EWJI Annual Convention 2017


EWJI celebrated its Annual Convention 2017, in Madrid (Spain) on February 10th, which meant an excellent opportunity to network and meet colleagues, contractors, manufacturers, associations and other agents related with the water jetting industry.

The European Water Jetting Institute celebrated the first Forum last 14th October 2015 in Brussels, Belgium. After that, EWJI organized its first Water Jetting Convention, which was held on 17th October 2016 in Cologne, Germany.

Best moments of EWJI Annual Convention 2017

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Thursday, February 9th

For delegates of the Spanish associations

16:00-18:00 General Assembly of the Spanish Industry

For all participants

19:30 Departure from the hotel for the informal dinner downtown Madrid:

Friday, February 10th

Multilingual conference with simultaneous interpretation (English-Spanish)

08:30 –  Opening of the Exhibition area and registration

Session 1

  • Welcome and Opening
    Mr. Jose Blanco, Secretary of EWJI
  • Water jetting in the USA
    Mr. Bill Gaff, chairman of WJTA-IMCA
  • Water jetting for construction and surface preparation in Spain
    Mr. Eduardo Martínez, president of AETAC
  • Industrial cleaning in France. Presentation of S3C
    Mr. Stuart Harwood, president of S3C

Coffee break and networking

Session 2

  • Water jetting in Portugal
    Ms. Maria Celeste Simões, delegate of UNDER PRESSURE
  • Industrial cleaning in The Netherlands and Belgium. Presentation of SIR
    Mr. Hans Buitendijk, vice-president of SIR
  • Industrial cleaning in Spain
    Mr. Jesús García, delegate of ASELIME

Networking lunch

Session 3

  • The view and experiences of asset owners
    Mr. Francesco Menci, Direction Hygiène Sécurité Environnement of TOTAL
  • Developing communication and marketing for the water jetting industry
    Mr. Bas Buhrmann, Rental and Sales Manager of DOORNBOS
  • Round table with all the panelists

Coffee break and networking

  • General Assembly of EWJI

16:30 End of the conference sessions

19:30 Departure from the hotel for the formal dinner downtown Madrid:


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