CICS event update

By Alex Dahm24 August 2010

Eric Etchart, president of Manitowoc Cranes, is the latest senior industry figure to join the list of speakers at the inaugural China International Crane Summit which takes place in Shanghai in November.

Etchart joins a programme of experts from around the globe, including Bryan Cronie, Asia Pacific regional safety director at Mammoet from the Netherlands, and Graham Brent, executive director at the USA's National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators.

Cronie will speak on working at height regulations and Brent on the role of certification in crane safety and how it works in the USA. Eric Etchart will focus on the critical issues facing the crane industry worldwide and how customers' needs are changing.

Other top speakers include Su Zi Meng, China Construction Machinery Association secretary-general, who will give the opening welcome speech, and Li Hua Bin, general manager of Shanghai Jinheyuan Equipment Rental, who will give his view of the prospects for the development of the crane rental industry in China.

The China International Crane Summit - a one-day conference and dinner - will be a networking, business information and social event for leaders and senior managers of the world crane industry, and their suppliers and manufacturers. It will be held on 22 November in Shanghai, the day before the start of what promises to be the biggest-ever Bauma China exhibition.

The venue will be the five-star Sofitel Jin Jiang Oriental Pudong Hotel, in Shanghai's Pudong district, close to the exhibition centre.

The CICS will build on the success of the World Crane and Transport Summit in Amsterdam last October. It will focus on best practice worldwide and the development of common international standards, regulations and work practices.

It is organized by International Cranes and Specialized Transport, and its publisher KHL Group.

Further information on speakers, the programme and how to book your tickets, go to

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