"We want to professionalise as an organisation," Mr. Smit explained at the start of the General Assembly. "Because we are a group of competitors and competition law is becoming stricter, Afera is moving in time with this." The Association has developed new materials explaining the dos and don'ts of legal behaviour in all meetings and activities. These are provided on the overhead, in handouts and digitally to make sure every participant is aware of Afera's compliance with antitrust law.
"When I saw that the Conference was conscious of potential antitrust concerns, my response was that it was great, and I was very happy they were bringing these to the attendees' attention," reacted Aaron Weiner, senior counsel at
Intertape Polymer Group. "This reinforces the training that we give our salespeople to ensure a fair marketplace, and seeing it emphasised at Afera events is very reassuring."