The 2nd national assembly of the German sign association
Again a very successful meeting
The 2nd national assembly of the German sign association was held last weekend on the 26th of April in the heart of the German industrial region, the Rhine Ruhr aria in the city of Essen.
More than 100 sign makers joined the meeting. The headline was “innovation & quality”. Speakers offered a wide range of different information about the theme. For example: the new EN 1090 for aluminum constructions, lens technology on LED modules, Augmented Reality for sign makers etc.
Beside there were also visitors from Belgium, Austria and Switzerland, the Austrian informed about their regulation of sign illumination called RVS 5.512.
A large part was taken by the discussion of permission of sign making all over Germany. The associated lawyer gave useful information.
Finally Gerd Martin presented some impressing pictures from the member journey to Las Vegas and from the ISA show.
The evening event was a gala dinner in the Casino at “Zollverein
We would like to inform you that last 9th of June, on the occasion of our National Assembly in Livorno, our members have elected the new representatives of our Association.
In this changeover, Sergio Arioli and his team have handed the management of AIFIL to the new
Presidency which is formed as follows:
President: Antonio Fidanzi
Vicepresident: Giambattista Mais
Vicepresident: Eugenio Quartieri
AIFIL National Secretariat
First general assembly of the German Sign association
The first general assembly of the German Sign association “Lichtwerber Deutschland e.V.” was held on the 4th of May in Leipzig.
About 100 of Germany’s leading signmakers came to join the meeting and enjoyed the interesting program and, later, an exciting evening event. Many of them became members of the association.
Themes that were discussed were the current market situation, signage in the future, city light and signs together in harmony, Dark Sky and of course permission and licenses for sign installing.
ESF President Luc Stegmans was a guest and talked to Members and Guests about the activities of European Federation.
Lichtwerber Deutschland e.V. May 2012
RNIB Partnership promises professional help for members
The Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB), the leading UK Charity providing information, support and advice to almost 2 million people with sight loss, has joined the BSGA as a partner member.
Chris Fielding, Senior Access Consultant with RNIB, said they were very pleased to become a partner member and are looking forward to working with the BSGA to promote accessible signage and wayfinding that will benefit everyone, especially blind and partially sighted people.
“ RNIB Access Consultancy Services provide a range of services aimed at helping to create an inclusive society. This includes advising on accessible signage and wayfinding features that can help all users of environments, especially blind and partially sighted people, to find their way round independently.
“By working with the BSGA we look forward to developing helpful guidance for its member and to working with sign companies to produce accessible signage and wayfinding solutions.”
As a first step in the co-operation, the RNIB’s fact sheets on Signage, Lighting and Visual Contrast, have been adopted as part of the BSGA’s technical guidelines and are now available to members in the download area of the BSGA website.
BSGA Director David Catanach, said that the arrangements with RNIB will be a tremendous help for association members particularly when they are quoting for business requiring Braille, tactile or signs for the visually impaired. “They now have access to the RNIB guidelines which will help them to stand out as professional organisations,” he said. “In addition, we encourage members to obtain a copy of the RNIB Sign Design Guide.”
“The value of this partnership will increase in the future as we work closely together to pool knowledge and provide practical and relevant advice.”
The BSGA will represent members at future RNIB ACS exhibitions and seminars which are run for organisations seeking clarification and guidance on a range of matters including signage.