IRHMA Panel discussion – Future global product policies: the global view from the household appliance industry

Start/Stop Date:
19 Feb 2014
International Roundtable of Household Appliance Manufacturer Associations (IRHMA)
Belvue Museum, Brussels - 18:00 - 19:30
Focus Areas:
Household appliance industry, energy efficiency
Type of Event:

For many years, the global household appliance industry has responded to the dual challenge of producing appliances for the consumer across the world while taking measures to lessen their environmental impact. Lowering the impact of the use of appliances on the environment and precious resources has been a traditional, constant concern.

As key product policy stakeholders from across the world gather in Brussels for the European Union’s “Products Policy – International Trends in Ecodesign and Energy Labelling” Conference, the founding members of IRHMA, a new International Roundtable of Household Appliance Manufacturer Associations, cordially invite you to an evening panel discussion and cocktail. During the event, some of the key challenges facing the global household appliance industry regarding appliances will be outlined.


Paul Hodson - Head of Unit Energy Efficiency and Intelligent Energy, European Commission, DG Energy

Paolo Falcioni - Director General, the European Committee of Domestic Equipment Manufacturers (CECED)

Stephane Arditi - Senior Policy Officer - Waste and Products, The European Environmental Bureau (EEB)

Stephen Russell - Secretary General, ANEC - The European consumer voice in standardisation


Sonja Van Renssen - Journalist, Energy Post

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