04 March 2008
Samoter takes place every three years in Verona, Northern Italy. It is on a three-year cycle with Bauma and Intermat. It is one of the major construction shows in the European calendar. This year's show is the 27th and includes a selection of crane industry exhibitors.
Exhibitors include, Cormach, Liebherr, Ormig and Terex, while specialized transport equipment manufacturers present include Industrie Cometto and De Angelis. A large number of ancillary, component and other services companies will also be exhibiting.
These days exhibition organisers have to offer more than a group of companies showing off their equipment. They have to provide visitors with a ‘full-service' experience – meaning conferences, seminars, tours and more.
Foremost of these extra activities is the ‘Rental Day', a conference being organised in cooperation with Assodimi (the Italian distributors and rental association), the European Rental Association and International Rental News/KHL Group. The centerpiece of this will be a round table panel discussion at 3.00 p.m. on Friday 7 March, looking at how the speed of rental development can be increased; at the differences between the Italian rental market and its European neighbours; and at the differences between the European and US rental markets.
The second theme is a ‘Hoisting Day' being held in cooperation with AISEM (the Italian Hoisting, Lifting and Handling Equipment Association) and the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF). The aim of this conference is to highlight some of the high-risk areas and the benefits of investing in training and equipment maintenance.