EDA Annual Convention 2024


The European Demolition Association, EDA, returns once again with its Annual Convention!

This time, our yearly event will take place from June 13th to June 15th, in the famous White City: Belgrade, Serbia.

Organized in collaboration with the European Decontamination Institute, EDI, and Serbian Demolition Association, SDA, it will reunite the demolition, decontamination and recycling (DDR) industry professionals from all around the world.



Thursday, June 13th

10:30 – Workshop I: Definition of roles and attraction of new talents in the demolition industry

  • Mr Duncan Rudall, NFDC, and Mr Jose Blanco, EDA Secretary General

12:30 – Case studies

  • Knowledge and caring is good – standards and regulations, even better
    Mr Roberto Agostoni, HAMMERGLASS
  • The mechanisation of Jobsite as a solution for the labour shortage and process optimization
    Mr Harold Thum, KTEG

15:00 – Workshop II: Digital tools for circular economy and pre-demolition audit

16:30 – General Assembly (for EDA members only)

19:00 – Welcome cocktail at the Hilton Sky bar

Friday, June 14th

Multilingual conferences with simultaneous interpretation.

8:30 – Reception and accreditation of the participants

9:00 – Official Opening
Mr Stefano Panseri, EDA President

Conference Session 1

  • Institutional Presentation
    Serbian Authorities
  • The Circular Economy Transition in the EU Taxonomy
  • Case study: Designing for demolition whilst driving the principles of the Circular Economy
    Mr Steve Andrew, ERM
  • Defining roles and responsibilities of the demolition professionals and attracting new workers
    Mr Duncan Rudall, NFDC

Coffee break, networking and exhibition

Conference Session 2

  • Update on EU Construction and Demolition Waste Protocol
    Mr Marco Camboni, RPA EUROPE
  • Advanced robotics and task automation: Implications for Occupational Safety and Health
    Mr Ioannis Anyfantis, EU-OSHA
  • Contractors’ challenges in the future end-of-life projects
    Mr Kurt van Stappen, TRACTEBEL
  • Circular Economy in Construction Awards Ceremony

Lunch, networking and exhibition

Conference Session 3

Coffee break, networking and exhibition

Conference Session 4

  • Case Study: Close loop recycling of glazing
    Mr Contino Antonella, AGC GLASS EUROPE
  • Case study: Civil Demolition of the Neckartal Crossing
    Mr Kurt Bicker, MAX WILD

17:30 – End of the professional program

20:00 – Gala Dinner

As it is customary, the Gala Dinner will be held in The White Palace. Located in the heart of the city, it is known for its classic interior, beautiful gardens and rich history.

For more information, go to our Locations section.

Friday, June 14 – For all participants

9:00 – Leisure program: visit to Novi Sad

On Friday, companions and partners will have the chance to visit Novi Sad, a city near Belgrade.

Proclaimed as European Capital of Culture 2022, it is renowned as an open and beautiful city.

Throughout the visit, we’ll tour its streets, witness the river of Danube and get a first-hand taste of Serbian culture.

The tour will last until 15:30, and the transit will departure and get back to Hilton Belgrade.

Saturday, June 15th – For all participants

10:00 – Leisure program: city tour

On the last day of the convention, we will be conducting a city tour through the most emblematic places of Belgrade.

A tourist bus will carry us through the Tesla Museum, Saint Sava Church and Museum of Yugoslavia, allowing the guests to visit those historical and cultural landmarks, and more.

We will finish our tour at the Kalemegdanska park, and will have lunch near the barges.


This event is possible thanks to the support of the following companies:





























The EDA Annual Convention 2024 is a perfect opportunity to gain visibility and make yourself known to industry professionals from all around the world.

To adapt to the needs of each company, the EDA has prepared several marketing opportunities, with every package including several services. Beware that the sponsorships are limited!

Special offer!

Additionally, if you book the EDA Annual Convention 2024 and the EDA Yearbook 2024 sponsorships at the same time, you will get a 5% discount on each of the selected options!

Get to know the Marketing Opportunities here!


Belgrade is located at the confluence of the Danube and Sava rivers. Lying on the main route connecting Europe and Asia, Belgrade has been a popular place for travellers through the centuries.

Nowadays, Belgrade is a cosmopolitan capital that hosts many international cultural events, in addition to having numerous museums and surprising us with its wide architectural variety.

Don’t miss out on the chance to visit the White City!

The chosen venues for the EDA Annual Convention 2024 are:

Hilton Belgrade Hotel

Kralja Milana 35
11000 Belgrade (SERBIA)

Tel.: (+381) 11 7555 5700

The approximate rates for the accommodations* are:

  • Single room: € 155 per night
  • Double room: € 165 per night

We encourage the guests to book the rooms as soon as possible, since the rates may vary as the event’s date approaches. You can make the reservation on the following link:

HILTON BELGRADE: EDA Annual Convention 2024

For more information regarding the booking, please get in touch with the hotel via the following email: Ana.Camovic@hilton.com

*Note that the EDA is not in charge of booking the rooms for the guests.

The White Palace

Bulevar kneza Aleksandra Karađorđevića 96
11040 Beograd (SERBIA)

Tel.: (+381) 113 064 000

Join us!

Additionally, if you register before March, 15th, you can benefit from the early bird discount!

Registration for the professional program (June 13-14) includes a ticket for the welcome cocktail.

Professional Program

Before March 15After March 15
Member of EDA/EDI/SDA€ 295€ 395
Members of SDA (Friday Only)€ 250€ 350
Members of National Associations (EDA Members)€ 395€ 495
Other professionals€ 495€ 595

Other activities

Before March 15After March 15
Welcome cocktail (Thursday)*€ 75€ 75
Leisure Program (Friday)€ 195€ 295
Gala Dinner (Friday)€ 295€ 395
Leisure Program (Saturday)€ 195€ 295

*The prices displayed above are for the companions since the ticket for the professional program includes a ticket for the welcome cocktail.

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