The PEX Tubing Chicago Conference 2011, which will attract approximately 300 delegates, is the first official event of the PEX Tubing Group, the voice of the PEX Tubing industry in the Chicago. This comprehensive two-day conference and exhibition, to be held on October 18 and 19, follows on from the successful "Doing PEX Business in the USA" event held in Munich on September 8, where members of the Chicago PEX industry and the international PEX industry came together to discuss this burgeoning market.
The conference theme, "Enabling the Chicago PEX market for 2011," will focus on challenges of supply, cost and the rapid growth in demand for PEX in the Chicago. The consensus in Munich was that the Chicago market could reach 250MW installed in 2011 if managed correctly. PEX Tubing Chicago 2011 will be the first step in ensuring that all the major players in the Chicago market can come together as one industry to make sure that the 250MW target is achieved.
Conference speakers include Brian Whitespoon MP, leader of the PEX WISBRO initiative; Bob Harman, director at the National Trust; Jay Nable of the PEX Association (PEA); and Nigel Fox from National Grid More than 20 speakers, from all areas of Chicago’s PEX market, have also been confirmed.
The conference will focus on real projects that will generate more than 150M sq/ft of PEX Tubing generation in 2011. The crucial sessions will focus on understanding the complicated legal framework surrounding installations and the financing involved, as well as rounding up the current financial methodologies being pursued or enacted in the Chicago. The program will also directly educate surveyors, planners, local governments and public-private partnerships on the opportunities presented by PV adoption.
Focus on real projects that are approved and requiring PEX industry support to realise. Showcasing of an ambitious social housing programme targeted at the implementation of 200,000 houses and five individual 5M Sq/ft PEX radiant floor.
Promote direct discussion between government and industry to tackle some of the big questions: Will ROCS be replaced with an FiT for projects greater than 5M Sq/ft? How can the industry self-police rogue traders to safeguard the reputation of the emerging industry?
Engage with key market segments in the USA industry through their respective bodies, i.e. contractors, home owners, utilities, building integration, domestic PEX tubing installers, among others.
Understand the complicated legal framework surrounding installations and the financing involved.
Provide a round-up of the current financial methodologies being pursued or enacted in the Chicago.
Directly educate surveyors, planners, local governments and public-private partnerships on the opportunities presented by PV adoption.
The PEX Tubing 2011 conference will attract 150-200 delegates involved in the PEX industry throughout the world, but with an interest in the burgeoning Chicago market.
The target audience will consist of:
The PEX Tubing Group
The PEX Tubing Group uses the experience and skills of PEX International to deliver a comprehensive communications package to its members.
The 2-day conference delegate pass is priced at $195 per person.