Tackling the COVID-19 crisis
The COVID-19 outbreak represents an unprecedented situation for Europe’s citizens, society and economy. Representing Europe’s largest industrial branch comprising roughly a third of Europe’s manufacturing industry, Orgalim has put in place a number of exceptional measures to ensure the safety of our staff and stakeholders, and continuity in the support of our members through the crisis.
We remain convinced that taking resolute action in a coordinated European approach is essential to manage the immediate medical needs and mitigate the wider socio-economic impact of COVID-19 in the EU. The European technology industries that we represent stand ready to step up to help protect our people today and protect our economies tomorrow.
We continue to monitor the evolution and will update this information and our procedures as required.
If you have any questions or would like to talk to a member of the team, please do get in touch.
LATEST ORGALIM STATEMENTS
Orgalim crisis management, business continuity and staff safety measures
Our priority is the health and safety of all colleagues, partners and guests. Following the recommendations made by the World Health Organisation and the ECDPC (European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control) and the Belgian Federal Government, Orgalim’s offices in Brussels closed on 20 March, and all staff have been invited to work remotely until further notice.
All business travel and face-to-face meetings have been suspended until further notice.
We have in place the necessary IT infrastructure to ensure business continuity, including online access to documentation and the framework for virtual meetings. Moreover, all telephone lines have been automatically redirected to alternative numbers.
In light of the growing health concerns and restrictions on movement and gatherings, we have taken the decision to postpone all physical events until 15 July. Please find a current list of rescheduled events hereafter:
Strengthening the Internal Market – time for a ‘new deal’ for European standardisation? , part of the European Industrial Strategy in Focus series, will take place virtually on 2 June at 10.00
Globalisation, ecosystems and the EU’s industrial strategy after COVID-19 , a new virtual event part of the European Industrial Strategy in Focus series, will take place on 4 June at 10.00
Orgalim’s summer GA will take place on 26 May and be an online-only assembly
The ‘Innovation with a purpose conference’, has been moved from 26 May to 17 November in Stockholm
Orgalim’s field trip to Hannover Messe has been cancelled and will be re-organised in 2021
Our participation to Politico’s AI Summit has been rescheduled to 30 Sep – 1 Oct
The Industrial AI and its impact on existing legislation and A circular economy supporting EU's Green Deal climate ambition , both part of the European Industrial Strategy in Focus series scheduled to take place in June, will be moved to after the summer. Additional information will be provided as soon as possible.
Orgalim’s autumn GA will take place on 17–18 November in Stockholm
At the current time, there are no changes to the events programme from June onwards. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and will update this page and inform the attendees if the situation changes.