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
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:
of the growth in most TIC segments
cash generation and defensiveness
performing segment in Business Services
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
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.
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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