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The European idea is tangible

The European Fireplaces Association is bringing together the European stove and fireplace industry at its autumn conference

With a full programme, the European Fireplaces Association (EFA) kicked off the heating season with its traditional autumn conference. At the invitation of the South Tyrolean stove manufacturer Pertinger, members and friends gathered for the industry meeting on 19/20 October. Topics discussed included energy consumption indicators and the relevant requirements of competition law on an European level.

Something is happening in the industry, the European idea is really tangible, says Uwe Striegler, Chairman of EFA. He believes it is more noticeable than ever how a growing number of manufacturers are thinking outside the box and are now looking for European connections. As the only pan-European industry association, EFA is the logical point of contact, according to Striegler.

Deputy Chair Ursula Gröbner is particularly happy with the response to the members conference: We welcomed two new members into the fold and we had concrete talks with several guests who were very interested. The spring conference is currently being planned for 25/26 April. It is being organised in partnership with the Central Association of German Chimney Sweepers (ZDS) and will be held in Erfurt, Germany. Guests are very welcome to attend.