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ERA Convention 2021: Smart Rental

29 September - 30 September

POSTILLION HOTEL, AMSTERDAM

The ERA Convention 2021: ‘Smart Rental’ took place on 29 and 30 September at the Postillion Hotel in Amsterdam alongside the European Rental Awards.

Around 300 people from 23 countries attended the event, which focused on digitalisation and data. Industry experts provided the participants with insight into how to use data to improve the customer experience and transform a business with digital technology, whilst the event also showcased some key ERA tools for rental companies in the areas of sustainability and cybersecurity, and gave an update on the market trends in the industry.

The workshops on the second day enabled the participants to exchange views on data and digitalisation in relation to the customer journey, maintenance and training, sustainability and the overall impact on the industry, before the Convention closed with a fascinating exposition of the human brain and the digital world with renowned neuroscientist Dr Henning Beck.

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PROGRAMME - 29 SEPTEMBER, DAY 1

9.30 – 14.00 (Foyer, Convention Centre)
REGISTRATION

9.30 – 11.30 
WELCOME COFFEE

13.00 – 14.00 (Foyer, Convention Centre)
QUICK LUNCH AND TABLE-TOP EXHIBITION

14.00 – 15.30 (Rooms 1-4, Convention Centre)
PLENARY SESSION – PART 1 – OPENING AND ERA LATEST ACHIEVEMENTS

Opening of the Convention, Pierre Boels, President, ERA
Welcome to the Netherlands, Remko Mol, President of Verhurend Nederland
Presentations of some major ERA deliverables:

– Sustainable Supplier Framework and CSR KPI Framework, John Spear, EPI Consulting
– Cybersecurity Best Practice Guide, David Riley, DKR Projects
– ERA Equipment CO2 Calculator, Michel Petitjean, Secretary General, ERA

Moderator: Maarten Bouwhuis

15.30  – 16.30 (Foyer, Convention Centre)
COFFEE BREAK AND NETWORKING

16.30 – 18.00 (Rooms 1-4, Convention Centre)
PLENARY SESSION – PART 2 – SMART RENTAL

Using data to improve the customer experience, Norty Turner, Senior Vice President, Services & Advanced Solutions, United Rentals
Transforming a business with digital technology, Stefan Ponea, Founder and CEO, Industrial Access – Mateco Romania
New ERA project: Impact of digital transformation on rental, Michel Petitjean, ERA

Moderator: Maarten Bouwhuis

18.30 – 20.00 (Foyer, Convention Centre)
EUROPEAN RENTAL AWARDS COCKTAIL

20.30 – 23.00 (Rooms 1-4, Convention Centre)
EUROPEAN RENTAL AWARDS DINNER

Moderator: Maarten Bouwhuis

PROGRAMME - 30 SEPTEMBER, DAY 2

9.00 – 9.30 (Rooms 1-4, Convention Centre)
PLENARY SESSION – PART 3 – STATISTICS

Trends in the European Rental Industry – 2021 ERA Market Report preview, Martin Seban, Director, IHS Markit, and Michel Petitjean, Secretary General, ERA

Moderator: Maarten Bouwhuis

9.30 – 10.00
COFFEE BREAK

10.00 – 11.30
WORKSHOPS

WORKSHOP PROMOTIONHow to improve customer experience using data? ‎
(Room 5, Convention Centre)

– Promotion Committee Report, Pierre-Yves Rallet, Committee Chairman
– Customer Experience in a Connected Construction Industry, Thomas Bulow, SVP Sales, Trackunit
– Debate with questions in relation to data, customer journey and the impact of COVID-19

Moderator:  Pierre-Yves Rallet, Committee Chairman

WORKSHOP TECHNICALSmart Fleet Management
(Room 6, Convention Centre)

– Technical Committee Report, Martin Sebestyen, Committee Chairman
– Smart Fleet Management, Alex Schuessler, Founder and President, SmartEquip
– Debate with questions in relation to data, predictive maintenance and trainings

Moderator: Martin Sebestyen, Committee Chairman

WORKSHOP SUSTAINABILITY How rental will help meet the environmental changes ahead
(Room 7, Convention Centre)

– Sustainability Committee Report, Mark Bradshaw, Committee Chairman
– EU-Green Deal Impact on Asset Finance & Rental, Peter-Jan Bentein, Secretary General, NVL (Nederlandse Vereniging van Leasemaatschappijen)
– Debate with questions in relation to data in sustainability and CO2 emissions

