Europump’s first two keynote speakers for its 2024 annual meeting

The European Pump Association (Europump) which represents 15 national associations across Europe will stage its 2024 annual meeting in the UK. Hosted by the British Pump Manufacturers Association (BPMA) and sponsored by manufacturer WEG, this three-day event will take place at De Vere Beaumont Estate near Windsor in the royal county of Berkshire, from 22-24 May 2024.

Reflecting the current Europe-wide legislative agenda in the international pump sector, the BPMA will deliver a programme of meetings and presentations for pump manufacturers. In addition to sessions dedicated to the various Europump commissions: technical; standards; marketing; small and medium-sized enterprises (SME); and blueprint, invited speakers will also share their expertise on digitisation and artificial intelligence (AI), sustainability, the post-Brexit political landscape, and the economic standing of the worldwide pump market.

The first of these invited speakers is Stephen Phipson, Make UK CEO. On 24 May 2024, before the general assembly, Phipson will provide an overview of the political arena in the UK and its impact on the manufacturing sector both at home and abroad. The implications of the impending General Election in the UK will also be considered.

Stephen Phipson, Make UK CEO (Image: Europump)

The second speaker is Kiran Ahmed, lead economist, global industry services at Oxford Economics. Kiran will present the key findings from the 2024 World Pump report, including the macroeconomic, industrial backdrop and how it impacts upon the international pump market. This presentation will take place on 23 May 2024 as part of the marketing commission session.

Kiran Ahmed, lead economist, global industry services at Oxford Economics (Image: Europump)

BPMA CEO Wayne Rose, said, “We look forward to welcoming our international pump colleagues to this world-famous location. I look forward to announcing further keynote speakers in due course, who will be addressing some of the other key topics currently affecting the pump industry.” Running in tandem with the business agenda across the three days will be a partner programme, which includes a visit to Windsor Castle, a river boat trip along the Thames, and two gala dinners.