One of the most basic requirements for each of us is defence against harm, no matter what form it takes. Without protective measures, the individuals that make up society are at risk. For decades our industry has worked diligently to develop solutions to prevent and limit the consequences from threats such as fire, theft, property damage and others. In collaboration with public authorities, policy makers, standards and certification bodies and industry associations, our industry works to address society’s needs for safety and security in Europe and globally.
Today the doors of the Euralarm GA and symposium will open in Madrid.
I look forward to meeting the Euralarm members and visitors during the GA and symposium. Your presence will change this event into a communication platform for our industry.
It’s almost a year ago that I took over the presidency of Euralarm. A year that has been full of developments that influence our industry. When I took over I wanted to engage our members by communicating with them about the trends in our business and about the relevance of a strong and clearly visible association. I think we’re on the right track but I’m also sure that we need to keep demonstrating to our members how important Euralarm is an industry that is moving rapidly forward.
In that sense the General Assembly is one of the annual highlights where members meet, network and communicate. An event where decisions are taken and plans are made. An event that combines association affairs with our high profile symposium. This year’s symposium will focus on innovation, standardization, regulation and other developments that will shape the future of our sector. It’s an unique event that brings together fire safety and security experts from across Europe to share insights, to network and to listen to market changes impacting their professional activities. With members and other professionals discussing a variety of up-and-coming topics impacting the industry this is a perfect example of a powerful communication platform.
This year’s symposium will also be the moment that we share our view on the next years. Spreading the word to a larger audience starts at the symposium.
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"From cybersecurity to standardisation, this collaboration helps us advocate the right policy framework for the future."
"WAGNER decided to permanently engage in Euralarm’s activities with special respect to matters of fire safety, contributing to reduce trade barriers and to enhance competitiveness and harmonisation of the European market."
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