26 Nov 2013 - 14th EPCF Plenary

The annual plenary meeting of the European Parliament Ceramics Forum (EPCF), co-chaired by MEPs Malcolm Harbour and Michael Cashman, welcomed 120 participants. The agenda featured a wide range of topics of high relevance to both the ceramic industry and the European institutions. Debates were held with many prestigious speakers among which several MEPs, representatives from the Commission (DG Energy, DG Climate Action, DG Enterprise & Industry) and industry stakeholders. The event was concluded with a EPCF cocktail and keynote speeches by Commissioner for Energy Günther Oettinger and BUSINESSEUROPE Director General Mr Markus Beyrer.

 Keynote speaker Commissioner Oettinger addressed the need to create realistic and pragmatic new targets for 2030, taking into consideration the reality faced by energy-intensive industries in Europe.

Keynote speaker Commissioner Oettinger addressed the need to create realistic and pragmatic new targets for 2030, taking into consideration the reality faced by energy-intensive industries in Europe.


The EPCF was organised as part of the 2013 Ceramic Days. As the main policy event for Europe’s ceramic manufacturers, the Ceramic Days present a key occasion for representatives from all ceramic sectors, experts and policymakers to exchange ideas at sectoral and public events.