IACDS: Welcome to Willingen!

Published 24/2, 2020 at 11:19

Not only the best ski jumpers come once a year in Willingen, as every three years the north Hessian community becomes the venue for BeBoSa, the largest trade fair for the concrete drilling and sawing industry outside of bauma. This is where the best concrete drillers from Germany and all over the world meet; less to measure each other, rather to take a look at the latest technical developments in the industry and to maintain their personal network.

The industry meeting was initiated by the national association for concrete drilling and sawing Germany e.V. (FBS), with the fourth edition of BeBoSa being characterised by an increasing international appeal, both amongst exhibitors and visitors. This speaks for the quality of the event, which the IACDS also takes into account, with the event also being used to mark its 25th anniversary this year.

The International Association for Concrete Drilling and Sawing (IACDS) was founded 25 years ago by representatives from Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Japan and the USA. The goals from that time are still the goals of today: create a neutral forum, promote international exchange and get better together! Over the years the number of members has grown to eleven national associations and 16 manufacturers and other members. With India, the twelfth national association set to join the IACDS this year.

The 25th anniversary will be celebrated in the run up to BeBoSa on the evening of 25 March 2020 together with delegates from the professional associations from around the world at a gala dinner, where I hope to be able to greet as many of you as possible. The annual general meeting will take place on Thursday 26 March, and, for the first time, the IACDS will be represented at BeBoSa with its own stand in the foyer of the convention centre. Why not use your visit to meet us in person as you will receive a warm welcome. With this in mind, I wish the event every success and interesting discussions among colleagues from all over the world.

Michael Findeis
President of IACDS

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