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ERA Convention 2024: ‘The future of rental solutions’

15 May - 16 May

EPIC SANA MARQUÊS HOTEL, LISBON

The ERA Convention 2024 will take place at the EPIC SANA Marquês Hotel in Lisbon, Portugal, on 15 and 16 May 2024 alongside the European Rental Awards.

The ERA Convention is the premier event for the European equipment rental industry and brings together more than 300 leading voices from the industry to network, learn and share. 

Be part of the Convention by doing your registration here. We look forward to welcoming you there!

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VISIT TO THE HISTORIC CENTRE OF MAASTRICHT

On the evening before the first day of the Convention (6 June, 18.00-22.00), there will be a walking tour of the historic centre of Maastricht, followed by a cocktail and canapés at Bold Rooftopbar.

There are a limited number of places, which will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. If all places have been allocated, people wishing to join the visits will be placed on a reserve list.

The price is €120 per person.

A perfect way to get to know Maastricht! An official Maastricht guide will take you through the historic city centre and show you the city’s most beautiful sights. 

During the walk, you’ll discover the picturesque streets of the Stokstraat Quarter, the charming Onze Lieve Vrouweplein Square, and the famous Vrijthof Square. You’ll also see the city ramparts, the Helpoort and the Jeker Quarter.

Listen to the fascinating stories and amusing anecdotes to learn all about Maastricht’s history and its progression from Roman settlement to important garrison city and early industrial powerhouse. You’ll also hear about Maastricht’s typical way of life, known as the ‘Mestreechter Geis’ (the Spirit of Maastricht).

PROGRAMME - 15 MAY, DAY 1

8.30 – 12.30
VISIT OF RENTAL BRANCHES AROUND LISBON

8.00 – 12.30
REGISTRATION

12.30 – 13.30
QUICK LUNCH

14.00 – 15.30 
PLENARY SESSION – PART 1 – DECARBONISATION

    • Opening of the Convention, Stéphane Henon, President, ERA
    • Welcome to Lisbon
    • Decarbonisation and carbon calculation in the European rental companies
    • Assessment of current practices & scopes mapping
    • Business cases on scopes 1, 2 and 3 by 3 rental companies
    • Panel on Decarbonisation – Opportunities and challenges for the rental companies and their customers

Moderator: Maarten Bouwhuis

15.30  – 16.30
COFFEE BREAK AND NETWORKING

16.30 – 18.00 
PLENARY SESSION – PART 2 – ENERGY TRANSITION

    • Comparison of the Energy Transition in the rental industry with other industries
    • ERA Technical Committee project on Energy Transition project, Klävs Otisons
    • Panel on Energy Transition – How can rental companies and OEMs accelerate the energy transition?

Moderator: Maarten Bouwhuis

18.00 – 18.30
ERA GENERAL ASSEMBLY  

Open to direct members of ERA and volunteers

19.00 – 20.30  
EUROPEAN RENTAL AWARDS COCKTAIL

20.30 – 23.00 
EUROPEAN RENTAL AWARDS DINNER

Moderator: Maarten Bouwhuis

PROGRAMME - 16 MAY, DAY 2

9.00 – 9.30 
PLENARY SESSION – PART 3 – MARKET TRENDS 

    • Update Rental Forecast and Construction 2024-25, KPMG

Moderator: Maarten Bouwhuis

9.30 – 10.00
COFFEE BREAK

10.00 – 11.45
WORKSHOPS

WORKSHOP PROMOTION – Image of the rental industry (Room Berlin)

    • Committees Report, Pierre-Yves Rallet and Jose Blanco, Committee Chairmen
    • Restitution of the ERW (European Rental Week) 
    • Presentation
    • Debate with questions in relation to ‘The Future of Rental Solutions’

Moderator:  Pierre-Yves Rallet, Committee Chairman

WORKSHOP TECHNICAL 

    • Technical Committee Report, Klāvs Otisons, Committee Chairman
    • Presentation
    • Debate with questions in relation to ‘The Future of Rental Solutions’

Moderator: Pierre-Yves Rallet and Jose Blanco, Committee Chairmen

WORKSHOP SUSTAINABILITY 

    • Sustainability Committee Report, Douglas McLuckie, Committee Chairman
    • Presentation – ERA Carbon reporting guidance project
    • Debate with questions in relation to ‘The Future of Rental Solutions’

Moderator: Douglas McLuckie, Committee Chairman

WORKSHOP FUTURE GROUP  

    • Future Group Report
    • Presentation AI and Asset Management
    • Debate with questions in relation to ‘The Future of Rental Solutions’

11.45 – 12.45 
CONCLUSION OF THE CONVENTION

Artificial intelligence, the Good Future! – Guest Speaker, Calum Chace
Closing of the Convention, Stéphane Henon, President, ERA

Moderator: Maarten Bouwhuis

12.45 – 14.00 
NETWORKING LUNCH

GUEST SPEAKER - NICKLAS PYRDOL

Nicklas Pyrdol, CEO & Founder.

Nicklas helps organisations reinvent their definition of Talent to a more inclusive one and empower HR professionals to be the best possible support for the employees and for themselves.

From his time as a sport psychology consultant for Olympians and World Champions, HR Manager in a Tech company and Partner in a startup, he learned that we all have talents.

He also learned that the mindset of HR and ability to navigate in an ever-changing world with a complicated network of stakeholders is pivotal for maintaining engagement and motivation for HR themselves.

As he says, “In HR we are always servicing everyone else, but we also need to learn how to serve ourselves”.

As a keynote speaker he has inspired and empowered HR, leaders and employees across Europe, Asia and the United States. By combining humour and energy with research and real-life cases from the environments he have been a part of, he always leaves a the audience energised and ready to take on their challenges head on!

