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7 and 8 November 2017

Amsterdam, Netherlands

 Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Programme

Schedule

 

Tuesday 7 November

Registration from 8.30

Full day conference 9.25 – 17.30

Networking buffet dinner in the evening 18.45 – 22.30

 

Wednesday 8 November

Half-day conference 9.00 – 13.00

Networking lunch 13.00 – 14.30

 

 

Programme

 

Tuesday 7 November

 

8.30 – 9.25

REGISTRATION & COFFEE

 

Conference chair: Nadine Dereza

 

9.25 – 9.30

WELCOME

 

9.30 – 9.55

KEYNOTE

Hendrik Sarens, director, Sarens

 

SESSION 1: SAFETY

 

9.55-10.20

Behavioural approach to creating a safety culture

Mike Appling, CEO, TNT Crane & Rigging

 

10.20 – 10.55

Anatomy of an accident: cranes and specialized transport

Marco van Daal, owner, The Works International

 

10.55 – 11.35

Coffee Break

 

11.35-12.05

Plan for success in lifting and engineered transport

Keith Anderson, chief rigging engineer, Bechtel Equipment Operations

 

12.05 – 12.40

The Juliana Bridge crane accident: the lessons learned

Gertjan van de Werken, vice director, Peinemann Kranen & Herm Bussemaker, owner, Orca Offshore

 

12.40 – 13.15

Round-table: managing multi-crane lifts

Keith Anderson, chief rigging engineer, Bechtel Equipment Operation

Richard Krabbendam*, heavy lift specialist

Klaus Meissner, director product integrity, Terex Cranes

Gertjan van de Werken, vice director, Peinemann Kranen

 

*Richard Krabbendam will give a two-day seminar on Heavy Transport, Lifting & Wind Turbines on 9 and 10 November, in the Netherlands.

 

13.15 – 14.25

Lunch

 

SESSION 2: WORKFORCE & TRAINING

 

14.25 – 14.50

Recruiting tomorrow’s workforce: the Lift & Move USA programme

Brett Melvin, executive director, Lift & Move USA

 

14.50 – 15.15

Encouraging women to work in the crane and specialized transport industry

Jennifer Gabel, owner, JK Crane

 

15.15 – 15.40

E-Learning modules for crane operators

Christoph Kleiner, managing director sales, Liebherr-Werk Ehingen

 

15.40 – 15.55

Operator competency: the view from Australia

Brandon Hitch, chief executive officer, The Crane Industry Council of Australia (CICA)

 

15.55 – 16.25

Coffee break

 

 

SESSION 3: TECHNOLOGY & SITE APPLICATIONS

 

16.25 – 16.50

Reunion Island barge gantry crane

Jeroen Naalden, global director, Enerpac Heavy Lifting Technology

 

16.50 – 17.15

Closing the knowledge gaps for synthetic fibre crane ropes

Jim Plaia, R & D engineer, Samson

 

17.15 – 17.30

Update from ESTA on ECOL operator training scheme

Ton Klijn, director, ESTA (European Association of Abnormal Road Transport and Mobile Cranes)

 

(Following Mr Klijn's presentation there will be a further meeting in a separate conference room to discuss ECOL. All interested delegates to the Summit are invited to attend this important 'multiplier' event.)

 

18.45 – 22.30

NETWORKING BUFFET DINNER

 

 

 

Wednesday 8 November

(half-day)

 

SESSION 4: OEM PERSPECTIVES

 

9.00-9.25

OEM KEYNOTE

Shinsuke Izumi, executive board member, director – global sales and marketing division, Kobelco

Detlef Brueckner, general manager marketing and product development, large crawler cranes, Kobelco Construction Machinery

 

 

9.25 – 9.45

China's crane market: readjusting and recovering

Liu Jiansen, vice president, XCMG and general manager, XCMG Import & Export Co

 

9.45-10.30

Round-table: OEM Q&A session

Christoph Kleiner, managing director sales, Liebherr-Werk Ehingen

Barry Pennypacker, CEO, Manitowoc

Bill Stramer, VP marketing, sales, customer support, Link-Belt

Shinsuke Izumi, executive board member, Kobelco

• Chair: Nadine Dereza

 

10.30 – 11.00

Coffee break

 

SESSION 5: SPECIALIZED TRANSPORT

 

11.00 – 11.30

Transport & assembly of 44,000t offshore platform in Canada

Andrea Gazzola, area sales director (Americas), Fagioli SpA

 

11.30 – 11.55

Challenges for Europe’s specialized transport industry

Łukasz Chwalczuk, ESTA transport section executive, president of the Polish Heavy Transport Association

 

11.55 – 12.30

Speeding up big projects with Self-Propelled Modular Transporters (SPMT)

Bernd Schwengsbier, managing director, Transporter Industry International Sales (Tii Sales)

 

 

12.30 – 2.30 pm

NETWORKING BUFFET LUNCH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Submit a proposal.

 

Crane and specialised transport owners, users and manufacturers are invited to submit proposals for presentations. Please send suggestions to:

 

Alex Dahm

Editor, International Cranes and Specialized Transport

Tel: +44 1892 786206

 

or

 

Murray Pollok

Events director, KHL Group

Tel: +44 1505 850043

 

 

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