EIGA Winter Technical Meeting 2009: Acetylene handling and safer use


The main theme for this year’s EIGA Winter Technical Meeting (WTM) was once again ‘Acetylene’, a meeting that took place in Brussels on 29th January 2009 and featured 151 participants from around 21 European and five overseas nations.

All participants, including those from as far afield as Australia, were aware that interest for acetylene is high on the agenda all over the world and every chance for training and knowledge transfer must be used.

The Winter Session kicked off in traditional style with the Council’s and Board of Directors’ meetings on 28th January, while running parallel to the Board meeting was a Training Session held for new EIGA members and working group (WG) members, for the better understanding of the functions of EIGA and the internal and external roles and duties of the experts involved.

The Welcome reception and Dinner, set in a beautiful, historical restaurant near the centre of Brussels, closed a busy day and afforded the first official speech of new EIGA President Guy Salzgeber, Vice-President of Air Liquide European Operations.

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