From 18-21 March 2019, the international pipeline community will meet for the 14th Pipeline Technology Conference (ptc) in Berlin. More than 700 participants and over 80 exhibitors from 50 different nations are expected. Delegations from more than 70 different pipeline operators took part in the last ptc.
In addition to the traditional technical focus of the conference and exhibition (19-21 March 2019), the topics "Qualification & Recruitment" and "Public Perception" will be covered in complementary "ptc Side Conferences" on 18 March 2019.
The pipeline industry as an employer must continue to work to remain attractive in the competition for qualified young talent. This important issue cannot be solved at national level alone. An international exchange of experience is essential for training and further education and for a qualified comparability of the various models. The day before ptc, a separate "ptc Side Conference" will be dedicated to this complex of topics.
Pipeline projects are today more than ever the subject of public debate and will be examined more closely and critically in the near future. Previous practices in dealing - or not dealing - with the public are no longer accepted. Directly before the ptc, the various approaches towards handling criticism, protest and manipulation will be discussed in an international exchange of experiences in a "ptc Side Conference".
Further information on the overall concept of the new ptc with the described side conferences, 6 seminars, several plenary sessions and 25 technical sessions can be found at www.pipeline-conference.com.