Barnhart to deliver keynote speech at World Crane & Transport Summit

By Murray Pollok20 May 2014

Alan Barnhart of Barnhart Crane & Rigging will be the keynote speaker at the upcoming World Crane & Transport Summit (WC&TS) in Miami on 12 and 13 November 2014.

Barnhart, who is also president of the Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association, will talk about his career leading one of the largest and fastest growing crane and lifting companies in North America.

More than a dozen other speakers have also been confirmed for the one and a half day conference, including:

  • Edoardo Ascione (President/CEO - Americas, Fagioli Group)
  • Ted Redmond (CEO, NCSG Crane Rental & Heavy Haul Services)
  • Scott Bragg (vice president, Bragg Companies)
  • David Rodrigues (CEO, Makro Engenharia)
  • Bill Stramer (VP, marketing, sales and customer support, Link-Belt)
  • Keith Anderson (Chief rigging engineer, Bechtel)
  • Joseph Collins (Heavy lift manager, Becht Engineering Co)
  • Rodney Rather (vice president, ALE)

The full provisional line-up and the online booking page is at the conference website:

Other speakers include Scott Hazelton (IHS Global Insight), Gary McArdle (Rouse Services), Bill Smith (NBIS), Graham Brent (NCCCO) and Jim Wiethorn (Haag Engineering).

The conference, which takes place at the Biltmore Hotel, starts after lunch on Wednesday 12 November and concludes on the evening of Thursday 13 November. There will be a gala dinner on the evening of 12 November.

Topics covered will include a round-table session on lifting and transport in the oil and gas and energy markets; new research into the impact of energy investments in the construction equipment sector; operator training and safety; and project reports, such as the world’s largest ever topside load out by ALE.

The conference is organised by KHL Group, American Cranes & Transport and International Cranes and Specialized Transport.

The official conference partner is the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA). Event sponsors are Terex (Gold), Manitowoc (Silver), and supporting sponsors Scheuerle/Nicolas/Kamag and A1A Software.

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