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Focusing on doing things differently, this year's conference will focus on the themes of sustainability, innovation, planning, technology and design in the pipeline industry PLUS the highly anticipated PDN National Presentation Competition Final!




The Guild’s annual conference is now in its seventh year. The only conference to focus on expanding the knowledge and network of developing professionals in the pipeline industry, this year’s event looks at how the industry will need to change to meet the new demands of the future – from infrastructure challenges and pinch points to embracing digital innovation and technology. Featuring a key note address from Jon Butterworth, CEO of National Grid Ventures, and a range of talks focusing on planning, sustainability, innovation, technology and design, it’s the perfect place to expand your professional knowledge. Suitable for all professionals from those new to the industry to longstanding members wanting to see how things could change in the future. Keep checking here for more details on the speakers as they confirm.


Keynote address from Jon Butterworth, COO of National Grid Ventures on Repairing our planet: the integration of energy for the benefit of mankind


Neil Liddell-Young, Renewable Energy Manager at Severn Trent on ‘Is our Renewable Energy Future changing from Cables to Pipes?’


James Peacock, Product Manager at EnTrade How Environmental Offsetting can Help to Meet Sustainability Needs and Offer an Asset Alternative in the Pipeline Industry


Professor Nigel Cassidy, Professor of Geotechnical Infrastructure Engineering at the  University of Birmingham, looking at pipeline design in the future


Kyle Harvey, Pipeline Induction Heat on Delivering the world’s largest field joint


Selwyn Rose, Innovation Strategy Manager at United Utilities, on their approach to innovation ion PR19


Andy Harding, Senior Design Manager at Murphy Group, looking at service diversions for HS2


Michela Capozzi, Senior Project Manager, Mace, Irelands National Leakage Reduction Programme - How Innovation in planning delvered the programme





The event also includes the ever popular PDN National Presentation Competition Final – come and support your PDN regional winners as they compete for that £500 prize.


Networking is a key part of the event, so following the close of the conference we will host a drinks reception for those who can stay.


Spaces are limited, so do book to secure your spot.


Thanks to our sponsors from The Murphy Group, Boskalis, TSS Infrastructure, Mace Group, Radius Subterra, DNV GL, Enzen, Amiblu, Joseph Gallagher and Dalcour Maclaren. 


The Conference will finish at 4.30pm with a Networking Reception after the event.


Please note that all prices shown are inclusive of VAT







May 9th, 2019 9:30 AM   to   6:00 PM
Crowne Plaza, Birmingham City Centre
Central Square
Holliday Strret
Birmingham, West Midlands B1 1HH
United Kingdom
Phone: 0207 235 7938
Event Fee(s)
Professional Development Network (35yrs & Younger) Proof may be required £ 0.00
Guild Member Rate Per Person (Inc VAT) £ 126.00
Non Guild Member Rate Per Person (Inc VAT) £ 192.00

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