The European Powder Metallurgy Association’s (EPMA) 31st General Assembly, recently took place in Brussels, Belgium, March 22-23. The two-day event included Board, Council and Committee meetings, as well as EuroMIM, EuroPress&Sinter and EuroHIP meetings. The EPMA’s Annual Dinner took place at Brasserie Mundy.
Two keynote presentations enhancing the programme were provided by Guy Thiran, Director General of Eurometaux on the topic of ‘Legislation and Lobbying’, and Sigrid de Vries, Secretary General of CLEPA (European Association of Automotive Suppliers) on the subject of ‘The Future of the Automotive Supply Industry’.
Thiran centred his presentation around the activities of Eurometaux and how they provide lobbying activities on the various metal sectors to the various EU parliamentary bodies, looking at how EPMA Members can benefit from this activity.
The presentation by de Vries reviewed the state of the automotive industry and highlighted future threats and opportunities that may lie ahead for the Powder Metallurgy supply chain sector.
The EPMA has made a number of the General Assembly and Sectoral Group presentations available for download. Video footage of the presentations will also be made available in due course via the EPMA YouTube Channel.