Eurovent Association Sets Its Route for the Future in Braga
The 62nd annual Ordinary General Assembly meeting of Eurovent Association was held on 24 May 2019 in Braga, Portugal. At the event hosted by EFRIARC (Portuguese Association of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers), Eurovent Board and Commission meetings were held on Thursday, May 23, before the General Assembly. At the General Assembly, Naci Sahin was elected as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the second term and a new membership structure was adopted by taking an important step for the association. Luca Binaghi (Sabiana, Italy), who is elected as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, will support Naci Sahin. Many new names have joined the members of the Board of Directors. The new membership structure that will ensure long-term sustainability of Eurovent will come into effect on January 1, 2020. With this reform, each producer can become the Corresponding Member of the association and gain some special advantages that "Affiliate Manufacturers" have not been yet able to achieve. After the General Assembly, Naci Sahin, who was re-elected as Eurovent President, said: “Today is a historical day for the Eurovent Association and an important step in the further development of our association. After a long evolutionary period, we have approved a new membership structure here in Braga. We expanded, renewed and diversified our Board of Directors. We have taken decisive steps to strengthen the Union and voice of the European HVACR industry internationally. I look forward to representing our European industry ideals while strengthening global partnerships with my Board members. ” The next General Assembly will be held in Hamburg (Germany) between 27-29 May 2020, hosted by Eurovent's German Member Association VDMA.