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Congresses of the IFD

The IFD organises international congresses.

Congresses of the IFD

With the congresses, usually in autumn each year at different locations, the IFD combines the desire to exchange experiences and to convey new insights and new knowledge. Here, series of lectures and panel discussions are offered with information for all those involved in the umbrella. The agenda items required by the statutes, consultation on the continuation of the work or votes on new IFD recommendations are of course also dealt with.

COngress 2023

The IFD AWARD 2023 die has been cast

Bolzano, South Tyrol. The 2023 Congress with the IFD-AWARD 2023 ceremony was a complete success. Interesting topics from the technical commissions and renowned guest speakers, 67 objects submitted for the IFD-AWARD, interesting meetings and beautiful locations in summer temperatures – simply fantastic!

Congress 2022

Double victory, first World Championship medal for a woman

St. Gallen, Switzerland: It was exciting until the end: As always, the waterproofing teams from Switzerland and Austria went head-to-head – but there has never been a tie on points! The other competitions were dominated by the hosts. In the metal roof competition, Julia Peetz and Matthias Kremer were a mixed team – and won the bronze medal. Julia Peetz is thus the first woman to receive a medal at the IFD World Championships.

The top-class 1st Sustainability Day of the IFD was a complete success, but the organizer had hoped for more participants.

COngress 2018

Latvia and Switzerland cheer in Riga

Latvia celebrated the 100th anniversary of its independence with singing, dancing, light shows and fireworks. The IFD Congress and the IFD World Championship took place in Riga at the same time. Swiss teams won three gold and one silver medal as well as a prize from the IFD President.

Congress 2017

Active und international

This is how the International Federation of the Roofing Trade, IFD, presented itself at this year’s congress in Vienna. New guidelines are to standardise regional regulations, safety on roofs is at the top of the agenda in the truest sense of the word, and one looks beyond one’s own nose from Europe to Canada and China.

COngress 2016


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Poland is double world champion

Poland used its home advantage: The Polish teams in roofing and in metal roofing won the gold medals at the IFD – World Championship of Young Roofers 2016 as well as the prize of the IFD – President in the category metal roofing.

Switzerland won the waterproofing competition and won the IFD – President’s Award in the roofing category. The United Kingdom received the President’s Award in Waterproofing. At a lively gala event in the National Football Stadium, the prizes were presented in front of 350 participants.

COngress 2015

Globally positioned

26 nations are now networked in the International Federation of the Roofing Trade (IFD). Guests from 17 countries were represented at this year’s IFD Congress at Petersberg near Bonn. China was admitted as a new full member.

COngress 2014

IFD Congress adopts the strategy for the future

IFD Congress: Successful IFD Congress with adoption of new statutes and further decisions – An important step for the future of the International Federation of the Roofing Trade IFD and for the implementation of the strategy 2015 – 2021.

IFD World Championship: Successful IFD World Championship with 30 teams from 16 countries in three categories – a result not seen for a long time.

We have summarised for you how the teams did in Bucharest and what moves the IFD.

COngress 2013

Cast off in Rotterdam

At the 61st IFD Congress in Rotterdam, the topics were solar, recruitment of young professionals, harmonisation of technical standards in Europe and the IFD strategy for the years 2015 to 2021. The delegates were also able to welcome their new president, Michael Olszewski. Highlight of the congress: the presentation of the IFD Awards at the gala dinner.

COngress 2012

Roofers in (E)motion

The motto was international, the organisation worked reliably like Swiss clockwork. The 60th IFD Congress was marked by the World Championship of Young Roofers and discussions about the future direction of the International Roofing Federation.

COngress 2011

Highlight of the Dublin Congress: IFD Awards

  • Successful IFD Congress in Dublin
  • IFD prizes awarded for the first time
  • Interesting congresses

The International Federation of the Roofing Trade IFD held the 59th IFD Congress and the 1st IFD Awards Ceremony in Dublin, Ireland.

COngress 2010

Kings of the roof - IFD World Championship

Three times the team from the United Kingdom stood on the winners’ podium at the World Championships in Belfast. The hosts used the home advantage and won gold in pitched roofing, silver in flat roofing and silver in metal, in addition they also won the IFD President’s Award in the metal roofing category. We summarise the impressions from the island.

COngress 2009

Russia is double world champion

Making the most of home advantage: Russia won the titles in the pitched roof and waterproofing disciplines at the World Championship of Young Roofers in St. Petersburg and received the IFD President’s Award in the waterproofing category.

Hungary won the metal roofing competition, also won the IFD President’s Award there and came second in the roofing category. The German team also won two awards. Parallel to this, the 57th IFD Congress offered the opportunity for international professional exchange.

COngress 2008


Successful IFD Congress in Prague

The International Federation of the Roofing Trade IFD organised the 56th IFD Congress and the 21st World Championship of Young Roofers for the first time in the Czech Republic.

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