China International Crane Summit opens
26 November 2012
The 2012 China International Crane Summit on 26 November had more delegates than the last event. CICS was launched in 2010 as an independent forum for all stakeholders in the crane industry worldwide, said James King, managing director of KHL, organiser of the event, in his opening remarks.
In his opening remarks, Su Zimeng, secretary general of the China Construction Machinery Association, outlined key issues in China’s crane sector. One of these was the negative impact of the harsh economic environment in the last 12 months. As an example he cited a 38% year-on-year drop in crawler crane sales in China over the last year.
The event’s first speaker and event chairman is Ted Plafker, Beijing correspondent, The Economist. Plafker gave his take on where China stands “in its own always interesting situation and in the world.”
Other speakers at the one day event include Ken Lousberg, Terex China president, Gao Song managing director of China Nuclear Huaxing Tat Hong Machinery Construction Co, and VP of Tat Hong in China, and Bryan Cronie, regional SHE-Q and training director, Mammoet.