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ERA CONVENTION 2020: SMART RENTAL AND INTERNATIONAL RENTAL EXHIBITION

ERA CONVENTION 2020: SMART RENTAL AND INTERNATIONAL RENTAL EXHIBITION

MECC Maastricht, the Netherlands
10 / 11  June 2020

The 15th annual ERA Convention: Smart Rental will take place in Maastricht, the Netherlands, on 10 and 11 June 2020.

ERA's 2020 Convention will take place at the MECC in Maastricht, the Netherlands, on 10 and 11 June alongside the International Rental Exhibition and the European Rental Awards.

A full programme will be available soon.


 

 
ERA Convention
“SMART RENTAL”
Maastricht – 10 and 11 June 2020
PROGRAMME
 
 
WEDNESDAY – 10 June 2020
09.30 - 14.00
Hall MECC
 
REGISTRATION
 
9.30 -  11.30
ERA Stand
 
Welcome coffee on the ERA Stand
 
9.30 – 14.00
Exhibition Hall
 
VISIT OF IRE, the International Rental Exhibition, AND APEX
 
14.00  - 15.30
Auditorium 2
 
PLENARY SESSION
 
  • Opening of the Convention, Pierre Boels, President, ERA
 
  • Welcome to Maastricht, Remko Mol, President, Verhurend Nederland
 
  • A Digital Platform for the construction sector in Europe, Sue Arundale, Director
Technical and Environmental Affairs, FIEC, and Riccardo Viaggi, Secretary General, CECE
 
  • Why technology innovation is critical , Alex Schuessler, President and Founder, SmartEquip
 
Moderator: Maarten Bouwhuis
 
15.30  - 16.30
Exhibition Hall and ERA Stand
 
COFFEE BREAK AND VISIT OF IRE AND APEX
 
16.30 – 18.00
Auditorium 2
 
PLENARY SESSION
 
  • Using data to improve Customer's experience, Norty Turner, Senior Vice President, Services & Advanced Solutions, United Rentals
 
  • Transforming a business with digital technology, Stefan Ponea, Founder and CEO, Industrial Access
 
  • Trends in the European Rental Industry, Michel Petitjean, Secretary General, ERA
 
Moderator: Maarten Bouwhuis
 
18.30 - 19.30
ERA Stand
EUROPEAN RENTAL AWARDS COCKTAIL
20.00 - 22.30
Expo Foyer
 
EUROPEAN RENTAL AWARDS DINNER
 
Moderator: Maarten Bouwhuis
 
22.30 – 00.30
MECCCafe
POST AWARDS DRINKS
 
 
 
 
THURSDAY – 11 June 2020
08.30 – 09.00
Auditorium 2
ERA GENERAL ASSEMBLY
9.00 – 10.30
 
 
WORKSHOP PROMOTION – To be announced
Room London
 
  • Promotion Committee Report, Pierre-Yves Rallet, Committee Chairman
  • To be announced
  • Debate with questions in relation to the digitalisation
 
Moderator:  Pierre-Yves Rallet, Committee Chairman
 
 
WORKSHOP TECHNICAL – To be announced
Room Rome
 
  • Technical Committee Report, Martin Sebestyen, Committee Chairman
  • To be announced
  • Debate with questions in relation to the digitalisation
 
Moderator: Martin Sebestyen, Committee Chairman
 
 
WORKSHOP SUSTAINABILITY – To be announced
Room Berlin
 
  • Sustainability Committee Report, Mark Bradshaw, Committee Chairman
  • To be announced
  • Debate with questions in relation to the digitalisation
 
Moderator: Mark Bradshaw, Committee Chairman
 
 
WORKSHOP FUTURE GROUP – To be announced
Room Athens
 
  • Future Group Report
  • To be announced
  • Debate on trends potentially affecting the Future of the Rental Industry
 
Moderator: Future Group
 

 
10.30 - 11.30
Exhibition Hall and ERA Stand
COFFEE BREAK AND VISIT OF IRE AND APEX
11.30 – 13.00  
WORKSHOP PROMOTION – To be announced
Room London
 
  • Promotion Committee Report, Pierre-Yves Rallet, Committee Chairman
  • To be announced
  • Debate with questions in relation to the digitalisation
 
Moderator:  Pierre-Yves Rallet, Committee Chairman
 
WORKSHOP TECHNICAL – To be announced
Room Rome
 
  • Technical Committee Report, Martin Sebestyen, Committee Chairman
  • To be announced
  • Debate with questions in relation to the digitalisation
 
Moderator: Martin Sebestyen, Committee Chairman
 
 
WORKSHOP SUSTAINABILITY – To be announced
Room Berlin
 
  • Sustainability Committee Report, Mark Bradshaw, Committee Chairman
  • To be announced
  • Debate with questions in relation to the digitalisation
 
Moderator: Mark Bradshaw, Committee Chairman
 
 
WORKSHOP FUTURE GROUP – To be announced
Room Athens
 
  • Future Group Report
  • To be announced
  • Debate on trends potentially affecting the Future of the Rental Industry
 
Moderator: Future Group
 
13.00 – 14.00
Auditorium 2
 
GUEST SPEAKER
 
  • Human Brain and Digital World, Henning Beck
 
Moderator: Maarten Bouwhuis
 
  • Closing of the Convention, Pierre Boels, President, ERA
 
14.00-15.30
ERA Stand
 
 
NETWORKING LUNCH AND VISIT OF IRE AND APEX
 
 
14.00 – 17.00
Exhibition Hall
 
 
VISIT OF IRE, the International Rental Exhibition, AND APEX
 
 
If you wish to register for the 2020 ERA Convention and/or the European Rental Awards Dinner, please click here.

Members of European national associations or of IPAF can benefit from the same rate as ERA members when registering for the Convention.

Convention rates:
Convention only  
Members EUR 300
Non-members EUR 800
Dinner only  
Members EUR 200
Non-members EUR 200

Accommodation
Each participant has to take care of his/her own accommodation booking. You can find information on hotels here.

Please contact the ERA Secretariat, era@erarental.org, for further information.

The 2020 International Rental Exhibition will take place alongside the ERA Convention from 9 to 11 June. Entry to the show is free for participants of the Convention.

Find out more about the event here: https://www.ireshow.com/ 

Letter from ERA President Pierre Boels to the IRE exhibitors.
Letter from ERA President Pierre Boels to the IRE visitors.

The 13th annual European Rental Awards, co-organised by ERA and International Rental News, will take place on 10 June, at the end of the first day of the Convention.

Companies are invited to nominate themselves or other rental companies by 28 February for awards in the following categories:
  • Large Rental Company of the Year
  • Small/Medium Sized Rental Company of the Year
  • Rental Product of the Year
  • Best Sustainable Rental Project of the Year
  • ERA Technical Committee Award
  • Best Digital Innovation
  • Rental Person of the Year
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
The awards are free to enter and a great opportunity to celebrate excellence in the industry, promote new initiatives, demonstrate leadership and encourage rental staff.

Find out more and how to enter at https://www.khl-group.com/events/rentalawards/
If you are interested in sponsoring the ERA Convention, please see the Booking Form here.

Lanyard sponsor: 

Convention app sponsor:



Still available: sponsorship of the luncheon; sponsorship of the coffee break.

If you are interested in sponsoring the European Rental Awards, please contact simon.kelly@khl.com or find out more information here.

Post awards drinks sponsor:



Award wine sponsor:

Supporting sponsors:






 
MECC Housing Services is the official housing partner for IRE 2020 and the ERA Convention. 

Find out more here or contact mhs@mecc.nl, +31 43 38 38 361