The EFEE World Conference on Explosives and Blasting has established itself as one of the key international blasting events. Our Helsinki conference in 2019 was attended by over 400 attendees from 51 countries with a large industry exhibition including the biggest names in the industry. We are excited to announce that the 11th World Conference will be held in the superb city of Maastricht, Netherlands.

As the world begins to recover from COVID-19 the 11th edition of the conference will be an important return to business for the industry. The conference will take place from Sunday 26th to Tuesday 28th September 2021 and includes technical presentations, an industry exhibition, technical excursions, educational workshops, welcome drinks reception and gala dinner.

EFEE are constantly monitoring the COVID situation and recognise that it is hard to predict how the situation will look in September, however, we are hopeful that with vaccines being delivered to countries across the globe, the world will return to a new ‘normal’ by then.

We understand that our delegates and exhibitors need to make commitments that will incur cost, for this reason we will make a final decision by 30 April as to whether the conference can take place or will be postponed.

This unique event draws attention from explosives users, manufacturers and drilling equipment operators as well as researchers and professionals involved in the construction and mining industry.

The technical sessions will be divided into key themes. Authors will present their papers in English to an audience in a lecture style format with some time for questions from the audience.

The conference will focus on practical papers on the following themes:

  • Blast Design Management
  • Blast Vibration and Seismology
  • Blasting Work Experiences
  • Construction, Mining & Quarrying (Blasting)
  • Demolition Blasting
  • EU Directives & Harmonisation Work
  • Explosive Detection for Security
  • Health, Safety & Environment
  • New Applications and Training
  • Technical Development

For any queries please contact us at info@efee2021.com.

COVID 19
The conference will follow strict Covid 19 guidelines, all areas have been designed to accommodate social distancing with greatly increased capacity throughout our exhibition and technical presentation rooms. For further details please contact info@efee2021.com.