EFDA sets dates for triennial conference 20 December 2017

The European Fastener Distributors Association (EFDA) has announced that it will hold its next three-yearly conference on 14th – 15th June 2018 at the Mainport Hotel, Rotterdam in the Netherlands. 

The conference will welcome members of all of EFDA’s constituent associations – the FDS in Germany; NEVIB in the Netherlands; BIAFD in the UK and Ireland; PRISMEFIX in France; ADEFI in Spain; UDIB in Italy; and MEFDA – the organisation for fastener distributors in countries where there is currently no national association. The conference schedule and speakers will be announced via the national associations in the New Year.

EFDA held its fifth and most recent conference, which was very well supported, in Berlin in April 2015. A strong speaker line-up including presentations from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy; the European Commission’s Directorate General – Trade; the European Industrial Fastener Institute; the National Fastener Distributors Association of the United States; the Taiwan Fastener Traders Association; and Brussels legal practice, Jones-Day. 

(Our report for the Berlin conference can be found at www.fastenerandfixing.com/insight/strong-speaker-line-up-for-efda-conference/)

EFDA president, Dr Volker Lederer, said: “We are looking forward to welcoming EFDA members in Rotterdam next June, when they can again look forward to an information packed agenda and the equally important opportunity to network with colleagues from throughout Europe and the world.” 

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