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Free seminars at IRE show
The European Rental Association (ERA) will hold a full programme of rental workshops, roundtable discussions and other events as part of its convention to be held on 3-5 June in Amsterdam during the International Rental Exhibition (IRE).
Awards time
The time to enter the first European Rental Awards is now. The awards website is up and running, giving companies all the information needed to enter. At the site you can download the award entry form, read the judging criteria for each award, and see contact details if you want additional guidance.
Hungary moves forward
Hungary's rental market is valued at a very modest €35 million by the European Rental Association (ERA), a figure that is, if anything, an overestimate according to Ákos Hajós (pictured), operations manager at Huntraco's Cat Rental Store division in the country.
Rental HQ
The Rental Show has been happy to announce another sell-out Rental Show, with Las Vegas again proving a big puller for exhibitors, even if the much bigger Conexpo-Con/Agg show takes place just a month later in the same city.
Lobbying
One of the biggest challenges for the European Rental Association (ERA) is to represent the industry in Brussels, having a positive influence on new European Union regulations and legislation that will have an impact on the rental sector. What has the association been doing?
ESTA awards night
Five of the world's top crane firms have signed up as sponsors of this year's ESTA users' night, the association's annual awards and dinner which takes place at the Okura Hotel in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on 3 June.
Bilbao dates for EDA
The European Demolition Association is holding its summer conference at the Grand Hotel Domine in Bilbao, Spain, during June. D&Ri sets the scene
Las Vegas days
The National Demolition Association's 34th annual convention, held at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas, proved a singular success.
Disaster waste recovery
Tsunami, earthquakes and other natural disasters can generate enormous amounts of waste, complicating the reconstruction effort as well as creating a threat to public health. The demolition/recycling industry has the experience and skills set required to provide valuable assistance–can you help?
Waste management or construction activity?
Terry Quarmby, the president in waiting of the UK's Institute of Demolition Engineers, outlines his own personal take on a definition of the demolition industry and the impact on this definition from the waste it handles on a daily basis
Wear a harness!
The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) – the trade body that represents access equipment manufacturers, owners and users – has launched a global campaign to encourage operators to wear body harnesses when working in boom-type platforms (self-propelled booms, truck mounted platforms and trailer-mounted units.)
Counting rental
How big is Europe's equipment rental market? Answering that question is the main task of the European Rental Association's Statistics Committee, and the committee has already come up with some numbers
Selected examples from ERA
Sizing the European rental market
Rental Awards
International Rental News is to run the first ever rental awards event for Europe's equipment rental industry, in conjunction with the European Rental Association (ERA). The IRE Rental Awards will celebrate ‘best practice’ in the rental industry and will be held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on 4 June, during the International Rental Exhibition (IRE) and the ERA's annual convention in Amsterdam.
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