PROVISION OF A FORUM IN WHICH MEMBER COMPANIES CAN EXCHANGE VIEWS ON MATTERS OF MUTUAL INTEREST.
We have three Association meetings each year for members and invited guests. Each one includes a State of Trade item when members can talk freely about the level of business and profitability of trade in both the home and export areas.
ORGANISATION OF MEETINGS AT WHICH GUEST SPEAKERS TALK ON SUBJECTS OF INTEREST TO MEMBERS.
Each meeting features a special activity. It may be a speaker to talk on a subject of interest to members, such as savings on energy costs, employment legislation, H&S etc. Two visits, which may be technical or non-technical, are arranged each year, such as, to a power station, a football museum or a test house.
FORMATION OF SUB-COMMITTEES WHICH FURTHER THE INTERESTS OF MEMBERS.
Two Board members of the Association are responsible for arranging meetings and the Annual Industry Seminar, which always has some technical aspect of an insulating system or material as its subject.
PROMOTION OF TECHNICAL ADVANCEMENT OF ELECTRICAL INSULATION THROUGH CONFERENCES AND SEMINARS.
The major activity of the Association has been the organisation of Insucon, the International Electrical Insulation Conference, on a 3 or 4 yearly basis since 1970. The next conference will be Insucon 13 and is scheduled to be held in Birmingham at the IET Centre, Austin Court, in May 2017. The Conference Committee is drawn predominantly from EIA Board Members. In addition, the Association runs Industry Seminars, which have a broad technical scope within the area of electrical insulation and are directed at the training of engineers.
PARTICIPATION IN BSI AND IEC STANDARDS COMMITTEES ON INSULATION MATERIALS AND PRODUCTS.
The Association is well-represented on Technical Standards Committees falling within the control of the British Standards Institute and the International Electro-technical Commission.
ORGANISATION OF SOCIAL FUNCTIONS WHERE MEMBERS CAN MEET INFORMALLY.
A Social Event is arranged each year at a popular venue, such as, Lincoln, Chester, Stratford-on-Avon or Bath. Members of the Association, accompanied by a spouse or partner, are invited to spend and evening together, incorporating a dinner and some form of entertainment. The following day, we arrange a historical tour of the locality and the afternoon is left free to inflict major damage to credit cards in the local shops.