08.03.2018

ITA e.V. International Tube Association

Tube & Pipe Industry Development Seminar 2018 in connection with Tube China 2018

“How to stay competitive in difficult times – innovations & latest technical solutions”
on 27 - 28 September 2018
organised by International Tube Association e.V.
in connection with Tube China 2018

The world’s economy is in a period of major adjustment after the international financial crisis. The growth rate may pick up, but
the overall weak trend is likely to continue. Additionally, due to reduced demand in the downstream industries, competition will
become more intense.

In such a tough economic environment, how do enterprises grasp downstream market trends? How do exporters deal with international trade frictions? How do we achieve win-win and level the playing field? A platform is needed to discuss these issues. To this end we are holding a Tube & Pipe Industry Development Seminar during the Tube China 2018 exhibition in Shanghai. In preparation for the event, we are now open for abstract submissions and invite you to be a speaker at our seminar.

The call for submissions is free of charge for exhibitors at Tube China. Companies and individuals who are not exhibiting at the
trade fair can participate on payment of a fee of 2,000 Euros. The fee includes a free trade fair ticket for the day of the conference
as well as a marketing opportunity for your company: A roller banner and brochures, if you want to provide them, will
be put on display outside the conference venue.

The theme of Tube & Pipe Industry Development Seminar 2018 is:
HOW TO STAY COMPETITIVE IN DIFFICULT TIMES – Innovations & Latest Technical Solutions

Interested speakers are invited to submit an abstract (max. 300 words) describing the main ideas of their papers together with
the presenter’s CV (max. 200 words). Abstracts should focus on technical/economical classifications, new technologies, modernization, R&D or recent case studies rather than company presentations. Joint presentations between pipeline operators and technology providers are welcome. All proposals received will be considered by our Technical Committee.

Each speaker gets a presentation time of 20 minutes plus a Q+A session. The presented papers will be published in the conference proceedings and distributed to the conference attendees. All abstracts and papers will also be made available free of charge for ITA members six months after the conference.

Abstract submission
For abstract submission please use Appendix 1 as enclosed here.

Deadlines
Deadline for abstract submission: 21 March 2018
Notification of abstract acceptance: 13 April 2018
Final conference paper due: 31 August 2018

Conference language: English/Chinese

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