2016 Ceramic Days

29 November 2016 10:00 - 1 December 2016 14:00


Thon Hotel EU, Brussels, Belgium

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The Ceramic Days, the preeminent policy event for Europe’s ceramic manufacturers, will take place from Tuesday 29 November until Thursday 1 December 2016. Although the Cerame-Unie General Assembly and sectoral meetings are reserved for members, the 17th European Parliament Ceramics Forum on 29 November and a high-level event on 30 November will be open to the public.


29 November 2016       


15:00-18:30: EPCF Plenary, Thon Hotel EU, Brussels (Room: The Netherlands)  


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

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

  • MEP Anthea McIntyre, EPCF Vice-Chair, ECR 

  • Alick Morris, Policy officer with 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 SpeechAlexandre Affre, BUSINESSEUROPE, Director of Industrial Affairs


Closing statements

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



18:45-20:00: EPCF / CU cocktail



30 November 2016


11:00-12:30: Conference "How can Europe strengthen its global leadership in ceramics?", Thon Hotel EU, Brussels (Room: France)


Moderated by Dave Keating, journalist ENDS Europe


Keynote SpeechAntti Peltomäki, Deputy Director General DG GROW, European Commission 

  • Alain Delcourt, Cerame-Unie President
  • Richard Gaignon, President of EuTeCer and co-owner of 3DCeram
  • Adrian M Joyce, Secretary General, EuroACE
  • Mattia Pellegrini, Head of Unit  DG GROW, European Commission
  • MEP Edouard Martin, S&D


12:30-14:00:Networking Lunch, Thon Hotel EU, Brussels 




The European Parliament Ceramics Forum is a cross-party discussion group with the objective of facilitating the dialogue between the European institutions and the ceramic industry on all relevant policy developments. 


The Plenary meeting takes place in the context of the 2016 Ceramic Days organised by Cerame-Unie, the European ceramic industry associationAs 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.