EUROPEAN RENTAL AWARDS

The 16th annual European Rental Awards will take place on the evening of 15 of May 2024 at the end of the first day of the Convention. The Awards are jointly organised by the European Rental Association (ERA) and International Rental News (IRN).

Read more about the 2024 European Rental Awards here.

PRESENTATIONS

PLENARY SESSION – PART 1 – NEEDS AND CHALLENGES IN ATTRACTING PEOPLE

 Introduction to the skill and labour shortage issues, Jean-Baptiste Annat, Eurogroup Consulting


PLENARY SESSION – PART 2 – HOW TO ADAPT TO NEW GENERATIONS, DIFFERENT SKILLS, DIVERSITY, TO RECRUIT AND RETAIN PEOPLE IN THE INDUSTRY?

 EU Year of Skills, Roman Horvath, European Commission

 HAE ‘Careers in Hire’, Paul Gaze, Hire Association Europe

 Diversity brings profit, Patrick Smets, McKinsey


PLENARY SESSION – PART 3 – MARKET & FINANCE

 Inflation and Rental: Three focus areas to thrive with inflation, Jeff Eisenberg, Claremont Consulting

 Trends in the European Rental Industry – Update Forecast 2023-24, Sevra Rende, S&P Global


WORKSHOP PROMOTION

 Promotion Committee Report, Pierre-Yves Rallet, Committee Chairman

 European Rental Week, Huw Longton, European Rental Association


WORKSHOP TECHNICAL

 Technical Committee Report, Klāvs Otisons, Committee Chairman

 Value is only real when shared, Francesca Marchesini, Kohler Engines


WORKSHOP SUSTAINABILITY

 Sustainability Committee Report, Douglas McLuckie, Committee Chairman

 Mental health in the rental industry, Asif Latief, Boels Rental


WORKSHOP FUTURE GROUP

 Future Group Report, Michel Boels, Future Group member

 Technology as a driver for change in the rental workforce, Magnus Thibblin, Hexagon, and Jean-Francois Sourdoire, Trimble


GUEST SPEAKER

 Bringing your Attraction and Retention into 2023, Nicklas Pyrdol

REGISTRATION

You can register for the ERA Convention and European Rental Awards here: https://na.eventscloud.com/eraconvention2023

Convention and Rental Award ‎Dinner

Members*: EUR 550
Non-members: ‎EUR 1070

Convention ‎only

Members*: EUR 330
Non-members: ‎EUR 850

Rental Award Dinner ‎only

Members*: EUR 220
Non-members: ‎EUR 220

* Member rates apply to

  • ERA members
  • Rental company members of a national rental ‎association member of ERA (members of Verhurend Nederland can exceptionally register for 1 day only for EUR 165)
  • Rental company members of IPAF
  • Rental company members of a GRA member association
GETTING TO MAASTRICHT

https://gotomaastricht.eu/

Free Shuttle Bus Service

  • Brussels Zaventem to MECC Maastricht – timetable
  • Düsseldorf Airport to MECC Maastricht – timetable

By Car

Maastricht is located just off the A2 motorway, the E25 interchange (Amsterdam-Brussels) and the A79 motorway (Liège-Aachen/Cologne) and has convenient connections to European motorways. The conference centre is just off the E25/A2 motorway. Take the Randwyck/MECC/AZM exit and follow the signs for MECC or MECC Parking.

By Public Transport

Maastricht-Randwyck station is located 250 metres from MECC Maastricht and is part of the national and international railway network. There are frequent trains to Maastricht Central Station, which is also linked to the national and international railway network.

From the Randwyck train station you can reach the following travel destinations:

  • Maastricht Central Station: Two minutes
  • Eindhoven Airport: One hour
  • Amsterdam (Schiphol Airport): Two and a half hours
  • Brussels Zaventem Airport: One hour and 15 minutes
  • Brussels Charleroi Airport: One hour
  • Cologne Airport: One hour
  • Düsseldorf Airport: One hour and 15 minutes
  • Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport: Three and a half hours
  • London Heathrow Airport: Six hours in combination with international train journey

By Air

MECC Maastricht is accessible from a large number of airports all situated at one-hour driving distance:

  • Brussels Zaventem Airport
  • Düsseldorf Airport
  • Eindhoven Airport
  • Brussels Charleroi Airport
  • Cologne-Bonn Airport
HOTEL ROOM BOOKING

Attendees can find a selection of hotels here.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

ERA offers sponsorship opportunities for the Convention App, lanyard, luncheon and coffee breaks. If you are interested in sponsoring the ERA Convention, please find out more in the brochure and fill in the form at the end of the document and send it to the the ERA Secretariat at [email protected].

EXHIBITORS

Secure your exhibitor place by filling out this form. We look forward to having you there!

ACCOMMODATION

Need a place to stay for the conference? We recommend Epic Sana Marquês or Epic Sana Capitol for a comfortable and convenient accommodation experience during the ERA Convention. You can book your stay for the Epic Sana Marquês here. You can book the Epic Sana Capitol here and use our promotion code: ERA24.

SPONSORS

We would like to have you as a sponsor. To do so, you just need to fill in this form. We look forward to seeing you there!

Lanyard sponsor

Convention app sponsor

Luncheon sponsor

 

Coffee break sponsor

 

Coffee station sponsor

 

PARTICIPANT LIST

The latest participant list is available here.

Details

Start:
15 May
End:
16 May
Event Category:

Venue

EPIC SANA Marquês Hotel
Av. Fontes Pereira de Melo 8
Lisbon, 1069-310 Portugal