World Brush Expo Set for Italy: May 22-24, 2024

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Bologna Exhibition Center

The American Brush Manufacturers Association (ABMA) and the European Brushware Federation (FEIBP) are excited to announce the creation of a new show for the industry: World Brush Expo, which will take place May 22-24, 2024, at the Bologna Exhibition Centre in Bologna, Italy.

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FEIBP Congress 2022: Sustainability

Andrew Griffiths, Planet Mark
Director of Community and Partnerships

62nd FEIBP Congress Focuses on Sustainability and Current Global Challenges

Story and Photos by Katharina Goldbeck-Hörz

It was a warm welcome in Prague for the 2022 FEIBP Congress, held September 21-24, 2022. After three years, it was finallyy possible to see each other in person and FEIBP President Andrew McIlroy and Fons Ceelaert gave a warm welcome to the guests and participants of the Congress of European Brushware Manufacturers in the Golden City. Friends from the ABMA and new members of the European Brushware Association, among others from Denmark and Sri Lanka, were warmly welcomed.

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62nd FEIBP Congress Confirmed for 2022

The FEIBP has confirmed the 62nd FEIBP Congress originally scheduled for 2022, will be held this fall in Prague, Czech Republic. The event will be held at the Hotel Grandior, September 21-23, 2022. A statement released by FEIBP President Andrew McIlroy and General Manager Fons Ceelaert says, “After three years, with the corona measures and travel restrictions lifted, the European brushware industry is ready for a physical congress, for the first time in the Czech Republic.”

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2022 ABMA Convention Notes

The ABMA welcomed back in-person attendees to the 105th ABMA Convention last week in Bonita Springs, Fla. The atmosphere of the event could best be described as a combination of enthusiasm and gratitude along with a note of concern. The enthusiasm exuded by attendees was simply around being grateful to be able to once again meet in person and network with old friends and colleagues.

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2021 Brushware May-June eMag Now Available

The 2021 May/June eMag issue of Brushware magazine is now available to all readers and is jam-packed with articles on the world of brushes, brooms, mops and paint products. Bob Lawrence profiles artisan broom maker Brian Newton in The Saga of Broomcorn Johnny as we extend our editorial coverage to explore the full range of the brush and broom culture.

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ABMA 2021 Virtual Meeting Highlights

The ABMA 2021 Convention main session was held virtually yesterday afternoon and we’ll provide full coverage from the event in the next issue, but here are the early highlights:

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