Strong line-up of speakers for Europlatform conference

By Maria Hadlow26 July 2011

The programme for this year's Europlatform access rental conference is nearly complete and features a very strong line-up.

The conference, with the theme Financing Growth, takes place in Maastricht, The Netherlands, on Tuesday 13 September, the day before the APEX exhibition begins.

The conference will be simultaneously translated into German, Spanish and Italian. (Simultanübersetzung auf Deutsch. Traducción simultánea al Español. Interpretazione simultanea in italiano.)

Speakers confirmed include:

Alexandre Saubot (COO, Haulotte)
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Managing the Growth Cycle

Kevin Appleton (former Lavendon CEO)
Generating Sustainable Returns in Access Rental

Maëg Videau (Director of Financing/M&A, Loxam)
Making Successful Acquisitions

Charles Miller (CL Miller Consulting, ex-Sunbelt executive)
Managing your Salesforce

Bruce Williams (Managing Director EAME, JLG Financial Solutions)
Funding Growth

Chris Wraith, Technical Officer, IPAF
Risk Management for Specialist Access

To register for the conference, and book hotels, see: www.europlatform.info

Alexandre Saubot's keynote address will discuss what the access rental sector has learned from the crisis and how to better manage business cycles, and Kevin Appleton will argue that rental companies should use the financial measure ROCE (return on capital employed) to generate sustained profits.

Loxam's mergers and acquisitions specialist Maëg Videau will explain how to make successful acquisitions. Current trends in financing, and how to obtain capital investment funds, will be covered by Bruce Williams, the highly experienced head of JLG's finance arm in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Rental consultant and former Sunbelt Rental executive Charles Miller will share his expertise on how best to manage and incentivise a rental sales force.

Europlatform, which is jointly organised by Access International magazine and IPAF, takes place at the MECC exhibition and congress centre in Maastricht. That is the same venue as the APEX exhibition, which is being held on the three following days (14-16 September).

See www.APEXshow.com for details.

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