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7 and 8 November 2017

Amsterdam, Netherlands

 Amsterdam, Netherlands

2009

2009 PROGRAMME

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DAY ONE - MORNING SESSION

08.30 Opening remarks from conference chairman, Peter Hobday and welcome from James King, Publisher, KHL Group.

 

KEYNOTES – SETTING THE SCENE

08.40 A global industry snapshot and reasons

for long term optimism.

Joel Dandrea, executive vice president, Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA)

 

09.05 Building worldwide cooperation and harmonised standards for a safer crane industry.

Christian-Jacques Vernazza, president, European Association of Heavy Haulage, Transport and Mobile Cranes (ESTA) and Group Mediaco, France

 

09.30  Forging a World Crane and Transport Alliance.

 

THE GLOBAL CONSTRUCTION ECONOMY

09.35 Dealing with the downturn: The global credit crisis and its impact on the world crane, transport and construction sectors.

Doug McWilliams, chief executive, Centre for Economics and Business Research, and one of Europe’s foremost international economic forecasters

 

10.20  Questions and answers.

 

10.30  Morning refreshments and networking.

 

BEST PRACTICE AND CRANE SAFETY STANDARDS

10.50  Best practice for crane rental and contract lifting – where does responsibility lie? Revised UK guidelines could be a model for others.

Colin Wood, chief executive, Construction Plant-hire Association, UK

 

11.20  The USA’s plans to help employers protect people and profits through improved and updated standards for cranes and derricks.

Doug Williams, president, Buckner Companies, USA

 

TRAILER STABILITY

11.50  Guidelines on trailer stability – are they necessary?

Richard Krabbendam, heavy lift specialist, the Netherlands

 

12.20 Question and answers.

 

12.30 – 13.45 Lunch and networking.

 

DAY ONE - AFTERNOON SESSION

CRANE OPERATOR CERTIFICATION – THE US EXPERIENCE

13.45  How certification can enhance crane safety.

Graham Brent, executive director, National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO ), USA

 

CRANE INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE

14.15  Crane inspection and maintenance regimes – the Australian approach.

John Gillespie, president, Crane Industry Council of Australia (CICA) and director, Gillespie Cranes, Australia

Jeff Brundell, CraneSafe Australia

 

TRANSPORTATION SAFETY

14.45  Critical transportation safety issues, and how to manage them

Jonathan Thomson, CEO, New Zealand Heavy Haulage Association

 

15.15  Questions and answers.

 

15.30-16.00 Afternoon refreshments and networking.

 

PREFABRICATED INFRASTRUCTURE

16.00  The development of prefabricated infrastructure, its installation and removal – and its implications.

Hendrik Sarens, Sarens, Belgium

 

STANDARDS

16.30 The EN13000 crane standard debate – the pros and cons.

Robert Weiss, vice president, Cranes Inc

Hans-Dieter Willim, FEM member

 

17.10  Questions and answers

 

17.30  End of Day One conference proceedings.

 

19.15  Drinks reception

 

20.00-0100 World Crane and Transport Summit Dinner

 

DAY TWO - MORNING SESSION

08.00  Coffee

08.30  Chairman’s opening remarks.

 

KEYNOTE - SETTING THE SCENE

08.35  What future heavy lift and mobile crane markets will look like and the impact on business.

Roderik van Seumeren, CEO, Mammoet, the Netherlands

 

09.00  Core issues facing USA general crane rental.

Frank Bardonaro, president, AmQuip, USA

 

09.25 Trends and challenges for the global construction equipment manufacturers – meeting customers’ needs.

Eric Etchart, president. Manitowoc Cranes.

 

RISK MANAGEMENT

09.50  Better financial performance through progressive risk management.

Kevin Cunningham, executive vice president, NationsBuilders Insurance Services (NBIS), USA

 

10.20  Questions and answers.

 

10.30  Morning refreshments and networking.

 

TOWER CRANE SAFETY AND DEVELOPMENT

11.00  Tower crane safety, innovation and development.

Christoph Schneider, head of project management, Liebherr-Werk Biberach, Germany

Tim Watson, tower crane consultant, UK;

Dr. Peter Schiefer, CEO, Wolffkran, Germany;

Alberto Munarriz, Comansa, Spain.

 

12.20  Questions and answers.

 

12.30-13.45  Lunch and networking

DAY TWO - AFTERNOON SESSION

TRANSPORTATION PERMITS

13.45  The permits nightmare: creating uniform standards.

David Collett, transportation president, ESTA and managing director, Collett Transport, UK.

Douglas Ball, vice president, Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association

 

CHINA RISING

14.30  The growth of the Chinese market and manufacturers and its implications and prospects.

David Phillips, Off-Highway Research, UK.

 

15.00-15.30 Afternoon refreshments and networking.

 

LOAD SECUREMENT

15.30  Effective load securement and the development of new rules in Germany; a model for others?

Bernd Schwengsbier, Scheuerle, Germany

Alexander Hoffman, RUD Group, Germany

 

ENGINE EMISSIONS

16.00  Changing regulations on engine emissions and the implications for users.

Klaus Meissner, director, product integrity, Terex Cranes, Germany.

 

16.30 OPEN FLOOR – what next? How to build on the contacts and discussion made in the past two days.

 

17.00 FAREWELL DRINKS AND END

 

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