Asociația RomânĂ£ de Închirieri


ERA Convention 2011

7 / 9 June 2011
ERA Convention " Growth Again!"

The annual Convention of ERA held in Amsterdam from 7 to 9 June 2011 alongside the International Rental Exhibition was a great succes. With over 320 participants from 30 different countries, the convention proved again to be a truly international platform for knowledge exchange and networking with all leading figures from the European rental industry present and guests attending from Japan, Brazil, the United States, Russia, Australia and many other countries.

All presentations are available for download below:

Wednesday 08 June

Construction Update

Eduardo Rodriguez - Priego

Trends in the European Rental Market
Murray Pollok - International Rental News

IFRS Proposed Changes - Accounting for Operating Leases Impact for Rental Companies
Jeff Eisenberg - Riwal Holding Group BV

Trends in the US Rental Industry
Chris Wehrman, American Rental Association

The rental industry from a Customer perspective
Mats O Paulsson, Bravida


Tuesday 07 June

Manufacturers Facing Recovery
Lorenz Kleist, IHS

Wednesday 08 June

Family Owned Rental Companies
Jaap Fluit, GM Bredenoord Group
Marzia Giusto, Nacanco Spa
Douglas Anderson, GAP Group

IT Software
Derek Robson, Result Group
Edwin Wijers, Boels Rental
Fiona Perrin, HSS Hire

National Rental Associations
Hire Association Europe
ALEC, Brazilian Rental Association
Japanese Rental Association
Stefan Ponea, RRA Romanian Rental Association

Cameron Reid, Harsco Infrastructure
Mika Pynttari, Ramirent Finland LTD

Thursday 09 June

Equipment End-of-life Strategies
Dr. Georg Sick, Mecalac / CECE
Dale Asplund, United Rentals
Guylain Turgeon, Ritchie Bros.
David Downie, HSS Hire

Equipment Theft
Rene Beukema, Crimimail
Kevin Howells, Datatag
Patrick Sheeran, Kosran

Review of Financing
Ari Jarvinen, Danske Markets Equities
Martti Ala-Harkonen, Cramo
Jeff Eisenberg, Riwal Holding Group BV

Social Media
Asif Latief, A-Plant
Patrick Rizzo, Loxam


Wednesday 08 June

Equipment Technology Committee
Martin Holmgren, Cramo Group

Safety and sustainability
Kevin Minton

Thursday 09 June

Committee Reports
Jorg Bachmann
Marianne Chalcraft, Michel Petitjean


European Rental Awards

450 participants attended the European Rental Awards dinner 2011 to celebrate professionalism and innovation in the rental and construction equipment industries. 8 awards were presented, as follows:

Large Rental Company of the year (turnover > €15 million)
Winner: HSS Hire (UK)
Shortlisted: GAM (Spain) , GAP Group (UK)

Small Rental Company of the year (turnover <€15 million)
Winner: Industrial Access (Romania)
Shortlisted: Dromad Hire (Ireland) , Rentforce (Netherlands/Russia)

Rental IT Award
Winner: A-Plant
Shortlisted: HSS Hire , Kiloutou , Speedy Hire

Rental Marketing Award
Winner: Ramirent
Shortlisted: HSS Hire

Rental Safety Award
Winner: GAP Group
Shortlisted: Hewden , HSS Hire

Rental Product of the Year
Winner: Teletower Access Solutions (Teletower)
Shortlisted: HH-Intellitech (GlasLift 500-4) , JCB (3CX/4CX ECO backhoe loader) , MEC Aerial Platforms (Titan Boom 40-S) , Z-Safety Services (Z-Matic)

Manufacturer of the Year
Winner: Volvo
Shortlisted: El-Bjorn

ERA/IRN Rental Person of the Year
Mr Pierre Boels , Boels Verhuur

Lifetime Achievement Award
Mr Gunnar Glyfberg , CEO of Cramo Group (1994-2006)



Plenary Session
Committee Reports
European Rental Awards