The EDA 2016 Annual Convention gathered the main professionals of the European demolition

Published 24/6, 2016 at 15:34

The European Demolition Association, EDA, organized its Annual Convention 2016, which was held on June 9th – 11th, in Glasgow, Scotland (UK). Contractors, manufacturers and associations of demolition industry in Europe met with the aim of protecting its interests around the continent. The EDA 2016 Annual Convention included conferences, presentations about new developments, case stories and round tables discussion.

The high quality of the speakers in the Conference program, the presence of important sponsors in an active and friendly exhibitor’s area, an emotional Gala dinner, as well as, an enjoyable leisure program, made this event a successful meeting for more 150 attendants.


The first activity of the EDA Annual Convention 2016 was a workshop on Thursday June 9, called “Assessment of Construction and Demolition Waste Streams prior to Demolition or Renovation of Buildings and Infrastructures.” After the workshop, and just before the Welcome cocktail, the EDA General Assembly was held with the objective of creating an overview of the demolition situation in each country, between others topics.


On Friday the professional program was moderated by Howard Button, Chief Executive Officer of the National Federation of Demolition Contractors, NFDC. The conference started with a welcome by the past president of EDA, Pilar de la Cruz, who welcomed the almost 120 attendants in the Conference room thanking their presence and the support of the sponsors: LIEBHERR, ARDEN EQUIPMENT, MANTOVANIBENNE, ROTAR, RITCHIE BROS, SMH, NPK, LEHNHOFF, DEMAREC, CATERPILLAR, HYDRARAM, STANLEY LABOUNTY, KOMATSU, KOCUREK and JCB.


The day continued with a large number of speeches. A more detailed article about the convention will be published in PDi 4-2016.


In the evening, the participants enjoyed a Gala Dinner in the historic Trades Hall of Glasgow, which provided a relaxed atmosphere to the professionals at the Annual Convention.


At the Gala Dinner past president Pilar de la Cruz, made a speech and especially thanked the Gala   Dinner sponsor, LIEBHERR and its delegate, Mr. Darren Bennet. At the end of the dinner, it was time for the awards and recognitions. This meant the last action of Pilar de la Cruz as a president of EDA, because just after that, in an emotional speech, she named Mr. William Sinclair as a new president, who thanked the presence in that moment of important people for him during his career. Finally, the first action of William Sinclair as a president was to announce Pilar de la Cruz as a member of the Club of Honor.

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