More speakers confirmed for IRC conference

By Murray Pollok26 January 2015

Two of China’s most dynamic rental leaders are among the latest speakers to join the line-up for the third International Rental conference (IRC) taking place in Beijing on 21 September.

Mr Chunyu Zhang, General Manager of Shanghai Horizon Equipment & Engineering Co, will provide a view on the development of the rental industry from the perspective of a young rental company. Formed in 2011, Horizon Equipment is the largest renter of aerial platforms in the country and also rents road building equipment, power, forklifts and shoring equipment.

Also confirmed as a speaker is Mr Ni Xinli, Chairman and founder of Jiangsu Tongyuan Machinery Sales & Service Co Ltd, a dealer for manufacturer Liugong that is renting earthmoving equipment and aerial platforms. Mr Ni will discuss the potential for earthmoving equipment rental in China.

IRC is organised by KHL Group and its magazine International Rental News, and takes place on Monday 21 September, the day before the start of the BICES exhibition, which is one of China’s two big construction equipment events.

For full details on the event, including online booking, visit

The programme for the conference is now almost complete, with just two speaker slots still to be confirmed. Other participants include Enilson Moreira de lima (CEO, A Geradora, Brazil); Vivek Soni (co-CEO, Gemini Equipment Rentals, India); Gary Kucher (CEO, Mongolia Holdings); Michel Petitjean (Secretary General, European Rental Association); Jia Li Cai (Managing Director, China’s main rental association); and Jim Barr (Vice president/General Manager Greater China, Terex AWP).

Sponsors for the event are: Gold Sponsor – Genie (Terex AWP), Silver Sponsor – JLG Industries. The conference is officially supported by IPAF, the China Construction Industry Association and BICES.

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