Ahead of เกจ์ออกซิเจนsumo and Joint Conference with CEIR and Pneurop in Brussels this May, Europump president Vanni Vignoli looks at the EU’s roadmap for industrial assist.
Vanni Vignoli, president of Europump.
Following its bulletins of 5 May 2021 updating the New Industrial Strategy proposed in 2020, the European Commission has additional indicated that it will rely fairly closely on industry to deliver on the most important challenges faced by our economies and societies in Europe. This is especially the case in relation to sustainability, digital transformation, and global competitiveness, in addition to the necessity to overcome the disaster provoked by the Covid-19 pandemic. The EU Recovery and Resilience Plan launched in Spring 2021 is essentially building on the potential of European business to design and produce the constructing blocks of the twin green and digital transition. At the same time, the EU is shaping a dense regulatory framework that doesn’t at all times help the liberty and suppleness wanted for corporations to grow and compete globally.
The European technology industries, and particularly our pumps, compressors, taps and valves sectors, have for an extended time thought of the enhancement of their international competitiveness throughout the challenges of societal and environmental challenges, notably by contributing to the preparation of energy efficiency and ecolabel rules. In parallel, digitalisation has offered elevated opportunities and brought new challenges, together with debates on the suitable regulatory degree (sharing of business knowledge, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, etc).
These developments, amidst ever more fierce worldwide competitors, require that public authorities and industry within the EU work increasingly extra intently to design and deploy methods that reinforce our competitiveness and our contribution to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This would be the subject of the preliminary debate kicking off our Joint EU Policy Conference, which can deliver collectively key coverage makers from the three EU policy institutions in command of the Industrial Strategy and three Executives representing and illustrating the achievements loved, and challenges still confronted, by these three key sectors of business.
Specific Technical and Policy Issues
As the regulatory landscape throughout Europe, and certainly the whole world, turns into ever more advanced, the burden on trade only increases. It due to this fact falls to sector particular trade organisations, similar to Europump, CEIR and Pneurop, to determine and advise on those technical and coverage issues most relevant to their respective sectors. In our explicit arena, that relates, in fact, to the manufacture, distribution and use of pumps and all pump associated equipment – a huge and necessary subset of trade, given the width and breadth of pump functions.
Against this backdrop, one of the main issues when figuring out the core themes for the joint conference was to take care of a direct reference to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). Within this focus, the three associations intend to focus on how, together with the significance for companies to address technical elements impacting their day by day business operations, they consider the constructive role of trade in addressing societal challenges. Indeed, all the periods may have a technical theme matching essentially the most appropriate UN SDG, and with illustration from the European Commission along with technical consultants from industry and/or research institutes, they may every be reflective of the present legislative terrain, because it relates to pumps and pumping techniques in the following key areas:
Circular Economy & Eco-design (Relevant UN Sustainable Development Goal no. 12: Responsible Consumption and Production)
Industry’s Digital Transformation and Innovation (Relevant UN Sustainable Development Goal no. 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure)
The restriction of use of materials and substances of concern (Relevant UN Sustainable Development Goal no. 6: Clean Water and Sanitation)
The regulatory and legislative landscape throughout Europe is becoming increasingly advanced, and trade, in all its guises, must be conscious and prepared for what’s coming. By partaking with those trade organisations that symbolize your greatest pursuits, you’ll be able to keep abreast of all of the compliance developments as they have an effect on your small business and the areas by which you use.
Europump’s 2022 Annual Meeting & Joint Conference will happen in Brussels on 9–11 May 2022 at the NH Collection Grand Sablon, Rue Bodenbroek – Bodenbroekstraat, 2, B-1000 Brussels, Belgium.
The full programme and registration process are available right here.
Europump is the European Association of Pump Manufacturers. Established in 1960, it represents 16 National Associations. Europump members symbolize more than 450 firms with a collective production value of greater than €10 billion and an employee base of a hundred 000 individuals across Europe.