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SCHEDULED EVENTS AND MEETING
• September 8, 2016: AFEMS Strategic Committee, Paris (France)
• September 9, 2016: AFEMS BOD, Paris (France)
• October 20-21, 2016, AFEMS Technical Committee, Brussels (Belgium)


2016 AFEMS CONGRESS
From 2-4 June 2016, the island of Mallorca (Spain) hosted the 2016 AFEMS Congress. The Congress reached its 65th edition and was a great success: 130 guests joined the numerous AFEMS' Institutional and Social events scheduled in the agenda. The General Assembly, held on June 3rd, once again showed a great participation: 70 delegates representing 49 Companies and Associations from 18 different European Countries.
During the General Assembly, the AFEMS activities of the past 12 months were reported and the action plan regarding the next 12 months was presented. The Chairmen of the Committees and the Secretariat presented the progress made on projects under their responsibility. Four presentations were illustrated by outstanding Guest Speakers. The first presentation provided a portrait of the economic impact of the hunting activity in Spain. The second and third presentations focused on the activities carried out by the European firearms industry and by the European trading and retailing association with regards to the current revision of the EU directive on firearms and ammunition. The last presentation provided a wide ranging focus on the USA market.
The next AFEMS Congress will be held on June 2017, in Reykjavík (Iceland).
For further information, please contact the Secretariat.



INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM "THE SUSTAINABLE USE OF LEAD AMMUNITION IN HUNTING AND SPORTS SHOOTING: FACTS AND EMOTIONS"
An outstanding International Symposium was organized in Brussels on October the 20th 2015 by AFEMS and the World Forum on Shooting Activities (WFSA). The Symposium focused on the sustainable use of lead in ammunition and its impact on both the environment and human health. The Symposium analyzed also the ballistic features of both lead and non-lead ammunition and provided an overview of the current legislation at the European and International level. Sixteen speakers covered every conceivable aspect of lead in civilian ammunition, showing presentations organized in five different panels: Environment, Legal Issues, Ballistics, Human Health and Other Issues. Three outstanding Keynotes Speakers from the European Parliament and the European Commission intervened, giving further prestige to the event and explaining the current position and the future views of the European Bodies. Three competent journalists managed the debates and the question & answers sessions, which were very animated and gave a high contribution to the topics in agenda. One hundred and ten attendees attended the Symposium, including journalists, politicians, scientists, members of environmental institutions, hunting and sport shooting organizations, foodstuff agencies.
To download the press release, click here
For further information, please contact the Secretariat.



INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM "THE SUSTAINABLE USE OF LEAD AMMUNITION IN HUNTING AND SPORTS SHOOTING: FACTS AND EMOTIONS"
To watch the interviews that were made at the Symposium, please click here


6TH SESSION OF THE MEETING OF THE PARTIES TO AEWA
On 9-14 November in Bonn was held the 6th session of the Meeting of the Parties (MOP6) to AEWA. During the meetings the issue of the ban of lead ammunition was widely discussed. However, the outcome of the meetings showed no significant changes since the last CMS meeting held last year in Quito. To view the draft resolution, please click the following link: DR_4 and DR_12



2016 AFEMS CONGRESS
The Company MAXAM OUTDOORS is organizing the next AFEMS Congress.
The venue is Palma de Mallorca (Spain).
The dates are June 2-4, 2016