EU directive events add two more venues -

EU directive events add two more venues


LONDON — Next year’s Southern Electrical & Electronic Directives Show — SEEDS 2005 — will be on March 22 at Kempton Park, London and the organisers, EMC Resources, is also be launching two complimentary conferences in the North of England and Scotland.

NEEDS will be held on February 24 at Royal Armoury, Leeds while ScotEEDS is on March 22 at SECC, Glasgow. Each show will comprise a full day conference with an associated tabletop exhibition.

The theme of all three shows will be current and future European Directives that affect the electrical and electronic industries. These will include EMC (Electro Magnetic Compatibility), the EuP (Energy Using Products) design guidelines, WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment), RoHS (Restriction on Hazardous Substances), LVD (the Low Voltage electrical safety Directive) and GPSD (the General Product Safety Directive).

Graham Mays, the show's organiser, aid “The original show addressed compliance and regulatory issues for the electronics industry in the UK. However, it was only of real benefit to businesses in the south of England. These two new shows will allow us to address entire audiences in the North of England and Scotland we previously couldn't reach.”

In the time leading up to shows a number of the directives will undergo changes. The EMC directive will change due to the SLIM (Simpler Legislation for the Internal Market) initiative due to be published, the WEEE and RoHS directives will be on the statute books and will thus be in their implementation phase and a proposal for the new EuP Directive is likely to be available. Transposition of the GPSD should also be nearing completion.

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