The European Federation of Associations of Locks & Builders Hardware Manufacturers


Booking Open For 2016 Conference


ARGE is pleased to release the official invite and registration form for this year’s annual conference.

Both forms are available to download from the ARGE website.

Hosted by UNIQ, the 64th ARGE Conference, held on 15th and 16th September in Le Touquet Plage, promises to be one of the most stimulating yet. Besides the Annual General Meeting of ARGE to be held on the first day, the focus of this year’s event will be the future agenda that ARGE can help deliver for the benefit of its members. Delegates will be invited to take part in a series of workshops, which will explore where the future opportunities lie for ARGE and its membership.

The launch of ARGE’s industry representative EPDs (Environmental Product Declaration) will also be a central agenda item. Peter Rush, Chairman and CEO of KELLEN, who manage BHMA’s (Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association in North America) business, will provide us with a report on the success of the marketing activities of BHMA. The busy first day will be rounded off with a gala dinner at the luxurious Hôtel Barrière Le Westminster, situated in the heart of Le Touquet.

Guest speaker Oussama Ammar, one of the co-founders of The Family Company, will commence the second day by sharing with us his thoughts on how the “New Barbarian” can kill and/or transform our traditional business models.

The afternoon will provide you with the opportunity to visit the factory of Deny Security in Saint Blimont. The day will end with a visit to the ecological park of Marquanterre and a relaxed dinner at a local seafood restaurant.

We encourage you to return your registration forms as soon as possible to ensure you don’t miss out on what promises to be an appealing and insightful two days.

We look forward to welcoming you in Le Touquet Plage!