The Southern African Vinyls Association’s (SAVA’s) conference for the local polyvinyl chloride (PVC) industry will be taking place on June 12, 2020, at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg.
According to SAVA CEO Adri Spangenberg, the previous conference took place in 2017.
“Since the last conference, much industry innovation and development has taken place. The vinyls industry – locally and internationally – has faced and overcome many challenges, but in an ever-evolving market, we need to continue addressing various environmental, health and business issues. We are hoping to create a platform where local role-players can show off their products and the versatility of vinyls can truly be put on display,” he says.
SAVA is confident that the Vinyls2020 Conference will attract delegates representing various sectors of the vinyls industry, including raw material suppliers, manufacturers, recyclers, students, the media and other interested parties.
“Vinyl is used in so many different applications – ranging from water supply and healthcare, to packaging, footwear, building and construction. We are inviting presenters to submit abstracts for engaging talks that focuses on the innovative use of PVC, recycling or possible end-markets for recycled vinyl products, addressing legacy issues and manufacturing challenges or any new and interesting application using PVC.”
Local presenters will share the stage with international experts from the Global Vinyls Council and Vinyls Plus who have also been invited as keynote speakers. A panel discussion will conclude the day’s activities during which pertinent issues that are impacting on the industry will be discussed.
Ample opportunity will be created for companies to build their brands and grow their businesses through exhibiting their products in the display area, or through coming on board as sponsors.
“Our aim is to make the Vinyls2020 Conference bigger and better than ever before! Feedback received from delegates who attended our Vinyls conferences during previous years made it clear that there is a need for such an industry-specific event during which the challenges, opportunities and developments impacting on the local PVC industry can be addressed.
“By attending, presenting or exhibiting at the Vinyls2020 Conference, we will proactively address PVC-related issues and constructively engage with stakeholders and role-players to create a positive environment for a vibrant and sustainable PVC industry,” concludes Spangenberg.