This election is in line with Agoria's desire to strengthen its involvement in European issues for the benefit of its member companies.
Bart Steukers: "Agoria is a long-standing member of Orgalim and we see our relationship as a true partnership. Agoria is already actively involved in the various working groups that develop Orgalim's positions and my appointment to the board is certainly a recognition of Agoria as a whole."
During his term of office, Bart Steukers intends to work on two areas:
- “Firstly, contributing to the development of Orgalim: Orgalim is facing a significant increase in the number of European policies impacting companies in the technology industry sector. And fostering the further development of Orgalim means enabling our companies to make their voice heard in the European decision-making process but also to anticipate future regulatory developments.
- Secondly, I obviously intend to advance Agoria's priority themes with Orgalim, notably in areas such as the digital transition of companies and the contribution of the manufacturing industry to the green transformation.”
770.000 innovative member companies
Orgalim represents Europe's technology industries, made up of 770,000 innovative companies in the mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and electronics, and metal technology sectors. Together they represent the largest manufacturing sector in the EU, generating an annual turnover of €2,126 billion, producing a third of all European exports and providing 11.33 million direct jobs.
Orgalim engages with EU policymakers on behalf of its members, speaking on behalf of 29 national industry associations and 18 European sectoral associations. Founded in 1954, and with hundreds of industry experts engaging in a wide range of policy areas, Orgalim is recognised as the leading voice of European technology industries in Brussels.
The main areas covered by Orgalim are
- Digital transformation
- Energy & Climate
- Compliance, Standards & Enforcement
- Product Safety Legislation
- R&D and Innovation