Line-up unveiled for Hire Convention 2016

The first speakers for September’s Hire Convention 2016 have been named, including the CEO of Boels Rental, HSE’s Chris Steel, Raleigh International’s James Sutton and A-Plant CEO Sat Dhaiwal.

The Hire Convention 2016 is organised by Hire Association Europe (HAE) and Event Hire Association (EHA). Taking place at Holywell Park, Loughborough from September 21st – 22nd the conference programme will focus on this year’s theme: Smarter – Safer – Stronger.

The speakers for day one of the convention are:

  • Pierre Boels jr., European operations CEO of Boels Rental, will deliver a keynote session on the state of the European rental market, particularly the Netherlands. Boels Rentals is among the most reputable hire companies in Europe when it comes to the rental of machinery, tools, units and catering and events equipment and Pierre Boels jr. has headed up the business since 1996.
  • Chris Steel, specialist inspector (noise & vibration) for the Health and Safety Executive will follow with a presentation on ‘Creating a Safer Workplace – Dust and Noise Free.’
  • James Sutton, of Raleigh International will give delegates an insight into how to become a responsible global business. The company prides itself on connecting communities who want to improve lives and their environment with passionate people from around the world who want to take positive action, backing young people as change-makers. Their ethos is in-tune with the HAE EHA’s who believe that investing in young people is the future of the hire industry, including initiatives like Future Hirers.
  • Sat Dhaiwal, CEO of leading hire company A-Plant will share his inspirational journey of apprentice to CEO with delegates, from a 16 year old trainee to running a company that has an annual turnover of £200 million-plus.

Ann Harrison, marketing manager for HAE EHA, said: “We’re really pleased with how the programme is shaping up for this year’s Hire Convention. It really builds on the foundations that we laid in 2015 which is something that our members were keen for us to do. Popular sessions return with a renewed focus that adhere to this year’s theme, whilst new ones have been added to the mix to ensure that we are topical. Both elements will assist us in delivering the maximum number of delegates.” .

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