On 20 May the main European suppliers of the ceramics industry, members of the ECTS association, met in Pforzheim, Germany.
ECTS holds two meetings annually, and this one was the first with the new general secretary, Christoph Danner.
The rendezvous began the day before the meeting with a cultural visit to the Maulbronn Monastery, one of the best conserved Cistercian monasteries in Europe and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and concluded with a lively association dinner.
Among the topics discussed during the meeting were the upcoming ceramics symposiums organized by ECTS, planned for 19 October in Isfahan, Iran, and 27 February 2017 in Madurai, India. BERALMAR will take part in both symposiums, details to be provided later.
From these lines we would like to thank HÄNDLE, the host of this reunion, for its hospitality. The next ECTS meeting, hosted by SABO, will take place in November in Greece.