Crane owners will be able to put questions directly to senior figures from manufacturers at the World Crane and Transport Summit in Amsterdam on 7 and 8 November.

Delegates at the World Crane and Transport Summit 2015

Delegates at the World Crane and Transport Summit in 2015. This year’s event is in Amsterdam on 7 and 8 November.

The OEM Session on the second morning will start with a keynote speech by Shinzuke Izumi, executive board member, director – global sales and marketing division, Kobelco. He will be accompanied by Detlef Brueckner, general manager marketing and product development, large crawler cranes, Kobelco Construction Machinery.

Following the OEM keynote there will be a round-table session, giving delegates the opportunity to question senior OEM representatives, as follows:

  • Christoph Kleiner, managing director sales, Liebherr-Werk Ehingen
  • Shinsuke Izumi, executive board member, Kobelco
  • Liu Jiansen, vice president, XCMG & general manager, XCMG Import & Export Co
  • Barry Pennypacker, CEO, Manitowoc
  • Bill Stramer, VP marketing, sales, customer support, Link-Belt

In his keynote speech, Mr Izumi will be able to draw on his extensive experience of crane markets around the world. He has a global role at Kobelco Cranes and in the past has been president of its subsidiaries in North America and India.

Also during the OEM session, Liu Jiansen, vice president, XCMG and general manager, XCMG Import & Export Co, will give the conference an update on the Chinese crane market, looking at the impact of new Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects.

For more information on the event, visit www.khl-wcts.com

The conference is organised by International Cranes and Specialized Transport, and supported by associations including ESTA and the SC&RA.

The event sponsors are: Gold sponsor: Liebherr. Premier sponsor: Demag/Terex. Silver sponsors: Faymonville/Cometto, Goldhofer, Kobelco, Manitowoc, Scheuerle/Nicolas/Kamag/Tiiger, Tadano. Supporting sponsors: BlokCam, Casar, Modulift, straightpoint, tecsis.

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