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15.09.2014
 

CECE CONGRESS 2014: Only 4 weeks to go!

It is only 4 weeks before the CECE Congress starts in Antwerp, on 16th and 17th October. Only few rooms are still available at the CECE Congress discount rates! Please register through the Registration Page of the website and book your hotel room as soon as possible at www.cece-congress.eu CECE and Agoria are proud to offer to their members and guests an interesting programme with very high level speakers from the construction equipment industry and beyond. The aim of this year’s CECE...

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15.09.2014
 

Economic Forum at CECE Congress 2014: Unpredictable markets under the spotlight

On Friday 17th October, CECE is happy to propose again the famous Economic Forum. This year the Economic Forum is presented in an innovative format: after a presentation from Peter de Keyzer (BNP Paribas) on the Global Economic Perspectives and a Focus on Construction market from Graham Robinson (Pinsent Masons LLP), in the first session speakers will discuss and present how to adapt to new or recent unpredictable markets. Focus will therefore be on specific countries (Russia) and sectors...

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15.09.2014
 

Innovation in manufacturing processes - Breakout session 1 at CECE Congress

Is Europe a good location for manufacturers? Are you familiar with additive manufacturing and cyber physical systems, key technologies that have the potential of profoundly transforming our manufacturing industries? These are some of the questions to be answered at the Breakout session 1 of the CECE Congress on 16 October in Antwerp. The CECE Congress “The Construction Equipment Industry in an AGILE world” will focus on agility and innovation during the morning plenary session and the...

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15.09.2014
 

CECE Technical Forum at the CECE congress

On Friday 17 October, starting at 9.30, the Technical Forum will concentrate on innovation for different aspects of product development and design. It will be kicked-off by a presentation on virtual prototyping by Siemens PLM Software. The company, based in Belgium, is renowned for testing and mechatronic simulation in the automotive sector and beyond. Other presentations will demonstrate how operators’ changing needs require machine innovation and how good design plays a crucial role for...

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15.09.2014
 

New EU Exhaust Emission Regulation is CECE Priority in autumn

The European Commission intends to adopt the proposal for a new EU exhaust emission regulation for NRMM in the course of September. The law will introduce a new emission stage - Stage V – which is based on particular number count (PN). For members only - to read more, please log-in the members area

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15.09.2014
 

Commission President presents his team

Jean-Claude Juncker, the new Commission president, has presented the composition of the new European Commission, completing a complex puzzle of nationalities, competences, gender and political priorities. The new Commission team, 28 heads strong, now needs to be confirmed by the European Parliament, after a series of hearings in Brussels in the coming weeks. Novelties in the new Commission include the merger of the directorates general for internal market and for industry and enterprise, and...

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15.09.2014
 

EU vows to boost economic growth

The EU Council and the new president of the European Commission have rightly prioritized economic growth and job creation in their strategic outlook documents, published in July. Jean-Claude Juncker, the new Commission president, announced an ambitious “Jobs, Growth and Investment Package” within the first three months of his mandate and gave a promising sneak preview early after taking office. Some of his plans were reflected in the composition of his new Commission, announced in...

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15.09.2014
 

Italian Presidency agenda: what’s in for CECE?

The Italian Presidency of the European Council, started in July, aims to cover a number of issues of high importance for the CECE community: 1. Industrial Renaissance The Italian Presidency underlines the importance of the real economy and of strong manufacturing and services sectors. Therefore it promises to help draw up a framework that systematically includes the “Industrial Renaissance” in all policies impacting on competitiveness. Within this framework the Presidency will ensure that...

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15.09.2014
 

REACH and Spare Parts – CECE becomes active!

CECE is taking action regarding the REACH implementation and spare parts. In a letter to be sent to the European Commission very soon, CECE calls upon the Commission and Member States to take the “repair as produced” principle adequately into account regarding restriction and authorization under the REACH regulation. In the letter CECE stresses that its members are fully committed to the objectives of the EU chemical legal framework. However, the industry is concerned regarding the...

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15.09.2014
 

Study on Road Circulation of Non-Road Mobile Machinery delayed

CECE has long time asked the European Commission to launch a Study on the Harmonisation of safety requirement for Non Road Mobile Machinery travelling occasionally on the road. The latest study on this topic was made by the IFO in 2001. This study needs necessarily to be updated in order to have enough background information to take a legislative initiative on the matter. CECE has advocated for a legislative initiative that could fill the gap in the Internal Market represented by this lack of...

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