This year’s ESTA Awards of Excellence will be staged online on 24 September and combined with a short conference, led by keynote speaker Wim Sarens, CEO of Sarens Group.

The online format will comprise the announcement of the ESTA Award winners alongside three presentations addressing the key issues facing the crane and specialized transport sector.

ESTA AWARDS and market update 2020

Wim Sarens will give the keynote address on The dynamic reality of the 2020-2022 market’, while Chris Sleight, Managing Director of Off-Highway Research, will report on the global market for cranes. A third speaker will be confirmed in the coming weeks.

The event is jointly organised by ESTA and International Cranes and Specialized Transport magazine.

Ton Klijn, director, ESTA, said; “It is unfortunate that we are not able to meet in person this year because of Covid-19, but we can still celebrate the achievements of our industry.

“Combining the awards with market presentations means that we can also provide attendees with valuable insights into business conditions and the challenges and opportunities facing the industry. We are delighted that Wim Sarens is our keynote speaker.”

Registration for the event is free and will be open soon at