IACDS Annual Convention 2017



In 2017, the International Association of Concrete Drillers & Sawers, IACDS, celebrated its first Annual Convention, its most important activity along the year.

It took place in Vienna, Austria, on May 18th-20th.

The Annual Convention combined professional content through several conference sessions related to key topics for the professionals of the concrete drilling and sawing industry around the globe, as well as leisure activities (dinners, tours, etc.) in order to promote the fraternization and networking among our participants.


Best moments of the IACDS Annual Convention 2017



Thursday, May 18th


Professional program

14:00 Workshop: “Marketing the expertise of the specialists. How to promote the specialized industry.”

16:00 IACDS Board meeting (for Board members only)


All participants

18:00 Welcome cocktail


Friday, May 19th


Professional program

8:00 Welcome coffee and networking

9:00 Opening of the IACDS conference (interpretation English-German)

Conference session 1:

  • Addressing risks to workers from exposure to respirable crystalline silica, Mr. Frank David, delegate of French Drillers and Sawers Association, SNED
  • IACDS Guidelines for anchoring of sawing and drilling equipment, Mr. Martin Goedickemeier, delegate of HILTI
  • New tools and technologies, new challenges and new business opportunities, Mr. Michael Findeis, delegate of German Drillers and Sawers Association, FBS

Coffee break and networking

Conference session 2:

  • IACDS Standard for tolerances on concrete sawing and drilling, Mr. Philippe Wingeier, delegate of Swiss Drillers and Sawers Association, SVBS
  • Beyond health & safety regulations: the critical issues to protect the workers and promote the concrete sawing and drilling applications, delegates of Swedish Drillers and Sawers Association, HIB
  • Professional Card for concrete sawing and drilling workers, Mr. Jose Blanco, general secretary of IACDS

13:00 Lunch and networking

15:00 IACDS General Assembly

17:30 End of the IACDS General Assembly


Leisure program for companions

9:30-17:00 Leisure program:

  • Guided visit of Belvedere Palace
  • Lunch


All participants

19:00 Departure from the hotel

19:30 Gala dinner (optional activity)


Saturday, May 20th


All participants

9:30-15:00 Leisure program

  • Guided visit of the Schonbrunn Palace
  • Panoramic tour
  • Lunch
  • Guided walk through the historical center



The IACDS Annual Convention 2017 was held at:

Hilton Vienna Plaza
Schottenring 11
1010 Vienna (AUSTRIA)



If the event was interesting for you, we kindly invite you to participate in IACDS.