Moderator: Michel Petitjean, ERA Secretary General

WORKSHOP FUTURE GROUPImpact of digitalisation in rental ‎
(Room 8, Convention Centre)

– Future Group Report, Roland Meurs, Future Group member
– Efficiently leveraging data to optimise rental workflows, Max Girault, CCO, Inauro
– Debate with questions in relation to the impact of digitalisation in rental

Moderator: Alice Henault, Future Group member

11.30 – 12.30 (Rooms 1-4, Convention Centre)
CONCLUSION OF THE CONVENTION

Guest Speaker: Henning Beck, Human Brain and Digital World
Closing of the Convention, Pierre Boels, President, ERA

Moderator: Maarten Bouwhuis

12.30 – 14.00 (Foyer, Convention Centre)
NETWORKING LUNCH

EUROPEAN RENTAL AWARDS

The 14th annual European Rental Awards will take place on 29 September at the Postillion Hotel in Amsterdam at the end of the first day of the ERA Convention.

The Awards were jointly organised by the European Rental Association (ERA) and International Rental News (IRN), and included the following categories:

– Large Rental Company of the Year (turnover above €15 million)
– Small Rental Company of the Year (turnover under €15 million)
– Rental Product of the Year
– Sustainability Committee Award: Best Safety innovation
– Best Digital Innovation
– ERA/IRN Rental Person of the Year
– Lifetime Achievement Award

Read more about the event and see all the winners here.

PARTICIPANT LIST

Download the participant list here

SPONSORS

Convention App

 

Convention Lanyard

 

Coffee break

Rouse Services | Canadian Rental Association Directory

Gold Sponsors (European Rental Awards)

 

 

Silver Sponsors (European Rental Awards)

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Trackunit | Tracking devices and services for fleet management

Cocktail (European Rental Awards)

 

EXHIBITORS

Confirmed exhibitors

Krachtige verhuur software | InspHire

 

Trackunit | Tracking devices and services for fleet management

 

Point of Rental FR | Gestion des stocks et logiciels de location

 

LECTURA Verlag | LogiMAT 2021 – International Trade Fair for Intralogistics  Solutions and Process Management

 

KHL FINAL logo CMYK 300dpi - CEA: Construction Equipment Association

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRESENTATIONS AND DOWNLOADS

PLENARY SESSION – PART 1 – OPENING AND ERA LATEST ACHIEVEMENTS

Sustainable Supplier Framework and CSR KPI Framework, John Spear, EPI Consulting

Cybersecurity Best Practice Guide, David Riley, DKR Projects

ERA Equipment CO2 Calculator, Michel Petitjean, Secretary General, ERA


PLENARY SESSION – PART 2 – SMART RENTAL

Using data to improve the customer experience, Norty Turner, Senior Vice President, Services & Advanced Solutions, United Rentals

Transforming a business with digital technologyStefan Ponea, Founder and CEO, Industrial Access – Mateco Romania

New ERA project: Impact of digital transformation on rental, Michel Petitjean, Secretary General, ERA


PLENARY SESSION – PART 3 – STATISTICS

Trends in the European Rental Industry – 2021 ERA Market Report preview, Martin Seban, Director, IHS Markit


WORKSHOP PROMOTION

Promotion Committee Report, Pierre-Yves Rallet, Committee Chairman

Customer Experience in a Connected Construction Industry, Thomas Bulow, SVP Sales, Trackunit


WORKSHOP TECHNICAL

Technical Committee Report, Martin Sebestyen, Committee Chairman


WORKSHOP SUSTAINABILITY

EU-Green Deal Impact on Asset Finance & Rental, Peter-Jan Bentein, Secretary General, NVL (Nederlandse Vereniging van Leasemaatschappijen)


WORKSHOP FUTURE GROUP

Future Group Report, Roland Meurs, Future Group member

 Efficiently leveraging data to optimise rental workflows, Max Girault, CCO, Inauro


GUEST SPEAKER

Photos by Maurice Vinken

Details

Start:
29 September
End:
30 September
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://na.eventscloud.com/eraconvention2021

Venue

Postillion Hotel, Amsterdam
Paul van Vlissingenstraat 9-11
Amsterdam, 1096 Netherlands