CDE Global Virtual Symposium For Wet Processing Will Return

CDE’s global virtual conference will return for 2021 to bring industry leaders together to share their experience and expertise on a range of materials processing topics. Following the virtual event in October 2020, which featured 100+ industry professionals speaking at 90 sessions over two days, the 2021 symposium will extend to cover three days. 

Running from May 18-20, the virtual event will focus on examining the challenges most operators face on a day-to-day basis, on transforming materials and processes, on unlocking hidden value, commercial opportunities and diversification, optimizing efficiencies and maximizing returns. CDE experts, together with a host of guests and industry figures, will facilitate thought-provoking virtual seminars across the three days, sharing expert insights for various markets, educational and dynamic live presentations and panel discussions, as well as a series of informative project case studies.

Hosted live, the discussions will once again be facilitated across multiple different virtual seminar rooms, each aligned to international time zones and with a number of dedicated language seminars to enhance accessibility. The Australasia Market will be catered to on May 18, the Middle East and Africa Market as well as the wider European Market on May 19, and the Americas Market on May 20.

During breaks between each session, networking chat rooms will provide attendees with ample opportunities to discuss the learnings and insights, as well as create connections with industry-leading experts.

Exploring the benefits of concrete recycling, a panel discussion between CDE Business Development Manager Laurenz Peschke and Technical Service Installation Manager Brian Barndt, with Todd Ruttura from Ruttura & Sons Construction in New York, will discuss CDE’s solutions for concrete recycling and talk about the customized solution created for the company and the many benefits and use for recycled concrete.

For quarry operators contemplating the hidden value in existing operations, the symposium will include a roundtable discussion with customers in the sand and aggregates industry who maximized their production by investing in advanced wet processing technologies.

CDE’s Business Development Director Darren Eastwood will lead a session on how companies can be sustainably profitable, transforming construction, demolition and excavation (C, D & E) waste and contaminated soils into certified saleable in-spec products. U.S. customers, including Posillico Materials LLC, will share its experience on waste recycling and the high quality of its final products.

In a look ahead to the market scenario for North America in the next 10 years, industry professionals will share their views on construction industry trends, including a potential decline in quarrying and higher demand in urban recycling, plus recycling other inert materials such as contaminated soils, ash from incineration, harbor dredge and others.

The program also includes a number of presentations, including overcoming complex technical challenges that require specific expertise through customized wet processing solutions with guaranteed performance.

Marc Jennings, chief executive officer at CDE, said, “As we adapt and change to life in this new world, we will continue to share our expertise and learn from leading industry professionals, to create our best world a ton at a time. We are excited to announce our hugely successful virtual symposium will return for 2021 as a way to learn together, wherever in the world we are. 

“Extending to three days, our virtual conference will host live seminars in multiple languages, carefully curated to facilitate different time zones so we can engage in real-time with customers, peers and industry leaders to address issues of the day, innovative technological advances and of course opportunities as we emerge from the current global crisis.” 

Registration is free, but places will be limited for some roundtable and seminar sessions. For more information about the event or to register, please visit

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