2018 HDPE Industry Showcase


2018 HDPE Industry Showcase

HDPE Industry Showcase 2018

"This is a must attend event for anyone in the HDPE water industry."

The purpose is to inform and educate distributor’s sales team AND industry sales/management leadership on various aspects of the industry.  Specifically, sessions will address a wide variety of topics and will feature industry experts, municipal advocates and Alliance veterans.  All levels of HDPE industry members will benefit.  

Sessions: The Alliance is developing the following subjects for inclusion in the Showcase Program.  There will be two tracks for delegates roughly described as skill oriented and veteran.  Delegates can move between tracks at will and breaks will be provided, but please understand this is a highly focused, significant training opportunity for your team members. The experts listed are developing the content with Peter Dyke and may not be the speakers.  We will, of course, take time for some fun.  Everyone gets SWAG and many will win raffle prizes.

Blue Track - Skills Oriented

Black Track - Veteran

1. PVC vs DIP vs HDPE
This session developed by Harvey Svetlik addresses the features, benefits and challenges of each of the 3 major pipe types

2. PE and the City
This 75-minute session features 5 different municipal leaders and their HDPE journey.

3. Municipal Cases
Peter Dyke presents his new municipal case presentation with specific emphasis on key city adoption points

4. Pipe Burst and Demo
Well known pipe bursting advocate Alan Ambler PE presents pipe bursting with an AC emphasis live pipe burst

5. Complete Accountability
Inspiring confidence in leadership that PE can be installed properly is a key sales tool.

6. EF Strategies Yield Results
Electrofusion is a fundamental component of HDPE use, yet many facets of its training and implementation are misunderstood.

7. Connections, Fittings and Fab
We will discuss mechanical connections, fusible valves and hydrants, fab fittings, molded fittings, flange connections, EF saddles and PE repair.

8. HDPE 101 Tips + Strategy
The Alliance’s will present the 101 so you may use it or pieces of it in your sales effort w each slide’s key point illustrated.

1. Contractor Liability
Recognizing contractors capabilities and influencing contractors to adopt proper practices is necessary to elevate their capabilities and obtain excellent finished projects

2. Fundamentals of Standards
Understanding the capability and necessity of fundamental PE national standards forms the basis for our collective ability to market our product.

3. BoreAid, Calc, App
Understanding the capability of PPI’s powerful, free and game changing software tools is fundamental to appealing to water engineers.

4. PE TN TR Top 10
Top ten technical notes and technical reports from all member companies to allow the education and sales process go more smoothly.

5. Burial and Embedment
Learn the lessons of the past, understand the standards for embedment, soil type, soil density and learn about the new update to AWWA M-55.

6. Contractor Panel
Three different contractors from 3 different markets, their introduction to HDPE, their attitudes about working with the products and their lessons learned.


Tuesday, Dec 5th 

8:30 AM          Range Shoot -Full 
11:30 AM        Lunch Served
1:00 PM          Opening Remarks
1:30 PM          Opening Session
5:45 PM          Reception
6:30 PM          Dinner
7:30 PM          Poly Feud

Wednesday, Dec 6th

8:00 AM          Optional Training
8:35 AM          First Wednesday Session
Noon                Lunch
12:15 PM        Alliance Annual Meeting
2:45 PM          Sessions End
3:30 PM          Shoot Smart optional

Thursday, Dec 7th (separate event - Engineering Roadshow)

7:30 AM          Engineer's Showcase sponsored by Gajeske
3:30 PM          Engineer's Showcase Ends

Registration Cost

$345 per person
Non-Member $500

Once you register, Alliance will contact you for payment and to discuss logistics.

Doubletree DFW South  (Arlington, TX) Lodging - $89 until November 1st. - BOOK YOUR ROOM NOW!
Renovated/Reopened and ready for PE! No rental car required.   

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