EDA Annual Convention 2023


We are pleased to present our Annual event and this time we have chosen the marvelous city of Amsterdam!

The professional program of the EDA Annual Convention will take place on the 15th & 16th of June 2023.

In addition, there will be a leisure programme for companions on Friday 16th and for all attendees on Saturday 17th.

The EDA is an international reference for the DDR industry and this is the perfect opportunity to get to know the newest projects and learn about the know-how of our international colleagues.

This edition will be held in collaboration with Dutch Demolition Association, VERAS, and the European Decontamination Institute, EDI.


Thursday, June 15th – Special activity out of the professional program*

11:00 – Workshop “Global status of nuclear decommissioning and related HR development and supply chain considerations”

Mr. Vladimir Michal, International Atomic Energy Agency

    • Overview of the Global status of decommissioning of nuclear facilities and the IAEA considerations on training and human resources development;
    • Specific conclusions of the IAEA Decommissioning conference (May 2023) on supply chain and technology innovations;
    • Examples of contractual and implementation practices, including those on demolition within nuclear decommissioning projects.

* This activity has a limited number of seats; you need to be registered to participate. It has specific rate that also includes the lunch.

Thursday, June 15th – Professional program

15:00 – Workshop about environmental implications for the demolition industry

Three key presentations followed by a round table

  • NFDC commitment to Net Zero

    • “Environmental challenges faced by contractors managing POPs
    • Reuse of materials against traditional recycling methods.
    • Embedded carbon challenges.
  • Nitrogen on construction sites
    Mr. John Van Herk, VERAS (NL)
  • Carbon auditing in demolition
    Mr. Jonathan Cox , RYE DEMOLITION, (UK)

    • An exploration of the challenges facing SME demolition companies when conducting carbon audits
    • A look at key steps in the process and recommendations to make carbon audits easy
    • A look at how a demolition company can become carbon neutral

17:00 – General Assembly (for EDA members only)

Thursday, June 15th – For all participants

19:30 – Welcome cocktail

SkyBar 747

Schipholweg 275
1171 PK Badhoevedorp – Netherlands
Tel.: (+31) 203 084 984

Friday, June 16th – Professional program

Multilingual conferences with simultaneous interpretation at the Corendon Village Hotel

Program moderated by Ms. Emmelie Zipson

9:00 – Official opening
Mr. Stefano Panseri, EDA President

Conference session 1

  • Developments of the circular economy in European Perspective
    Mr. Diederik SamsomEuropean Commission
  • Certification and Circularity Check of Demolition Projects in the Netherlands
    Mr. Erik Hoven VERAS (NL) 

    • What does the Dutch certification system consist of?
    • Circular Demolition, does that really exist?
    • How to check circularity
  • The challenge to recover and recycle mineral wool from demolition sites: Project wool2Loop
    Mr. Johan D’Hooghe, RECYCLING ASSISTANCE (BE) 

    • Scanning for materials using the pre-demolition audit
    • Sourcing and pre-treatment of mineral wool from demolition sites
    • Use of processed mineral wool in geopolymerisation application
  • World Demolition Awards 
    Mr. Steve Ducker, KHL GROUP (UK)

Coffee break, networking and exhibition

Conference session 2

  • Power alternatives for demolition sites
    Mr. Mark Coleman, COLEMAN & COMPANY (UK) 

    • Input | Output. – A snapshot of power sources utilized across our sites and how that stacks in our journey to zero carbon.
    • The transitional approach; Driving cultural change and investing in research and development
    • The Future through our eyes; The alternative power sources mix and how we see it working for us
  • Case study: BNEXT PROJECTEN
    Mr. Axel Hendriks, ADEX GROEP (NL) 

    • How do we prevent circular-greenwashing in deconstruction projects?
    • How do materialpassports help to increase the value of the materials from deconstruction projects?
    • What do circular hubs contribute to a circular economy?
  • Case study: Sustainable demolition of Industrial Facilities: Anllares, Narcea and Robla Power Plants
    Mr. Erik Sandonis & Ms. Sofía García, LEZAMA  

    • Before: Tender process and pre-demolition audit.
    • During: D&D Projects, Best Practices in security and Circular economy.
    • After: Sustainability results: Economical, environmental and social.
  • Circular Economy Awards 
    Mr. Jose Blanco, EDA Secretary General

Lunch, networking and exhibition

Conference session 3

  • New EDA guide about high reach demolition
    Mr. Stefano Panseri, DESPE (IT)
  • Personal protective equipment for decontamination and demolition workers

    • Respiratory: half and full mask with or without blower
    • Fit testing of the masks
  •  Case study: Circular demolition of the city office in Roosendaal
    Mr. Arno Snellen, GEBROEDERS SNELLEN (NL)

    • Circular demolition: very old-fashioned, but appreciated
    • Demolition contractor: first to start and last to finish
    • What opportunities does circular demolition bring to the demolition contractor?

