Destination Europe

Destination Europe is an event for small or medium sized manufacturers all about how to bring non-standard construction products to the European marketplace.

DATE: Wednesday 15th November

VENUE: EOTA head office, Kunstlaan 40, B-1040, Brussels

The European construction market has a volume of approx. 13 trillion EUR – a huge opportunity for construction product manufacturers. However, many small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with innovative or non-standard products shy away from the administrative and technical barriers they fear to encounter when entering the European market. The good news is that it is actually quite simple to obtain a Europe-wide ‘passport’ for non-standard construction products.

A European Technical Assessment (ETA) allows manufacturers to market their non-standard products all across Europe with the CE marking.

If you are interested in learning more about European Technical Assessments and would like to hear about the experiences and success stories of other SMEs please register your interest. This does not obligate you to attend.

To help ensure this event is a success please register your interest – Further information will then be provided.

09.30 – 10.00 – Registration
Coffee available

10.00 – 10.05 – Welcome and Introduction
Sergio Vazquez Jimenez, EOTA Secretary General

10.05 – 10.30Karsten Kathage, EOTA President
ETA – a reliable way to CE marking for construction products
EOTA – a competent partner for the construction industry

10.30 – 10.50 – Discussion
Moderation – Sergio Vazquez Jimenez

10.50 – 11.10 – Manufacturers view of the ETA route – Burkhard Kehm, Technical Manager Schiedel GmbH & Co.KG
Exemplified by product group chimney kits

11.10 – 11.30 – Discussion
Moderation – Sergio Vazquez Jimenez

11.30 – 11.50 – Experiences of a Notified Body with the ETA route for wood based construction products
Sylvia Polleres, HFA Holzforschung Austria (Austrian Forest Products Research Institute)

11.50 – 12.15 – Discussion
Moderation – Sergio Vazquez Jimenez

12.15 – 13.40 – Lunch Break
Networking Buffet

13.40 – 14.00 – Conversion of ETAGs into EADs – State of the Art
Thomas Bruun, ETA-DK, member of the EOTA Executive Board

14.00 – 14.20 – Discussion
Moderation – Sergio Vazquez Jimenez

14.20 – 14.40 – Legal aspects related to the ETA route
Filip Tuytschaever, Contrast (tbc)

14.40 – 15.00 Discussion
Moderation – Sergio Vazquez Jimenez

15.00 – End

Register interest.


Useful Links:

EOTA website

Issued ETAs

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