On the morning of 21th of November, 2008, the 6th Council Congress Meeting of China Building Ceramics & Sanitary ware Association was held in Zhi Jiang Hotel, Hangzhou, supported by Nobel Group. The meeting elected new 6th high-level members of association (CBCSA), Mr. Ye XiangYang was elected new Chairman, Mr. Miao Bin was elected secretary-general, new vice-secretary, executive members and members were also newly-elected. The former chairman of CBCSA, Ding Weidong was elected chairman of horour due to his old age. Mr. Miao hosts the meeting and more than 400 people of industry attends the meeting.
In the afternoon meeting, Cuciano Golassini, the Deputy MD of Confindustria Ceramica was specially invited to make a speech for the topic of condition of international standard and the direction of ceramic in the world. After that, a dialogue between Chinese domestic enterprises VS International players was successfully held. International players, includes ROCA, TOTO, Duravit, Villeroy & Boch, American Standard and Torrecid. Chinese side includes HUIDA, Oceano, Huida, WeiMei, New pearl, Chenglin, Nobel. The presidents or CEO of these groups discussed the two major topics of whether the winter is coming for the ceramic industry in the backdrop of the world financial crisis and how to build business integrity as well as the century-old enterprises.
As most import event, “Hangzhou Innovation Announcement”, that’s an event push forward from “Made in China” to “Created in China” of the industry, that’s means say good bye to “copy” to build up the New Ceramic Innovation Era. The dialogue was hosted by Andy Chen, Senior Consultant of CBCSA.