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4th European Dredging Summit

Date: 6th March 2019 - 7th March 2019 Location: Rotterdam - The Netherlands

Join us at 4th Dredging Summit Europe taking place in Rotterdam, The Netherlands on 6th – 7th March. 

The world in which dredging industry operates, is rapidly changing. Climate changes, regulations, technological innovations and global trade developments with emphasis on sustainability have significant impact on dredging. We are also witnessing on the client demands and with these in the role of dredging contractors.

Where will the effect be felt the most and what business strategies do we see emerging dredging industry in future?

The latest in ACI’s global series of dredging summit will once again bring together leading experts from across the sector for two days of engaging presentations and interactive discussions tackling the latest challenges & opportunities facing the European dredging industry.

This event has varied programme, balancing the focuses in different disciplines of the industry. Hear from an outstanding line-up of the industry’s leading executives and decision makers & network in an informal environment with a relatively small, targeted, senior-level audience from the dredging industry.

Previous Attendees Include:

SABT * Transport Malta * Port of Tallinn * Verstegen Grijpers * Dublin Port Company * Jetro London * Trelleborg Engineered Products * Victaulic * COWI A/S * Ocean Dredging DM Inc * Clariant SE, Sucursal En España * Peab Grundläggning AB * Patzold, Köbke Engineers GmbH & Co. KG * Clariant Produkle (Deutschland) GmbH * Heinrich Hirdes GmbH * Rosmorport * The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) * European Commission * London Port Authority * European Commission D.G. Mobility & Transport * International Chamber Of Shipping * Aquafact International Services Ltd * Greenhalgh Associates * EnviroCentre Ltd. * LLC Composit * 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 * 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 and many more…


6th March 2019
7th March 2019
Event Category:


Ana Duvancic – Content
Tel: +44 (0) 203 141 0611
Mado Lampropoulou – Marketing, Sales & Media Partnerships
+ 44 (0) 203 141 0607
Krisztina Gyulavári – Sponsorship
+44 754 923 2644
Jayme Burns – Logistics
+44 (0) 203 141 0640


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.
Rotterdam, Netherlands
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Key Topics Include:

  • Future economic trends & keeping up with environmental legislations at European market
  • The importance of monitoring for effective project development: Measuring, designing and implementing
  • Challenges and possibilities of being financed by EU
  • Impacts and benefits of Water Injection Dredging
  • Sediment Management: Innovative Use and Beneficial Reuse of Dredged Materials
  • Cost effective & green solutions: Dredging as the answer to climate changes
  • Cities & Ports: Improving relationship with local authorities
  • The need of control emission & ensuring new investments: Effective Operations for dredging companies



  • Carlos Botana Legaron, Head of Sustainability, Vigo Port Authority
  • Bernard Malherbe, Director Project Development, Jan De Nul Group
  • Mark Simmonds, Policy Manager, British Ports Association
  • Niels Kiersgard, Port Engineer Manager, LINDØ port of ODENSE A/S
  • MATEJ SOCUVKA, Production Manager, PROGROUPE
  • Frits Van Den Boogaard, Business Development Manager, ROYAL SMALS NV

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

Our delegates will be drawn from the Port Authorities of Europe, Harbour Masters, Port Managers, Bulk Terminals Managers, Project Owners, Dredging Companies, Dredging Contractors, Local Authorities, Government Officials, Environmental Managers, Approvals Managers, Marine Engineers, Geotechnical Engineers, Infrastructure Managers, Operations Managers, Port Engineers, Hydrographic Surveyors/Geologists, Civil/ Environmental Engineers, Consulting Engineers, Dredging Technology Providers, Managing Director, Dredging Managers, Project Managers, Civil/Dredging Managers & Engineers



If you would like to be considered as a speaker at the event for a 30-45 minute presentation, please submit an abstract for consideration to:

Ana Duvancic

Phone: +44 (0) 20 3141 0611

E-mail: aduvancic@acieu.net



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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:

Krisztina Gyulavari

Phone: +1 929 331 6835

E-mail: kvari@acieu.net




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