One week to go before the ERA's Prague convention

By Murray Pollok19 May 2010

There is still time left to book your place at the European Rental Association's annual convention in Prague, Czech Republic, on 26-27 May. The European Rental Awards dinner will be held on 26 May.

The event starts at 2.00pm on Wednesday and finishes at 5.30pm on Thursday. In addition to the official sessions of the ERA, there will be workshops and seminars with participants including Ramirent's Magnus Rosen, Chris Davies of HSS, David Philipps of Off-Highway Research and Loxam's Gerard Deprez.

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The two-day event will also see the announcement of the winners of the European Rental Awards, jointly organised by the ERA and International Rental News (IRN). The shortlists are as follows:

Rental Company of the Year (10 depots or more)
GAP Group

Rental Company of the Year (under 10 depots)
Atut Rental
JVS Crane rental CZ

Rental Product of the Year
JLG Industries

The ERA/IRN Rental Person of the Year
A winner will be announced on the evening of the awards.

Lifetime Achievement Award
A winner will be announced on the evening of the awards.

The judges for the awards were:

Gerard Deprez, ERA President and chief executive officer of Loxam
Pierre Boels, Managing Director of Boels Verhuur
Dirk Stukkens, Global Account Manager, Komatsu
Michel Petitjean, ERA Secretary General
Murray Pollok, Editor, International Rental News

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