The EITEP Institute has been organizing the international Pipeline Technology Conference (ptc) for 13 years. The ptc has become Europe's largest trade exhibition and conference on pipeline topics: More than 650 participants from 54 countries and 73 exhibitors visited Berlin for the last ptc in March 2018 to inform themselves about current developments in the field over three days.
Over 70 operating companies worldwide sent delegations to the event.
Discussions at recent conferences have shown that the event, which focuses on technology, is increasingly also focusing on non-technological topics: Public opinion is increasingly influencing the planning. Delays and changes in operating procedures and materials used are the result.
Another topic is the qualification and recruitment of manpower, which is becoming a growing challenge in a changing world.
However, there has been a limited international exchange on how to approach and deal with these complex issues.
The 14th Pipeline Technology Conference, which will take place in Berlin from 18 to 21 March 2019, will therefore hold for the first time two ptc Side Conferences "Public Perception" and "Qualification and Recruitment" on 18 March, providing participants with an international overview and an opportunity for exchange.
The conference program includes presentations of concrete projects, an external view of the pipeline industry and possible measures for the international pipeline industry.
Both ptc Side Conferences will take place simultaneously at the Estrel Berlin and will be simultaneously translated from English into German. From 19 - 21 March 2019 the main conference "Pipeline Technology Conference" with accompanying exhibition will take place.