Dr. Paul Toyne to chair the TEPPFA Forum 2018

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logo_teppfaTheme of the conference: Discover: Plastics. Flexibility, Longevity, Performance, Strength

TEPPFA, the leading European voice of the plastic pipe and fittings manufacturers is delighted to announce that Dr. Paul Toyne will chair and moderate the 2018 TEPPFA Forum. The 2018 Forum is scheduled to take place at the heart of European Capital in Sofitel Brussels Europe on 10 April.

The renowned biennial TEPPFA Forum aims at connecting European policy makers with leading industry stakeholders - all through the plastic pipe value chain to discuss selected topics that might impact the plastic pipes and fittings sector in the EU.

It is an ideal opportunity to raise awareness about the solutions that TEPPFA members are offering to meet major EU policy priority targets. These targets include climate change, circular economy, drinking water, sustainable building, resource depletion and clean energy). The TEPPFA Forum 2018 is part of TEPPF A’s communication campaign: “Discover:Plastics”. Performance, Strength, Longevity and Flexibility (http://www.discover-plasticpipes.com/uk/). The campaign was launched mid-September to promote the benefits of plastic pipes throughout Europe.

Dr. Paul Toyne, one of the industry’s leading sustainability ‘thought leaders’, will chair and moderate this year’s Forum on 10 April. Toyne has a diverse background - having worked as an environmental campaigner, conservationist and a specialist on sustainable built environment.

He is an independent adviser, supporting all aspects of the construction value chain to improve environmental and sustainability performance.

He is a London Sustainable Development Commissioner appointed by the Mayor of that city as well as being the Chair of Constructing Excellence's sustainability group. He is also a member of the Infrastructure Working Group of the UK Government’s Green Construction Board. Toyne has worked in design, construction and development, holding senior posts as Group Environment and Sustainability Director for both Balfour Beatty Group and WSP and as head of sustainability for Bovis LendLease.

Ludo Debever, General Manager of TEPPFA: “I am very pleased that Toyne has accepted our invitation to chair and moderate our TEPPFA Forum 2018. Toyne has experience with chairing international construction related sustainability conferences and knows our industry in his role as sustainability adviser to some of our member companies. His down-to-earth chairing skills and style, his sustainability know-how and expertise will guarantee an interactive conference that will add value to lively panel debates and to the information provided to participants. His role as chairman will be a crucial contribution to a successful 2018 TEPPFA Forum.”

Further details about the program and registration for the Forum will be announced in the coming weeks.

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