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3rd European Dredging Summit

Date: 28th February 2018 - 1st March 2018 Location: Bremen - Germany
Collaborative strategies for efficient and environmentally beneficial operations in a changing climate and economy

The latest in ACI’s global series of dredging summits, the 3rd European Dredging Summit (28th Feb-1st March 2018) will once again bring together leading experts and stakeholders from across the sector for two days of engaging presentations and interactive discussions tackling the latest challenges and opportunities facing the global dredging industry.

The world’s economic and physical landscapes are shifting. Changes in climate, funding and global trade are mirrored in changing client needs and contractor offerings.

Join us for a balanced programme of technical, commercial, environmental and case-study-based discussions, and to meet industry thought leaders and senior-level decision-makers in an informal environment ideal for sharing ideas and making new contacts.

Previous Edition’s Attendees Included: Port Split Authority * Brave Heart Marine BV* Meyer Van Der Kamp * Hahlbrock Marine Technologie * Eddelbüttel + Schneider GmbH / ContiTech AG * Tauw GmbH * Van Oord Dredging and Marine Contractors Bv * Blohm+Voss GmbH * Hegemann GmbH * DEME * Pella Sietas GmbH * Port of Rotterdam * Shannon Foynes Port Company * Patzold Koebke Engineers GmbH & Co. KG * Star Information Systems * Nordsee Nassbagger – Und Tiefbau GmbH * Omya International * Femern A/S * LLC Composit * University Federal Fluminense * Aquafact International Services Ltd * Van Den Herik Sliedrecht * Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company LLC * Damen Shipyards Gorinchem * Greenhalgh Associates / FIDIC Dredging and Reclamation Contract Update Task Group * PANOLIN International * AECOM * Keating Chambers * Hülskens Wasserbau GmbH & Co. KG * Global Ports Research Alliance/ Ports And Logistics Consultants Ltd * Groningen Seaports NV * Dredging Marine Offshore Services * EnviroCentre Limited * Boskalis Hirdes * Rohde Nielsen A/S * Clariant SE, Sucursal En España * Rohde Nielsen A/S and many more…


28th February 2018
1st March 2018
Event Category:


Mado Lampropoulou – Marketing, Sales & Media Partnerships
+ 44 (0) 203 141 0607
Krisztina Gyulavári – Sponsorship
+44 (0) 754 923 2644
Jayme Burns – Logistics
+44 (0) 203 141 0640
Mikhail Kryukov – Content
+44 (0) 20 3141 0649


We will confirm the venue approximately 4-6 weeks before the event to ensure we find the most suitable space because numbers can vary dramatically. There will be a discounted accommodation rate for conference attendees.
Bremen, Germany
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– Looking to the future of the dredging sector: market projections and economic outlooks

– Case studies: lessons learned from projects completed and challenges overcome

– Discussing the next level of cooperation needed to adapt to a changing climate

– Management and beneficial reuse of sediment and dredged materials

– Effectively drafting contracts to streamline projects and avoid disputes

– Fostering stakeholder collaboration and communication for mutual benefit

– Reducing emissions and environmental impact

– Innovative techniques and technology for precise, efficient and cost-effective dredging

Confirmed speakers at our 2018 edition include:

  • Maria-Cristina Marolda, Policy Officer Innovation & Research, European Commission
  • John Dillon-Leetch, CEO, London Port Authority
  • Prof. George Fleming, Chairman, EnviroCentre Ltd.
  • Brendan O’Connor, Managing Director, Aquafact International Services Ltd
  • John Greenhalgh, Director, Greenhalgh Associates
  • John Bradshaw, Technical Director, International Chamber Of Shipping


If you would like to be considered as a speaker for the event with a 20-45 minute presentation, please submit an abstract for consideration to:

Mikhail Kryukov

Tel: +44 (0)20 3141 0649

Email: mkryukov@acieu.net

  • Paris Sansoglou, Secretary General, European Dredging Association
  • Charles H. Johnson, Director of Sales, DSC Dredge, LLC
  • Bernard Malherbe, Director Project Development and Conceptual Design, Jan De Nul NV
  • Edward De Broe, Chief Engineer, Dredging Department, Antwerp Port Authority
  • Captain Hopeton Delisser, Vice President of Harbours & Port Services, Port Authority of Jamaica
  • Dingeman Van Woerden, Manager MTI Consultants, IHC MTI
  • Bill Murchison, International Business Development Manager, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company
  • Siegmund Schlie, Technical Director, Boskalis Hirdes
  • Claudio Buitenhuis, Team Leader, Ports And Marine, Benelux, AECOM
  • William Murchison, International Business Development ManagerGreat Lakes Dredge & Dock Company LLC
  • Arie Noordijk, Head Of Dredging DepartmentPort Of Rotterdam
  • Eertwijn Van Den Dool, Project Director, Groningen Seaports NV
  • Bjarne Holm Jakobsen, Coordinator EnvironmentFemern A/S
  • John Greenhalgh, Director / Chairman, Greenhalgh Associates / FIDIC Dredging And Reclamation Contract Update Task Group
  • Khalid Bichou, Managing DirectorGlobal Ports Research Alliance/ Ports And Logistics Consultants Ltd
  • Brendan O’Connor, Managing DirectorAquafact International Services Ltd
  • Ralf Dopieralla, Director Sales & Business DevelopmentCiDRA Corporate Services
  • David Tenwolde, Managing PartnerDredging Marine Offshore Services
  • Phil Cumberlidge, Business Development ManagerPANOLIN International
  • Samuel Townend, BarristerKeating Chambers
  • John Burtsev, Global Sales Director, LLC Composit
  • Julio Cesar Wasserman,Professor, University Federal Fluminense
  • George Fleming, FounderEnviroCentre Ltd

ACI’s events attract a targeted group of senior level executives with a strict focus on end-users from the industry.

Our delegates will be drawn from leading…

  • Dredging companies and contractors
  • Ports, port authorities and terminal operators
  • Industry associations
  • Project owners and local authorities
  • Policy-makers, regulators and government agencies
  • Technology and equipment suppliers
  • Environmental agencies
  • Hydrographic surveyors, geologists, civil and environmental engineers
  • Consultants, academics and research institutes

Composit, LLC was founded in 1992 and specializes in research, development and manufacture of rubber products. Nowadays the rubber goods Composit are successfully used in both mining and dredging industries. High quality of our products is confirmed by numerous tests, customer reviews, diplomas and certificates obtained during various competitions and exhibitions. The company’s mobility, knowledge and experience of skilled specialists result in constant developing and extending of the products range that let us expand into new markets.




ACI has put together a range of packages to suit your requirements. These range from branding options, to full scale partner solutions and can be tailored to meet your objectives and budgets.

If you are launching a new product or service and wish to gain visibility and brand recognition within your industry, contact us today!

For commercial opportunities, please contact:

Kristina Gyulavari

Tel: +44 7549 232644

Email: kvari@acieu.net

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3rd European Dredging Summit - Conference Pass (inc. documentation pack)£1,315.00Inclusive of £280 early bird discount - Standard delegate rate: £1,595
3rd European Dredging Summit - Documentation Package Only£420.00
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