airmid will attend the 2012 Annual General Meeting of the European Down and Feather Association (EDFA) in Dublin.
The purpose of the EDFA is to promote the interests of the European producers of bed feathers and down and producers of ready-made articles filled or processed from feathers and down, as well as their quality. In addition, it pursues the targets of making a contribution towards promoting fair business dealings and transactions, of informing its members of European quality regulations, and of encouraging the compliance with such regulations.
Topics to be covered during the two day meeting included will include Nomite™ and using social media for marketing. Dr J. Hedderich, Business manager of EDFA will also present a literature review on dust mite allergies related to natural fill pillows and quoted several recent studies including that Dr Horst Müsken from Bad Lippspringe .
airmid looks forward to playing an active role in the organisation in the future by bringing its aerobiology and biomedical contract research expertise to the members.
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