractors have been installing quality Plumbing and Drainage systems in major projects in Melbourne and Regional Victoria. These include, infrastructure, rail, health, defence, commercial & apartment towers, laboratories, Biohazard protection, Fire & Emergency Training, all with world class recognition. As a third-generation company, we achieve plumbing outcomes that make the world a better place.

Cooke & Dowsett services the construction industry with pride – success built on a professional reputation for delivering quality work on complex projects. Cooke & Dowsett specialises in commercial plumbing, design and construction and project management of plumbing services. Our clients include many ‘tier one’ contractors throughout Australasia.

Our business is regarded as established leaders in the design, management and supply of sustainable plumbing solutions for all industrial and commercial developments, tenancy fit outs and maintenance contracts. 

Our services are delivered by a team of skilled professionals with a total commitment to customer satisfaction. We build close working relationships with our customers and deliver our projects on time.

Contact us for further information about our ability to deliver cost effective and innovative commercial, industrial and domestic plumbing projects.

BRONZE SPONSORS

Toshiba brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of businesses through digital products including: Digital Panels, Notebook and Desktop PCs, Servers, Barcode Printers, Retail POS solutions, Multifunction Printers, Desktop Printers, Document Management Solutions, IT Service and Support, Cloud Technology and more. Contact Toshiba on 1300 794 202.

Our expertise in hydraulic and other core engineering services is enhanced by specialist consulting services including ICT, electronic security, BMS, performance based fire engineering, acoustics and architectural creative lighting. In 2018, NDY greatly expanded this engineering and design expertise by joining Tetra Tech, Inc., a global alliance offering consulting, engineering, and technical services with more than 16,000 associates in 400 offices around the globe.

PARTNERS

SecurITon Technologies have been supporting mission critical systems since the 2006 and in recent times have maintained a 100% uptime record for its key systems. We have a high focus on continuous improvement and proactive problem management in SecurITon .  This approach has enabled us to provide high system availability and increased levels of performance management in recent years.

SecurITon customers are in a unique position to take advantage of the IP and management practices that create this environment. SecurITon  has, through substantial investment, made significant productivity and ROI gains through its use of continuous improvement, self assessment and root cause analysis all of which can be made available to customers as part of the service offering.

EXHIBITORS

NITC develops, manages, and administers Certification and Testing programs for Medical Gas, Plumbing, Pipefitting, HVACR, and related industries. NITC offers a recognized, high-quality, measure to test knowledge, skills, and ability through third-party assessment with a commitment to ensure properly trained individuals, working with properly trained instructors, practice in the industry.

Standards Australia is the country’s leading independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit standards organisation. We are also Australia’s representatives of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). We are specialists in facilitating the development and adoption of internationally-aligned standards in Australia. Although we develop standards, we are not responsible for enforcing, regulating or certifying compliance with those standards.

The ABCB is a joint initiative of all levels of government in Australia, together with building and plumbing industries. It oversees issues relating to health, safety, amenity, accessibility, and sustainability in buildings. It promotes efficiency in the design, construction and performance of buildings and plumbing systems through the National Construction Code.

At Billi, we design and manufacture a range of energy efficient boiling, chilled, sparkling and still, filtered water systems. Preferred by Australian plumbers for their easy installation and space saving design, our systems are proudly Australian made and supported by world class customer service.

Energy Smart Water is an international distributor of sustainable, energy efficient products, providing flexible integrated solutions for hot water, space and pool heating for residential and commercial applications. Smart heat exchange principles across the range utilise solar and waste heat recovery, including Rotex Thermal Store and my-PV photovoltaics for hot water.

Gould Instruments is a Queensland based company offering cutting edge Australian designed, assembled and locally supported digital Instrumentation for the plumbing and fire industries. We pride ourselves on quality, accuracy and service. Our latest additions are wi-fi connected instruments, utilising smart phones, custom ‘apps’ and real time GPS test reporting.

Geberit is passionate about design and technology with almost 150 years of experience. We are the European market leader for sanitary products and continually strive to provide cutting edge bathroom and drainage system solutions that enrich people’s lives, every day. In Australia we are proud to be associated with Reece, Australia’s leading plumbing supplier, and we work with architects, designers, builders, hydraulic engineers and plumbers providing quality innovative products, outstanding service and technical support with our Geberit Know-How. For decades, Geberit’s identity has been built from a strong focus on sustainability across all products areas and processes.

From Diepsloot to Nepal to remote American Indian reservations in the United States, millions of people around the world lack the basic human right to clean drinking water and safe, reliable sanitation. The International Water, Sanitation and Health Foundation (IWSH) works with international stakeholders to develop frameworks for water and sanitation systems, build a skilled workforce, and establish mechanisms for reliable supply chains, but we can’t do it without you. Check out our website www.IWSH.org to learn about previous projects and opportunities to get involved in future opportunities.

