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• January 22-25, 2019: SHOT Show, Las Vegas (USA)
• February 11-12, 2019: AFEMS Lead Task-Force, Brussels (Belgium)
• March 8-11, 2019: IWA Outdoor Classics, Nuremberg (Germany)
• April 2-3, 2019: AFEMS Technical Committee, Liege (Belgium)

From 7-9 June 2018, Portoroz (Slovenia) hosted the 2018 AFEMS Congress.
The Congress, at its 67th edition, was a great success: 131 guests joined the numerous AFEMS' Institutional and Social events scheduled in the agenda.
The General Assembly, held on 8th June, once again showed a great participation: 76 delegates representing 44 Companies and Associations from 20 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. The first presentation provided a portrait of the hunting activity in Slovenia. The second provided an overview of the directive implementation in Sweden, while the third presentation focused on the public consultation recently launched by ECHA and the impact that the inclusion of lead metal in the REACH Candidate List could have on the ammunition sector.
The next AFEMS Congress will be held in June 2019, in Helsinki (Finland).
For further information, please contact the AFEMS Secretariat.

More than ammunition: AFEMS' commitment towards sports, environment and social inclusion
Hunting and sport shooting are sometimes perceived in a negative way despite the industry's continuous commitment to positively impact the communities where these sports are practiced. That's why AFEMS and its members work tirelessly to better communicate these benefits so the general public can have a holistic view of the industry, which is about much more than just lead. [continue reading]




Name FN Herstal S.A.
Address Voie de Liège 33
City Herstal
Country Belgium
Postal Code B 4040
Phone +32 4240 8811 Fax +32 4240 8870
Company's Description
FN Herstal is part of the Herstal Group that is known around the globe for the quality of its products. Under the brands FN Herstal, Browning and Winchester, Herstal Group designs, manufactures and distributes a full range of firearms, ammunition and accessories for defence, law enforcement, hunting and marksmanship. Since 1997, Herstal Group has been 100% owned by the Walloon Region of Belgium. With manufacturing locations in several other European countries, North America and Asia, it provides employment to a workforce of about 3,000 people. From the very start, FN Herstal has focused on innovation and product improvement, resulting in the development and production of a large number of state-of-the-art firearms and associated products which are renowned and used by operators all around the globe. This accounts for FN Herstal establishing in the last fifty years a position of worldwide leadership in the small arms and ammunition market. Herstal Group has two internationally renowned subsidiaries:
- FN Herstal, whose expertise lies in the defence and law enforcement business, and
- Browning, which commercializes the Browning and Winchester trademarks and is a world leader in hunting, shooting and outdoor products.
Each subsidiary has its own research, development and manufacturing facilities, and its own selling network. FN Herstal has 120 years of solid reputation, attributed to its rigorous professional ethics, its continuing effort to achieve foremost quality and its commitment to efficient service and outstanding customer support. The core business of its activity is small arms and ammunition for military and law enforcement markets. However, its experience is more and more oriented to ammunition and innovative products for hunting and sport shooting.
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