The second World Crane Transport Summit 2011 got off to a fine start this morning in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Over 300 industry professionals have gathered at Amsterdam's Hotel Krasnapolsky for the two day conference and tonight's networking dinner.
The bi-annual event offers presentations and debates on the key issues facing the worldwide crane and transport industry, with speakers including Joel Dandrea, Executive Vice President, Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA), and Christian-Jacques Vernazza, President and Chief Executive of Mediaco Vrac, and also President of the European Association for cranes and special transport (ESTA), and Vice President of UFL, the French association for cranes.
So far talks have centred on the world economy and the importance global partnerships to achieve common requirements in lifting and transport.
The EN13000 European standard governing rated capacity limiters was another major topic and it is apparent that the USA's demand for override keys to be included in the crane cab is gaining support worldwide.
In addition major Chinese manufacturers have been providing insights into their ambitions domestically and globally.
You can keep up to date with what happening at the WC&TS 2011via Twitter and there will be a full round up in next month'sInternational Cranes and Specialized Transport magazine.
The World Crane and Transport Summit is an exciting networking, business information and social event for leaders of the world crane and specialized transportation industries, their suppliers and manufacturers.
Held on 10 and 11 November 2011 at the five-star Hotel Krasnapolsky in Amsterdam, the Netherlands it brings together senior industry executives from around the world.
WCTS 2011 is supported by the world’s leading crane and transport associations, equipment manufacturers and rental companies. It is organised by International Cranes and Specialized Transport magazine and its publisher KHL Group.