Total Claims Solutions Total Claims Solutions is a leading provider of Work Injury Management. Our service offers fully trained and highly experienced Injury Management Coordinators to support you through the entire Workers’ Compensation process. We bridge the gap between the employer, injured worker, treating practitioners and WorkCover. This hands-on support helps injured workers return to work.

RWC (Reliance Worldwide Corporation) is a global market leader and manufacturer of water delivery, control and optimisation systems for the modern built environment. Established as a small private tooling and manufacturing shop in Brisbane, Australia in 1949, today the RWC group continues to pioneer and innovate plumbing products for residential, commercial and industrial plumbing applications

Pyrotek provides acoustic and thermal materials to designed specifications, consultation in design and customised soundproofing plans. Soundlag™ 4525C is a high-performance composite acoustic lagging product developed to reduce noise by up to 25 dB(A) from pipes, valves, fan housings, and ductwork in commercial, industrial and domestic buildings.

The Couta Group is an innovative supplier of products and services to the Australian plumbing industry. Couta pioneered the introduction of multilayer piping systems for Gas in Australia with the launch of the GasPex system in 2005. Its’ stable of brands has grown to now include the WaterPex, HeatPex and ChillPex systems. Its latest offering, SafeGuard takes Hydrostatic and pneumatic testing of piping systems in to the 21st century. In Aussie slang, “If It’s Couta it infers that it is ‘the Best’!

Best Water Technology (BWT) has over 100 years’ experience in manufacturing state-of-the-art water filtration, purification and treatment products, along with a passion to preserve the global resources of our blue planet.  Today, the BWT group is Europe’s leading water technology company, working to provide customers in private homes, industry, business, hotels, and communities with high standards of security, hygiene, and health in their daily contact with water. BWT do this through innovative, economical, and environmental water treatment technologies.

 

At EnergyAustralia, we recognise that every business is different but they all have the desire to make the right choices, now and in the future. Our Business Energy Specialists will show you how you can get smarter with your energy solutions, reduce your usage and save money on your energy bills.

We offer competitive energy plans that suit your business needs and we’ll show you a range of tools to help you manage your business’ energy usage.  We’ll outline new and innovative technologies including solar power, LED lighting and more that could help reduce your business’ energy bills.  Put your energy in the right place.

GROHE is a leading global brand offering complete bathroom and kitchen solutions. As an international brand, GROHE pursues the brand values of technology, quality, design and sustainability. Seeking to offer the “Pure Joy of Water”, GROHE are the world’s largest manufacturer of quality tapware and showers.

 

The Reece Grant is an initiative established with the purpose of giving back to underprivileged communities. It empowers people to help communities in need by supporting tradespeople in projects overseas and locally through the Abroad and Local streams. Through the Next Generation Grant, we help students who are undertaking study in a trade and require assistance to complete their training and gain the skills they need to succeed in the industry.

As one of the world’s leading polymer specialists, Rehau has been creating highly innovative plumbing solutions for over 50 years. Each product that carries the Rehau name stands as a symbol of technical excellence.

 

For more than 70 years, Rothenberger has been a worldwide leader in producing innovative, technologically demanding pipe tools and machines for lavatory, climate-control, gas and environmental technology. As the preferred partner of professional users, Rothenberger offers complete solutions for pipe installation and associated service and maintenance work. Rothenberger offer the world’s most complete line of modern premium pipe tools and machines, as well as environmental technology.

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Precision engineered for efficiency and long life, Thermann is setting new standards for hot water systems. Packed with innovative features and proven technology, Thermann delivers the ultimate hot water experience every day. Thermann is committed to total customer care, so you’ll enjoy market-leading warranties and full after sales support for many years to come.

 

As one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of fixing systems, founded by a plumber over 70 years ago Walraven delivers high performance products through its state-of-the-art production facilities in Europe. When it comes to fixing systems for plumbing & HVAC installations, Walraven is the name that continues to set the standard globally. Walraven innovative high quality products are designed to save installers time and give them the solution they need.

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The Australian Government Department of Agriculture has portfolio responsibility for the Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards (WELS) scheme. The WELS scheme is a successful demand management program administered by the Australian Government on behalf of the federal and state and territory governments.

 

 

AGN is one of Australia’s largest natural gas distribution companies. We own approximately 25,000 kilometres of natural gas distribution networks and 1,100 kilometres of natural gas pipelines, serving over 1.2 million consumers in South Australia, Victoria, Queensland, New South Wales and the Northern Territory.

And we’re still expanding. Each year, we invest around $250 million in our networks to reach new areas, improve supply and replace old gas mains

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