The European Federation of Associations of Locks & Builders Hardware Manufacturers

2020 - Hybrid Meeting
FVSB-Gebäude + Zoom - Kopie

ARGE Members' Meeting 2020 was a success!

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the ARGE Conference in Stockholm, which originally was planned to be held in September 2020, was postponed by one year. The new date is September 9th and 10th, 2021.

On September 10th 2020, in place of a full-flung ARGE Conference, a condensed ARGE Members' Meeting took place with some delegates meeting at the premises of ARGE's German member, FVSB, in Velbert (DE) and the vast majority of the approximately 70 participants attending by video conference.

As ARGE’s work continues despite the restrictions imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic - as do the projects of the European Commission, of ECHA, CEN, ETSI and other organisations and bodies relevant to ARGE and its members - ARGE did not just postpone the planned Conference in Stockholm, but held a one-day Members' Meeting.

The objectives of this Members Meeting were to inform ARGE members about the progress of ARGE's work, to update on important developments, to receive feedback and to make joint decisions. In addition, the Annual General Meeting was held.


Subjects addressed during the ARGE Members' Meeting 2020:

  • Covid-19 pandemic: Impact on ARGE members and on ARGE
  • CE marking of building hardware: Challenges and ARGE's ambition
  • Growing challenges with lead (Pb): ARGE's proposed way forward
  • BIM: What ARGE can/ should do?
  • ARGE EPD: Options for the future
  • Smart door locking devices: ARGE's standardisation strategy
  • Master Key Systems Data Protection: ARGE adds value
  • Preview of the ARGE Conference 2021: Stockholm waits for you!

To view or download the presentations given on these subjects continue here.

In addition, the Open Annual General Meeting 2020 was held.