Euralarm International Industry Forum 2022 takes place on the 21st June in Brussels. This years’ topics include the Euralarm Strategy 2019-2024 followed by workshops on ‘International Standards and Trade’ and ‘Is your business ready for the future?’.
INDUSTRY FORUM 2022: THE AGENDA
This years’ conference venue is the Double Tree by Hilton Brussels City in Brussels, Belgium. The Industry Forum will start with a Networking Lunch and will end with an optional President’s Dinner. In between, participants will have ample opportunities to mingle with Euralarm members, industry peers and MEP’s, build relationships and exchange views on the profession and the future of our industry.
The forum will contain presentations from industry experts, representatives from the European standardisation organisations and representatives of the European Commission. The event is open to members and non-members.
The provisional Forum agenda is as follows:
14:00 Welcome and opening: Jon Könz, President Euralarm
14:05 Update on progress of Euralarm strategy 2019 – 2024, Jon Könz, President Euralarm
14:45 Coffee and refreshments
15:00 Workshop I: International Standards and Trade
In this workshop it will be explained the legal framework of the WTO agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) and highlighted how this supports international trade. Legal presumption that technical regulations that are harmonized with international standards do not constitute unnecessary obstacles to international trade. International Standards can benefit global trade and can result in higher productivity, higher quality and cost reduction. They also support SME’s in international trade and allow them to sell their products and services globally. During the Industry Forum it is planned to have the view from the key stakeholders in the international standardization process which include the WTO, ISO/IEC, the European Commission and European standardization organizations. This workshop will also highlight the regional strategies of involvement in international standard development for Europe, United States and China. This will be followed by a discussion on the threats and benefits for the fire safety and security industry related to International Standards.
- Philippe Lecuyer, DEF
- Silvia Vaccaro, Unit Standards Policy of the European Commission DG GROW
- Policy Officer Standardisation Organisation (to be confirmed)
Robert Thilthorpe, FIA and chair Euralarm Services Section (to be confirmed)
Workshop II: Is your business ready for the future?
The world is changing faster than ever. On the positive side, new technologies drive new products and new services which enhance the level of safety and security in our society. On the other side this also causes new challenges and threats. Cybersecurity is one of them and new legislation and regulations make it more and more important to ensure that also your business and your customers are secure. In this workshop it is planned to highlight the different areas which can help businesses to be prepared for the future. The first topic is around cybersecurity and related with the second topic around how to manage remote connections and remote services. The workshop plans to give practical information on how companies can work in a secure way, protecting both their own business and that of their customers. The participants will be updated on the activities in these areas, what is in the pipeline and how can they prepare themselves and be ready for the future. The workshop shall include practical guidelines on cyber security and remote services. This will be followed by a discussion on how to work and implement standards on a local level and how the standardization organizations and industry associations can support the SME’s to be ready for the future.
- David Wilkinson, BSIA
- Ing. Patrick van Liempt, ALIA Security
- Representative CCMC (to be confirmed)
Oscar Feijo Jimenez, Verisure and vice chair Euralarm Security Section
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