TBE Congress 2019, Copenhagen

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The TBE Congress 2019 will take place on 12-13 September 2019 in Copenhagen, Denmark and will gather over 100 executives from brick and roof tiles companies and national associations from all over Europe. This year the TBE Congress will be hosted by Danske Tegl, the Danish Brick and Roof Tiles Association.

TBE members can register their participation by contacting the TBE secretariat. To find out more about the TBE Congress 2019, please contact events@cerameunie.eu

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Location: Admiral Hotel (Toldbodgade 24-28, 1253 Copenhagen)

09:00 - 10:30 Roofing Tiles Product group

10:45 - 12:30 Joint Technical & Environmental Working Group

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch

13:30 - 15:30 Masonry Product Group

15:45 - 17:00 TBE Executive Committee

18:00 - 21:00 Dinner Cruise


Closing the loop - Circular economy challenges in the brick and roof tiles industry

Location: Skuespilhuset (Sankt Annæ Plads 36, 1250 Copenhagen)

09:00 - 09:30 Introduction

09:30 - 10:00 Political keynote speaker

10:00 - 10:15 Technical speaker

10:15 - 10:30 Architect speaker

10:45 - 11:30 Roundtable discussion

11:30 - 12:05 Sponsors’ presentation

12:05 - 12:15 Skuespilhuset presentation

12:15 - 13:00 Lunch

13:00 - 14:00 TBE General Assembly

14:00 - 17:00 Carlsberg Byen excursion

Accompanying Person’s Programme

Thursday, 12 September 2019

13:00 - 17:00 Guided tour: Alternative Copenhagen tour - Freetown Christiania

Friday, 13 September 2019

10:30 - 12:00 H. C. Andersen Experience

14:00 - 17:00 Carlsberg Byen excursion

2018 TBE Congress, Gdansk


Sponsored by

The 2018 TBE Congress will take place on 21-22 June in Gdańsk, Poland. The 2018 Congress is kindly hosted by the Employers Association of Building Ceramics ZPCB (Zwiazek Pracodawcow Ceramiki Budowlanej), associating leading producers of building ceramics in Poland.



  • TBE Masonry PG
  • TBE Environmental & Technical WG
  • TBE Roof tiles PG
  • Gala dinner

FRIDAY, 22 JUNE 2018

  • TBE Executive Committee
  • TBE General Assembly

A programme will be organised for accompanying persons on both days. 

Call from the Alliance of Energy Intensive Industries to safeguard the competitiveness dimension of the Energy Union

Competitiveness, together with research and innovation, is one of the five dimensions of the Energy Union. Today, Energy Intensive Industries are calling for attention from decision makers on this particular dimension, especially in the context of the Clean Energy Package. It is important that the impact of the 2030 Climate and Energy framework and new policies under adoption on the competitiveness of Energy Intensive Industries is adequately considered both in terms of: 


  • New opportunities – Our sectors provide low-carbon solutions e.g. in the field of renewable energy, energy performance of buildings, transport, CCU etc. The transition to a low-carbon economy therefore offers new market opportunities: our efforts and the investments towards this path should be encouraged by EU regulation; 
  • Challenges – Energy is our lifeblood. Industry consumes 25% of EU28 final energy. In order to compete on a global scale, we need access to affordable and reliable energy. On the contrary, if EU industry is placed on unequal footing and weakened vis-à-vis international competitors, investments in smart, innovative and sustainable industries will not materialize in Europe.

Read the position paper

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Delegated act – Clay roof tiles – EN1304

The Commission delegated act on the classification of frost resistance performance for clay tiles under EN 1304 was cited on 17 August 2017 in the Official Journal of the European Union. The performance of clay tiles intended for external use, in relation to their essential characteristic frost resistance, shall be classified in accordance with the classification system as follows:



2017 TBE Congress, NICE

The 2017 TBE Congress will take place on 22-23 June in Nice, France will gather 100 executives from tiles and bricks companies and associations from all over Europe and will be co-organised by Tiles & Bricks Europe and FFTB, the French Federation of Roof Tiles & Bricks. 



  • TBE Masonry PG
  • TBE Environmental & Technical WG
  • TBE Roof tiles PG
  • Life HEROTile Workshop: Main benefits of ventilated roofs
  • Gala dinner

FRIDAY, 23 JUNE 2017

  • TBE Executive Committee
  • TBE General Assembly

A programme will be organised for accompanying persons on both days. 



Classic Sponsors

“No trade off on Fairness” - Fair EU ETS Alliance recommendations

In April Cerame-Unie joined industry leaders to urge fair Emissions Trading System (ETS) outcome of the inter-institutional trilogue on Post-2020 ETS reform. The Alliance of 17 energy intensive sectors published its recommendations entitled: “No trade off on Fairness”. It calls for ensuring that the sufficient free allowances are available to allocate all carbon leakage installations at the level of the benchmark and for rejecting any approach which aims at discriminating a few from other sectors exposed to carbon leakage risks, such as the “tiered Cross Sectoral Correction Factor (CSCF)”.

Click here to read the full document.

For an ambitious industrial strategy

TBE, together with 124 associations, has signed the Joint Declaration for an ambitious EU industrial strategy. Many manufacturing sectors unite to appeal to the European Institutions and Member States for their support in more jobs and growth creation in Europe. The declaration calls on the European Commission to reaffirm its commitment to reaching the target of 20% of GDP from industry, to adopt an Action Plan to tackle the challenges that the industrial sectors are facing, and to commit to implement it in a timely manner and regularly report on progress. To read the full document please follow the link.