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IMPERVIUS™ is a conference by the industry for the industry, specially aimed at professionals in the waterproofing bituminous membranes sectors 

The waterproofing bituminous membranes sector totalled in 2017 an estimated production of 755 million sqm in Western Europe. To support this growing market and demand, EDANA introduced a brand new conference in 2019 focussing on the production of waterproofing bituminous membranes.

This 2-day conference is designed to offer great insights, best practices and information on market trends, regulatory and technical topics, environmental aspects as circular economy, as well as potential issues that could affect the whole supply chain.


“The insights and knowledge that we got in these two days were impressive. A great conference in a friendly environment in which we actually get to meet other professionals and share great ideas.”
Ines Antunes, R&D Manager, Polyglass

"Nice and pleasant event.  We appreciated the diversity and quality of the presentations. Timing well managed with enough time for networking and individual discussions." 
Christine Robach, Bitumen Formulation R&D Manager, SOPREMA:

"It was a pleasure to be here and to finally meet face-to-face many contacts. I learned a lot about the bitumen waterproofing membranes this will help me to expand my horizons in this sector”.
Ouahiba Kherrat, Chemist, Sud Etanche

Practical info

Conference hotel

Melia Sitges
Carrer de Joan Salvat Papasseit, 38,
08870 Sitges, Barcelona

You will be able to book a room at preferential rate when registrations open.

Previous edition

IMPERVIUS™, the conference for professionals in Bitumen Waterproofing Membranes highlights on trends and technologies

EDANA closed the first 2019 IMPERVIUS™ conference with a request from the participants to organise it again.

The 2019 IMPERVIUS™, the first Bitumen Waterproofing Membranes Conference, organised in Baveno, Italy on 5-6 June, attracted 93 key players from 61 different companies and 24 countries. Presentations focused on raw material development, processes, development in the MENA region, regulation and environmental opportunities.

There was a general sentiment of deep satisfaction among participants regarding the content of the conference and the networking. The conference opened with a keynote speech on the “Future-Proofing construction in the age of change” given by Frank Hatzack, senior advisor at the Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies.

For EDANA and its members in this sector this conference is the natural extension of a 20 years-long history of unique cooperation in non-competitive areas such as sustainability and market prospectives. This is also a unique example of dialogue between proponents of all technologies for the bitumen waterproofing membranes, including but not exclusively nonwovens ones, in line with EDANA’s Outreach policy” said Pierre Wiertz, General Manager of EDANA. Read more

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IMPERVIUS 2019 Networking Break

IMPERVIUS 2019 Conference IMPERVIUS 2019 Networking Cocktail

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