APEX Conference

01 May 2008

Taking place alongside the exhibition is a free twoday conference organised by Access International and sister magazine European Rental News (ERN). The first day, on Thursday, is focused on the aerial platform industry, and the RentEX conference on the second day concentrates on rental trends and management issues. The full programme is as follows:

APEX conference – thursday 22 sept

Morning: Safe Working at Height

8.30am – 9.10am APEX Keynote Address Working at Height Regulations in the Netherlands and Europe Jan Blok (Dutch Occupational Safety Inspectorate)

9.15am – 9.55am Choosing the Right Platform: An Introduction to Access Equipment David Baxter (Director of Marketing, JLG Industries)

10.00am – 10.45am How to Work Safely at Height – Two Company Case Studies Michel van Mil (Director, Omnitalent/Milcon)

11.00am – 11.35am Can Untrained Workers Operate Aerial Platforms? Tim Whiteman (Managing Director, IPAF)

11.40am – 12.15pm The Australian Approach to Training and Platform Safety Bernie Kiekebosch (Elevating Work Platform Association of Australia/Haulotte Australia)

Afternoon: Aerial Platform Rental

1.00pm – 1.35pm The future of the European Access Rental Market Alexandre Saubot (Managing Director, Pinguely Haulotte, France)

1.40pm – 2.15pm Renting Dangerously? The US Experience of Renting Aerial Platforms Gary Brown (St Paul Travelers Insurance, USA)

2.20pm – 2.50pm Renting Mast Climbers Profitably and Safely TBA

RentEX conference – friday 23 sept

Morning: Rental Trends & Technology

8.30am – 9.15am Keynote Address Gerard Deprez, Managing Director, Loxam

9.25am – 10.15am Europe and the World: Global Rental Trends Dan Kaplan (Rental Consultant)

10.30am – 11.15am Management Lessons from a US Rental Giant Freek Nijdam (Chairman, RSC, USA)

11.30am – 12.15pm Unchain Your Assets with RFID Jim Green and John Glen (Spartan Solutions, UK)

Afternoon: IT in Rental Management

1.15pm – 1.45pm Case Study: A-Plant – Connecting with Customers Asif Latief and Andy Wortley (A-Plant, UK)

1.50pm – 2.30pm Yield Management in Equipment Rental Tom Struttmann & Steve Small (Yield Dynamics, USA)

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