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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 took 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.

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VISIT TO THE HISTORIC CENTRE OF LISBON - 14 MAY
On the evening before the first day of the Convention (14 May, 18:00-22:00), there was a walking tour of the historic centre of Lisbon, followed by a cocktail and canapes at Red Cross Palace.

Palácio da Rocha do Conde d’Óbidos (Palácio da Cruz Vermelha /Red Cross Palace)

Jardim 9 de Abril, 1 a 5
1249-083 Lisboa – Portugal

A perfect way to get to know Lisbon! An official Portuguese guide took us through the historic city centre and showed us the city’s most beautiful sights. 

During the walk, we discovered the picturesque streets of Lisbon, the charming Rossio Square, the famous Praça do Comércio Square, and so on. 

PROGRAMME - 15 MAY, DAY 1
8.00 – 12.30
REGISTRATION

9.30 – 12.30
VISIT OF RENTAL BRANCHES AROUND LISBON – GAM AND MACHRENT

There is 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.

12.30 – 13.30
QUICK LUNCH

14.00 – 15.30
PLENARY SESSION – PART 1 – DECARBONISATION – Room Chiado

  • Opening of the Convention, Arne Severin, Vice-President, ERA 
  • Welcome to Lisbon, Maria Luís Gameiro, Speedrent 

Decarbonisation and carbon calculation in the European rental companies

    • Assessment of current practices & scopes mapping, Paola Eydieu, KPMG
    • Business cases by rental companies on
      • Scopes 1 and 2, Olivier Colleau, Kiloutou
      • Scope 3, Douglas McLuckie, Ashtead Group Plc

Panel on Decarbonisation – Opportunities and challenges for the rental companies and their customers

    • Helder Aguiar da Cunha, dst group 
    • Thomas Astrup, Boels Group
    • Samuel Augsburger, Loxam Group
    • Salvatore Campo Hernandez, Acciona

Moderator: Maarten Bouwhuis

15.30  – 16.30
COFFEE BREAK AND NETWORKING

16.30 – 18.00
PLENARY SESSION – PART 2 – ENERGY TRANSITION – Room Chiado

Comparison of the Energy Transition in the construction equipment industry with the car industry, Pranav Jaswani, IDTechEx 

Energy transition scenarios in the construction industry, ‎Luís Veiga Martins, Nova School of Business and Economics

Panel on energy transition – How can rental companies and OEMs accelerate the energy transition?

    • Klavs Otisons, Boels Group
    • Michel Denis, Manitou
    • Stefan Pfetsch, Wacker Neuson
    • Paul Bramhall, Briggs & Stratton

Moderator: Maarten Bouwhuis

18.00 – 18.30 – Room Lapa
ERA GENERAL ASSEMBLY  

Open to direct members of ERA and all participants

19.00 – 20.30
EUROPEAN RENTAL AWARDS COCKTAIL

20.30 – 23.00  Room Chiado
EUROPEAN RENTAL AWARDS DINNER – Room Chiado

Moderator: Maarten Bouwhuis

PROGRAMME - 16 MAY, DAY 2

Our ERA Convention will count with interpreters (translationg english to portuguese), as it is crucial for us that language is not a barrier for participation.

9.00 – 9.30
PLENARY SESSION – PART 3 – MARKET TRENDS – Room Chiado

Update Rental Forecast and Construction 2024-25, Martin Seban, KPMG

Moderator: Maarten Bouwhuis

9.30 – 10.00
COFFEE BREAK

10.00 – 11.45
WORKSHOPS

WORKSHOP PROMOTION AND NATIONAL ASSOCIATIONS – Working in rental for a sustainable future ‎(Room ‎Estrela I)‎

    • Committees Reports, Pierre-Yves Rallet and Jose Blanco, Committee Chairmen
    • Action plan for European Rental Week (ERW) 2024, Jose Blanco 
    • Debate with questions in relation to ‘The Future of Rental Solutions’

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

WORKSHOP TECHNICAL Energy transition in rental (Room Castelo I-IV) 

    • Technical Committee Report, Klāvs Otisons, Committee Chairman
    • The “Energy transition in rental” project
    • Debate with questions in relation to ‘The Future of Rental Solutions’

Moderator: Klavs Otisons

WORKSHOP SUSTAINABILITY – How to best promote and use the carbon reporting guidance? ‎(Room ‎Lapa I+II)‎

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

Moderator: Douglas McLuckie, Committee Chairman

WORKSHOP FUTURE GROUP – Impact of AI on the equipment rental industry (Room Chiado III) 

    • Future Group Report, Kevin Niekrawietz, Zeppelin Rental 
    • The impact of AI on the equipment rental industry – Introduction, Vincent Ranaivoson, Kiloutou 
    • Debate with questions in relation to ‘The Future of Rental Solutions’

11.45 – 12.45
CONCLUSION OF THE CONVENTION – Room Chiado

Artificial intelligence, the Good Future! – Guest Speaker, Calum Chace
Closing of the Convention, Arne Severin, Vice-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 took 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.

SPEAKERS' PRESENTATIONS
You can find the presentations of the speakers below:

Douglas McLuckie, Ashtead Group Plc: 

Olivier Colleau, Kiloutou

‎Luís Veiga Martins, Nova School of Business and Economics

Paola Eydieu, KPMG  

Martin Seban, KPMG 

If you wish to receive IDTechEx’s presentation, please contact Pranav Jaswani at [email protected]

You can find the presentations of the workshops below:

Workshop presentations

SPONSORS

Thanks to our sponsors:

Lanyard sponsor

Convention app sponsor

Luncheon sponsor

 

Coffee break sponsor

Moog Construction | OEM Off-Highway

 

Bravi Platforms | Piattaforme elevatrici e carrelli commissionatori

Gold Sponsor – Rental Awards Dinner

Volvo Group logo

Hilti Group logo

Silver sponsor – Rental Awards Dinner

Komatsu Construction - YouTube

RITCHIE BROS - ERA

PARTICIPANT LIST
The latest participant list is available here.
Photo Gallery

Please find attached the pictures from the ERA Convention 2024 at Lisbon, Portugal.

Details

Start:
15 May
End:
16 May
Event Category:

Venue

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