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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.
Big names win HAE awards
It was honours even for the UK's biggest rental companies in October as A-Plant, Speedy Hire and Hewden each came away from the Hire Association Europe (HAE) annual awards with one success.
German date for demolition
The 14th annual German Demolition Conference will take place on February 29 and March 1, 2008, once again in Berlin, Germany. About 400 international participants and 40 special exhibitors will gather at the Hotel Berlin. Some 20 technical reports will raise real world problems in demolition technique and should stimulate discussion.
On the up in Vienna
Amid the architectural splendours of the Hapsburg's capital city of Vienna, the European Demolition Association held its autumn conference. While this line of European monarchs has long since been off the throne, the early signs of a renaissance for the EDA were there to see. Lindsay Gale reports
Creative carving
Equipment Parts Wholesale got in the Halloween spirit by carving industry-related patterns in pumpkins. A party was held at the company's Fresno, CA facility where pizza and soda were served while attendees carved images of telehandlers, scissors and booms in pumpkins.
Plenty for all: Murray Pollok previews the ARA Show
The second of next year's shows to take place in Las Vegas, the ARA is the premiere event for the lift and handler market. Murray Pollok reports
Written in concrete: the US's World of Concrete
Next year's World of Concrete will be the first of three important industry events held in Las Vegas early in 2008. ALH reports.
TopCon
Conexpo-Con/Agg will be the largest construction show in the world in 2008. It takes place in March, so get a headstart on planning your visit using our advance preview.
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