Words from the EDA President: Don’t stopPublished 15/9 at 10:30
Following the summer break the European Demolition Association returns to the regular activity, focusing on the goals of the future.
As an association, the EDA does not waste time reflecting on the last milestone achieved, but runs towards future goals with increased energy.
The roadmap for the remainder of this year points toward the collaborative marketing campaign “This is Demolition”, launched at the DDR Forum & Expo 2017. This is the first global marketing tool created by the industry to share the work and contribution of our people to society, to engage with the workers related with demolition, decontamination and recycling, and to improve the visibility of the EDA and its members.
We would like to encourage a to visit the dedicated page on the EDA website and complete the form, letting us know what demolition means to you: www.europeandemolition.org/thisisdemolition
The EDA will take into consideration the feedback received to produce focussed deliverables that will help everyone involved in the industry to make a difference. The campaigns aims to enhance the image of the demolition industry and will fine tune our sphere of activity to correlate with modern times in which we work.
Our Statistics Working Group is focussed on preparing the first phase of the European Demolition Industry Report 2018. We realise that the 2017 edition was only launched in June, however, the EDA is ensuring the most up-to-date information is readily available to the industry.
The 2017 publication, which was produced in ten languages and included more visual graphics and comparisons of the trends than in previous years, is up available on request through the EDA website. The 2016 and 2015 editions are also available at: www.europeandemolition.org/industryreport
As part of the EDA’s future goals it is working on the organization of the next Annual Convention, to be held from 7th to 9th June 2018 in Vienna. This event promises to surpass all previous events in many ways. Firstly, in 2018 the EDA achieved the milestone of reaching 40 years since its foundation. To mark this milestone there will be many special surprises and recognitions for members throughout the event.
Secondly, the topic for the Annual Convention will not only be demolition but also decontamination, which will reinforce the idea expressed some years ago that our industry cannot work alone and that collaboration with other trades is necessary to work towards a Circular Economy.
Last, but not least, in June 2018, l will complete my term of office as EDA president, two years, which may be described as some of the most interesting and challenging years in European History.
The EDA was founded in 1978 and is the leading platform for national demolition associations, demolition contractors and suppliers. The EDA has a strong focus on developments in Europe, which are of interest to the demolition industry.