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08:45 - 09:30

Registration

Welcome Coffee

09:30 - 09:45

Opening | Vincent StoneProject Leader, PVC4Pipes

Country Welcome | Giuseppe RivaRegional Director, PlasticsEurope

Introduction | Mario Romersi, Moderator - Technical Director, Italian Plastics Institute

Session 1:
Market
09:45 - 10:05

Plastic Pipe Market Evolution in Europe and Italy | Astrid Aupetit - Senior Research Analyst, AMI

10:05 - 10:25

Multi-Utility's Strategy for Piping Systems | Emilio Caporossi - Gruppo Hera

10:25 - 10:45

Towards a European Harmonization of Products in Contact with Drinking Water | Volker Meyer - Managing Director, Figawa

10:45 - 11:00

Coffee Break

Session 2:
PVC Pipes, the Smart Choice for Utilities
11:00 - 11:25

PVC Pipes Cost-Competitiveness | Alessandro Marangoni - CEO, Althesys

11:25 - 11:45

Best Practices for PVC Pipes Installation | Vincenzo D'Angelo - Industrial Designer

11:45 - 12:05

Quality Assessment of PVC Gas Grid in the Netherlands | René Hermkens - Senior Project Manager, Kiwa Technology

12:05 - 12:30

How New Studies are Reshaping the U.S. Municipal Pipe Market | Bruce Hollands - Executive Director, PVC Pipe Association

12:30 - 13:30

Networking Lunch

Session 3:
Regulatory Drivers to Sustainability
13:30 - 13:50

Minimum Environmental Criteria for Public Procurement of Building and Construction Products in Italy | Representative from Authorities (TBC)

13:50 - 14:10

Migration Modelling for PVC Water Pipes | Peter Mercea - Senior Research Scientist, FABES

14:10 - 14:30

PVC Pipes - Frontrunners in Circularity | Roger Loop - Director, Bureau Leiding

14:30 - 15:00

Coffee Break

Session 4:
Innovation - Solutions and Opportunities
15:00 - 15:20

Solutions for Superior Root Intrusion Resistance | Gianpaolo Contarini - Area Manager, IPM

15:20 - 15:40

60 Years of Innovation in PVC Cores | Alessio Pariani - Quality Department Chief, Laborplast

15:40 - 16:00

A New Sustainability Certification: the VinylPlus® Product Label | Stefan Eingärtner - Technical Director, VinylPlus®

16:00 - 16:15

Certification as Quality and Sustainability Driver, & Final Reflections | Mario Romersi, Moderator - Technical Director, Italian Plastics Institute

Closure | Vincent Stone - Project Leader, PVC4Pipes

16:15 - 17:00

Networking Coffee