EDA Annual Convention 2013


The European Demolition Association, EDA, aims to provide opportunities for networking and to share knowledge of the industry. For this reason, EDA organizes every year a few activities to get together the demolition industry from all over Europe.

These meetings have an important technical part, with presentations about new developments, case stories, and round table discussions.

At the same time, the EDA activities (conferences, meetings, conventions,…) provide an excellent opportunity to meet colleagues, contractors, manufacturers, associations and other agents related to the demolition industry.

For almost 30 years, EDA had two annual conferences (Spring and Fall) mostly every year. Now the annual meeting has changed and it is called The Annual Convention. It includes similar contents (technical part and optional leisure activities), with more workshops and closer cooperation with the National Demolition Associations.

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Thursday, June 20th

Professional program

17:30 EDA Board of Directors and General Assembly

For all participants

19:30 Welcome cocktail

Friday, June 21st

Professional program

08:30 Registration desk opens
09:00 Conference session 1

  • Renovation and rehabilitation of urban environments in Europe, presented by Julie Kjestrup, European Alliance of Companies for Energy Efficiency in Buildings (EuroACE)
  • Gypsum and demolition. The GTOG Life +Project, presented by Silvia Nougarol, EUROGYPSUM
  • Case story: Demolition of the 30 Old Bailey and 60 Ludgate Hill (City of London), presented by Dave Rowe and Jim O’Sullivan, KELTBRAY

10:45 Coffee break

11:30 Conference session 2

  • The market potential for the demolition of non-nuclear plant areas in Germany, presented by Jörg Sokoll, ARTHUR D. LITTL
  • Demolition and decommissioning of nuclear installations. Understanding the contracts and requirements, presented by Steve Jack, IDE
  • Social networks and demolition industry, presented by Gian Luca Benci, ALIAS2K
  • Case story: Demolition of gas holders with two different approaches, presented by Chris Holland, COLEMAN

13:15 Lunch

14:30 Conference session 3


  • Quick couplings for demolition equipment, presented by Stefan Sparwel, LEHNHOFF
  • Recycling glass, presented by Niels Schreuder, AGC GLASS EUROPE
  • New regulations on demolition equipment, presented by Philippe Boehrer, LIEBHERR

15:45 Coffee break

16:15 Conference session 4


  • Case story: Special demolition projects with diamond tools, presented by Valeriano
    Parizzi, TYROLIT
  • How to improve the profit of recycling operations on demolition sites, presented by Michael Brookshaw, SANDVIK
  • The future of CDW in Europe. Horizons for 2020, presented by Marc Dillen, CASO

18:00 End of the conference

Leisure program 

09:00 Departure from the hotel

  • Visit of Mercanti Square
  • Visit of the Vittorio Emanuele II Arcade
  • Visit of Museo Della Scala and Santa Maria dell Grazie
  • Lunch at the Ristorante Delicatessen
  • Visit of shops: “High Tech” and “Corso Como 10″

17:30 Return to the Hotel

For all participants

19:00 Departure for the Gala Dinner (by bus)

This is a very elegant activity. The recommended dress code is black tie.

The Gala Dinner activity was held at the Leonardo Da Vinci Museum and includes:

  • Welcome drink at the cloister (16th-century monastery)
  • Unique dinner at the Cenacolo
  • Magic show
  • Change of EDA President
  • The announcement of new members for the Club of honor

23:00 First bus departs to the hotel

Saturday, June 22nd

Professional program

08:30 Registration desk opens

09:00 NAD (Italian Demolition Association) Annual Convention

13:00 Lunch

Leisure program (with multilingual support)

09:00 Departure from the hotel

  • Visit of the Duomo Square
  • Guided tour to the roof of the Duomo
  • Visit of the Museo del 900
  • Lunch at the typical restaurant El Brellin

14:00 Return to the hotel

For all participants

15:00 Departure from the hotel

The Demolition Karting Championship includes:

  • Welcome and briefing to all participants
  • Warm up laps and qualification
  • Professional speaker to address the participants
  • Aperitivo and soft drinks
  • Karting championship for the demolition industry

19:30 Return to the hotel


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