Germany Group Annual General Meeting

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17 March 2014 14:00 - 18:00
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All members of the IMechE Germany Group are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM), which will take place on Monday 17 March 2014.

The event will be hosted by Raymond Hodgkinson CEng MIMechE, Honorary Chair of the Germany Group, at the headquarters of Messer Group GmbH, Messer-Platz 1, 65812 Bad Soden from 14:00 to 18:00.

The event will be attended by Ms Jane Sidebottom, Senior Adviser to UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) on secondment from the UK Foreign Office.  Jane is currently leading a project for UKTI to determine ways to improve cooperation between German and UK manufacturing industry and will lead a discussion prior to the AGM seeking input from the IMechE Germany Group.  This is a rare opportunity for members to influence UK government policy.

The AGM itself is scheduled to start at 16:00, the draft agenda for which is as follows:

  1. Adoption of the agenda
  2. Approval of minutes of previous AGM
  3. Annual report including Young Members report
  4. Annual accounts
  5. Review of Germany Group constitution
  6. Programme for 2014
  7. Agenda items raised by members
  8. Election of new committee

Any member who wishes to place an item on the agenda may do so providing notice is given by email to by Friday 7 March.

Concerning the election of the new committee, the nominations from the present committee are as follows:

Chair - Mr Raymond Hodgkinson CEng MIMechE

Vice Chair - Dr Andy Storer CEng FIMechE

Hon. Secretary - Mr Thomas Andrew CEng MIMechE

Treasurer - Dr Andy Storer CEng FIMechE

Young Member Representative - Mr Danh Nguyen

Representative for North panel - OPEN

Representative for Berlin & East panel - Dr Gabrielle Hilson CEng MIMechE

Representative for South panel - Mr Paul Larkin CEng FIMechE

Representativefor Rhein-Main-Neckar panel - Mr Chris Higman

Representative for Rhein-Ruhr panel - Mr Philipp Dreis AMIMechE

Further information on the posts and nominees as outlined above is available on request by email to

Additional nominations, proposed by a member and seconded by another member, may be made by email to by Friday 7 March.  The email must include the post, the names and membership grades of the candidate, proposer and seconder, any company affiliation, company position and a brief curriculum vitae of not more than 250 words.

To register, please send an email to by Friday 7 March


Dr. Andy Storer CEng FIMechE

Germany Group Hon. Secretary


Raymond Hodgkinson CEng MIMechE, Honorary Chair of the Germany Group Jane Sidebottom, Senior Adviser to UK Trade & Investment (UKTI)


Messer Group GmbH headquarters
Messer-Platz 1
Bad Soden

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