Representatives from across Europe’s painting industry are descending on the North East of England this week to discuss the major industry issues.

The General Assembly of UNIEP, the International Association of Painting Contractors, are holding their annual general meeting at the Principal Hotel, York on Friday, April 20.

Much of Europe is being represented at the event, hosted by the Painting and Decorating Association (PDA).

UNIEP represents around 60,000 business through its members associations – which include the PDA – in 14 countries.

The last UNIEP AGM was held in the UK ten years ago, in London.

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Neil Ogilvie, Chief Executive of the PDA is available for interview, pre and post event.

Please contact Jane Shepherd, 01538 308685 mobile 07985 129315 to make arrangements.