EPEXA celebrates 20 years
EPEXA, the official Association of European Hatching
Egg, One-Day-Olds and Pullet Exporters in the EU-Countries, held its 20th annual
meeting in Funchal, Madeira.
President of EPEXA, Leo von Drechsel, used this occasion to honour Gerhard
Wagner, JÅ±rgen Kimö, Robert Snick and Thijs Hendrix as members of the first hour
and still being present today.
Special guests included Laurent Lourdais of the EU in Brussels and Cees
Vermeeren of the avec-organisation. Lourdais gave a complete presentation on the
poultry meat sector in the EU, the international market and the current and
future trade regulations. Vermeeren highlighted the latest developments on the
EU broiler welfare directive.
In total 54 attendees from 13 different countries were present. The
countries represented were: Sweden, Denmark, Germany, UK, the Netherlands,
Belgium, Czech Republic, Austria, France, Spain, Portugal, Greece and for the
first time Poland.
In the picture: Thijs Hendrix, Gerhard Wagner, JÅ±rgen Kimö
(standing), Robert Snick and Gudrun Vitale-Krustrup (sitting) are the members of
the first hour of EPEXA.
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