In normal circumstances right now I would be working on the last arrangements for the UEIL Annual Congress that was scheduled to take place in Athens from 28 to 30 October. Unfortunately, due to Corona, the UEIL Board of Directors took the unprecedented decision to cancel this year’s Annual Congress. It was a very difficult decision, as we had been working on the program since last October and had introduced new elements to make the Congress even more valuable for all the participants, and I was very much looking forward to it.
As my current mandate as President is coming to an end, I was also looking forward to presenting the highlights from the last two years and sharing our plans for the next two-year period. As this is not possible, I will take this opportunity to share some of this information below.
There are many initiatives that have been carried out during this period, and once again all the Committees have done a terrific job in working on some pressing issues for our industry – conducting advocacy campaigns, driving access to technical information, working for a level playing field for our industry, supporting the safe use of lubricants, developing reliable data for our industry, and much more. On behalf of the UEIL Board of Directors and myself, I would like to thank all those who have put their knowledge and time at the service of the Association in the various Committees, as well as all the companies whose representatives participate. The Committees play a key role in driving the growth of the European lubricant industry, to the benefit of our members and of the industry at large. If you would like to know more about the work of a specific Committee or would like to bring forward a topic you would like to address, please feel free to reach out to me, the Secretariat, or one of the Committee’s Chair.