On the move

In the hope that you, dear readers, have missed my personal editorials in recent months, I would like to tell you that I am back once again – and regularly from now on. Our esteemed colleague Karla Knitter is expecting and will probably return in summer from her maternity and/or parental leave.

The reason for my temporary absence were most of all my many international business trips, now that the long dry period due to Covid-19 seems to be finally coming to an end. And let’s be honest – nothing can really replace personal meetings and talks.

In the last months, among others, the BFT editorial team traveled to Barcelona/Spain, to Lahti/Finland, to the United Arab Emirates. to Gerasdorf/Austria and Toronto/Canada, I returned with fresh impressions from the Canadian Concrete Expo, in order to portray a Canadian and a US precasting plant. This very interesting North America trip was rounded off by a visit to the Precast Show in Columbus, Ohio.

Many more trips will follow in the first six months of this year, among others to Birmingham to the UK Concrete Show, to Munich for Bau (D), to Verona for Samoter (I), to Vilnius (LT) for the IPHA Annual Conference – and, of course, again to Ulm for the BetonTage at the end of June, where BFT is traditionally your media partner. In addition, there will be visits to several precast concrete plants – and we would, by the way, appreciate invitations from you and your colleagues. These company presentations by BFT are, of course, a free-of-charge editorial service.

You will find other dates in our event calendar on pp. 56/57, which since the February issue will once again appear as a regular feature. I very much look forward to meeting you in person soon.


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