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World Plumbing Conference 2019: A unique opportunity for the global plumbing community

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Preparations for the 2019 World Plumbing Conference is well underway.

Plumbers and people from the industry in general are starting to make their way to Melbourne, Australia for the World Plumbing Conference which is set to kick off on 11 September 2019 all the way through to 13 September 2019.

Past conferences have been held in South Africa (2016), New Delhi (2013) and Edinburgh (2011) and now, the World Plumbing Council (WPC) is thrilled to welcome industry leaders to the 12th World Plumbing Conference.

The triennial World Plumbing Conference offers a unique opportunity for the global plumbing community to come together for knowledge sharing, networking, and professional development.

This year’s program will be mainly structured around the Four Pillars of Plumbing with content to suit a wide range of industry participants.

Keynote speakers will also inform attendees on interesting new aspects within the plumbing industry, including the evolution of Smart Command, Modern Regulation and tackling the problems of a rapidly changing world and Wastewater management.

Lea Smith from the Plumbing Industry Registration Board (PIRB) and president of the Institute of Plumbing South Africa (IOPSA) was invited to deliver a talk at the conference, based on Compliance through Accountability from a South African Plumbing perspective.

He says that his talk will center around South Africa’s journey as a country and its challenges and how the industry itself continues to overcome its unique challenges.

He also says that it is an important event in the plumbing industry:

“It is an important place to touch base with other countries and hear about their challenges and potential solutions. Through this engagement, we could learn from them and them, from us.”

Smith says that he is particularly excited to listen to certain speeches including speeches about the power of skills delivered by WorldSkills Russia, Swiss training models, modern regulation and the case for Mandatary Licensing in the United Kingdom and how the lack of water regulation knowledge can lead to potentially fatal situations.

You can see the full program over here.

The World Plumbing Council (WPC) also said that they are confident that the Melbourne conference will offer remarkable opportunities to plumbers and their organisations.

“At the conclusion of the event, we will see a revitalised and inspired global plumbing community that is equipped to improve their domestic industries around our four pillars of plumbing,” they said further.

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