Future Symposium Pipe Networks 2015 - Programme

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Get-together at breakfast at egeBistro
Location: Plenum Moderation: Catherine Vogel
10.00Welcome address: Dr. Ansgar Strumann (Managing Director & Majority Shareholder)
10.15Next exit: Future – How does innovation change our society?
(Ranga Yogeshwar, Science journalist)
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11.15Pipe systems safeguarding future generations
(Dr. Thorsten Späth, Dr. Michael Stranz, egeplast)
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12.00The future of public utilities – a case study of Stadtwerke Essen AG
(Dietmar Bückemeyer, President of DVGW, Technical Director of Stadtwerke Essen AG)
13.00Flying Buffet at egeBistro
Presentation series I (location:: Plenum)
Moderation: Catherine Vogel
Presentation series II (location: egeConference)
Moderation: Dr. Karl-Heinz Sebastian
14.00Network stategies for a safe potable water supply 

  • The use of PE Barrier Pipe systems in Urban Redevelopment – the UK experience (Mike Shepherd, Former Principal Consultant Networks Thames Water, London)
  • Renovation of the potable water network in megacity Hong Kong (Dennis Y. C. Li, Project Engineer Black & Veatch, Hong Kong)
  • Rehabilitation of potable water infrastructure in North Iraq (Maher Tahseen Qoja, Engineer MBA, Directorate of Erbil Water Surrounding)
The future of pipe installation – Spectacular projects 

  • Rehabilitation of a water main DN 800 using the PE reduction technique in Munich (Michael Meinecke, Stadtwerke München; Franz Schaffarczyk, Josef Pfaffinger GmbH)
  • Current situation of the horizontal directional drilling method – portrayed in different Projects (Ewald Beermann, Josef Beermann GmbH & Co. KG)
  • Construction of glass fibre Networks (Jon Pijnacker, Schuuring)
15.30New applications for plastic pipe systems 

  • Challenges and perspectives for plastic pipes in the gas industry (Werner Weßing, E.ON Technologies GmbH)
  • Flexible Composite Pipes for Oil & Gas service, technical enablers or low cost alternatives? (Frans Janssen, Shell)
Market trends, potentials, challenges 

  • Power shifts caused by the internet – the construction supply industry as an exemplary case (Dr. Karl-Heinz Sebastian, Simon-Kucher & Partners)
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  • Glass fibre connection: location factor No. 1 (Dr. Stephan Albers, Executive Director BREKO Bundesverband Breitband-kommunikation e.V.)
16.30Panel discussion: Plastic Pipe Systems – Prepared for future applications? (Frans Janssen, Shell; Werner Weßing, E.ON Technologies GmbH; Dr. Wolfgang Rühl, TÜV Nord; Dr. Thorsten Späth, egeplast)
Location: Plenum Moderation: Catherine Vogel
17:15The key to our future (Christoph Metzelder, German World Cup footballer)
18.00PE crisis: essential displacements in the raw material market (Daniel Stricker, chief editor KI Kunststoff Information)
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ab 18.30Networking-Dinner at egeBistro

All lectures were translated german-english and english-german.

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