The 2015 International Tower Cranes (ITC) conference opened its doors on 28 May at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel in London's Kensington to more than 225 delegates.
Today’s full day conference and networking event includes two round-table panels: one on tower crane foundation loads and a second on operator access for tower cranes.
The keynote speech was from Philippe Cohet, Arcomet chairman. Cohet discussed the value created in the tower crane market supply chain, the current situation in Europe, and how tower cranes play an important role on many projects.
Dave Holder, director and general manager of HTC Plant, was next with his discussion on how the industry can attract young talent.
Association supporters of the event are the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) and the Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA).
The event’s Gold sponsors are Liebherr, Terex, Wolffkran andZoomlion. Silver sponsors are Geda, HookcamEurope/Compact Lifting Group, Jaso/Falcon, Manitowoc and Radius NFT. Supporting sponsors are Elebia, Emerson Crane Hire, HoistCam, Jost, Load Systems International (A Trimblecompany), Morrow, MTI-Lux, Rayco-Wylie Systems, SMIE and TSL (Tech Safety Lines).
ITC was most recently held in Berlin, Germany, in November 2013, where it attracted more than 140 delegates from 70 companies and 23 countries.
International Cranes and Specialized Transport will be tweeting live updates of the event today. The programme, details of speakers, and other event information is also available at www.khl.com/itc