WCTS iPad winner announced

By Alex Dahm12 November 2013

World Crane & Transport Summit

World Crane & Transport Summit

A prize draw has been made for the winner of an iPad Mini at the World Crane and Transport Summit. Attendees entered the contest during the WCTS held in Amsterdam, Netherlands on 29 and 30 October.

The lucky winner is Marco Pontvuijst, international sales manager at Ropeblock, the Netherlands. Congratulations to him and the prize is on its way.

More than 250 industry professionals registered for the event at the Hotel Krasnapolsky in central Amsterdam. It was the third time that the two day conference has been held. The event offers thought-provoking presentations to help generate debate on key issues facing the lifting and project transport industry worldwide. Speakers at this year’s event included: Léon Schöpping, senior construction engineer & PTE lifting & hoisting, Shell International Exploration & Production; Joel Dandrea, executive vice president, Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA); and David Collett, ESTA president and R Collett & Sons (Transport) managing director.

The first part of the programme set the scene with presentations on the world economy, its link to the construction industry and the implications for the crane and transport sector. Key issues facing the industry were presented both from an equipment end user and from a manufacturer perspective.

Another top theme of the day was the importance of global partnerships to achieve common requirements in lifting and transport. In respect of harmonising standards, the issues regarding the EN 13000 European standard governing rated capacity limiters continued to make progress. Major input from Chinese manufacturers at the event provided insight into the world’s largest market and the ambitions of these companies domestically and globally.

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