UK destination for the 2026 World Plumbing Council conference is revealed

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  • World Plumbing Conference will take place at InstallerSHOW 2026
  • Knowledge sessions will include Skills, Supply & Conservation and Sustainability
  • InstallerSHOW 2026 will be live at NEC Birmingham from 23-25 June 2026

The Chartered Institute of Plumbing & Heating Engineering (CIPHE) has revealed that the World Plumbing Council (WPC), the global organisation at the forefront of creating safe and effective plumbing worldwide, will convene for their 2026 conference at InstallerSHOW.

This will be the 14th World Plumbing Council conference and the first to be held in England since 1990. Scotland hosted the conference in 2011. It will also mark the first time the conference has taken place alongside an existing event.

The title for the conference will be 'Worldwide problems - global solutions'. The groundbreaking WPC gathering promises to be a unique and innovative event, bringing together leaders, experts, and visionaries from the plumbing and installation sectors like never before.

The convergence of InstallerSHOW and the World Plumbing Council, hosted by CIPHE will create an unparalleled platform for collaboration, knowledge sharing, and the exploration of cutting-edge plumbing solutions. CIPHE is the only professional body for the UK’s plumbing and heating industry and is driven by its mission to protect the health and safety of the public through a strong qualified membership that is reinforced by their competency and technical expertise.

InstallerSHOW 2026, the industry's premier event for installers and specifiers, will take place at NEC Birmingham, 23-25 June 2026.

Plumbing professionals, manufacturers, and industry enthusiasts attending the event will have the exclusive opportunity to get global insights and engage with plumbing experts and leaders from around the world as they share their knowledge, experiences, and best practices, facilitating international collaboration.

Event visitors will be able to explore the latest plumbing and installation innovations and technologies, network with a diverse range of industry stakeholders and foster partnerships and business growth.

Kevin Wellman, CEO of the CIPHE, said “I am delighted that the 14th World Plumbing Conference will be held in the UK. In addition to showcasing current and emerging technologies at InstallerSHOW the world’s top speakers will be presenting papers on Skills, Sustainability and Supply & Conservation. I’ve been overwhelmed with the immediate worldwide interest with a number of countries already committing to bringing large delegations to the Conference in June 2026”.

Mike Costain, MD of Lyrical Communications said: “Hosting CIPHE and the World Plumbing Council conference at InstallerSHOW 2026 is a testament to our commitment to innovation and excellence in the plumbing and installation sectors. This is a fantastic opportunity for professionals to gather, exchange ideas, and contribute to the advancement of plumbing technologies on a global scale.”

InstallerSHOW 2026 will not only highlight the latest trends in plumbing and installation but will also emphasise the importance of responsible and sustainable plumbing practices, aligning with the global need for water conservation and energy efficiency, echoed by both CIPHE and WPC.

Mark your calendars and be part of this exceptional event as InstallerSHOW 2026, in conjunction with the World Plumbing Council and CIPHE, takes the plumbing industry to new heights.