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• April 17-18, 2018: AFEMS Technical Committee, Rome (Italy)
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AFEMS dresses European
Over the years, AFEMS the Association of European Manufacturers of Sporting Ammunition has undergone many evolutions, in order to be more effective in advancing its missions and promoting the voice of the sector. The European soul of the Association and the rapidly changing policy-making scenario confronted AFEMS with the need to pursue incremental adjustments to come ever nearer to the European Union institutions. As part of this change, AFEMS decided to acquire a new look, appointing Gloria Martini as secretary-general... [continue reading]

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Why join AFEMS

So why join AFEMS? AFEMS membership offers you and your company many benefits at a rate which also offers considerable value for money.

The key benefit of AFEMS membership is the opportunity to network. As well as meeting individuals who share a common interest, you will develop many new, professional relationships. Our members particularly value the contacts they make at face to face meetings with their peers, together with the information they gather at these events.

The challenges which our sector faces are so many and complex, that no single company can efficiently, or effectively, tackle them alone. AFEMS offers an effective mechanism by which our joint efforts can be coordinated in pursuit of common objectives, to better ensure a positive outcome for our industry.

AFEMS is affiliated to CEFIC, the European Chemical Industry Council, whose membership numbers 29,000 large, medium and small chemical companies in Europe, including some of the most high profile. This partnership enables AFEMS to access critical information relevant to our sector and also allows us early access to European Institutions on relevant technical, scientific and legislative matters.

The recent, major report on Lead ammunition, prepared in response to Reach Regulation requirements, is a real example of what AFEMS can accomplish to ensure the adoption of proportionate policies in relation to our sector.

In 2011 AFEMS celebrated its 60th anniversary. During its lifetime, AFEMS has made a fundamental contribution, supporting the expansion of the sporting ammunition sector and overcoming its challenges. The growth of our Association over the last 60 years is proof of AFEMS' continued ability to benefit our industry.

Indeed, thanks to its long history and experience AFEMS has an excellent reputation and is, today, regarded as the European association of the sporting ammunition sector, able to fully address its challenges.