IACDS Annual Convention 2023 to be held in Venice, Italy

Published 24/4 at 12:11

It is time for the IACDS annual meeting 2023, with the last time the industry met was at bauma in November 2022.

IACDS returns in 2023 stronger than ever. As presented in PDi issue 1-2023, this time IACDS will travel to Venice. The IACDS Annual Meeting 2023 will be held from the 25 to 27 May. There is still time to register for the event or become a sponsor. The meeting will provide an excellent opportunity to reunite with colleagues and professionals from the industry. The event is open to all professionals, direct members of IACDS, members of the national associations, and other organisations. The chosen venue is the Four Points by Sheraton Venice, Mestre Via Don Luigi Peron 4, Mestre, Italy, 30174.

This year’s IACDS annual convention is sponsored by Hilti (Silver sponsor) and GSSI, Heger Diamond Tools, Husqvarna and Solga Diamant (Bronze sponsors).


Conference programme

The programme for the event consists of:

Thursday 25 May 2023

15:00h – IACDS board of directors Meeting

16:00h – General Assembly meeting

17:30h – End of the professional programme with a coffee break, networking and exhibition

19:00h – Formal dinner to take place on the ship Galeone Veneziano II.

Friday 26 May 2023

09:00h – Official opening

Conference session 1

•    Case story: Dismantling radioactive waste in concrete drums given by Mr. Roderich Braun, Braun Rückbautechnologien GmbH, comprising of such topics as the difference between homogenous and inhomogenous drums; why is there a need to dismantle them; how are the concrete drums dismantled.

•    Industry topic: How to recruit and find people, given by Martin Goedickmeir, Hilti. This will comprise of such topics as the changing recruitment environment; the shortage of labour; how to become visible and attractive for employees and aspects of equipment and the working environment.

•    Marketing and Internet, given by Mr. Gian Luca Benci, Alias, consisting of getting the industry known and how to create more impact.

Coffee break, networking and exhibition

Conference session 2

•    Case story: Dry cutting of Belgian Reactor 3 Bioshield by Bart Geerkens, Iinterboring BV, covering such topics as status, techniques and lessons learned.

•    Industry topics: How do we sell the benefits of our companies to attract labour, given by Ms. Julie White, D-Drill Masters Drillers Ltd.

•    Can we create a global training and certification model? Presented by Mr. Joel Vinsant, DSA and Mr. Jose Blanco, IACDS. The rationale is that does the industry need international training standards to attract newcomers from a global audience; should we share a common platform for training and qualifications and should the drilling and sawing industry seek acknowledgement as a specialist professional trade.

Light lunch, networking, and exhibition

15:00h – End of the professional programme

19:00h – Informal dinner


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