Austrian association president to chair WDS conference

Demolition & Recycling International (D&Ri) is delighted to announce the second session chair for the World Demolition Summit (WDS), which takes place in Vienna, Austria, on 16 and 17 November.

Thomas Kasper, president, Austrian Construction Materials Recycling Association Thomas Kasper will chair the World Demolition Summit conference alongside EDA president Stefano Panseri. (Photo: Thomas Kasper)

Thomas Kasper, president of the Austrian Construction Materials Recycling Association (BRV), will share charing duties with Stefano Panseri, his counterpart at the European Demolition Asssociation, who was announced last month.

Thomas who is also enviromental protection officer at construction company the Porr Group, where he head ups waste management and recycling, has been president of the BRV since 2016.

In addition he is vice-president of the European Association for Recycling, and is part of the national and European standardisation processes for aggregates.

A graduate engineer in environmental and water management, he took the qualifying examination as a government-approved master builder in 2009 and gained a master’s degree in Law Sciences for years later.

The WDS is organised by D&Ri in co-operation with the European Demolition Association and the US National Demolition Association. Headline sponsor is Volvo Construction Equipment.

For more details of the event, including speakers, awards shortlists and how to register as a delegate, please visit

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