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ERA Convention 2019

ERA Convention 2019

Madrid (Spain)
15 / 16  May 2019

The 14th ERA Convention will take place on 15 and 16 May 2019 in Madrid, in MeliĆ” Castilla hotel.

Below you can see images from the ERA Convention in Vienna last year. 

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: JLG, Perkins,
- Silver sponsors: Hilti, Ritchie Bros,
- 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 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 15 May and the lunch of 16 May will take place in the exhibition area of the Convention.

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.

If you are interested in exhibiting, consult the floorplan of the exhibition space on this page, where you can also book your stand (table-top). Please contact the ERA team at era@erarental.org with any questions about the exhibition.
There will be seven awards, five for companies and two for individuals. The winners will be announced on 15 May 2019 at the European Rental Awards Ceremony in Madrid, Spain, 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

• The Sustainability Award

• Rental person of the year

• Lifetime achievement Award
  

For more information, please consult KHL's website.
To register to the ERA Convention 2019 and to the European Rental Awards Dinner, please click here.
As every year, members of European national associations members of ERA or of IPAF can benefit from the same rate as ERA members when registering to the Convention.
 ASEAMAC and / or ANAPAT members benefit from preferential rates (available at registration).
 
  (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
The attendees to the Convention can benefit from special Convention rates at the Hotel Melia Castilla, Calle del Poeta Joan Maragall, 43, 28020 Madrid, Spain.

Classic Rooms  
  • 180 EUR per room per night (single occupancy), including tax and breakfast;
  • 195 EUR per room per night (double occupancy), including tax and breakfast; 
Deluxe Rooms
  • 195 EUR per room per night (single occupancy), including tax and breakfast;
  • 210 EUR per room per night (double occupancy), including tax and breakfast;
Participants are responsible for their own room booking. Rooms can be booked via the following weblink: https://events.melia.com/en/events/melia-castilla/ERA-Convention-2019.html
 
Please note that the block booking is valid until 14 April 2019. After that date, the hotel will release all unsold rooms and  we cannot guarantee that the hotel will still have availability after that date.  We therefore encourage you to book your accommodation as quickly as possible.
 
 
ERA Convention
“Rental: A Sharing Economy”
Madrid – 15 and 16 May 2019
PROGRAMME
 
 
 
WEDNESDAY – 15 May 2019
08.00 - 14.00
(Hall Patio)
 
REGISTRATION
 
10.15 -  12.30
 
 
Tour of the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium
(optional, open to participants to the ERA Convention)
 
12.30 – 14.00
Exhibition Area (Hall Patio)
 
LUNCH BREAK AND TABLE-TOP EXHIBITION
 
14.00  - 15.30
Plenary room
(Patio 1-2-3)
 
PLENARY SESSION
 
  • Opening of the Convention, Pierre Boels, President, ERA
 
  • Welcome to Madrid, David Cagigas, ANAPAT, and Juan Jose Torres, ASEAMAC
 
  • Circular Economy and Life-cycle Assessment, James George, Ellen McArthur Foundation
 
  • Environmental Impact of Renting Equipment, Martijn in’t Veld, Climate Neutral Group, Marijn Bijleveld, CE Delft
 
Moderator: Alex Taylor
 
15.30  - 16.30
Exhibition Area (Hall Patio)
 
COFFEE BREAK AND TABLE-TOP EXHIBITION
 
16.30 – 18.00
Plenary room (Patio 1-2-3)
 
PLENARY SESSION
 
  • Sharing and Economy, Marieke Blom, ING
 
  • Investors’ vision on the rental industry, Pietro Sibille, Todor Todorovski and Garrison Taylor, Credit Agricole CIB
 
  • Trends in the European Rental Industry, Michel Petitjean, Secretary General, ERA
 
Moderator: Alex Taylor
 
19.00 - 20.00
Exhibition Area (Hall Patio)
COCKTAIL AND TABLE-TOP EXHIBITION
20.00 - 23.00
Plenary room (Patio 1-2-3)
 
EUROPEAN RENTAL AWARDS DINNER
 
Moderator: Alex Taylor
 
 

 
THURSDAY – 16 May 2019
08.30 – 09.00
Plenary room (Patio 1-2-3)
ERA GENERAL ASSEMBLY including election of the Board of Directors
09.00 - 10.30
 
 
WORKSHOP PROMOTION
 
  • Promotion Committee Report, Pierre-Yves Rallet, Committee Chairman
  • Debate
 
Moderator:  Pierre-Yves Rallet, Committee Chairman
 
 
WORKSHOP TECHNICAL  
 
  • Technical Committee Report, Martin Sebestyen, Committee Chairman
•    Debate
 
Moderator: Martin Sebestyen, Committee Chairman
 
 
WORKSHOP SUSTAINABILITY
 
  • Sustainability Committee Report, Kevin Haycock, Committee Chairman
  • Debate
 
Moderator: Kevin Haycock, Committee Chairman
 
 
WORKSHOP FUTURE GROUP
 
  • Future Group Report
  • Debate
 

 
10.30 - 11.00
Exhibition Area (Hall Patio)
 
TABLE-TOP EXHIBITION
11.00 – 12.30  
WORKSHOP PROMOTION
 
  • Promotion Committee Report, Pierre-Yves Rallet, Committee Chairman
  • Debate
 
Moderator:  Pierre-Yves Rallet, Committee Chairman
 
WORKSHOP TECHNICAL 
 
  • Technical Committee Report, Martin Sebestyen, Committee Chairman
•    Debate
 
Moderator: Martin Sebestyen, Committee Chairman
 
 
WORKSHOP SUSTAINABILITY
 
  • Sustainability Committee Report, Kevin Haycock, Committee Chairman
  • Debate
 
Moderator: Kevin Haycock, Committee Chairman
 
 
WORKSHOP FUTURE GROUP
 
  • Future Group Report
  • Debate
 

 
12.30 - 13.00
Exhibition Area (Hall Patio)
 
TABLE-TOP EXHIBITION
13.00 – 14.00
Plenary room (Patio 2)
 
GUEST SPEAKER
 
  • Jessica Regan
 
Moderator: Alex Taylor
 
  • Closing of the Convention, President - Elect, ERA
 
14.00-15.30
Exhibition Area (Hall Patio)
 
NETWORKING LUNCH AND TABLE-TOP EXHIBITION