Recapping the EWFA’s Annual Membership MeetingApril 5th, 2023 by Chris Collier
On March 24, 2023, the European Window Film Association (EWFA) held its Annual Membership Meeting in Barcelona. An event open to the association’s members and prospective members, the EWFA Annual Membership Meeting gathered more than 35 manufacturer and distributor participants.
The event was divided into three sessions: Summary of EWFA activities, architectural window films and automotive window films.
During the first session, dedicated to summarizing EWFA’s activities during 2022 and upcoming activities in 2023, participants discovered the latest updates for the eight working groups currently functioning, but also received information about EWFA’s budget and management policies and practices.
The meeting continued with a session dedicated to architectural window films, with presentations from the Spanish College of Architects on building codes and their evolution; ASEFAVE (the Spanish Association of Light Facades and Windows Manufacturers) on NextGeneration European Funds and their use for buildings and especially facade and window renovation; and Tecnalia, a Spanish-based research and innovation laboratory, on the CE (Conformité Européenne) mark procedure to follow for implementation in the window film sector.
A distributors’ meeting was then organized for participants to exchange freely with their peers on specific business needs and voice their expectations for the EWFA. This brainstorming session tackled various business and technical topics.
The last session of the day concentrated on automotive window films. The session included a presentation from Friese Lawyers of Serbia on the positive developments concerning automotive window films legislation in Serbia. This portion also included a summary of the European Tuning Organization and its current activities at the European level, including a mutual recognition of products between European countries or the EU Packaging and Waste legislation.
The meeting was followed by an official dinner attended by about 20 participants.