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3rd Enprotex Conference 11/12 december 2013
11 and 12 december 2013 the 3rd Enprotex Conference will be held. The theme of the conference is ''meet the procurers''. During this conference, you shall be able to gain more in-depth knowledge of the world of personal protective equipment and protective textiles. Topics such as new and existing standards shall be tackled, as well as test methods, technologies and projects in this area of expertise. Furthermore, there is a unique networking opportunity in connection with this, making it possible for public procurers, the protective textile industry, the academic world, the notified bodies and end users to exchange views and establish contacts. Deadline for registration to join the conference is 6 december 2013. Registration form and further information in attachment or at firstname.lastname@example.org Program 3nd Enprotex Conference
The Enprotex Foundation plans to organize the following activities on a regular basis: A round table meeting with public procurers. In order to meet public procurers in every part of Europe the Enprotex Foundation plans to have “regional” meetings, mostly combined with relevant fairs, exhibitions and congresses. Participation in fairs and exhibitions to make the Enprotex Foundation known to a broader public and to disseminate the results of Enprotex and its members. A first appearance of the Enprotex Foundation is envisaged at the Infopol in Kortrijk (B) which takes place May 28-30, 2013 (see also: http://www.infopol.be/cpage.php?ItemID=1&Lang=EN ) A networking conference as the official launch of the Enprotex Foundation. This conference is scheduled to take place in Amsterdam. Besides the 3rd Enprotex conference will be organized in December 2013 and will take place in Brussels. The 4th Enprotex conference might be organized in cooperation with Euratex / The Lead market initiative on protective textiles in 2014. To publish twice a year a magazine on relevant developments in public procurement and protective textiles, combined with interviews with public procurers on best practices and PPE-producers on innovative products. Other subjects in the magazine might be: Information on new procurement methods Information on technological developments (can be accompanied by sponsored adds) New calls for proposal in the Horizon 2020 program, relevant for public procurers EU-Standards with respect to protective clothing and PPE Introduction of new members; short profiles End-users opinion on procured products (what is good and what should be done better next time) Information on running projects, especially PCP-projects like Smart@Fire and outcomes of research projects like Prospie (www.prospie.eu) An agenda with information on fairs, exhibitions and congresses (including the Enprotex meetings) To publish relevant tenders on the Enprotex Website (this is a continuation of this work in the Enprotex Project). Public procurers will have the opportunity to ask for relevant tender documents and the industry will be informed on current procurement projects. Organize a blog on the website as a discussion forum. The board of the Enprotex Foundation as well as the members will be able to start discussions on tender procedures and ask questions with respect to innovative solutions, product available on the market, available expertise, … At the end of each year an activities report as well as a financial report will be drawn up in order to justify the expenditures.