The European Federation of Associations of Locks & Builders Hardware Manufacturers


Next Year's Conference Revealed

St Paul's from One New Change, London


ARGE is pleased to announce that its 2015 annual conference will be held in the UK, in partnership with The Door and Hardware Federation (DHF).

Confirmed at our recent Executive Board meeting in Düsseldorf, where we also reviewed this year’s event in Veneto, the next conference will take place on 10th and 11th September 2015.

A longstanding industry body and committed member of ARGE, the DHF is also one of the largest trade associations with around 280 members. Having been an active player in helping its members comply with the changes to CE marking legislation, the DHF is also signed up to ARGE’s EPD programme. 

ARGE members can expect further updates on the EPD journey following an EPD Steering Committee meeting in Paris on 9th December. Keeping on course with our original timescales, we hope to confirm the programme-holder at this meeting, with companies selected for PCR data collection. Following this a feasibility study will define which product groups will be covered by the initial wave of generic EPDs later in the year.

Here at ARGE we are already looking forward to a successful 2015, as we progress with our sustainability roadmap and start planning for the annual conference in partnership with the DHF. Further details on next year’s event will be announced over the next few months.