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SCHEDULED EVENTS AND MEETINGS
• September 2-3, 2019: AFEMS Task Force Lead meeting, Brussels (Belgium)
• October 29, 2019: AFEMS BoD meeting, Brussels (Belgium)



2019 AFEMS CONGRESS
From 6-8 June 2019, Helsinki (Finland) hosted the 2019 AFEMS Congress.
The Congress, at its 68th edition, was a great success: 115 guests joined the numerous AFEMS' Institutional and Social events scheduled in the agenda.
The General Assembly, held on 7th June, once again showed a great participation: 82 delegates representing 52 Companies and Associations from 19 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.
Several presentations were illustrated by outstanding Guest Speakers. From the hunting-related themes – as discussed by Paolo Fiocchi (Università Statale di Milano), Heli Siitari (Executive Director at Finnish Hunters' Association) and Torbjörn Larsson (President of the European Federation for Hunting and Conservation) – to the more political ones – covered from the European perspective by Mauro Silvis (Secretary General of the IEACS) and from the US one by Richard Patterson (Executive Director of SAAMI). What is more, Mr Karl-Heinz Florenz, German MEP, talked about his 30-years experience in the European Parliament and his perceptions of the sector as Chair of the Biodiversity, Hunting and Countryside Intergroup.
The major event was also the stage for the election and presentation of the new AFEMS President, Mr Thierry Jacobs from FN Herstal, Belgium. Mr Torbjörn Lindskog was appointed Honorary President in charge of the external relations and maintaining the role as President of the WFSA.
The next AFEMS Congress will be held in June 2020, in Prague (Czech Republic).
For further information, please contact the AFEMS Secretariat.



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Activities > Technical Committee
 

Technical Committee

A Technical Committee has been established to deal with technical, safety and environmental issues and prepare advice on these topics.

It comprises experts of the Association’s member companies who are appointed for a period of three years. The Committee is led by a Chairman who is elected by at least two thirds of committee members. The Chairman, whose nomination has to be approved by the Board, is elected for a three year period which is renewable.

Each AFEMS Member has the right to delegate an expert from its organisation as a member of the Committee. The Technical Committee convenes when deemed necessary.

While it operates on the basis of a programme laid down by the Board, it is entitled to initiate projects of its own, reporting to the Board through the Secretary General.

The Committee, under Board authorisation, may be supported by external experts.

The following topics are the main focus for the Committee:
• safety in production, storing, handling, transport, use and disposal of ammunition, components and products related to our Industry;
• environment and health in production;
• technical implications for UN, EU and National legislation;
• and accidents and incidents occurring within companies in our field.