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ESTA AWARDS and market update 2020

ESTA awards & market webinar: register free now

Register now for the free, online ESTA Awards & Market Update on 24 September. Speakers include Wil Sarens (CEO, Sarens) and Atul Arya (chief energy strategist, IHS Markit)

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The ESTA Awards event is going virtual in 2020

The new online format will combine the announcement of the winners of the ESTA Awards of Excellence with a market webinar addressing some of the key issues facing the crane and specialized transport sector.

The three speakers who will address different aspects of the market, are:

Wim Sarens, CEO, Sarens Group: The dynamic reality of the 2020-2022 market Chris Sleight, Managing Director, Off-Highway Research: The global crane industry Final speaker to be announced.

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Sarens SPMTs relocate century-old structure in the city of Jinan, China

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Register free for Tower Cranes North America on October 22

Professionals in the tower crane industry should save the date for the free Tower Cranes North America (TCNA) conference, which will be held in virtual format on October 22. Online registration is now open.

The event is must-attend for tower crane owners, users, distributors and manufacturers and will address key issues including fleet management, crane inspections, safety, and risk mitigation.

The speakers and topics are:

  • Mike Heacock, vice president, sales at Morrow Equipment Company: Business cycles in the tower crane market
  • Kenneth D. Simonson, chief economist, Associated General Contractors of America (AGC): Forecasts for construction activity levels
  • Jeff Haynes, National Construction Practice Leader, USI Insurance Services: Tower crane insurance and risk mitigation
  • Mike Walsh, president, Dearborn Engineers & Constructors, Inc: Safe assembly & disassembly of tower cranes
  • Round-table on crane inspections: Chris Smith (corporate service manager, Morrow), JR Moran (director of crane operations, Brasfield & Gorrie), Jeffrey Hammons (president, JHam Group Consulting).
  • Stephen Jehle, president, P&J/Arcomet: Rental companies and contractual obligations
The virtual format will allow attendees to chat to follow attendees and sponsors and ask questions of the speakers.

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