EDA Annual Convention 2021 – Program



As is usual at EDA’s annual conventions, the program includes many professional activities, such as: conferences, workshops, round table discussions and exhibition area.

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Preliminary Program

Tuesday 15 September  

(Exclusively for direct EDA members)

09:00 – Arrival of participants, accreditation and welcome coffee

  Workshop 1: Power companies and asset manager of power plants

  Lunch (for participant in the workshops)

  Workshop 2: Circular economy in construction

    • What does it mean for the companies working in DDR (demolition, decontamination and recycling)?
    • How to explain the value proposition, costs and processes of specialized DDR companies to the asset owners and developers?
    • Which materials you will be willing to recycle more and how if there was a real cost saving or earning?
    • How to reduce the liability in DDR operations?

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

For all particpants:

19:00 – Welcome cocktail


Wednesday 16 September

Professional program:

Multilingual conference with simultaneous interpretation.

09:00 – Official Opening by Mr. Francisco Cobo, EDA President

09:30 – Conference session 1 

    • The EU Green Deal. What does it mean and how it will be developed?
    • The economical part of Circular Economy. How to make sense in a competitive World?
    • Case story: The daily challenges of demolition contractor in the UK and how to overcome them

Coffee break, networking and exhibition

Conference session 2

    • Demolition of power plants in Europe. Understanding the dimensions and drivers of the market
    • Demolitoin and recycling in other markets. How comanies are evolving and working together
    • Case story: Demoltion of the Morandi bridge in Genova, Mrs. Francesca Omini, OMINI DEMOLIZIONI INDUSTRIALI

Lunch break, networking and exhibition

Conference session 3

    • Digitalization in the construction industry. How the working environment for the companies, users and equipment is changing now, Mr. Eugenio Quintieri, EUROPEAN BUILDERS CONFEDERATION (EBC)
    • Biggest changes in the smaill tools. Trends and challeges in power tools for demolition
    • Case story: Developing demoltion and recycling business models in Serbia

Coffee break, networking and exhibition

Conference session 4

    • Lessons learned from the Japonese Demolition Industry
    • Topa 5 hazardous substances in demolition projects and the risk of not doing decontamination
    • Case story: cooperation in demolition, briging down a train station in Lyon

17:30 – End of the professional program

For all participants.

19:00 – Departure for the Special dinner with Live show: Lido de Paris Cabaret