Final updates for CATT 2014

By Laura Hatton17 April 2014

Final updates are being made to the programme for this year’s International Cranes and Transport Turkey conference. CATT 2014 is a full day conference and evening networking event in Istanbul on 8 May 2014. It serves the interests of the industry in Turkey and the surrounding region of North Africa, the Middle East, South Eastern Europe and the so-called ’stan countries. First held in 2012, this second CATT will be held at the Marriott Asia Hotel.

CATT has a unique audience of senior executives and leading professionals from the crane and heavy lift sector and includes the buoyant energy sector. It follows the very successful crane and transport events held previously in Amsterdam, Netherlands; Istanbul, Turkey; São Paulo, Brazil; and Shanghai, China.

This year’s conference will begin with a short welcome speech from Alex Dahm, International Cranes and Specialized Transport magazine editor, international editor Cranes and Project Transport Turkey, American Cranes and Transport. It will be followed by opening remarks from the chairperson, M Kazim Apa, who chaired the previous Istanbul conference in 2012.

Presentations will be from Nabil Al Zahlawi, NFT Cranes managing partner, who will talk about the ongoing project to construct a new Bosphorus bridge crossing; Hüseyin Hüsnü İlgün, Turkey’s general directorate of highways, Department of Traffic Safety, transportation safety section chief, who will discuss highway regulations regarding project transportation in Turkey; another view on this will also be presented by Ömer Faruk Görçün.

Topics on safety and best practice will follow with a presentation on wire rope from Dr Oliver Fries, WireCo WorldGroup, and Andreas Köhler, Köhler Kran-Service chief executive officer, who will talk about the importance of maintaining the highest standards in crane repair and refurbishment.

David Semple, Manitowoc vice president sales, Middle East and Africa will discuss the risks and dangers of counterfeit parts, and Marco van Daal, owner, The Works International, who will explain a practical approach to developing techniques for safe lifting and transport projects. Following this is a presentation from Jan Peters, Anatolia Logistics owner, who will explain the processes and challenges on one of his company’s recent project transports. A presentation from Samet Gürsu, Hareket operations manager, will follow.

Also on the agenda are presentations from leading international specialist contractor Al Jaber Heavy Lift and end-user crane and transport company Sistem Vinç Türkiye.

Final updates to this year’s agenda, the full CATT programme, booking information and more details on this and other KHL events appear at: www.khl.com/events

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