Coffee break, networking and exhibition

Conference session 4

  • EDA guide about recycling equipment
    Mr. Marcel Kerkhofs, KEESTRACK GROUP (BE)
  • Developing a market for recycled products. The Austrian experience

    • Deconstruction: Decontaminated, sorted
    • Recycling products: Quality-product – no waste
    • Market: Framework, tendering practice
  • Case study: Demolition of Carlsberg headquarters
    Mr. Chrstian Gravholt, P. OLSEN (DK) & Mr. Paolo Scorza, DESPE (IT)

    • Covid complications on the project.
    • Environmental remediation.
    • Demolition of a high-rise building in a busy environment. solved with the Top Down Way method.

17:30 – End of the professional program

Friday, June 16th – For all participants

9:00 – Leisure program: Countryside tour

Get a chance to visit the jewels of Amsterdam: Edam, Volendam and Zaanse Schans. During this private tours, we’ll be able to see the authentic Deutch windmills, learn about this villages’ history and see the famous fishing harbour, as well as the Protestant churches, clog factories and fishermen’s houses, transporting us to the 16th century.

The tour includes typical Dutch lunch at Voledam as well.

The tour will last until 16:30h; the transit will departure from and get back to the Corendon Hotel.

19:00 – Gala dinner at National Maritime Museum (Dress Code: Black Tie)

19:00h – Departure
20:00h – Reception and Museum visit
20:30h – Gala Dinner
23:00 – End of the Gala Dinner

Saturday, June 17th – For all participants

10:00 – Leisure program: Canal cruise and city tour

On the last day of the EDA Annual Convention 2023, we are siezing the opportunity to tour the Amsterdam city on a private cruise. Enjoy breathtaking views of Amsterdam from its canals and experience the world’s only UNESCO World Heritage Canal District!

The tour will begin at 10:00h, at the Dock close to Central station. There won’t be any pick up service; the guests will have to arrive to the Central Station by their own means.

Afterwards, we will enjoy a walking tour throughout the city and get a taste of the best Dutch pancakes at Dutch Pancake MastersThis restaurant has a wide variety of meals, including sweet and “lunch time” pancakes, filled with chicken, cheese, etc. The adress is the following:

Dutch Pancake Masters
Damrak 44
1012 LK Amsterdam, Netherlands


Do you want to increase your visibility? The most relevant companies in the sector are already booking their sponsorship, only you are missing!

If you would like to have more visibility for your brand, this is your opportunity!

Remember that if your company hires sponsorship packages for the EDA Annual Convention and the EDA Yearbook 2023 at the same time you will benefit from a 5% discount on each of the selected options. Use the ‘Comments’ section in the form below to tell us your choice.

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The chosen venues for the EDA Annual Convention 2023 are:


Schipholweg 291
1171 PK Badhoevedorp (THE NETHERLANDS)

Tel.: (+31) 203 084 984

The hotel offer special prices for the participants of the convention:

  • For the nights of the 14th and 15th = 134 € per single room
  • From the night of the 16th the hotel will apply the for the weekend rate = 189 € per single room

Book your room directly:




Address: Kattenburgerplein 1

1018 KK Amsterdam, Netherlands

National Maritime Museum has one of the worlds largests maritime collections. The venue has a capacity for 130 attendees so, the first ones to fill the inscription will ensure their assistance to this amazing dinner.

Join us!

Before February 15th After February 15th
Members of EDA/EDI/VERAS 295 € €395
Member of National Associations 395 € €495
Other professionals  495 € €595
Special activities
Before February 15th After February 15th
Workshop about Nuclear Decomissioning + Lunch (Thursday, June 15th) 95 € 95 €
Welcome cocktail (Thursday, June 15th) 75 € 75 €
Leisure program (Friday, June 16th) 195 € 295 €
Gala Dinner (Friday, June 16th) 295 € 395 €
Leisure program (Saturday, June 17th) 195 € 295 €


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