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CEDA Dredging Days 2017: Conference and exhibition
An invitation from the CEDA President

Sustainable dredging – continued benefits
9-10 November 2017, Ahoy Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Events - Dredging Days 2017 - PoliteLaboyrieThe Central Dredging Association (CEDA) has a long tradition of delivering thought-provoking and well-curated technical conferences. CEDA Dredging Days 2017 is no exception and I’m pleased to invite you to attend what promises to be another outstanding event.

In nearly 40 years, CEDA Dredging Days has grown to become the primary event for dredging professionals in the CEDA region. It’s where they expect to meet relevant people from the sector and hear the latest industry developments. As a result, it’s widely regarded as a must-attend event and the best use of two days out of the office!

This year’s event will focus on the continued benefits of dredging projects that add value to nature, society and economy, and minimise potential negative impacts. CEDA Dredging Days 2017 has been carefully curated by our technical committee and will showcase the sustainable character of modern dredging projects.

Some highlights will include:

  • The launch of our new book on the subject. Prepared in association with IADC members, it will be the next standard guideline for the dredging community.
  • A technical programme of 19 peer-reviewed papers presented by international experts on: Environment and monitoring; Developments in instrumentation; Sustainable working methods and equipment; Innovative solutions. Plus an Academic Session showcasing up-to-the-minute research papers.
  • The brand new, and already very active, Dredging Management Commission will be presenting their first work: CEDA’s Checklist for Successful Dredging Management.
  • A site visit to the largest monumental inland waterway lock in the Netherlands, the Princess Beatrix Lock, which is to be expanded after 77 years, hosted by project consortium member Jan De Nul

At Dredging Days 2015, we had our first interactive session which was an open debate for more than 150 delegates. If you missed it last time, it will be back by popular demand and promises to be even bigger. Organised by the Dredging Management Commission, particularly for those involved in contracts, it will focus on contractual problems and how to avoid them.

As a further innovation, we’ve introduced an event which will add a new dimension to your networking and knowledge exchange. The Break-ice-fast event will be a fun and unorthodox opportunity to meet fellow participants, and share ideas, during a facilitated networking breakfast.

Events - Dredging Days 2017 - sponsors-07-24 As usual, alongside the technical sessions, there will be many opportunities for delegates to relax, network and swap notes over drinks, including the very popular CEDA Netherlands Reception, generously sponsored by iPS Powerful People, Royal HaskoningDHV and Svasek Hydraulics. Co-located in the Dredging exhibition, there will also be the chance to meet leading companies as they showcase their latest products and services.

I hope you’ll join us for this splendid opportunity to meet new people, and get an update on how the dredging industry is developing.

Also, such a great event would not be possible without our sponsors, Antea Group, Royal IHC, Wärtsilä and Damen Dredging Equipment, and our media partner, IHS DPC, so I would like to thank them for their valuable support.

See you in Rotterdam!

Polite Laboyrie
President CEDA