EDA Spring Conference 2011

June 2-4, 2011


The Spring Conference 2011 was possible thanks to:



Thursday, June 2nd

Professional Programme

10:00 National Associations meeting (for General Managers of associations)

12:00 Business lunch at the hotel (for General Managers of associations, members of Technical Committee and Board members)

13:00 Technical Committee meeting (for members of Technical Committee)

15:00 Board meeting (for Board members)


For All Participants

15:00 Delegates and guests start to arrive

18:30 Welcome by the President of EDA and cocktail at the Sponsors Area for delegates, guests and sponsors


Friday, June 3rd

Professional Programme

9:00 Opening ceremony, standing, at the Sponsors Area

10:00 Conference session 1, presented by William Sinclair

  • High Reach Training, by Howard Button, NFDC General Manager
  • Power Station Demolition, by Steve Jack, MAGNOX D&D Programme Manager
  • Innovative Strategies for High-grade material recovery C&D waste: IRCOW Project, by Iñigo Vegas, Senior Researcher TECNALIA
  • 11:00 Coffee break

11:30 Conference session 2, presented by Morten Brandis

  • Demolition waste: now and the future, by Katherine Adams, BRE Principal Consultant Demolition project in central London, by David Darsey, ERITH Managing Director
  • The new Ferrari system, by Daniel Rieber, FERRARI DEMOLITION Head of Special Projects
  • How did we get here? Some notes about EDA history, by David Sinclair, associated with SAFEDEM Limited, Member of NFDC and EDA Past President

12:30 Business lunch at the hotel

13:30 General Assembly

  • Where do we want to get? by Pilar de la Cruz, EDA Vice president
  • An opinion poll will be distributed to all members, asking for comments and proposals
  • Annual report of activities, by Giuseppe Panseri, EDA President
  • Annual economic report, by Francisco Cobo, EDA Treasurer

15:00 Coffee break

15:20 Conference session 3, presented by Michael R. Taylor

Managing a Crisis at Your Company and Emergence Response Demolition, by Tom Stahr, ROBINETTE Emergency Response Division Manager

16:00 Round Table
Where is my profit? Questions and concerns about the demolition industry, the economic situation and the challenges to be profitable. Moderator: José Blanco, EDA General Manager


  • Don Rachel, NDA President, USA
  • Gary Bishop, NFDC President, UK
  • Marcel Schroeder, DA Official EDA Delegate, DE
  • Jan Bork, VERAS President, NL
  • Daniel Midavaine, SNED President, FR
  • CATERPILLAR (Round Table Sponsor) Neil LeBlanc

17:30 End of the conference and meeting time, with sponsors and speakers


Leisure Programme

9:15 Welcome at the hotel lobby and coach to Windsor

10:30 Visit of the Windsor Castle

13:00 Lunch at the House on the Bridge

15:00 Exploring Windsor town

17:30 Arrival to hotel


For All Participants

19:30 Departure for the Gala Dinner at the Royal Courts of Justice. During the Gala dinner a very special event will take place: the announcement of the Club of Honor.


Saturday, June 4th

Leisure Programme: Go For a Ride

8:00 Departure for outdoor activities and day out
9:00 Welcoming at Mercedes World, Off Road activity, and Brooklands Museum Tour
13:00 Lunch at Mercedes World
16:00 Arrival to hotel

Leisure Programme: Go for a wine

11:30 Coach to depart hotel
12:00 Essential Wine tasting Challenge
13:45 Lunch at Cantina Vinopolis
16:00 Arrival to hotel


For All Participants

19:30 Informal dinner at The Park


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