After 9 years as the CDL General Secretary, Kathy Roussel is stepping down from her role to move on to pastures new. Kathy leaves the CDL after having successfully completed the latest steps for finalising the merger agreement between the ETPOA and the CDL. The CDL members are very grateful for her work and support over all these years and wish her all the best in her new career.
During the transition period, Tania Gesto-casas will supporting CDL members and be responsible for completing the latest operational steps of the merger until the end of 2019.
After several years of discussions, on Friday 05th July, the negotiations for the merger agreement between the Comité de Liaison and the European Trade Promotion Organisations Association have been finalised.
CdL members will join the ETPOA under the new Agrifood Promotion Commitee. This a major step forward for the CDL, not only in terms of capacity but also in terms of being acknowledged as an official EU stakeholder. We can’t wait to get down to business together on January 1st, 2020. In the meantime, stay tuned for the official signing ceremony in October 2019.