Help us celebrate the Silver Jubilee of IACDS in 2020

Published 27/12, 2019 at 16:39

At this time of year people usually take stock of how the year has gone, look back to see the goals achieved and set new objectives for the new year. As my first year as president of the International Association of Concrete Drillers and Sawers, I also want to share with you my assessment of 2019 and the projects which we are starting in 2020.

In 2019 the association has continued to see membership grow and due to my Austrian roots, I am especially proud of the incorporation of the Austrian national association, VBS. I am convinced that together we will keep growing in order to give greater recognition to the industry and we will continue to promote new contacts and exchange of best practices at an international level. Proof of this is was the 8th edition of the Diamond Award. This year we had a record number of entries, both in the ‘Best job’ and ‘Best product’ categories. I encourage all professionals to participate in the next edition of the Diamond Award in 2022. The awards ceremony will take place during bauma 2022 and we will of course look forward to seeing you in Munich!

This year also marked a milestone in the history of IACDS. For the first time since its foundation, the association has launched the first Yearbook with the participation of members and national associations. I invite you to meet us at www.iacds.org/yearbook.

How is 2020 presented? I would like to have a crystal ball to know how the market and our sector will evolve; however, the Three Wise Men have not yet brought it to me. So, the only thing I can tell you is that good times should be enjoyed with the people we love, our family, friends and colleagues, and when difficult times come, you have to rely on these networks. I encourage you all to join the national associations of your countries to build a strong network with which to share the good and the bad times. 

What I can definitely tell you about 2020 is that we do have several interesting projects in the pipe line, with the most significant for us being the 25th anniversary of IACDS. You are all invited to celebrate our Silver Jubilee on 25 March in Willingen, Germany. We look forward to seeing you!

My best wishes for the New Year.
Michael Findeis, President of IACDS 

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