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Make It Count - Choose Your Workshop At This Year's Conference


With the annual ARGE conference just a few weeks away we are inviting all delegates to select a workshop to participate in.

This year’s event will feature four workshops:

  1. The Future Direction of Standards Development - based on what we know of market needs and trends, the workshop aims to uncover the opportunities for further standards development

2. Pan European Routines For Master Key Systems - the intent is to create an industry wide understanding and guideline for the handling of Master Key System Data related to security requirements

3. European Quality Brand – ARGE is proposing to develop a European quality mark for its members. This will be owned and managed by ARGE and based on CEN standards

4. Elmech Standards – this workshop aims to establish if this is an industry issue that ARGE should engage with and any key opportunities where ARGE can take action

Further details about the workshops can be downloaded from the member resources area or at the end of this article. 

All attendees are required to take part in one of these workshops and we encourage all attendees to think about the proposed workshop issues and come prepared with insight and opinions on the opportunities and issues ARGE should advocate for.

A key motivation for this year’s conference will be in establishing the future agenda for ARGE and we want all members to join this debate.

Please email your 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice of workshop to

If you are unable to attend this year's conference we would still like to hear your opinion on these issues. Please email any thoughts or comments to

Make sure your voice is heard and don't forget to register your workshop attendance.