Eumabois: The Polish association Droma joins Eumabois and Michel Loyet replaces Georges Brun on the board. The Polish association Droma joins Eumabois and Michel Loyet replaces Georges Brun on the board - A new trade show in the exhibition network.
The Polish association Droma joins Eumabois and Michel Loyet replaces Georges Brun on the board. A new trade show in the exhibition network.
The general meeting of Eumabois, the European federation which brings together national associations of woodworking machinery manufacturers was held in Rome on 29 September.
The most significant event of this European assembly was undoubtedly the Polish association Droma becoming the 13th member of the federation, voted in by unanimous approval.
The session was opened by the Chairman Gianni Ghizzoni, who first thanked Acimall for hosting the work session of the federation, then went on to welcome Michel Loyet to the board, who takes over from Georges Brun, resigning after holding prestigious positions for many years, including the Chair of Eumabois.
After thanking Mr Brun, Mr Ghizzoni spoke encouragingly of the economic situation: “My task seems easier than previous years,” he said. “The recovery which has been so long awaited is starting to have an effect and trade shows – especially Xylexpo/Sasmil – have regained their status as important venues for supply and demand. In addition the powerhouse Germany is once again driving the European economy in a scenario where we can seemingly consider the Far East not as a threat, but as an opportunity.”
Mr Ghizzoni continued, emphasizing the importance of Eumabois’s work in its first 35 years, which has not exclusively been on a European level, “This year,” said Mr Ghizzoni, “We have been extremely busy in the Wood technology club, the international club which brings together the associations that make up Eumabois, as well as a number of non-European organisations from Taiwan, China, Malaysia, the United States, Argentina and Brazil and this networking is highly important for defining strategies and actions that benefit the entire sector”.
Plus the WTC has a new member, Combois, the association of leading technology dealers from a number of European countries.
The meeting underlined the federation’s commitment to actively supporting the TC 142 working party, which is defining technical issues for the sector.
The network of trade shows the federation supports has expanded, with the arrival of the Polish trade show Drema, scheduled to take place from 24 to 27 April 2007.
The session ended with the announcement that the next general meeting to be hosted by the Polish association Droma, will take place in Poznan, on 14 September 2007.