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7 and 8 November 2017

Amsterdam, Netherlands

 Amsterdam, Netherlands

2013

The third World Crane and Transport Summit

 

The World Crane and Transport Summit 2013 opened on 29 October to an international audience in Amsterdam, Netherlands. More than 250 industry professionals registered for the event at the Hotel Krasnapolsky in central Amsterdam.

 

It is the third time that the two day conference has been held. The event offers thought-provoking presentations to help generate debate on key issues facing the lifting and project transport industry worldwide. Speakers at this year’s event include: Léon Schöpping, senior construction engineer & PTE lifting & hoisting, Shell International Exploration & Production; Joel Dandrea, executive vice president, Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA); and David Collett, ESTA president and R Collett & Sons (Transport) managing director.

 

The first part of the programme set the scene with presentations on the world economy, its link to the construction industry and the implications for the crane and transport sector. Key issues facing the industry were presented both from an equipment end user and from a manufacturer perspective.

 

Another top theme of the day is the importance of global partnerships to achieve common requirements in lifting and transport. In respect of harmonising standards, the issues regarding the EN 13000 European standard governing rated capacity limiters continues to make progress.

 

Major input from Chinese manufacturers at the event provides insight into the world’s largest market and the ambitions of these companies domestically and globally.

 

 

DAY 1

MORNING SESSION

 

08.00 – 08.30

Registration, networking and morning coffee

 

08.30 – 08.45

Welcome and opening remarks

> James King, managing director, KHL Group

> Nadine Dereza, conference chairperson

 

 

SESSION ONE

 

08.45 – 09.10

Prospects for the global construction economy. Follow the money

> Domonic Swords, economist

 

09.10 – 09.35

Critical issues facing the global cranes and heavy transport industry – a US perspective

> Ron Montgomery, president, SC&RA and president, International Rigging & Heavy Haul

> Joel Dandrea, executive vice president, SC&RA

 

09.35 – 10.00

Key issues facing the global crane industry – a major manufacturer’s perspective

> Tim Ford, president, Terex Cranes

 

10.00 – 10.15 Q&A session

 

10.15 – 10.45 Morning coffee

 

 

SESSION TWO

 

10.45 – 11.10

Harmonising standards and creating a single market – a European perspective

> David Collett, ESTA president and Collett Transport managing director

 

11.10 – 11.35

China focus: Strategy, prospects and standards in the biggest global market

> Wu Li Kun, Sany vice president and crane division general manager

 

11.35 – 12.00

Driving safety to new levels – a client’s view

> Leon Schopping, senior construction engineer and PTE lifting & hoisting, Shell International Exploration & Production, the Netherlands

 

12.00 – 12.25

How heavy lift can recover delays – examples working with the AL SK190 in the Middle East

> Yannick Sel, sales manager, ALE Projects

 

12.25 – 12.45 Q&A session

 

12.45 – 14.00 Lunch

 

 

 

AFTERNOON SESSION

 

SESSION THREE

 

14.00 – 14.25

PROJECT 1. Burkhalter’s award winning work on the Galveston Causeway Railroad Bridge, Galveston, Texas, USA

> Delynn Burkhalter, president and CEO, Burkhalter

 

14.25 – 15.00

Root causes of mobile crane accidents and how to reduce them

> Klaus Meissner, crane group president, European Federation of Materials Handling (FEM), director, product integrity, at Terex Cranes

> Søren Jansen, ESTA director

 

15.00 – 15.15 Q&A session

 

15.15 – 15.45 Afternoon tea

 

SESSION FOUR

 

15.45 – 16.10

Why the crane and heavy lifting sector needs to recruit more women – the greatest lost potential in the industry today

> Emma O’Dwyer, vice president market development, The Matcom Group

 

16.10 – 16.45

Round table discussion – Where is the next generation?

How to attract a new generation of qualified young people into the crane and heavy transport industry.

> Nadine Dereza, moderator

> Graham Brent, NCCCO executive director

> Emma O’Dwyer, Matcom Group vice president

> Ton Klijn, ESTA secretary and Wagenborg Nedlift managing director

 

16.45 – Questions followed by closing remarks

 

 

 

DAY 2

MORNING SESSION

 

09.00 – 09.15

Welcome and opening remarks

> Nadine Dereza, conference chairperson

 

 

SESSION ONE

 

09.15 – 09.35

Global construction markets – trends and prospects

> Chris Sleight, editor, International Construction

 

09.35 – 10.00

Transportation accidents, common causes and prevention

> Marco van Daal, owner, The Works International, Aruba

 

10.00 – 10.35

China focus:

Development and trends in China’s mobile crane sector

> Xiong Yanming, vice president, Zoomlion Group

 

Remote management of mobile cranes

> Zhu Changjian, senior engineer, XCMG

 

10.35 – 10.45 Q&A session

 

10.45 – 11.15 Morning coffee

 

 

SESSION TWO

 

11.15 – 11.40

The EN 13000 debate. Where to now and the implications for the global industry

> John Gillespie, president, Crane Industry Council of Australia and managing director, Gillespies Cranes Services

 

11.40 – 12.05

PROJECT 2: Analysis of an award winning project from Mammoet, the Netherlands

> Erik Kroes, project sponsor, Mammoet

 

12.05 – 12.30

Repair, refurbishment and counterfeit parts; maintaining standards

> Andreas Koehler, owner, Koehler Kran Service

 

12.30 – 12.45 Q&A session

 

12.45 – 14.00 Lunch

 

 

AFTERNOON SESSION

14.00 – 14.25

Current markets and prospects for the equipment sector in India

> Samir Bansal, general manager, Off-Highway Research, India

 

14.25 – 14.50

The great US certification debate: why operator certification in the US has reached a crossroads

> Robert Weiss, vice president, Cranes Inc

 

14.50 – 15.20

Lashing chains – state of the art, technical innovation and practical hints

> Alexander Hoffmann, product manager, RUD Group

 

15.20 – 15.50 Afternoon coffee

 

 

SESSION FOUR

 

15.50 – 16.15

PROJECT 3. Transporting a super load through North America’s busiest traffic corridor

> Ed Bernard, vice president, Precision Group and operations manager, PDS

 

16.15 – 16.45

Concluding round table – accelerating the

moves to global standards

 

16.45 – Q&A session followed by closing remarks

 

 

 

 

 

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