In a drive to unite the interests of Italy’s pressure equipment manufacturers, the goal of the new Pressure Vessel Manufacturers Forum (PVMF) is to create a group that serves as a platform for sharing information on manufacturing techniques and trends, and to encourage and generate discussion and debate.
It is a new industry group sponsored and organized by Lloyd’s Register Energy and the Italian Association of Pressure Equipment (AIPE) - Associazione italiana Pressure Equipment.
“We invite all manufacturers of pressure equipment in Italy to join the PVMF on 3rd July in Milan, which promises to create a positive atmosphere for networking, collaboration and the sharing of knowledge,” says Federico Zanette, Sales and Marketing Representative for Lloyd’s Register Energy in Italy.
Zanette reinforced that the needs of manufacturers across Italy are at the core of this initiative. Its focus on uniting manufacturers will demonstrate to the wider world the importance of how working collectively together for the combined interests of manufacturers, will positively impact Italy’s growing competitive manufacturing sector and its performance long term.
Luca Tosto, President of AIPE, says: “We believe PVMF offers one of the most relevant events of the sector and we are very glad that it will be replicated in Italy with Lloyd’s Register Energy’s support.
“We expect a high attendance and an active participation of many leading companies – collectively giving every attendee the opportunity to discuss business trends, explore potential markets and new collaborations.”
Tosto expects the reaction from the market to be extremely positive and will illustrate Lloyd’s Register Energy’s and AIPE's ability to provide industry-focused solutions tied to manufacturer’s business objectives.
The Italian PVMF event follows a similar model that has been successful in the United Kingdom, also started by Lloyd’s Register Energy. That group has a growing attendance of 17 members and 3 affiliate members spanning Scotland, Wales and England.
*Note: The forum has been renamed the Pressure Equipment Forum as of 2016. See the PEF page[IT] more information.