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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2022 FEIBP Innovation Award Winners

Fons Ceelaert and Andrew McIlroy with
Brosserie Brenet’s Simon Lorrilliere and Izabela Kolon

One of the highlights of the 2022 FEIBP Congress, held September 21-24 in Prague, Czech Republic was the announcement of three winners for the Innovation award. The contest provides a well-deserved showcase for companies that are pushing the envelope and driving the brush industry forward. Here are the three winners for 2022:

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2022 Brushware Machinery Showcase & Supplier/Manufacturer Spotlight Combo Issue


The 2022 Brushware November-December Machinery Showcase & Supplier/Manufacturer Spotlight issue is now available to all readers in digital edition format. This massive 84-page annual edition offers in-depth descriptions of all the top machines for the brush, broom, mop and roller industry along with detailed profiles highlighting available materials, products and services for the top industry suppliers and manufacturers. In addition, the issue has full coverage of the 2022 FEIBP Congress, a three-part feature on inflation and a profile on MGG North America CEO and President Alberto Voltolina.

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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


16.30 – 18.30 h
Registration desk, BOARD opposite reception

17.00 – 18.30 h
Board meeting, room “Idea”


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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