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The British Drilling Association (BDA) is the UK's trade association for the ground drilling industry.

External Events

Hillhead 2018 - June
The British Drilling Association (BDA) is pleased to announce its support of Hillhead 2018 [26-28 June 2018, Hillhead Quarry Buxton UK]. Hillhead 2018 is the largest exhibition of its kind anywhere in the world. Held in a limestone quarry in the heart of the Derbyshire countryside, Hillhead 2018 is the must attend event for anyone involved in quarrying, mining, recycling, heavy construction, materials handling, concrete, asphalt, road surfacing, civil engineering, plant hire, demolition and landfill.

The event includes working demonstration areas that make the event unique. This year’s four separate demonstration areas are:
  • Quarry face for large excavators, face shovels, hydraulic breakers, wheel loaders and dump trucks
  • Rock processing for crushers, screens, scalping grids and stockpiling conveyors
  • Recycling area for crushing, shredding, screening and washing equipment
  • Registration area for rock processing and recycling demonstrations
The event, held every two years, is attended by thousands of visitors from across Europe and beyond by those involved in the mineral products, construction equipment and recycling industries.

Tickets for the event are free and can be obtained through the event’s dedicated website: where more information, including information about exhibiting can be found.

Brownfield Briefing Site Investigation - 28th June 2018
The British Drilling Association (BDA) is pleased to announce it has negotiated a 10% member discount for those wishing to attend or exhibit at the Brownfield Briefing’s annual Site Investigation conference that will take place in London on 28 June 2018.

This annual event takes a close-up look at the latest innovative site investigation techniques, and advances in modelling and data analysis - all of which can help to significantly improve the quality of contaminated land risk assessments.

Attendees to the event will pick up the tools and techniques to achieve a robust, cost-effective and solution-driven contaminated land risk assessment, helping to better target, and thus reduce the cost of remediation, whilst ensuring regulatory requirements are met.

This one-day event will provide practical insights from key industry experts and will be of great benefit to both local authority regulators, and their consultants and contractors.

To qualify for your 10% discount off the standard delegate or exhibitor rate use code BDA10 at time of booking and email or call their sales team on +44 (0)203 637 2191.

For more information visit

Geotechnica 2018 – 11th & 12th July 2018
The UK’s Largest Geotechnical Conference and Exhibition

The British Drilling Association (BDA) is pleased to announce its support of Geotechnica 2018, which is being held in July 2018, at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre.  

Bringing together the UK's biggest and best geotechnical suppliers, manufacturers, contractors and clients, Geotechnica aims to help promote the very best specialist services, products and innovations the industry has to offer. Geotechnica aids industry growth and development through the building of business relationships, the introduction of new products and innovations and the imparting of knowledge and advice: Communicate. Promote. Network. Learn.

Registrations are now being taken for exhibitors, with spaces going fast. The event is free to attend for all visitors and registration can be made via the event website:
International Manufacturing Technology Show - 10th - 15th September 2018
The British Drilling Association (BDA) is pleased to be supporting IMTS the International Manufacturing Technology Show 2018 which is being held 10-15 September 2018, McCormick Place, Chicago, Il, USA.
IMTS is one of the largest industrial trade shows in the world, featuring more than 2,400 exhibiting companies and welcoming more than 115,612 visitors.  Exhibitors present a complete range of manufacturing technology solutions making this manufacturing’s most comprehensive event. This year there are almost 200 drilling companies will also be exhibiting at the show.
IMTS, is pleased to offer BDA members a VIP Package including:
- Free Admission
- 25% off IMTS conference

For more details about the event, to register for the IMTS 2018 or to discuss group and member discounts email Elaine Brook ( or for information about the associated conference, visit


Brownfield Briefing Awards 2018

The British Drilling Association (BDA) is pleased to be supporting Brownfield Briefing Awards 2018, which will take place 27th September 2018 at the Tower Hotel, London.

The Awards Gala Dinner, is the 14th running for the Brownfield Briefing Awards, which will once again recognise all that is best practice in the remediation sector by UK-based companies. These awards are highly regarded receiving wide recognition across the industry and trade press to recognise the hard work and creative solutions being applied to the projects by entrants.


The awards provide the brownfield community with a chance to celebrate excellence, undertake some relaxed networking with peers, enjoy some quality entertainment and have a great night out!


The evening will begin with a champagne reception and the opportunity to mingle with industry peers before the dinner and ceremony get underway. A delicious three-course meal with wine follows, concluded by the awards.


For more information visit 
GEOFLUID - October 2018
The British Drilling Association (BDA) is pleased to be supporting The International Exhibition GEOFLUID Drilling & Foundations 2018, the international conference of Technology and Equipment for Prospecting, Extracting and Conveying Underground Fluids.

The event, which is being held at the PIACENZA EXPO - Loc. Le Mose Via Tirotti, 11 - 29122 Piacenza (ITALY), is open FREE to drilling, foundation works and geotechnical industry operators that register before via the website

Geofluid is a highly focused exhibition, aimed at visitors from specialised market sectors. This key feature enables exhibitors to have face-to-face contact with potential customers and strengthens their presence within the industry.

Geofluid benefits from being a self-contained, specialised show. This removes organisational and logistical problems normally experienced by exhibitors and visitors to other, more widely-based exhibitions, creating an ideal environment for developing close customer-client relationships.

To find out more or book your place click through to:

NCE Tunnelling Festival - December 2018

The British Drilling Association (BDA) is pleased to be supporting, New Civil Engineer’s (NCE) Tunnelling Festival 2018, which is being held on 6th December 2018 at the Grange Tower Bridge Hotel, London.

New Civil Engineer’s Tunnelling Festival brings together its Tunnelling Summit and Tunnelling Awards into a new and exciting event for 2018. The interactive Festival will gather the thought-leaders, decision-makers and young engineers from the entire tunnelling community to network and share innovation and best practice across major UK and global tunnelling and underground projects.

In addition, the event will feature keynote talks, interviews and debates, roundtable discussions, live awards judging, exhibition zone, gala dinner, evening entertainment and much more and gives you the opportunity to learn, exchange and celebrate the industry’s achievements throughout the day.

For more information and to book your tickets for the event, visit





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