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).
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
the growth in most TIC segments
cash generation and defensiveness
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.
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CEOC International General
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
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
(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.
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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