On Wednesday, 14 June 2017, European Boating Industry held its Assembly General and Council meetings in Brussels, Belgium. The Assembly General elected the new Council which will act as the governing body of the association for the next 2 years.
Robert Marx (BVWW – Germany), Jean-Pierre Goudant (FIN – France), Piotr Jasionowski (POLBOAT – Poland) and Piero Formenti (UCINA – Italy) were re-elected as Council members. Carlos Sanlorenzo (ANEN – Spain) replaced Olda Straka (APL – Czech Republic) who retired from the Czech association. All the Council received the full support of the members.
The Council unanimously appointed Piero Formenti as the President for his second mandate, recognising his efforts in strengthening the association, while Jean-Pierre Goudant and Piotr Jasionowski were re-appointed Vice-Presidents. In addition, Mr Goudant will continue acting as Treasurer.
“European boat builders and other industry professionals deserve and need a strong association to represent their interests. The work of the Council is important, but the active commitment and involvement of all the EBI members is also essential to carry out our activities to better reflect the needs of all the members. On behalf of the newly elected Council, I would like to thank you for your trust and for your support. I can assure you that we will make the most of the next two years, promoting the sector and our key messages towards the EU decision-makers and all relevant stakeholders.”
Sandrine Devos, who became Secretary General exactly a year ago at the occasion of the Assembly General in Brussels, added: “With such competent and motivated Council Members by our side, the Secretariat in Brussels will be honoured to represent all of you at the EU level. I am also hopeful after today’s meetings that we will be able to welcome even more members on board in the future”. Secretary General thanked Olda Straka for his engagement in the association’s work during his time with APL.