IADC Networking Event in Hilvarenbeek

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Almost 60 young employees from four members of International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) came together on June 12, 2019, at the Hilvaria Studios in Hilvarenbeek, the Netherlands.

René Kolman, Secretary General of IADC, welcomed the participants and started with an introduction of IADC, what the association stands for and its activities.

After this short introduction, Serge De Gheldere came on stage. Serge is Founder and CEO of Futureproofed and a well-known and inspirational speaker about the exciting prospects of a fossil-free, circular economy.

In his presentation, “Future and Innovation” he educated the participants about climate change aspects and developments.

The next presentation was given by Frank Verhoeven, President of IADC and member of various supervisory boards like Deltares, an independent institute for applied research in the field of water and soil.

With his presentation “Drivers of the Industry”, Frank spoke about drivers like ‘World trade and trends’, ‘Energy demand: oil and gas’, ‘Urban development’, ‘Environmental awareness and dredging’, ‘Climate change’ and ‘Tourism’. He closed his session with a few words on the development of dredging equipment and the developments within the IADC member companies with a focus of the types of contracts.

After lunch the plenary session continued with a lecture by Prof. Julius Sen.

Julius is Associate Director and Senior Programme Adviser at the London School of Economics Enterprise. His areas of responsibility include project design and delivery of executive education and consultancy programmes relating to economic and trade policy issues especially as they relate to globalization debates.

His approach is to explore political management issues arising from these debates and to look at policy options to advance developed and transition economies.

The rest of the afternoon was filled with 2 workshops, called Drivers and Innovation.


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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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