FEIBP Board Visit to Bologna

A new press release from FEIBP President Allesandro Acquaderni provides an update on progress for the 2024 World Brush Expo to be held May 22-24 in Bologna, Italy.

“I am thrilled to share the latest developments regarding the much-anticipated World Brush Expo 2024. This event is not just a gathering; it’s a testament to the innovation and collaborative spirit of our industry. As we prepare to converge in Bologna, the excitement is palpable, and we invite you to be part of this transformative experience,” said Acquaderni.

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FEIBP 2024: Invitation to Ibiza

In just 11 months, the 64th FEIBP Congress is slated to unfold October 9-12, 2024 and promises a dynamic fusion of work, networking and leisure in the captivating setting of the vibrant Mediterranean island of Ibiza. Ibiza is an island pulsating with life, enriched with historical significance and brimming with myriad experiences. As the countdown commences, expect monthly doses of exclusive insights, fun facts, and concealed gems from the FEIBP about our host island.

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World Brush Expo 2024 Updates From Alessandro Acquaderni 

It gives me immense pleasure to share the promising updates surrounding the World Brush Expo (WBE) 2024, set to take place in the beautiful city of Bologna, Italy. A hallmark event that evolved from the legacy of Interbrush in Freiburg, Germany, this expo promises to be a groundbreaking affair for our industry.

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Alessandro Acquaderni Elected New FEIBP President

At the 63rd FEIBP congress, held two weeks ago in Belfast, Andrew McIlroy (Germany, Perlon) stepped down as FEIBP President after having served for three years. The newly elected president is Alessandro Acquaderni the CEO of SIT Brush in Italy. Acquaderni’s father Andrea also previously served as FEIBP president.

Acquaderni says he is honored to start serving as President and looks forward to working alongside industry leaders and experts to uphold the rich heritage of brushes and drive innovation, sustainability, and excellence in our field.

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FEIBP 63rd Congress Preview: Guide to Belfast


Aerial view of Belfast in autumn. Credit: istockphoto/Alexey_Fedoren.

By Gwyneth Bowen

Fáilte! Welcome to Belfast host city of the 63rd annual FEIBP Congress. The event will be held September 20-22, with a program that features two days of sessions plus plenty of outstanding opportunities to take in Belfast attractions before, during and after the Congress.

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2023 FEIBP Innovation Award Competition: European Brushware Showcase

Fons Ceelaert and Andrew McIlroy with 2022 Innovation Award winners Brosserie Brenet’s Simon Lorrilliere and Izabela Kolon

Participate in the Prestigious FEIBP Innovation Award Competition and Showcase Your Innovations in the Brushware Industry

The European Brushware Federation (FEIBP) is excited to announce the 14th FEIBP Innovation Award, a remarkable opportunity for individual members to spotlight their groundbreaking contributions to the brushware industry. Since the introduction of the FEIBP Innovation Award many European companies in the brushware industry have shared innovations in their products and production processes.

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FEIBP Highlights Exciting Updates for 2023 Congress in Belfast

FEIBP Gears Up for the 63rd Congress: Leadership and Packaging Waste Legislation in Focus

The European Brushware Federation (FEIBP) has announced new updates for the 63rd FEIBP Congress featuring an array of engaging topics for its members. The highly anticipated 63rd FEIBP Congress is scheduled to take place from September 20-22, 2023, in Belfast, Northern Ireland. This year’s congress will delve into two critical themes shaping the industry: leadership and packaging waste legislation. The Congress will feature two distinguished keynote speakers who will share their expertise and insights:

  1. Dorcas Crawford: “The isolated leader” – No man is an island.
  2. Emma Trevor, Valpak: EU Packaging regulations.

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World Brush Expo Leaders On New 2024 Event

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

Greg Miller, ABMA President says, “I am very excited to see a new industry show arise from the ashes. It has been since 2016 that the entire industry has been able to get together and I think I speak for everyone when I say that this will be a great event for the industry and I can’t wait for 2024!”

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