CECIP Newsletter Q4 2020
2020 is about to end and I think everyone would agree it has been an interesting year. Of course, the obvious impact of the COVID-19 pandemic made it at times difficult for the European weighing industry. Also CECIP was impacted in several ways such as being forced to organise our General Assembly for the first time, successfully I should say, as online meeting. Despite the difficulties, I’m glad to see that the CECIP work has continued relatively smoothly due to the flexibility and efforts from all members. We carried on with our work by providing input the initiatives from the European Commission, OIML and WELMEC. Moreover, it created new opportunities to bring together various stakeholders to discuss the important topics of the future during two webinars. Our plan is to continue with these types of events to keep the discussions going.
For CECIP the year was also special because of a number of personal changes. In 2020 we appointed new Presidents of the International Cooperation Group (ICG) and Business & Trade Group (BTG) and I started in my role as CECIP President. Luckily, we are in a luxurious position of taking over a well-run CECIP and working groups from our predecessors. I would like to thanks once more Urs Widmer, Richard Herbert and Roland Nater for their invaluable contributions to CECIP.
For the future, I’m confident the ICG President Luis Cachón and new BTG President Juan Román will lead these groups to new successes with their own ideas and energy. There are already some exciting plans for the next year. You will hear more details in the coming months and I’m looking forward to working on these new initiatives and to continue with our existing work in 2021.
However, before starting with the work of 2021, I think we all deserve some...