Posted on 29/10/2010 in category Convention

Excellent turnout for recent 2010 BIR World Recycling Convention (Autumn Round-Table Sessions) in Brussels!

With over 1100 participants (more than 900 delegates and 250 accompanying persons), the BIR World Recycling Convention (autumn round-table sessions) in Brussels (24-26 October 2010) was amongst the world organisation’s most successful autumn events.

A buoyant atmosphere reigned in the crowded halls and corridors of the Brussels Sheraton Hotel as businesspeople from around the globe gathered to hear reports on the latest developments and trends on the international commodity markets and participate in the ensuing trading sessions. In addition to local updates given by the members of the divisional boards, 12 guest speakers gave presentations on topics of specific interest for the respective divisions and committees.

Also, the BIR’s revised statutes and by-laws were unanimously approved at its General Assembly on October 25, thereby bringing to a successful close a lengthy review exercise designed to ensure the world recycling organisation’s articles of association and internal regulations are aligned with best practice among international trade associations and do not conflict with mandatory provisions of Belgian law. Key changes are intended to enhance the role of the conciliation and arbitration service within BIR, as well as to bolster the defence of members’ collective interests in conformity with anti-trust legislation.

Over the coming days, we will be issuing news summarising the most important facts of each plenary session.