DDR Forum & Expo 2017, the foundation stone for the future’s Circular Economy event

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Photo: EDA

DDR Forum & Expo 2017 was an event never seen before, where professionals from different trades, but all related between them, had the opportunity to meet each other thanks to the same goal: go towards the Circular Economy. This, as well as the chosen place to celebrate it, Brussels, allowed the participation of several stakeholders from different European institutions (associations, federations, included the European Commission…) that participated as speakers and panelists in the conference sessions, covering by this way multiple topics of interest for the attendants.

These institutions, in addition, supported the event as institutional partners, which moved professionals to the event to attend the Plenary and Workshop rooms, where different sessions took place simultaneously.

The institutional partners were the European Commission, Flemish Construction Confederation, European Builders Confederation, EBC; Construction Products Europe; Fédération Internationale du Recyclage, FIR, the Concrete Initiative; Metals for Buildings; European Aggregates Association, UEPG; European Convention for Constructional Steelwork, ECCS; European Federation of Glass Recyclers, FERVER; Committee for European Construction Equipment, CECE; and VITO.

DDR exhibition area (Photo: EDA)

But not only the conference program made the event and not only the institutional partners attract professionals, the other main part of the event were the exhibitors, who made it possible thanks to their presence at the exhibition area. They showed their machines, products and services to the contractors and potential clients that attended the DDR Forum & Expo 2017.

CATERPILLAR launched its new 340F UHD track excavator with a resounding success, while the following supplier companies participated too: LIEBHERR, KEESTRACK, MB DUSTCONTROL, DYNASET, ATLAS COPCO, ARVI, DEMAREC, ARDEN EQUIPMENT, VTN EUROPE, LEOTECH, HIDRARAM, GRABIRON, ROTAR, DemTech-LaBounty, SPRAYSTREAM, ANTEA GROUP and DDB.

In addition, the contractor companies DESPE and VI.BI, as well as the next fair INTERMAT 2018, supported the event.

EDA General Assembly 2017
In the frame of the DDR Forum & Expo 2017, several National Associations have internal meetings, included the European Demolition Association, that on Wednesday 14 celebrated its annual General Assembly meeting. The members reviewed the main subjects of the association and decided how to face the key projects in the future
In addition, there was time to create an overview of the demolition situation in each country, where the delegates shared the forecasts for the future.

The following representatives of the national associations were present in the meeting:
• CASO (Belgium): Mr. Johan D’Hooghe and Mr. Kees J. De Groot
• FDA (Finland): Mr. Janne Salonen and Ms. Riikka Kinnunen
• SNED (France): Mr. Sebastien Sureau, Mr. Nathanaël Cornet-Philippe and Mr. Patrick Frye
• DA (Germany): Mr. Andreas Pocha
• NAD (Italy): Mr. Stefano Panseri and Ms. Maria Beatrice Celino
• AEDED (Spain): Mr. Francisco Cobo and Mr. Daniel Anka
• RIV (Sweden): Mr. Igor Kecskés-Maconkai
• NFDC (United Kingdom): Mr. William Sinclair, Mr. Howard Button and Mr. Paul Brown
• SDA (Serbia): Mr. Dejan Bojovic

Demolition & Decontamination Annual Convention 2018
The next annual event of the European Demolition Association, EDA, will take place from 7th to 9th of June in Vienna, Austria. Further information will be provided in the following weeks.

European Demolition Association, EDA
The European Demolition Association, EDA, was founded in 1978 and is the European platform for national demolition associations, demolition contractors and suppliers. EDA organizes every year activities to get together the demolition industry from all over Europe. The most important one is the Annual Convention, a meeting that includes technical part with presentations about key topics and optional leisure activities. EDA represents thousands of companies, through its national associations and direct members.

DDR Expo website: www.ddrexpo.com
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpeCljhXqtM&feature=youtu.be

Source: European Demolition Association