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Be a speaker at next year's national conference, PVC AUS 2022: Shared Horizons.

Taking place between 24-26 May 2022 at the Hilton, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, PVC AUS 2022 will gather leaders in the PVC value chain from Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific region to share industry trends and developments specific to the manufacturing, use and re-use of vinyl in this region.

The conference will feature technical and case study presentations focused on regional collaboration and opportunities for innovation and PVC solutions for a sustainable, resilient society and circular economy. It provide participants with valuable insights on emerging challenges and directions for the regional markets.

Our speakers can expect to:
•    Connect with business leaders in the fast-growing Asia Pacific PVC industry
•    Influence industry development
•    Learn about emerging technologies and product innovation in this region.

Be part of this event by presenting a paper. Abstracts for presentations are now being accepted for the following conference themes:
•    New products, materials and additives
•    Manufacturing technology and technical advances
•    Market trends and opportunities for industry
•    Demonstrating sustainability and responsible manufacturing & supply chains
•    Case studies on Best Practice PVC and product stewardship
•    The circular economy for PVC
•    Regulatory developments shaping the industry

Presentations may take the form of papers with one or more speakers, panel discussions, or other formats. Papers must be original, featuring new or updated work that has not been presented (or scheduled for presentation) elsewhere. 

Share things you have seen and done, lessons you have learned, problems you have solved in a way you can engage the audience and foster discussion. If you have an idea for who you would like to see participate in an interesting panel session, let us know!

How to register your interest

  • Submit an abstract in English, in 300 words or less, clearly outlining the nature, scope, key points and significance of the proposed presentation.
  • State the paper’s title, the name and organisation of the author and presenter(s), and how it contributes to the key theme of 'Shared Horizons'.
  • Indicate the learning objective i.e what the audience will walk away with from your presentation.
  • Register your interest by 31 jan 2022 by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

NOTE: The invitation to submit an abstract or deliver a paper does not constitute an offer to pay presenter fees, travel or accommodation costs associated with PVC AUS 2022. However, successful applicants will receive discounted attendance to the conference, associated networking functions and conference documentation.

Opportunities to Sponsor

We will have a great range of sponsorship opportunities available at PVC AUS 2022, starting from $500. If your company is interested in being a sponsor to this event to tap into additional benefits of participating, please contact us to request package details:

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The Vinyl Council of Australia has added a new category – PVC Duct Systems – to its Best Environmental Practice PVC Product Register in response to the growth in the use of low-profile PVC ductwork systems.

The EcoDuct 300 Series is the first product in this category to carry the Vinyl Council’s Best Environmental Practice (BEP) PVC trade mark. This mark is awarded to independently assessed, Best Practice PVC-compliant products that meet stringent life cycle criteria, developed by the Green Building Council of Australia.

Incorporating up to 50% recycled PVC, the newly accredited EcoDuct is a low impact, fire retardant duct system that is specifically designed for high-rise apartment applications where limited ceiling spaces are common. It is also 100% recyclable at end of life.

The Vinyl Council’s BEP PVC Register covers a wide range of BEP-accredited construction products. PVC Duct Systems joins existing categories covering flooring, resilient wall coverings, pipes & fittings, conduit/fittings, fencing, cable and permanent formwork.

Manufacturers of products holding BEP PVC accreditation have undertaken the vigorous, third-party assessment process required to verify their minimal environmental impact. The Vinyl Council then vets the certificates and records the products, suppliers and certificate validity on an online register.

The Council’s Chief Executive, Sophi MacMillan says: “PVC is a versatile material that offers a cost-effective, durable and low maintenance solution for a wide range of construction products.

“Best Environmental Practice PVC accreditation is an established quality mark for PVC, or vinyl products that helps specifiers to choose sustainable products manufactured to the most stringent environmental criteria.

“In addition to being recognised in Green Star’s Responsible Building Materials credit, Best Practice PVC is a valuable aid for specifiers and anyone procuring PVC products; and the online register makes it simple to identify those items made to the highest sustainable standards.”

You can find out more at /in-greenstar/best-practice-pvc-product-register