CEIR celebrates its 60th Anniversary and new President at the 2019 GA in Barcelona!

Wednesday 10 July 2019

On 17/18 of June, the 2019 CEIR Annual Congress took place in Barcelona at the Roca Gallery. The Annual Congress was the occasion to celebrate the 60th anniversary of CEIR, and to organise an interesting conference touching a number of relevant topics for the taps and valves sector.

Speakers of the Conference were:

  • Xavier Torras, Director of We Are Water Foundation: addressing the issue of water scarcity, and the good policies to undertake to address the issue in the next years;
  • Yvonne Orgill, Managing Director of the European Bathroom Forum: presenting the Unified Water Label, and updating on the current situation to get a Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Voluntary Agreement for Taps and Showers;
  • Julien Chalet and Alessandro Maggioni, Technical Secretaries of CEIR TC and WG: presenting the activities of CEIR during the course of the last 12 months on the main technical subjects;
  • Luca Conti, CEIR Secretary General: presenting the results of the EU Parliamentary Elections 2019, and the next institutional steps and possible scenarios on the appointment of the new European Commission;

Moreover, during the General Assembly on Tuesday 18 June, CEIR Members elected Carlos Velazquez as the new President of CEIR. Carlos Velazquez is the current Vice-President of the Spanish Association Agrival, and he is Corporate Marketing Director of Roca Group.
Nurdan Yucel, President of the Turkish Association Pomsad, was elected 1st Vice-President of CEIR.
Ugo Pettinaroli will remain in the Board of CEIR as Past President. Together with these elections, the GA also nominated the new Board Members of CEIR.

The mandate of the current President and entire Board will last until June 2021.


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