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Dredging Days 2021 Programme Launches and Registrations Open

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We are excited to announce that CEDA Dredging Days 2021 © programme is being finalised and registrations for our flagship event are now open.

This year, CEDA Dredging Days will be a virtual event and the Organising and Technical Papers and Programme Committees have pulled out all the stops to ensure that it remains the best use of two days for dredging professionals in the region. CEDA is working with virtual event veterans, Outsourced Events, to make sure that Dredging Days 2021 offers everything that participants would expect from the event.

Dredging Days 2021 programme now online

Dredging Days 2021 focusses strongly on ‘Sustainable Dredging and Innovation – The science. The practice. The business’. The sessions cover new technologies and the way the industry does business, all viewed through the lens of sustainable best practice. The programme is now available and can be explored on the conference website.


The conference opens with a keynote session ‘The impact of the digital revolution on the dredging industry’. In the session, two bright minds, Bob de Wit, Professor of Strategic Leadership at Nyerode Business University, and Cees van Rhee, Professor of Dredging Engineering at Delft University of Technology, share their insights about how the world, and the dredging industry, will look in the future.

Over the two-day event, participants can expect to see sessions on topics including:

  • Developments in modelling and measuring hydraulic transport.
  • Innovations in dredging equipment and technology.
  • Fine sediment dynamics.
  • Building bridges between dredging and finance for sustainable projects.
  • Beneficial Sediment Use - overcoming costs, legislation and technical challenges towards sustainable development.
  • Assessing environmental turbidity limits.
  • Energy transition in the dredging industry - providing insights from national strategies and international reduction targets, and offering potential technical solutions.
  • A special Young CEDA session where CEOs will answer to the industry’s young professionals.

In addition to the high-quality technical papers and panel discussions, that participants expect, there will still be many of the popular sessions, including Young CEDA Rapid Fire and the presentation of the IADC Young Author’s Award.
In the last, highly interactive session of the conference, participants will explore and identify viable, actionable options for preparing their respective businesses for the turbulent transitions forecast in the opening session.

The two days will be interspersed with opportunities for AI based matchmaking, to make appointments, grab a drink, or lunch, network in the thematic coffee lounges and chat rooms. There will also be plenty of opportunities to visit the virtual exhibition and speak directly to sponsors in their booths.

Full details of the conference programme, and registration details, can be found on the conference website.

Book your place and register a young professional for free

The CEDA Board and Organising Committee are particularly pleased that, in making it a virtual conference, Dredging Days 2021 will be much more accessible to the wider dredging community, across the entire CEDA region. It will be much easier for students and young dredging professionals to participate. To facilitate that for CEDA member companies, CEDA is offering a free place to a young dredging professional in your company when you book a place.


Support the Dredging Days – the dredging community’s most important event in the EMEA region

Full details of CEDA Dredging Days 2021 can be found on the conference website. Here, organisations that want to support the event, and access the professional dredging community, can find out more about sponsorship and exhibiting as well.