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CEDA Dredging Days 2019. Announced programme promises two valuable days

24 June 2019
CEDA Dredging Days 2019. Announced programme promises two valuable days

Announced programme promises two valuable days
7-8 November 2019 at Rotterdam Ahoy in the Netherlands

The Central Dredging Association (CEDA) has announced the programmme for it’s upcoming trademark biennial event.
CEDA Dredging Days© has been the primary i9nternationhal dredging conference in the CEDA region (Europe, Middle East, Africa) for over 40 years. It’s widely considered to be the primary forum for leading researchers, and industry experts, to share ideas, discuss challenges and solutions.

The conference is always well-attended by practitioners, scientists and academics, who represent: port, coastal and environmental authorities; developers and owners of water infrastructure projects; regulators; environmental organisations; conservation bodies; dredging contractors; consultants; designers and builders of dredging and ancillary equipment; academic and research institutions. Thanks to its broad-based audience, CEDA Dredging Days© is also appreciated for the exceptional networking opportunities it offers. 

Programme highlights include:

Panel discussion on energy transition during which several "captains of industry” will give their views on the challenges, pros, and cons of the energy transition in the dredging industry. The panel will represent the full width of the dredging industry: contractors, governments, port authorities, consultancies, suppliers, and knowledge infrastructure.

Three featured presentations by CEDA working groups and commissions about optimised contracting methods; practical considerations for project owners on soil investigation and energy efficiency of dredging projects and equipment.

Eighteen peer-reviewed papers presented by international experts in six technical sessions.

An interactive session on stakeholder involvement during which attendees will be experiencing what it means to engage stakeholders, in practice, and what benefits it can bring. The session will be educational, inspirational, invigorating, and lots of fun!

Young CEDA Pitch Talks sessions with a series of up to eight short, sharp presentations by bright young professionals.

Young CEDA Students programme that enables 50 promising students to participate in the conference and exhibition.

Dredging exhibition, where leading companies showcase their latest products and services.

CEDA Netherlands Reception, a relaxing opportunity for delegates to meet colleagues, make new contacts, and catch up with old friends.

The full programme is available on the conference’s website:

Book your place
To book your place at CEDA Dredging Days 2019 and for detailed information including exhibition and sponsorship opportunities please visit the conference website or contact Sylvia Minten at the Conference Secretariat:

Email: | Telephone: +31 (0)6  1660 3947
Skype: sylvia.minten;

Editor’s info
Date: 7-8 November 2019
Venue: Ahoy Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Registration fees: € 625 (Members of CEDA, EADA and WEDA); € 875 (Non-members); € 500(PhD students); € 50 (Undergraduate students) excl. VAT (21%)
Student programme: CEDA will sponsor the participation of 50 students. Contact Young CEDA via the CEDA Secretariat (; +31 15 268 2575)
Dredging exhibition: 6m2 standard stand € 1 900 for Corporate Members of CEDA and € 2 700 for non-members excl. VAT (21%)
Accommodation:  Blocks of hotel rooms have been reserved at special Europort rates in a variety of hotels. For details and to make a reservation please go to the conference website.
Conference website:
Official hashtag: #dredgingdays

About CEDA Dredging Days
First organised in 1980, CEDA's trademark event, CEDA Dredging Days, has established itself as the primary international dredging conference in the CEDA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa). It is widely considered as an invaluable forum for leading researchers and industry experts to discuss and share dredging challenges, solutions and experiences.

CEDA Dredging Days 2019 will be held in association with Europort 2019, the maritime exhibition for advanced technology. Rotterdam Ahoy, the Netherlands, 5-8 November 2019.

For more information on CEDA Dredging Days 2019 contact:
Anna Csiti
General Manager CEDA
T: +31 (0)6 5050 7336


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