Discover the program of the World Demolition Summit


The World Demolition Summit 2022 will take place on November 16th and 17th in Vienna. At the event, as has become traditional, there will be space for specialized conferences and networking moments, as well as for the presentation of the awards.

If you want to know more about the program, before deciding to enroll, read on:


WEDNESDAY 16 November

18:00 – 19:30  Networking Cocktail Reception

THURSDAY 17 November


08:00 Registration Breakfast

09:00 Welcome, opening remarks, housekeeping

09:10 Introduction of morning session chair

09:15 Keynote speaker: TBC

09:40 Demolishing and remediating a power plant by Massimo Baraldi, CEO Ferraro Group, Italy/Germany

10:05 Remote control demolition to support restoration of iconic Christ Church Cathedral, Christchurch, New Zealand, Shaun Coakley and Simon Gaynor, General manager/Commercial manager  Protranz Earthmoving, New Zealand

10:30 – 11:10 Coffee break


11:10 Material traceability and net zero on demolition projects by Simon Hébert, Civils work manager and project director Delsan-AIM Environmental Services, Canada

11:35 Carbon audits for demolition – the SME challenge by Ben Griffiths and Jonathan Cox, Rye Group of United Kingdom

12:00 Circular economy in demolition – dismantling for reconstruction by Kati Tuominen Marketing and business development director, Purkupiha Group, Finland

12:25 End of session remarks

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 Introduction of afternoon session chair

14:10 Urban factors in demolition projects by Sanna Lepistö, Engineering Lepistö, Finland

14:35 Solving people and skills shortages in demolition by Edwin Winton, Lawsons Global Recuitment, United Kingdom

15:00 – 15:30 Tea break

15:30 Implications of legacy asbestos spacer blocks in demolition by Wayne Bagnall, Director, Wayne Bagnall Consulting, United Kingdom

15:55 Barrio 31 Urban Space Creation Project, Buenos Aires by Maximiliano Maurino, Chief operating officer, Grupo Mitre, Argentina

16:20 Closing remarks

16:25 Final closing remarks, request for feedback forms, details of evening arrangements, Host

16:30 Close of conference


Registration for World Demolition Summit 2022 is now open for all attendees. EDA members receive a special discount. If you are a member, please contact us to facilitate this.


The World Demolition Summit 2021