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In October representatives of 16 of our Strategic Preferred Suppliers travelled to Buenos

Aires to meet up with newly founded FEGIME Latam. At our Argentinian colleagues’ first

Supplier Event they wanted to experience at first-hand what opportunities cooperation

in South America could offer.

Day One began with presentations of FEGIME, FEGIME Latam and the Argentinian

economy - which is currently going through a crisis. Our Argentinian friends could do

little to influence the external factors, but they were very happy to show their guests

their set-up. In the afternoon, a visit to member wholesaler…



A Fantastic Start

A Fantastic Start –

FEGIME Latam officially joins the group – with ten new members


Even More Digitally Competent –

FEGIME Deutschland purchases a majority share

in the software and systems provider Geneon GmbH


Award Winners from Ireland –

Awards for two FEGIME Ireland members


Photos from FEGIME Day 2018


Continued Expansion –

More investment from FEGIME Hellas & Cyprus


Over 2,000 Participants –

A report on the “Salon 2018”, ALGOREL’s successful trade

show in Paris


Experts Pool Their Knowledge –

FEGIME UK’s Alan Reynolds is an EDA Education

and Training Ambassador


Preserving the Fire –

for FEGIME Future the FAMP in Milan was an inspirational and

challenging highlight


Products from Cimco, Eaton, Haupa, HellermannTyton, LEDVANCE, Mennekes,

OBO, Phoenix Contact, Schneider Electric, Signify, Theben, Weidmüller

8 – 14

Summit Meeting –

A FEGIME Portugal member flies the FEGIME flag from the highest

peak in Africa




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to 26


October representatives of our sector were invited to meet FEGIME

Latam in Buenos Aires. The topic was the future - and that looks very bright. Just before

they officially became members on 1


January the new group has grown.


In his internal Christmas

Letter to us David Garratt

described all that we

achieved in 2018. As great

as those successes were, I

don’t want to repeat them

but prefer to look to the


Let’s start with FEGIME Latamwho will be joining us

from January 2019. At the beginning of December

our Argentinian friends completed their fusion

with the “Unelec” group to cement their position

as Number 1 on the market. I would like to take

this opportunity to welcome our new members

and their families to FEGIME! The European idea

of family businesses working together to develop

solutions for the future is also becoming increasingly

attractive on the other side of the Atlantic.

And that is a trend that we are doing our utmost to

promote: at the beginning of December FEGIME

Deutschland purchased a majority share in the



all value this company

that – to name just a few of its achievements – has

developed and provided tools for our international

database and for FEGIMEmedia. With Geneon

we have ensured the availability of more resources

for research and development. In this way we will

be able to support our personal service with up-

to-date digital tools.

This acquisition also supports our “Strategy 2020+”

which I will not go into here. This strategy will be

presented at our Congress in Nice – that will also

be a highlight in the coming year!

I wish you all a successful start to a Healthy and

Prosperous 2019 – see you in France!

Kerstin Steffens