28 August 2018

BPMA supports second EURIS Summit

As part of its membership of EURIS (European Union Relationship and Industrial Strategy), the British Pump Manufacturers Association (BPMA) will be represented at the organisation’s second European summit.


BPMA chief executive, Steve Schofield.

Representing industrial product supply sectors, which collectively account for over £110 bn of UK goods imports and exports, this event will see chief executives and director generals of trade associations from across Europe come together to further discuss the joint UK-EU industry working plan to ensure a successful Brexit for product manufacturers.

Staged at the Shard in London on Wednesday 12 September, this second gathering will witness the launch of the EURIS report entitled Delivering the Best Brexit for the Industrial Product Supply Sector. The report sets out a range of considerations and key deliverables that will enable this large sector of the UK industry to successfully navigate its way through the post-Brexit landscape.

There are many areas where UK and EU industry can work together to achieve the best outcome for all, and this summit will provide an opportunity to do just that. Building on the work of the first EURIS Summit in May 2018, the event has four key objectives:

  • To brief guests on EURIS’ Best Brexit Report for the Industrial Product Supply Sector
  • To update attendees on the work of the EURIS European Network (which had its first meeting in July)
  • To hear from European industry on their overall objectives
  • To agree next steps in a joint plan for UK-EU industry activities going forward

The EURIS Summit will be preceded by a Reception on Tuesday 11 September at the House of Lords, where a body of key government representatives will engage with EURIS Members and hear first-hand the importance of securing the best possible Brexit for the UK’s industrial product supply sector.

The BPMA will be represented at the event by its president and managing director of Xylem Water Solutions, Duncan Lewis, and its chief executive, Steve Schofield.

Mr Schofield said, “The BPMA is committed to doing all it can to ensure the pump manufacturing and supply sector enjoys the best possible outcome from the Brexit negotiations, and so I am pleased to be attending the meeting and joining my colleagues from across the industrial arena.

“We must collectively maintain the pressure on government to fully appreciate the importance of securing a fair and equitable trading arrangement in the post-Brexit era, something which is essential if our manufacturing, process, construction, building services and utility sectors are to flourish.”


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