All images by: Plumbing Africa Rory Macnamara
Following the success and learning from the new concept for plumbing exhibitions in 2022, we have pleasure in announcing our exhibitions for 2023.
Appreciating the industry is getting understand the new concept of “Going to the Heart of the Area” and the limited budgets available, we conducted a survey on the areas preferred by exhibitors. Naturally PE, George and Knysna came up and we decided to hold back on these areas as the cost is more than the local events but will step out into KZN and Free State.
So, Cape we will not forget you, promise, we will be there eventually as we develop the concept further and budgets are increased as the reality of the concept of travelling exhibitions gains more traction.
Roll of Drums!!!!!!
23 February – Polokwane
04 May – Middleburg/Witbank
01 June – Durban
17 August – Bloemfontein
12 October – Near East Rand/Jo’Burg South
These are the broad regions and details will be following. Special offers exist dependent on the number of shows one participates in and this information will be available shortly.
The atmosphere of these events is one of informality, while engaging with end users from different aspects. Whilst recognising the supply chain of plumbing is essentially merchants, it does provide the manufacturer/supplier with the opportunity to chat the plumber who at the end of the day must do the installation.
Of course, the IOPSA workshops add huge value, the questions from the plumbers are intelligent and relevant reinforcing the need for ongoing discussions like the ones IOPSA offers. Hopefully with more cooperative municipalities and their departments we can introduce input from engineers and building control.
For the visitor, especially PIRB registered plumbers two CPD points are granted for attendance at the exhibition and a further two for attendance at the IOPSA workshops. For non PIRB plumbers one still gets the benefit of engaging with exhibitors and attendance at the workshops.
Also, as building development is active in these areas it makes sense for the property developers, facilities manager/operations mangers and engineers should be attending. In fact, financial institutions and funding bodies should also attend as the investment is directly linked to the compliance aspect of building and especially the “Invisible Service” that is PLUMBING.
Failure to ensure this might see your investment go down the drain!
Visit www.plumbingexpos.co.za for details and pre-registration which saves you time upon entry.
From the Pretoria exhibition a professional video will be available and for those who have not exhibited we will be sending this out to you to get a better idea of the concept.