EDA Annual Convention 2015 – Program – Friday, June 12th


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Professional program – Friday, June 12th

Multilingual conference with simultaneous interpretation (English-Spanish-French-Italian)

09:00 Opening by Riikka Kinnunen, moderator of the conference, FDA-YTP (Finland)

» Welcome by Pilar de la Cruz, EDA President (Spain)

» Institutional Opening by Sirpa Pietikäinen, MEP, Member of the European Parliament (Finland)

09:30 Conference session 1

» Guidelines for demolition of tower blocks

Barry Ward (UK)

» Pre-weakening of steel structures to enable demolition

Holly Price (UK)

» Case story: Demolition of tower blocks

Johannes Harzheim (Germany)

Coffee break & networking

11:30 Conference session 2

» Framework for demolition in The Netherlands

Edwin Zoontjes (The Netherlands)

» Circular economy: the approach of the European Commission

Vincent Basuyau (Belgium)

» Case story: Demolition of Koverhar steel mill

Jussi Niemelä (Finland)

Lunch & networking

14:15 Conference session 3

» Tracking demolition waste. The French model

Mathieu Hiblot (France)

» Trends of the European Demolition Industry

Andreas Pocha (Germany)

» Croatian practices in demolition and use of recycled C&D Waste

Vedrana Lovincic (Croatia)

Coffee break & networking

16:30 Conference session 4

» Training of workers for hazardous waste decontamination

Lars Sandström and Gunilla Bernevi Rex (Sweden)

» Working with explosives

Johan Finsteen (Denmark)

» European Professional Card for Demolition workers

Jose Blanco (EDA)

18:00 End of the Conference


Leisure program – Friday, June 12th


  • Guided visit to Suomenlinna
  • Lunch at typical Restaurant
  • Visit to the Design district
  • Free time for shopping

17:30 – Arrival to the hotel


All participants – Friday, June 12th


19:00 – Departure for the Gala Dinner (by bus)

The Gala Dinner will be held in the emblematic “Katajanokan Kasino” and it includes:

  • Welcome drink
  • Unique dinner
  • Words from the EDA President and a delegate of Ritchie Bros, sponsor of the Gala Dinner
  • Live entertainment and music

This is a very elegant activity. The required dress code is black tie.

23:00 – First bus departs to the hotel