​CATME changes hotel and adds speakers

By Murray Pollok07 June 2018

We are pleased to announce that the 2nd Cranes & Transport Middle East (CATME) conference in Dubai is moving to a new venue, the Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah.

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Waldorf Astoria Palm Jumeirah, Dubai

The Waldorf Astoria will provide an upgraded venue for the one-day event, with improved conference facilities, easier parking for delegates, and a relaxed environment for networking. The first conference in 2016 was held at the Conrad Dubai.

The conference has also announced the addition of some high-level speakers, with Marco van Daal, Owner of The Works International, and Thorsten Hesselbein, Sales Director of Liebherr-Export, joining the line-up. The speakers now include:

  • Martin Ashfield, capital asset general manager, Al Naboodah Group: Site report: the use of telescopic crawler cranes
  • Aaron Chehab, chief commercial officer, KBW Investments: Middle East construction markets - an overview
  • Marco van Daal, owner and founder, The Works International: Communication is key to great performance
  • Ronnie Drugan, global account manager, Fire Suppression Products, Johnson Controls: Combating the threat of vehicle fire
  • Thorsten Hesselbein (pictured below), sales director, Liebherr-Export AG, Switzerland: What really matters in tower crane safety
  • Dr Shan Senthil, marketing manager, Integrated Logistics Company, Kuwait: Shagaya Wind Farm Project, Kuwait: transportation & erection of wind turbines
  • John Woodward, owner, C&D Consultancy: Crisis response: preparing your company in advance

For more information visit www.khl-catme.com

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Thorsten Hesselbein, sales director, Liebherr Tower Cranes

The first CATME in 2016 attracted more than 220 delegates, including many of the region’s largest crane companies, contractors and oil businesses.

CATME is a gathering place for the Middle East’s crane and specialized transport sector, giving delegates the opportunity to network, learn and discuss key issues such as safety and market trends.

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