Looking back at a successful event
The European Mortar Summit is the biennial gathering of the manufacturers of mortars, plaster & renders, adhesives, screeds and ETICS to exchange views on topical subjects and future trends. It was initiated by European Mortar Industry Organisation (EMO) and first hosted 2011 in Paris, followed by the European Mortar Summit 2013 in Barcelona. For the 2015 Summit on 21/22 May in Lisbon, EMO responded to the feedback from previous events by adapting the concept and extending the event’s duration. For the first time the European Mortar Summit 2015 hosted both a technical and business conference, as well as a high level congress. The conference and the congress were held on two consecutive days.
The 3rd European Mortar Summit was opened on Thursday 21 May by Carlos Duarte, the President of EMO and Secretary General of the Portuguese mortar and ETICS association APFAC. The conference following the opening gave technical and business experts a platform to present recent technological and product developments as well as market trends and challenges. The variety of topics was large and the parallel sessions well attended. Despite the tight schedule of presentations speakers and participants took the opportunity to exchange and network – last but not least at the gala dinner at the historic and impressive venue Casa do Alentejo.
The congress on Friday 22 May with selected speakers was dedicated to the main theme “Moving Towards a Circular Economy”. The invited speakers approached and explored the subject from different angles, outlining the challenges and opportunities but also substantiating their views and messages with good examples.
The record breaking registration numbers of 135 participants and 16 partners (exhibitors and sponsors) already indicated that the new concept of the Summit was well received. Finally the good atmosphere during both Summit days and the positive feedback from speakers, participants and partners are proof of the success of the European Mortar Summit 2015. The selection of pictures taken during the Mortar Summit attempts to reflect the atmosphere and good spirit of the event.
The proceedings of the conference on May 21 containing all submitted papers as well the presentations are available for download to the participants in the Mortar Summit. Other interested person may get access to these documents upon reasoned request by e-mail.