The general assembly of Eumabois – the European federation of woodworking machinery manufacturers – was held in September, hosted by the Austrian association.

The delegates substantially confirmed the existing board of directors, except for one member, Marcial Paris of Afemma, Spain, who retired for personal reasons and was replaced by Heikki Sonninen of the Finnish association.

The topics on the agenda included: the status of exhibitions worldwide, with significant modifications and variations in dimensions and number of visitors induced by the economic crisis; technical standards, an area that is closely monitored by the federation; and the creation of working groups to harmonise European standards with extra-European ISO standards.

It was also decided that the federation would be involved in the creation of a small joinery workshop for homeless children and other young people in the existing community of Varanasi, India, one of the poorest regions of the country.

For a complete list of Eumabois board members: