NEW DATES: Sunday 26th to Tuesday 28th September 2021
The Maastricht Exhibition & Conference Centre, Maastricht, The Netherlands

The 11th World Conference on Explosives and Blasting will now take place from the 26th – 28th September 2021. This change in dates by one week has been necessary, as the city of Maastricht hosts a famous International art exhibition, which due to COVID, has had to move from June to September 2021.

EFEE is 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 September.

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.

About the Conference

The EFEE World Conference has established itself as one of the key international explosives forums. Our Helsinki conference in 2019 was attended by over 400 delegates from 52 countries with a large exhibition including some of the largest names in the industry.

The conference includes technical presentations, technical excursions, educational workshops, welcome drinks reception, unique local gala dinner and partner activities.

Call for papers

We have extended the deadline to submit abstracts to Friday 2 April. If you wish to submit an abstract for the technical programme please following the guidelines shown in this email.


The 11th World Conference on Explosives and Blasting will take place at The Maastricht Exhibition and Conference Centre (MECC). The MECC has just completed a full refurbishment and offers considerable conference space throughout the exhibition, technical rooms and catering areas which will allow us to deliver a safe conference incorporating COVID-19 restrictions.
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Download our First Circular

To view our first circular containing further information regarding the conference, technical committee and abstract submission please click here.

Submitting an Abstract

Thank you to all of you that have already submitted an abstract for the conference. We have extended the deadline to submit abstracts to Friday 2 April, here are the abstract guidelines:

– Between 200 and 400 words
– Not of a commercial or advertising nature
– Produced in English
– Extended Deadlines: Please submit by 2 April 2021

Displayed in the following order:

– Author(s)
– Title
– Project Summary
– Conclusions
– Recommendations

The document can include tables and images but must not exceed 15mb.

Please visit the conference website to upload your abstract by Friday 2 April 2021.

Conference Website
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