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EVENTS AND EXHIBITIONS Visitors to PLUMBDRAIN Africa include prominent decision- makers in all areas of building and construction: • Buyers • Builders’ merchants • Contractors and draughtspersons • Fire/security professionals • Government officials • Interior designers and land surveyors • Property developers • Quantity surveyors and specifiers • Town planners • Building contractors, subcontractors, inspectors, and supervisors • • Civil engineers, consulting engineers, and electrical engineers Plumbers, plumbing merchants, and plumbing contractors. Interact Media Defined is the owner of PLUMBDRAIN Africa as well as the official media partner of Interbuild, hosted by Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery. Plumbing Africa is the most reliable source for all relevant and exciting industry news and will also be present at the show. We encourage everyone to visit the Plumbing Africa stand and engage with us for any information or queries that you might have. PLUMBDRAIN AFRICA SEMINARS* Wednesday, 15 August 2018 Debbie Donaldson, director of ‘because YOU’RE worth it’, will hold an interactive and practical session on integrating an INTENTional MENTORing environment in a small and medium-sized business. The session will be facilitated so that industry members can explore their own “way” and find “how” answers for business. Having started her career as a pharmacist, Donaldson was immediately attracted to complex and challenging business environments. “Being able to participate in historical moments within the pharmaceutical, credit bureau, and insurance sectors since the early eighties until today, has been fantastic,” says Donaldson. Some of the most rewarding work she has done, has been in creating new or revised business models especially related to sustainable development. “This work has helped me recognise the significance of understanding systemic risk and how, by understanding the interrelationship of risks/opportunities, you are able to design and implement interventions and strategies that have positive impact beyond the business or the sector at hand.” Date: Wednesday, 15 August 2018 Time: 13:00–14:00 Topic: Interactive Mentorship Speaker: Debbie Donaldson Thursday, 16 August 2018 Two speakers will take to the stage on the Thursday of the show: Patrick Gordon and Deon Smit. Gordon, who is no stranger to the plumbing industry and is a regular technical contributor for Plumbing Africa, is the national training manager for Lixil Africa. He will be presenting on products that Lixil is involved with. Date: Thursday, 16 August 2018 Time: 13:00–14:00 Topic: Why buy genuine Cobra spares and compression fittings? Speaker: Patrick Gordon (Lixil) Smit, on the other hand, will discuss the update on plumbing standards for SANS 10254. His career started in the government service departments, followed by a career in the financial sector before being employed by Cobra Watertech. Smit joined Kwikot in 2013 and retired this year. These days he does plumber training and development modules on a contract basis. Date: Thursday, 16 August 2018 Time: 15:00–16:00 Topic: Keeping up the pace: an update on plumbing standards for SANS 10254 Speaker: Deon Smit 27