Speakers and agenda announced for Construction Plant-hire Association conference

Speakers and agenda announced for Construction Plant-hire Association conference

The Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) has announced the speaker line-up and agenda for the CPA Conference which is taking place on Thursday 9th November 2023.

The theme of the one-day event is ‘Facing the Challenges in the Plant-hire Sector’ and the conference is being hosted at the Heart of England Conference and Events Centre in Fillongley near Coventry.

The CPA Conference 2023 is being held in association with headline sponsor Point of Rental Software and it will be the eighth CPA Conference to be held. Over the years, the event has become established as an essential entry in the calendar for senior figures in the plant-hire sector.

Former BBC news presenter and journalist Merryn Myatt will host four panel debates covering ‘The Plant-hire Sector in 2023’, ‘Fuelling the Future’, ‘Focus on CPA Special Interest Groups and Challenges’ and ‘Combatting Plant Theft and Fraud’ featuring experts from the construction plant-hire sector.

Panel speakers include Asif Latief, managing director of Boels Rental; Mark Anderson, managing director north of GAP Group; James Atkinson, vice president UK & Europe of Rouse Services; Jim Haigh, chairman/CEO of Eagle Platforms; Joel Babb of Falanx Cyber; Kirsty Archbold-Laming, director of Southern Hoist Services; Adam Nicholson, managing director of Eagle Platforms; Alasdair Reisner, chief executive of the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA); Chris Gill, director of L Lynch Plant Hire & Haulage; Peter Gibbs, chief operating officer of Ainscough Crane Hire; and Kevin Howells, managing director of Datatag ID.

CPA chief executive Stu McInroy said: “This year’s conference agenda addresses some of the most important issues faced currently by CPA members and the wider construction industry. Topics such as future fuels and plant theft and fraud are of significant concern to many of our members, and the event will provide delegates an opportunity to develop a greater understanding of the challenges they face currently and how they may be addressed.”

The conference will run alongside a small, targeted exhibition. Confirmed exhibitors at the event include Point of Rental Software, Genquip Groundhog, Thomas Group, Nexus Vehicle Rental, Plant Planet, Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA), Capja, MHM Group, Tobin Plant/LiuGong Machinery (UK), NOCN Group, Prolectric, CITB, Rouse Services, Go Plant Ltd and CESAR Powered by Datatag.

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