Press Release

The 19th Pipeline Technology Conference (ptc) Concludes with Unprecedented Global Participation and Forward-Looking Discussions

EITEP Institute, April 17, 2024

From 8-11 April 2024, Berlin hosted the 19th annual Pipeline Technology Conference (ptc), bringing together more than 1,000 attendees from 51 countries, representing a global forum for discussions on the future of pipeline technology. This year's conference and exhibition marked a significant milestone in the event’s history, attracting delegations from 98 pipeline operating companies.

“The Pipeline Technology Conference has once again proven to be the premier gathering for the global pipeline community. ptc 2024 provided a comprehensive platform for pipeline operators and industry professionals to explore the latest technological advancements and tackle the current and future political, economic, and technical challenges facing the industry worldwide,” said Dennis Fandrich, Chairman of the Pipeline Technology Conference and Member of the Management Board of the organizing EITEP Institute.

Highlights from the conference included a series of high-level discussions on topics such as the resilience of energy infrastructure in complex geopolitical landscapes, the role of digital transformation and AI in optimizing pipeline operations, innovative strategies for managing methane emissions, and a focus on Germany’s ambitious hydrogen core network plans. The event also featured 34 technical sessions across six tracks, delivering insights into cutting-edge developments in pipeline technology.

This year’s ptc also featured an ever-growing exhibition with 92 exhibitors from around the globe, highlighting the latest technologies and services in the pipeline sector. Marian Ritter, Member of the Management Board of the EITEP Institute, emphasized the exhibition’s importance: “The expanding scope of the ptc Exhibition mirrors the dynamic advancements in the pipeline industry and provides an invaluable platform for networking and knowledge exchange. Exhibitors praised the good discussions and are confident that opportunities will arise from them. We have already confirmed many bookings for 2025 and plan to enlarge the exhibition area.”

The event saw significant contributions from young professionals, with the involvement of technical students and members of Young Pipeline Professional communities around the globe, highlighting the industry’s focus on nurturing the next generation of pipeline experts. This year’s conference further emphasized the role of diversity within the industry with the Global Women in Pipeline initiative, which connected and inspired women through a series of talks and networking opportunities.

The 20th Pipeline Technology Conference will take place from 5-8 May 2025 again in Berlin. For additional information, including access to the technical papers from the conference, visit

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