OCTOBER 11, 2016

Marriott Biscayne bay Hotel, Miami , USA

2014 ALH-Conference

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

ALH Conference 2014 speakers

 

Conference chairperson

Awards host

Opening the ALH Conference & Awards in Miami keynote speaker Don Ahern said the North American rental industry should enjoy a strong 2015 but cautioned that a slowdown in the oil and gas sector could have a major impact.

 

He said the last 60 days had seen some evidence of a slower market, with one major Ahern Rentals customer in West Texas laying off 150 people and Xtreme and Snorkel also seeing a slight fall in order intake, to the extent that the group now has a new equipment inventory of US$6-7 million. He said Snorkel had last week layed off 15 people at its UK manufacturing facility.

 

“I would suggest we’ve been seeing a real upturn for the last three and half years. That’s a long time. Things can change in a dime”, he said. “A lot of equipment has been migrating into the oil and gas sector…what’s going to happen to all the equipment if the oil and gas sector goes soft?

 

“If there is a whole flood of equipment that moves back into the commercial side, that would reduce used equipment prices, utilisation level…that could be a real problem. How long will the uptick last? We’ve got to be cautious.”

 

However, Mr Ahern said there were many positives as well, with current good levels of activity and as many as 300 projects exceeding US$1 billion in value currently underway in the US. “There are lots and lots of major projects going on”, he concluded.

2014

sponsors

 

Genie (Terex)

JLG

Skyjack

Haulotte Group

ReachMaster

TSL

 

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ALH Conference 2014 Programme

Welcome and opening remarks

> Lindsey Anderson, Editor, Access Lift & Handlers (ALH)

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

> Don Ahern, Owner, Snorkel; CEO, Ahern Rentals

 

MORNING: MARKETS AND SAFETY

 

A Global Perspective on the AWP Market

> Timothy M. Morris, Senior Vice President Sales, Market Development and Customer Support – Americas, JLG Industries, Inc.

 

Prospects for North America’s Energy and Non-Residential Construction Markets

> Scott Hazelton, Director, IHS Global Insight Construction and Manufacturing Industries Practice

 

Important Lessons from IPAF’s Accident Reporting Program

> Tony Groat, Executive Vice President, American Work Platform Training (AWPT)/International Powered Access Federation (IPAF)

 

Safety & Training - Round-table Session:

> Scott Owyen (Global Marketing Training Manager, Terex Aerial Work Platforms)

> Tony Radke (Regional Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Manager, NES Rentals)

> Giles Councell (Director of Operations, IPAF)

> Brent Wise (Chief Operating Officer, Tech Safety Lines)

(Moderated by Euan Youdale, Editor, Access International)

 

AFTERNOON: RENTAL TRENDS & PRODUCTS

 

Future Technologies: What Works, What Doesn’t

> Brad Allen, Vice President Marketing, Product Management, and Engineering, Terex AWP

 

AWP Design: Finding Niches, Creating Opportunities

> David White, President, MEC Aerial Work Platforms

 

Rental Metrics in 2014: Moving in the Right Direction?

> Gary McArdle, Executive Vice President, Rouse Services

 

Rental Market Trends - Round-table Session

> Brad Allen (VP Marketing, Product Management, and Engineering, Terex AWP)

> Brad Boehler (President, Skyjack)

> Mike Crouch (President/COO, Acme Lift Co)

> Mike Disser (Director of Sales – Technology & National Accounts, NES Rentals)

> Tim Morris, Senior Vice President Sales, Market Development and Customer Support – Americas, JLG Industries, Inc.

(Moderated by Lindsey Anderson, Editor, Access Lift & Handlers (ALH)

 

Safe and Profitable Management of Large Self-Propelled Booms

> Woody Weld, Founder/CEO, Acme Lift Co.

 

 

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EVENT PARTNER

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MEDIA PARTNER

Sponsorship Information

Jonathan Cervero

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T: +1 (312) 929 3247

 

Speaker Information

Lindsey Anderson

lindsey.anderson@khl.com

T: +1(312) 929 4409

Event Information

Murray Pollok

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T: +44 (0)1505 850043

Marriott Biscayne bay Hotel, Miami , USA

Marriott Biscayne bay Hotel, Miami , USA

Miami FL, USA

OCT 11, 2016