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       Events 24/01/2012
CEOC General Assembly 2012

The 52nd CEOC General Assembly and Annual Meetings were held at the Puerta América hotel in Madrid from 12-15 May 2012, on invitation of CEOC member AEGIC.

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CEOC International Conference

“Providing Safety in Uncertain Times” was the motto of the CEOC International Conference held on 14th May 2012 in Madrid under patronage of the Honour Committee President the Spanish Prince of Asturias. The high-level panellists presented various issues reflecting current situation and trends in the Testing, Inspection and Certification sector (TIC).

The conference was opened by the presentation of Antonion Muñoz Muñoz (Deputy General Director for Quality and Industrial Safety and ENAC President) who spoke about Quality and Safety at the Spanish market with regard to the new challenges and trends.

AEGIC President and the host of the 52nd CEOC International Annual Conference & General Assembly, Ignacio Mosso, focused on issue of the Industrial Safety in Today’s Society.

Common Elements and Differences in Accreditation and Designation of Notified Bodies was a theme presented by Edwin Velsink (Senior Auditor, Dutch Food and Safety Authority).

Jan Deconinck (Chairman, European Market Surveillance Organisation - ProSafe) spoke about the activities of the ProSafe, pointing out, that the only efficient Market Surveillance is the coordinated one.

The Energy Efficiency Directive is currently in the “pipeline” of the EU Institutions and Rocio Fernandez Artime (Member of Management Council, Spanish Platform Energy Efficiency and General Director Energylab) presented in this respect the Spanish Energy Efficiency Technology Platform.

The conference was concluded by Robbert Claassen (Managing Director, Corporate Finance, ABN AMRO) who presented a global trends and developments in the TIC sector from a corporate finance perspective. Using data and figures he demonstrated the potential of the market and its attractiveness for the bank sector.

The outlook of the sector is following:

-          Expectation of the growth in most TIC segments

-          Attractiveness: cash generation and defensiveness

-          Best performing segment in Business Services

-          TIC market is still fragmented and is consolidating


Finally Robbert Claassen added that despite of Europe’s economic slowdown the outlooks of the TIC sector are very promising.

(All presentations from the CEOC International Conference can be found in the CEOC Members Area)


CEOC International General Assembly

Simo Hassi, CEOC International President (Inspecta Group), in his speech to the General Assembly reflected regulatory changes and market trends in the TIC sector. Despite of the economic slowdown the TIC sector can be still defined as a growing and lucrative business. In this respect, President stated that he will continue promoting CEOC International objective to become the spokesman of our growing sector towards the EU Institutions and other international bodies. In addition CEOC International should act, where necessary, in conjunction with other organisations in order to make our voice more influential.

CEOC International’s election took place during the second part of the meeting. The two Board candidates running for the re-election, Marc Van Overmeire (Vinçotte) and Klaus Brüggemann (VdTÜV), have been approved by the General Assembly. Moreover the TC Chairmen for Conformity Assessment, Daniel Pflumm (VdTÜV); Machines, Lifts and Cranes, Adolf Russold (TÜV AUSTRIA); Pressure Equipment, Gerhard Höltmann (TÜV AUSTRIA) and Occupational Health and Safety, Sebastian Bartels (DEKRA) successfully defended their mandate and will chair the respective technical committees for the next three years. The General Assembly further approved the annual account, CEOC budget for 2012 and the modification of the Statutes.

Addressing the members, Simo Hassi, congratulated to the re-elected Board members and Chairmen for their contribution to the CEOC International. The new CEOC International members CNCIR and TÜV AUSTRIA Romania were warmly welcomed. At last, President thanked to the AEGIC President, Ignacio Mosso, for excellent programme and organisation of the 52nd CEOC International Annual Conference & General Assembly.

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