EDA Study Tour will be closed with a conference with the Japan Demolition Contractors Association (JDCA) and with the special collaboration of the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation.

The conference will take place

on 24 May 2019
from 13:30 to 19:00 h
at Europa House
(Delegation of the European Union to Japan)

4-6-28 Minami-Azabu, Minato-ku,
Tokyo 106-0047

The event consists of two conference sessions that will count with the participation of delegates of EDA, JDCA, EU-Japan CIC, and the Japanese Government. They will thus share their knowledge and experience in order to boost professional ties with Public Japanese Institutions and Associations.

The conference, that will have interpretation service Japanese-English during the seminar, is free of charge for:

  • JDCA and EDA Delegations
  • Japanese and European government representatives
  • Host companies of the Study Tour
  • EDA members not registered at the trip only attending the conference

The participation in the event requires prior registration.


Download the Conference program



13:00 Registration and welcome reception

13:30 Conference opening

» Welcome and opening remarks – Mr. Philippe de Taxis du Poet (Minister Counsellor, Delegation of European Union to Japan and EU-side General Manager of the EU-Japan CIC)

» Welcome by Mr. Toshio Okazumi (Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport)

» Introduction by EDA President – Mr. Francisco Cobo

» Introduction by JDCA President – Mr. Tahashi Inoue

Conferences – session 1

» Overview of the demolition industry in Europe – Mr. José Blanco (EDA Secretary General)

» Separation and recycling in Japan – Mr. Fumio Koga (Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport)

» Disasters response programs and measures in Japan – Mr. Jyunko Nishikawa (Japanese Ministry of Environment)

Coffee break

Conferences – session 2

» Construction and Demolition Waste management in Europe – Mr. Johan D’Hooghe (Vice president, EDA International Committee)

» Methods of Demolition of High rise buildings – Mr. Toshio Kawakami (Kajami Corporation)

» Standards and regulation for DDR in Europe (HS, Codes, Accreditation…) – Mr. Patrick Frye (President, EDA International Committee)

Closing remarks by NDA (USA) – Mr. Christopher Godek, (President, National Demolition Association)

European drinks and networking

19:00 End of the conference


The registration form is closed.