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ERA Convention 2018 - "Tomorrow's customers"

ERA Convention 2018 - "Tomorrow's customers"

Vienna, Austria
23 / 24  May 2018

The 13th ERA Convention will take place in Vienna, on 23 and 24 May 2018

ERA offers sponsorship opportunities for the European Rental Awards Dinner and for the Convention.
ERA is very pleased to announce that the following companies have already accepted to be Sponsors:
- Gold sponsors: Caterpillar, Hilti, Perkins and Volvo
- ERA Cocktail sponsor: Wacker Neuson
- Programme sponsor: Dynamics Software + HSO
- Lanyards sponsor: SmartEquip

For more information about the sponsoring opportunities, please click here
To make your orders, please click here.
As in previous years, we are offering companies to profile themselves at the ERA's Convention by taking part in the table top exhibition just outside the main meeting rooms.
 
To ensure the highest level of networking opportunities between participants to the Convention and exhibitors, all coffee breaks, the cocktail of 23 May and the lunch of 24 May will take place in the exhibition area of the Convention.

The following companies have already decided to exhibit:
- Altrex
- Armada Dynamics
- Atlas Copco
- Bravi Platforms
- Brendon Powerwashers,
- Containex,
- Ditch Witch,
- Generac,
- Husqvarna GmbH,
- IPAF,
- Kaeser Kompressoren,
- Pricemoov
- Sandhills
- Sycor GmbH,
- Thwaites Ltd,
- Trackunit,
- Yanmar Construction
- ZTR Control Systems.

For more information about the exhibition opportunities, please click here
To find more about our prices and about the terms and conditions for this event, please click here.
To make your orders, please click here.
There will be seven awards, five for companies and two for individuals. The winners will be announced on 23 May 2018 at the awards dinner in Vienna, Austria, during the European Rental Association’s annual convention. 

The award categories are:

• Large Rental Company of the Year (>€15m revenues)

• Small/Medium Sized Rental Company of the Year (<€15m revenues)

• Rental Product of the Year

• ERA Technical Committee Award

• ERA Sustainability Committee Award

• Rental Person of the Year

• Lifetime Achievement Award
 

 

For more information, please consult KHL's website, http://www.khl-group.com/events/rentalawards/.

 

 

 

Registration is now open. Please register here

Participants list is available here

As every year, members of European national associations or of IPAF can benefit from the same rate as ERA members when registering to the Convention.
 
 
  (EUR)
ERA Members  
Convention and European Rental Awards Dinner 450
Convention only 300
European Rental Awards Dinner only 200
   
Non-Members  
Convention and European Rental Awards Dinner 900
Convention only 800
European Rental Awards Dinner only 200
 
ERA Convention
“Tomorrow’s Customers”
Vienna – 23 and 24 May 2018
 
PROGRAMME
 
WEDNESDAY – 23 May 2018
08.00 - 14.00
Conference Centre
 
REGISTRATION
 
11.00 -  13.00
 
 
Rental services in practice: visit of the Austria Campus job site  (Vienna), organised by Zeppelin Rental GmbH
(Optional, open to participants to the ERA Convention)
 
13.00 – 14.00
Exhibition Area
 
LUNCH BREAK AND TABLE-TOP EXHIBITION
 
14.00  - 15.30
Plenary room
 
PLENARY SESSION
  • Opening of the Convention, Pierre Boels, President, ERA  
  • Reinventing construction: a route to higher productivity, David Rockhill, McKinsey & Company  
  • Adaptation to changes in customer behaviour, Michel Taride, Hertz International
 Moderator: Nadine Dereza
 
15.30  - 16.30
Exhibition Area
 
COFFEE BREAK AND TABLE-TOP EXHIBITION
 
16.30 - 17.30
Plenary room
 
PLENARY SESSION
  • Equipment Procurement strategies from customers, Jeff Eisenberg, Claremont Consulting  
  • Trends in the European Rental Industry, Michel Petitjean, Secretary General, ERA
 Moderator: Nadine Dereza
 
17.30 – 18.30
Plenary room
 
ERA GENERAL ASSEMBLY
 
19.00 - 20.00
Exhibition Area
COCKTAIL AND TABLE-TOP EXHIBITION
20.00 - 23.00
Plenary room
 
EUROPEAN RENTAL AWARDS DINNER
 
Moderator: Nadine Dereza
  
 
THURSDAY – 24 May 2018
08.30 - 10.30
 
 
WORKSHOP PROMOTION - How to connect and better interact with tomorrow’s customers
  • Promotion Committee Report, Pierre-Yves Rallet, Committee Chairman
  • Connecting to Customers through Innovation, Pierre-Alain Masson, Caterpillar
  • Debate with questions in relation to online market places and to improvement of the customer experience 
 Moderator:  Pierre-Yves Rallet, Committee Chairman
 
 
WORKSHOP TECHNICAL - Engaging with the OEMs to offer the best experience to our customers 
  • Technical Committee Report, Martin Sebestyen, Committee Chairman
  • The job site of the Future - Influence of BIM in construction, Frank Dahlhoff, Sitech
  • Debate with questions in relation to rental equipment needs of the future and ownership of data
 Moderator: Martin Sebestyen, Committee Chairman
 
 
WORKSHOP SUSTAINABILITY - Green challenges for today and tomorrow 
  • Sustainability Committee Report, Kevin Haycock, Committee Chairman
  • Debate with questions in relation to the customers’ green targets
 Moderator: Kevin Haycock, Committee Chairman
 
 
WORKSHOP FUTURE GROUP - Who are Tomorrow’s Customers?
  • Future Group Report
  • Debate with questions in relation to new consumption styles of diginatives applied to the equipment rental business

 
10.30 - 11.30
Exhibition Area
 
COFFEE BREAK AND TABLE-TOP EXHIBITION
11.30-13.30
Plenary room
 
REPORT ON WORKSHOPS
 
Rapporteurs: 
  • Pierre-Yves Rallet, Promotion Committee Chairman
  • Martin Sebestyen, Technical Committee Chairman
  • Kevin Haycock, Sustainability Committee Chairman
  • Tomi Sundberg, Future Group
 Moderator: Nadine Dereza
 
 
GUEST SPEAKER
Viktor MAYER-SCHOENBERGER
 
 
Closing of the Convention, Pierre Boels, President, ERA
 
 
13.30-15.30
Exhibition Area
 
NETWORKING LUNCH AND TABLE-TOP EXHIBITION
 
 
The attendees to the Convention can benefit from special Convention rates at the Hotel Savoyen, Rennweg 16, 1030 Wien, Austria:
•               EUR 180 per room per night (single occupancy), including breakfast,
•               EUR 200 per room per night (double occupancy), including breakfast.

To book a room, please use this link: www.austria-trend.at/book/ERAConvention2018.