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CPEIA and AFELIM establish strategic partnership for North America and Europe

The partnership is a non-financial commitment to collaborate together, such as technical working groups, webinars, technical seminars and conferences

12 Jun 2017 | Editor

The Canadian Printable Electronics Industry Association and France's AFELIM have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to help each association’s members gain market traction and find new opportunities beyond their borders.

The Memorandum of Understanding is a non-financial commitment between the two organisations to collaborate on a number of initiatives on an ongoing basis. These include participation in technical working groups and educational events such as webinars, technical seminars and conferences.

AFELIM, France's printed and organic electronics industry association, plays very much the same role on behalf of France's printable, flexible and wearable electronics (PE) industry that the CPEIA plays in Canada.

AFELIM's mission is to create a network of members from across France's PE supply chain, open dialogue on issues facing the industry sector, enhance the value chain, create a strong link between R&D and production, disseminate market information, open access to major research programs, and represent the sector and its members at industry events and to European and global bodies.

Peter Kallai, President and CEO of the CPEIA. said, "By partnering with AFELIM, the CPEIA can tap into resources and contacts to assist our Members that wish to gain traction in European markets and partner on European projects. In return, the CPEIA can assist AFELIM Member companies interested in pursuing opportunities in the North American market." Peter added, "Partnering with peer associations that can help create global export opportunities is crucial for the CPEIA to succeed in its mandate to drive the growth and success of Canadian industrial companies in PE. Many CPEIA Members speak French, making them ideal partners for AFELIM Members."

Michel Popovic, President of AFELIM, said, "The CPEIA and AFELIM are kindred organizations that can accomplish great things on behalf of our Members if we work together." Michel added, "Earlier this year, we welcomed Peter to our annual conference and I was honoured to take part in the CPEIA’s CPES2017 conference and exhibition last month. Our engagement is already bearing fruit and we look forward to a productive relationship. Several of our Members also attended CPES2017 and will now become active in the North American market through the CPEIA."

www.cpeia-acei.ca    www.afelim.fr   


About AFELIM

AFELIM is an industry association that represents France’s schools and universities, laboratories, communities and industrial groups that are active in printed and organic electronics. AFELIM’s mission is to create a network of members from across France’s printed and organic electronics supply chain, open dialogue on the issues facing the sector, enhance the value chain, create a strong link between R&D and production, disseminate market information, open access to major research programs, and represent the sector and its members at industry events and to European and global bodies.

Source: AFELIM

About CPEIA

Established in 2014, the Canadian Printable Electronics Industry Association (CPEIA) brings together key Canadian and international players in industry, academia and government to build a strong Canadian printable, flexible and wearable electronics sector and ecosystem. The Association is the united voice for the sector and implements critical development strategies to facilitate growth through networking, stimulate R&D and investment, build a strong supply chain and drive the broad adoption of PE by end customers in a range of Canadian industries, including Intelligent Packaging, Intelligent Buildings, Aerospace and Defence, Automotive and Industrial Applications, Health and Wellness, Intelligent Documents, and Consumer Electronics and Wearables.

Source: CPEIA


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