BDLI European office in Brussels

German Aerospace Industries Association opens office in Brussels

Brussels, September 13, 2018 - Yesterday, the German Aerospace Industries Association (BDLI) officially opened its European office in Brussels.
"The aerospace industry is becoming more and more European, and the political competences of the European Union are increasing. In Brussels, regulations are passed, research programs are approved and the industrial policy framework set. As one of Germany's strategic industries of the future, we want to take greater account of these developments and show our colors in the European capital," said Volker Thum, Managing Director of the BDLI, at today's office opening.

The BDLI is pleased to have had Lutz Kneer take over as office manager on July 1. In the past, Lutz Kneer has done important industrial policy work for the Federation of German Industries (BDI), the German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association (ZVEI) and the Confederation of German Employers' Associations (BDA). As an EU transport expert, he is an important addition to the BDLI office.

The office is located at the BDI umbrella organization in the heart of the European Quarter, in the immediate vicinity of the European Parliament. The opening of the office allows the BDLI to strengthen and further expand its local network with the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union, the European Commission and the Permanent Representation as well as with the local representatives of the member companies, the European umbrella organization ASD and the national umbrella organization BDI.