First keynote speakers announced by Europump

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Stephen Phipson will be taking the stage

The first two keynote speakers have been announced for an annual event being hosted by the British Pump Manufacturers Association (BPMA).

Europump (the European Pump Association), which represents 15 National Associations across Europe, is staging its 2024 Annual Meeting in the UK which the BPMA is hosting and WEG, producer of motor, drive, and asset management systems technology, is sponsoring, in May. The three-day event will take place at the De Vere Beaumont Estate near Windsor, Berkshire, from May 22nd to 24th.

Reflecting the current Europe-wide legislative agenda, as well as other topics affecting the international pump sector, it will feature a programme of meetings and presentations aimed at offering both intellectual and practical value to pump manufacturers.

In addition to sessions dedicated to the activities of the various Europump Commissions – Technical, Standards, Marketing, SME, and Blueprint – several invited speakers will also share their thoughts and expertise on issues including digitisation and AI, sustainability, the post Brexit political landscape and the economic standing of the worldwide pump market.

The first of these invited speakers to be announced is Stephen Phipson CBE, Chief Executive at Make UK. Taking to the stage on the morning of Friday, May 24th, immediately before the General Assembly, Stephen will provide an overview of the political arena in the UK and its impact on the manufacturing sector both at home and abroad. In a somewhat timely fashion, the implications of the impending General Election in the UK will also be considered.

The second speaker to be announced is Kiran Ahmed, Lead Economist, Global Industry Services at Oxford Economics. Kiran will present the key findings from the 2024 World Pump report, including the macroeconomic and industrial backdrop and how it impacts upon the international pump market. This presentation will take place during the afternoon of 23rd May as part of the Marketing Commission session.

BPMA CEO, Wayne Rose, said: “I have no doubt our audience will be captivated by the political and economic overviews presented by Make UK and Oxford Economics, and I look forward to announcing further keynote speakers in due course, who will be addressing some of the other key topics currently affecting the pump industry.”

Running in tandem with the business agenda across the three days, will be a partner programme, which includes full use of the grounds and leisure facilities at the venue, a visit to Windsor Castle, a river boat trip along the Thames, and two gala dinners.

The online booking system is now live.

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