IRC rental conference line-up completed

By Murray Pollok23 April 2014

More than 270 delegates attended the first International Rental Conference, held in Beijing on 14 Oc

More than 270 delegates attended the first International Rental Conference, held in Beijing on 14 October 2013.

The full-line-up for the 2nd International Rental Conference (IRC) in Shanghai on 24 November is now complete and features senior representatives from rental companies in China, Australia and Japan as well as global equipment manufacturers.

Leigh Ainsworth, CEO of Coates Hire, will give the morning keynote address on rental management issues and Masaki Kurita, president of Japan’s Nikken Corp, will present the afternoon keynote speech looking at trends in Japan’s rental sector.

The conference, which takes place the day before the start of the Bauma China exhibition, provides an opportunity to learn about the development of rental in China and wider Asia as well as offering world-class advice on rental management.

China’s rental market is represented by three speakers who manage significant rental businesses: Lawrence Poh, CEO of Caterpillar dealer Lei Shing Hong Machinery; Li Hua Bin, general manager of Shanghai Jinheyuan Equipment Rental; and Tim Du, founder and managing director of Tianjin Prosperity Bai-Li Engineering & Mechanical.

Manufacturers will also give their perspective on rental trends in China, with Zeng Guang'an, chairman of Guangxi LiuGong Machinery, and Ken Lousberg, president of Terex China, both giving presentations.

Other speakers include David Phillips, managing director of Off-Highway Research; Chris Sleight, Editor of International Construction magazine; and Bob Carlstedt, managing director (China), Ducker Worldwide.

The full line-up of speakers can be found at www.khl.com/irc. Readers can also book their places at the website.

The conference is organised by International Rental News magazine and KHL Group and supported by the Machinery Management & Rental Division of the China Construction Industry Association (CCIA). The division’s managing director, Jia Li Cai, will provide the welcome address at the conference.

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