Europacable 2016 General Assembly

On 25 May, Europacable hosted the 2016 Edition of its annual General Assembly.

Europacable President, Valerio Battista highlighted the fact that “With Europe´s future being ever more energized, digitalised and connected, wire and cables will be essential for the wellbeing and competitiveness of our society” Mr. Battista reconfirmed that Europe´s leading wire and cable manufactures are ready to “connect Europe”. Through Europacable, the industry will continue to contribute to the key EU cases relevant for the creation of Europe´s Digital Single Market and Energy Union, as well as to strengthen Europe´s industry base and environmental commitments.

Pascal Portevin, Chairman of the Europacable Executive Board, presented the structural adjustments of Europacable to respond to the industry´s challenges and to support seizing the opportunities. Mr. Portevin underlined that “with the new structure, Europacable will be more focussed and efficient in its work in Brussels, more linked between technical/standardization and the business and better connected to the National Associations, representing our industry at Member State level”.

The new Europacable Leadership Team pictured here below, is fully committed to now implement the objectives set by the Europacable Executive Board and approved by the General Assembly.

From left to right: Christopher Guérin, Raul Gil, Yann Gontier, Philippe Vanhille, Pascal Portevin, Antonio Traversi, Valerio Battista

With over 60 senior representatives of nearly all Europacable member companies and National Associations, yesterday´s 2016 General Assembly provided a key forum for Europe´s leading wire and cable producers. Presentations included two updates from the European Commission on TTIP and the Digital Single Market, an executive summary of the eHighway2050 project, market considerations by JP Morgan, BCG, Deloitte & Touche as well as Metal Bulletin.