ABMA/FEIBP Announce New Brush Industry Trade Show for 2024

The American Brush Manufacturers Association (ABMA) and the European Brushware Federation (FEIBP) are working together to create a joint association-owned and coordinated exhibition trade show for the international brush community. Key leaders in the industry agree that an international show is vital to the integrity and growth of the industry and serves to benefit the entire brush community. The World Brush Expo will be launched in the spring of 2024 — a show for the industry, by the industry. Planning is currently underway with target destinations in Italy under consideration.

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62nd FEIBP Congress Agenda

62nd FEIBP Congress Program

September 21-23, 2022 | Prague, Czech Republic

Wednesday | September 21
Grandior Hotel Prague

ALL ATTENDEES

16.30 – 18.30 h
Registration desk, BOARD opposite reception

17.00 – 18.30 h
Board meeting, room “Idea”

DELEGATES & PARTNERS

19.00 – 22.00 h
Welcome evening – buffet and drinks (Dress code: casual), Restaurant

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Get to Know Prague: 62nd FEIBP Congress Preview

Classic Prague panorama with Old Town Bridge Tower and Charles Bridge
over the Vltava river at sunset. Photo by Vladislav Zolotov.

By Conor M. Todd

The FEIBP is excited to gather again in person for the first time in three years. Over two days in September, the brushware industry will descend on Prague for the 62nd FEIBP Congress to take in various speaking events, working groups and organized social activities. The event highlights include special guests discussing effective family succession planning and how to be mindful of sustainability. Somewhere between the new friends made and information learned, visitors will likely be curious about their surroundings in Prague 1 and 2, where the Congress is taking place at the Grand Majestic Hotel and Grandior Hotel Prague.

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Messe Freiburg: Interbrush To End After 45 Years

Freiburg Wirtschaft Touristik und Messe GmbH & Co. KG (FWTM) has posted a press release indicating the Interbrush trade show at Messe Freiburg will be discontinued. The statement says, “There will be no more Interbrush in Freiburg as early as 2024.”

After the largest exhibitor, Zahoransky AG, based in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, changed its corporate orientation last year and announced that it would no longer participate in Interbrush, an intensive dialog was initiated with the ABMA and FEIBP associations and other leading exhibitors. FWTM presented various concept ideas for a new content orientation, including possible new locations in German-speaking countries.

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2022 Brushware September-October FEIBP Preview Digital Edition

 

The 2022 Brushware September-October FEIPB Preview issue is now available to all readers in eMag (digital edition) format. This annual edition offers a preview of the 62nd FEIBP Congress along with a guide to the host city of Prague. In addition, the issue features the Best Watercolor Brushes for 2022 as recommended by top artist brush manufacturers. The issue also includes the First Half 2022 US Import/Export data and Lisa Anderson’s column on using ERP to Automate, Digitize and Thrive.

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FEIBP’s 10 Reasons to Attend the European Brushware Federation Congress

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 62nd FEIBP Congress had to be postponed twice. After three years, with COVID-19 measures and travel restrictions lifted, the European brushware industry is ready again for a physical congress. The return in-person event will be held for the first time, September 21-23, at the Hotel Grandior, Prague, Czech Republic.

Regular participants of the annual FEIBP Congress for European brushware manufacturers appreciate the event as a great opportunity to meet fellow manufacturers, contact suppliers and receive up-to-date information on our industry. There are brushmakers in the Czech Republic, but other countries in Central Europe as well, who will be invited to join us at the congress to get acquainted with the FEIBP and its activities.

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FEIBP Launches Redesigned Eurobrush Website

Earlier this week, the FEIBP launched a newly redesigned Eurobrush.com website that features a clean new look and simple UX.

The site retains many of the deep resources that the previous site included. From their post announcing the refresh, the FEIBP says, “Our website is renewed and we do hope that look, feel and content appeal to you and please be invited to use our company tracker to find one of those excellent companies near you.”

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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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