European Pallet Assn. organizing first pallet symposium in Spain--March 20 in Barcelona--that will focus on significance of pallets to Spanish industry, current and future development

DUSSELDORF, Germany , March 11, 2014 (press release) – The European Pallet Association e. V. (EPAL) extends an invitation to the first pallet symposium in Spain on the 20th March 2014. The industry meeting at the World Trade Center in Barcelona from 09:00 to 16.30 hrs is aimed at logistics experts, pallet manufacturers and repair organisations, as well as users from trade and industry.

Expert lectures and discussions lie at the heart of the symposium. The event will be opened by Jaime Noguer, president of the Spanish EPAL National Committee CALIPAL. Further speakers include Carmen Diaz, department leader at the Ministerio de Agricultura, and Jordi Gené, director of the Catalonian Institute of Wood. The conference offers the opportunity for participants to inform themselves of the significance of EPAL Euro pallets to Spanish industry, as well as the current and future development of the world's largest open pallet exchange pool. Experts from industry, politics, trade and logistics will be reporting on areas including the functionality of the Euro pallet exchange pool, the sustainability of the wooden cargo carrier, the independent quality controls and the possible modern applications of EPAL Euro pallets with RFID technology. "This first pallet users day is a meeting for the industry and an important milestone for the positioning of EPAL Euro pallets on the Spanish market. We look forward to keen participation and gripping discussions," enthuses Martin Leibrandt, Chief Executive Officer of EPAL.

Participation in the symposium is free of charge. For more information on the event and registration go to

About EPAL:

EPAL European Pallet Association, founded in 1991, is the umbrella association for the licensed manufacturers and repair organisations of EPAL/EUR pallets and box pallets. Since the 1st August 2013, EPAL has exclusively licensed the production and repair of Euro pallets with the EPAL logo on all four corner blocks. EPAL is globally responsible for the consistent quality of EPAL cargo carriers and utilises external quality testing for this purpose. EPAL is represented in 14 countries by their own national committees, who have undertaken to implement the EPAL objectives at national level.

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