Hendrik Sarens to give keynote address at WCTS

09 May 2017


Hendrik Sarens will give the keynote address at the World Crane and Transport Summit (WCTS) in Amsterdam on 7 and 8 November this year.

Sarens is an owner and director at crane and engineered transport giant Sarens, with 45 years’ experience at the family-run company.

He joined Sarens in 1973 as one of the third generation of the family to run the business. His roles at the company have encompassed human resources, sales and heavy lift operations, and currently he has a global advisory role in sales.

WCTS is organised by KHL Group and International Cranes and Specialized Transport magazine.

Sarens is just one of the high-profile and expert speakers confirmed for the two-day conference. Speakers and topics include the following:

Behavioural approach to creating a safety culture
Mike Appling, CEO, TNT Crane & Rigging

Anatomy of an accident
Marco van Daal, owner & founder, The Works International

The Juliana Bridge crane accident: the lessons learned
Gertjan van de Werken, assistant director, Peinemann Krane

Closing the knowledge gaps for synthetic fibre crane ropes
Jim Plaia, R&D engineer, Samson

Alternative lifting case study
Jeroen Naalden, global director, Enerpac Heavy Lifting Technology

OEM round-table

  • Christoph Kleiner, managing director, Liebherr-Werk Ehingen (round-table participant)
  • Aaron Ravenscroft, executive vice president mobile cranes, Manitowoc (round-table participant)
  • Bill Stramer, vice president marketing, sales & customer support (round-table participant)
  • More participants to be announced.

Multi-crane lifts round-table

  • Richard Krabbendam, heavy lift specialist (round-table participant)
  • Klaus Meissner, director of product strategy, Terex Cranes (round-table participant)
  • More participants to be announced.

For more details on the event visit: www.khl.com/wcts

Silver sponsors for the World Crane and Transport Summit are Kobelco, Liebherr, Tii Sales (Scheuerle/Nicolas/Kamag/Tiiger) and Tadano. Supporting sponsors are Blokcam and Modulift.

The conference is supported by associations SC&RA, ESTA, Sindipesa, CICA and Associpesa. Project Cargo Network (PCN) is a supporting organisation.


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