LPRA 2020 AGM 19th May 2020
LPRA AGM 2020 : 19th May 2020 (Results at the foot of this page)
In compliance with Government guidance on social distancing in relation to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, this years AGM will not be a physical meeting.
A voting form can be found on this LINK HERE links to the LPRA Chairman's Directors' Report (also available below) and year end accounts 31st December 2019 can be found on the voting form PDF (please contact the LPRA Secretariat if you need to reset your password)
Deadline for returning the voting forms is 13:00 UK time on Monday 18th May 2020 : If you have any questions please contact the LPRA Secretariat HERE
Dear LPRA Member,
The current worldwide pandemic is unprecedented territory, and brings with it many challenges for us all. All I can assure you is that the LPRA Council and Secretariat will continue to do all we can to protect the interests of our members. If there is one certainty it is that we are stronger together.
2020 is the LPRA’s 30th Anniversary, an achievement we are justly proud of and a milestone that has only been achieved thanks to the support of our members.
2019 was another challenging year, the prolonged uncertainty caused by the prospect of the UK’s exit from the EU and the escalating use of tariffs contributed to the continued global environment of caution. These elements, combined with the aggressive global battle for precious radio spectrum make the LPRA’s role even more vital and we are proud to be maintaining our mission to protect the interests of our members. Despite these difficulties our members continue to be at the forefront of innovation in our industry, through their creativity, resilience and adaptability, something which always makes me proud to see.
I would like to take this opportunity to again thank LPRA Member Nedap for their generous hosting and sponsorship of last year’s Radio Solutions Conference and Networking event RS2019. The feedback for the two day event from the post-conference survey was overwhelmingly positive : (Average overall score 8.8 out of 10. 96.87% of Delegates and Speakers would attend a future LPRA Conference : Average score for RS2019 Speakers was 4.24 out of 5 : 31 Companies / Institutions were represented at RS2019 : 14 Speakers gave 15 Presentations). The Council and Secretariat are determined to build on the success of the past Radio Solution Conferences to make the next one an even better event for our members and to continue to raise the profile of the LPRA.
A very major part of our activities remains the policy/advocacy and standards work that we do within the EC, CEPT and ETSI to ensure that the interests of our members and the SRD industry are properly represented. Members of the LPRA council remain in senior positions in the relevant Technical Committees and Task Groups within ETSI as well as attending many of the important meetings in CEPT.
Once again I want to thank members of the Council and Secretariat for all of their hard work over the past year. The activities of Council Members are entirely voluntary so I should like to say how much I appreciate their efforts.
The LPRA Council and Secretariat are all committed to working together to strengthen the Association and continue to protect the interests of our members.
Finally on behalf of the LPRA Council and Secretariat I would like to wish you, your colleagues and families a safe passage through this extremely challenging situation.
Dr. Saad Mezzour
The Low Power Radio Association
AGM VOTING RESULTS
All nominated Council members and consultants were re-appointed to remain for one year until the next AGM. Gilberts Chartered Accountants were re-appointed as auditors until the conclusion of the next AGM at which accounts are laid. Business Synergies Limited were re-appointed as the Secretariat, to hold this position until the next AGM. All resolutions were passed by unanimous decsion. *
The first rise in LPRA annnual membership fees since 2010 was also unanimously approved. New scale below with effect from 1st January 2021. *
*One council member abstained to avoid any possible conflict of interest.