World Demolition Summit 2020


The World Demolition Summit 2020 celebrated on Thursday November 12 as a digital/virtual event, due to ongoing issues relating to the Coronavirus. WDS 2020 was previously scheduled for Vienna (Austria), from November 11th to 12th.

The 12th edition of the WDS, organized in co-operation with the European Demolition Association with the support of the National Demolition Association of the USA, will take the form of a combined webinar (based in the traditional conference programme , with the same project-based mix of innovation and best practice) and awards ceremony.

It gathers hundreds of Delegates representing dozens of companies and countries.

The Summit provides an unparalleled opportunity for companies to reach, network and remain at the forefront of the demolition industry. It is also an excellent opportunity to network and forge relationships with all of the other professionals of the industry.

Best Moments of the World Demolition Summit 2019 edition



The World Demolition Summit 2020 awards are now open for entry.

The awards recognize excellence, best practice and innovation, as determined by an international judging panel of leading industry experts.

The awards are open to all demolition professionals and are free to enter.

Submitting multiple entries is possible and the deadline for the 2020 awards is June 30th 2020.

  • Contract of the Year US$1 million or over
  • Contract of the Year under US$1 million
  • Safety & Training
  • Collaboration in Demolition
  • Explosive Demolition
  • Urban Demolition
  • Industrial Demolition
  • Civils Demolition
  • Recycling & Environmental
  • Manufacturers’ Innovation: plant and equipment
  • Manufacturers’ Innovation: tools and attachments
  • World Demolition Award


The registration for the 13th World Demolition Summit (WDS), including the World Demolition Awards, is open and free of charge for all attendees through the official website.