Resilience in the face of adversity


The focus of this year’s Pump Centre Conference and Exhibition on 3 May 2018 at the International Centre, Telford, is ‘Resilience of Pumps and Pumping Systems’.

Across the manufacturing world, the reliability of assets has long been acknowledged with the development of predictive maintenance techniques driving a dynamic planned intervention approach for improved productivity and performance.

Reliability also underpins resilience, which is one of the key targeted OfWat regulatory drivers for the water industry from 2020. Therefore, the implementation and facilitation of predictive maintenance through the design, supply, monitoring and servicing of pumps and pumping systems, together with the intelligent management of data need to set the partnering strategies between the supplier and user.

Resilience can be influenced at all stages from design through to operation and in some way by all companies throughout the industry supply chain and the Pump Centre event is the ideal platform to showcase this cross-industry issue.

There’s never been a better time to attend one of the UK’s leading conferences / exhibitions for the pump & water industry.

Organised by The Pump Centre, and featuring over 100 of the water industry’s major manufacturers and suppliers, the event will attract visitors from the entire supply chain and there will be representatives from most of the organisation’s members.

In 2017 there were over 1,100 attendees at this unique free-to-access event which offers a unique combination of networking, business opportunity, knowledge sharing and skills development all under one roof and in the space of a single day.

The Pump Centre Conference is a great chance for people to meet a lot of key industry contacts, learn about the latest innovations and gain access to quality training sessions.

With a total of up to 25 technical sessions on hand – five in the main hall and as many as 20 breakouts – the event provides an excellent return on investment that cost-conscious employers demand today when they allow their employees to attend events.

Everything, is provided – access-all-areas and at no additional charge – and that includes even the parking, lunch and refreshments.

All delegates need to do is travel to the venue – all the rest is provided!

The 2018 conference will feature a wide range of speakers and sessions


With an impressive range of speakers and sessions, there will be ample time to deal with a wide range of issues affecting everyone across the sector.

Topics will be announced shortly but will combine a mix of end users, suppliers and manufacturers. In addition to the main session throughout the day there will be parallel breakout sessions to reflect all areas of concern. With up to 20 breakouts planned, the challenge won’t be finding something to attend but seeing as much as possible within the day.

The technical sessions are expected to cover topics such as:

  • Pump blockages & reliability
  • Condition monitoring
  • Multiple pump operation
  • Pump station data capture
  • Optimising sump design
  • Pump & impeller design
  • System health checks
  • Innovation & new technology

The event is designed so that attendees can choose their own agenda – ideal for both those who are new to the industry and the more experienced members of the team.


The exhibitor list reveals an abundance of respected names from the Water Industry, with a significant number also sponsoring the event. In previous years delegates have included representatives from the major UK WASC’s (Water and Sewerage Companies) including the likes of Dŵr Cymru, Severn Trent and United Utilities, contractors such as MWH and Black & Veatch, plus major pump manufacturers in the water sector including Sulzer, Xylem and Grundfos.


The Pump Centre Conference

Thursday 3 May 2018

The International Centre, Telford, TF3 4JH