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Quarry times
The ever popular Hillhead trade show for the quarrying, recycling and heavy construction industries takes place in Tarmac's Hillhead Quarry, near Buxton, UK, in June. D&Ri previews the event
Hillhead exhibitors
While there are 430 exhibitors attending the Hillhead event, below are listed those with most relevance to the demolition/recycling industries
Biggest bauma yet
With over 0.5 million visitors and more than 3,000 exhibitors, getting round the Munich show ground to view that latest launches was a major challenge for press and visitors alike, and there is no question that the 2007 Bauma was a roaring success. D&Ri here reviews some of the launches we did not know about before the show as well as some of the highlights
Las Vegas days
The National Demolition Association's 34th annual convention, held at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas, proved a singular success.
Berlin networking
The two day German demolition conference was once again held in Berlin on the 16th and 17th March and attracted more than 400 delegates from around Europe. D&Ri reports
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.
EuroPlatform: the conference for European Access Professionals
The first Europlatform conference for access rental professionals took place in Basel, Switzerland, on 11 September, and was attended by over 100 rental company managers, equipment dealers and manufacturers. The event was jointly organised by IRN's sister magazine, Access International, and the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF). Murray Pollok reports.
Extend platform life advises Appleton
Access rental companies should extend the life span of machines to maximize the value of their businesses, said Kevin Appleton, chief executive of Lavendon, the world's biggest access–only rental company, at Europlatform.
US lessons
Steve Shaughnessy, managing director of UK rental company A-Plant's specialty businesses division, drew on his extensive experience of the US access rental sector to highlight some of the key differences in approach from Europe.
ICUEE Show preview: ALH reports
Expect to see a wide range of new utility aerial lifts – including new hybrid power units – at the 2007 ICUEE show. ALH reports on the Louisville exhibition.
Big names book for IRE exhibition
Around 4000 m2 of exhibition space has already been booked by over 60 companies for the first International Rental Exhibition (IRE) taking place in Amsterdam on 3-5 June next year.
China establishes rental association
A Chinese rental association has been established by the China Construction Machinery Association (CCMA) and will hold its inaugural official meeting on 15 November.
A-Plant wins HAE award
A-Plant won the coveted hire company of the year award (over 5 outlets) at the Hire Association Europe (HAE) awards in Cardiff, UK, in October.
Rewarding success
In 2008 for the first time Europe's equipment rental industry will have its own awards. Dedicated to recognising and promoting excellence and professionalism among rental companies and suppliers to the rental industry in Europe, the European Rental Awards will be presented at the ERA's annual convention dinner in Amsterdam on 4 June 2008.
The Dinner
The ERA Awards Dinner will take place on Wednesday 4 June 2008 as part of ERA's annual convention in Amsterdam. The host hotel is the Okura Hotel Amsterdam, located on the southern edge of the city centre and within walking distance of the RAI exhibition venue where the International Rental Exhibition (IRE) show takes place. For details, see www.okura.nl
Showtime
The ARA's Rental Show returns to Las Vegas in February 2008. IRN Editor Murray Pollok previews the show and highlights some of the first –time exhibitors.
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