29 Nov 2016 - 17th EPCF Plenary

On 29 November 2016, EPCF Chair MEP Inmaculada Rodriguez-Pinero hosted the 17th EPCF Plenary  at the Thon Hotel EU, Brussels. This annual event provided an opportunity for ceramic representatives, policymakers and other stakeholders to discuss important issues under debate in the EU institutions. 


Panel 1: Promoting green and safe jobs in a sustainable ceramic industry

  • Miroslaw Jaroszewicz, Wienerberger Ceramika Budwlana, TBE Vice-President

  • MEP Jo Leinen,  S&D

  • MEP Anthea McIntyre, EPCF Vice-Chair, ECR

  • Stefan Olsson, Director DG Employment, European Commission


Panel 2: For an ETS fostering low carbon innovation in European SMEs

  • MEP Karin Kadenbach, S&D
  • José-Luis Lanuza, CEO Keraben, CET President

  • Eva Palackova,Third Secretary (Climate Change and Environment),Slovak Republic Perm Rep to the EU

  • Mette Quinn, Head of Unit DG CLIMA, European Commission 

  • Tomas Wyns, Climate & Industrial Policy Designer. Researcher at the Institute for European Studies (VUB)


Keynote Speech: Markus J. Beyrer, BUSINESSEUROPE, Director General


Closing statements

  • MEP Inmaculada Rodríguez-Piñero, EPCF Chair, S&D


The Plenary meeting takes place in the context of the 2016 Ceramic Days organised by Cerame-Unie, the European ceramic industry association. As the preeminent 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. More information here.