The program for the ALH Conference, Sept. 12 at the Hilton San Diego Bay hotel, is shaping up strongly. More than 10 speakers have been confirmed for the fourth iteration of the event. Below is a list the topics and presenters.

TOPIC: Future aerial technology 
Matt Fearon, president, Terex Aerial Work Platforms

TOPIC: North America’s equipment rental business: trends and forecasts
John W. McClelland, vice president governmental affairs and chief economist, American Rental Association

TOPIC: Update on used equipment values
Raffi Aharonian, managing director, Rouse Appraisals LLC

TOPIC: Digitalization and key priorities for rental companies
Greg Bennett, vice president of sales, Point of Rental Software

TOPIC: Operator training and the new ANSI standards
Tony Groat, regional manager – North America, International Powered Access Federation (IPAF)

TOPIC: Using augmented reality for technicians in the field
Korry D. Kobel, director of engineering, JLG Industries, Inc. 

TOPIC: California: Portrait of a rental market
Jim Grasse, Northwestern region sales manager, Waldon Equipment; Board Director, California Rental Association

TOPIC: Telematics and data ownership
Brad Boehler, president, Skyjack; president, IPAF

TOPIC: Simulators and training: an update on developments
Jim Colvin, president and CEO, Serious Labs

TOPIC: Key findings from IPAF’s Innovate workshop
Tony Radke, access portfolio manager, KHL Group

TOPIC: TBD
Tom Valbak Aardestrup, vice president of business development, Trackunit

The ALH Conference & Awards is organized by KHL Group’s Access, Lift & Handlers magazine and more than 300 industry professionals have attended the past events. The conference is followed by an evening gala awards dinner where the best people, projects and products are celebrated. For more on the awards, and to enter for free, see our story here.

Both Genie and Skyjack are supporting the event as Gold sponsors. For sponsorships and other commercial opportunities relating to the event, please e-mail Tony Radke at tony.radke@khl.com or call him at (602) 721-6049.

ALH August-September 2020

Access Lift & Handlers - August-September 2020

Included in this sisue: 

  • INTERVIEW: ZOOMLION
    Zoomlion North America will debut boom and scissor lifts for the North American market this year. Lindsey Anderson speaks with the company.
  • ROTATING TELEHANDLERS
    For once, some good news: the rotating telehandler market across North America remains stable. Lindsey Anderson looks into the industry.
  • MAINTENANCE 
    Proper battery management and maintenance can decrease fleet costs and elongate battery life. ALH covers the best practices to keep machines running
  • SPECIALTY MEWPS 
    The specialty access industry provides endusers with everything from air-powered scissor lifts to 3-foot-wide bridge inspection units. ALH reports.
  • TIRES 
    With the new ANSI standards now in place, tires on boom lifts and roughterrain scissors will see some major changes. ALH reports.
  • SAIA SHOW 
    The Scaffold & Access Industry Association’s Annual Convention & Exposition will be held virtually this year. Read our guide for more.

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