Momentum builds for ALH Conference & Awards

19 September 2017

The third ALH Conference & Awards is just three weeks away and now’s the time to register before space sells out.

The high-profile roster features top-of-the-line speakers covering a range of topics that focus on rental business and planning for the future.

Delegates are signing up to hear Michael Kneeland, president and chief executive officer of United Rentals, speak about the evolution of the equipment rental industry, as well as presentations that cover the state of the construction market and overall outlook in the United States; investor relations and how they affect rental business; what companies need to know about recent activity with rental mergers and acquisitions; how to maximize rental operations’ efficiency using mobile technology and much more.

“From the impact virtual reality will have on operator training to a sneak peek into future aerial work platform technologies, the ALH Conference is not only providing practical information, but also thrilling ideas that businesses will want to take back home with them and discuss with colleagues,” Lindsey Anderson, editor of ALH, said. “We’re covering ANSI updates and the impact on rental businesses, what contractors look for in rental companies and how businesses should manage waste and overall environmental concerns within operations.”

To register to attend, please click here.

Schedule at-a-glance

8 a.m. 9 a.m.

Registration and breakfast


9 a.m. – 9:05 a.m.

Welcome from conference chair

Lindsey Anderson

Editor, Access, Lift & Handlers (ALH)


9:05 a.m. – 9:35 a.m.


Evolution of the equipment rental industry

Michael Kneeland

President and CEO

United Rentals Inc.


9:35 a.m. - 10:05 a.m.

Construction market trends and outlook

Kenneth D. Simonson

Chief Economist

Associated General Contractors of America


10:05 a.m. - 10:35 a.m.

Investor relations and the rental business

Henry Kirn

Founder and Senior Consultant

BeyondIR Consulting Services


10:35 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Coffee break


11.15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Rental M&A: Strategic drivers and trends

David Felts

Managing Director

TM Capital Corp


11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Contractors’ attitudes to safety and building a safety culture

Donna Laquidara-Carr

Industry Insights Research Director

Dodge Data & Analytics


12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Lunch and networking


1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Rental models of the future

Nabil Kassam

Founder, Chairman and CEO


KJ Park

VP, Growth and Strategy

Noble Iron


2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Maximizing efficiency of rental operations using mobile technology

Jim Green


Spartan Solutions


2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Virtual reality technology and its impact on operator training

Giles Councell

Director of Operations

International Powered Access Federation (IPAF)


3:15 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.

Coffee break


3:50 p.m. - 4.20 p.m.

Future technologies and the access business

Robert S. Messina

Senior VP, Engineering and Technology, Chief Technology Officer

Oshkosh Corporation


4:20 p.m. - 4.50 p.m.

ANSI standards changes and rental business: What is going to change?

Teresa A. Kee, CHMM, CSP

Corporate Director, Field Safety

United Rentals


4:50 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Waste management and environmental concerns in rental operations

Stephen Huzyk

Vice President of Sales

Quest Resource Management Group


5:15 p.m. – 5:20 p.m.

Closing remarks

Lindsey Anderson

Editor, Access, Lift & Handlers (ALH)


Gold sponsors for the event are: JLG Industries, Perkins and Skyjack. The Silver sponsor is Genie. JCB is the Lunch sponsor. Drinks reception sponsor is Hydro Mobile and supporting sponsors are Haulotte, Hy-Brid Lifts/Customer Equipment, ReachMaster/Ruthmann, Fascan International, RentalYard and UP Equip.




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