Countdown to the ERA Convention

By Helen Wright09 May 2016

Around 300 delegates are expected to attend this year’s European Rental Association Convention, taking place from 8 to 9 June in at the Hotel Clarion Sign Stockholm, Sweden.

This is the 11th ERA Convention, and an opportunity for the ERA to celebrate its 10th anniversary.

The topic of the Convention will be 'The next 10 years'. Around 300 participants are expected, mostly representatives of the European rental industry but also from throughout the global rental industry, including manufacturers and suppliers to the rental market.

A raft of senior figures are due to speak at the event, including Egbert de Jong, vice president of strategy and product development, asset management and remarketing at DLL, who will deliver a speech about the circular economy and business model opportunities.

Frank Nerenhausen, president at JLG Industries, will also give an address on merging technologies and potential applications. And Christina Lindbäck, Senior vice president of corporate sustainability at NCC, will give a presentation on rental expectations in construction.

Meanwhile, guest speaker, Kjell Nordström will give a lecture on Cities, Women and Machines - The Art of Making Money in the 21 Century, on 9 June.

The Convention also boasts workshops on a variety of themes, as a table-top exhibition and networking breaks. For the full programme and registration details, go to:

Rental Awards

The European Rental Awards dinner and ceremony takes place on the evening of 8th June at the same venue.

The awards, which are jointly organised by International Rental News magazine and the European Rental Association (ERA), comprise six categories, including a new award for Sustainable Business Innovation in Rental.

The shortlists are:

Large Rental Company of the year (> €15 million)

  • A-Plant (UK)
  • Loxam (France)
  • Riwal (Netherlands)

Small Rental Company of the year (

  • Crestchic Ltd (UK)
  • Drial Poland (Poland)
  • Echo Barrier (UK)

Sustainable Business Innovation in Rental

  • HSS Hire (UK)
  • Hewden (UK)
  • Kiloutou (France)
  • Loxam (France)

Rental Product of the Year

  • EL & Site - MBerg LED-light
  • Genie - Z-33/18
  • HH-Intelitech - GlasLift 550 Terrain
  • Holland Lift - HL-330 E14
  • Kaeser - M82
  • Wacker Neuson - WL20e

Rental Person of the Year

  • Will be announced in Stockholm at the awards dinner.

Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Will be announced in Stockholm at the awards dinner.
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