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ERA Convention 2012 "Changing Rental"

15 / 16  May 2012

The ERA Convention 2012 took place in the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel in Oslo on 15 and 16 May 2012.

The Convention was a great success with over 280 registered participants including leaders of European Rental companies, representatives of national rental associations and suppliers to the industry.

The ERA would like to thank all the exhibitors and sponsors.

You can download the presentations given at the convention below.

The ERA has arranged for a room block in Hotel Radisson Blu Plaza, where the convention takes place. Room rates are as follows:
  • 1545 NOK per room per night (single occupancy), including tax and breakfast and wireless internet access
  • 1845 NOK per room per night (double occupancy), including tax and breakfast and wireless internet access
Participants are responsible for their own room booking. The booking code for benefitting from the ERA’s preferential rates and room block is ER2012.

Rooms can be booked as follows:
  • By phone: +47 220580000, option for bookings

The ERA Convention Programme can be downloaded here

The Programme contains all the important information you need for the Convention including the agenda of events, useful logistical information, a list of speakers and a catalogue of our sponsors and exhibitors.
The Following companies exhibited or sponsored the Convention 2012:

Participants to the Table-Top Exhibition

Brendon Powerwashers
Ditch Witch
Kaeser Kompressoren GmbH
Rental Service Europe
Sycor GmbH
Thwaites ltd
Wynne Systems

European Rental Awards Gold Sponsor:

• Gold Sponsor: Ritchie Bros Auctioneers

European Rental Awards Silver Sponsor:

• Silver Sponsor: Caterpillar
• Silver Sponsor: El Björn
• Silver Sponsor: Husqvarna

The fifth European Rental Awards took place in the evening of 15 May during the European Rental Association's annual convention in Oslo, Norway. The shortlist for the four award categories is:

Large Rental Company of the Year (>€15 million revenues)
AFI-Uplift (UK)
GAP Group (UK)
Kiloutou (France) - Winner
Nixon Hire (UK)

Small Rental Company of the Year (<€15 million revenues)
Johnny Servis (Czech Republic)
Naboen Utleie (Norway) - Winner
NRC (Russia)
Rentforce (Russia)

Rental Product of the Year in 2011
Caterpillar (300.9D mini-excavator)
Hilti (TE 3000-AVR breaker) - Winner
Hinowa (IIIS system for aerial platforms)
JLG Industries (1500SJ aerial platform)
TowerLight (VB9 LED Battery Ibird lighting tower)

Rental Person of the Year
Vesa Koivula, CEO, Cramo

Lifetime Achievement Award
Erkki Norvio, former CEO Ramirent and current board member

The awards are jointly organized by International Rental News (IRN) magazine and the European Rental Association.