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ERA Convention “Changing Rental” Oslo – 15-16 May 2012 PRELIMINARY AGENDA

TUESDAY – 15 May 2012 10.30-16.30

REGISTRATION

Lobby

VISITS OF RENTAL DEPOTS [OPTIONAL] 12.00-14.00

14.00-15.00

A visit of 2 rental depots in the Oslo area, one of Ramirent and one of UCO, will be organized. Participants to the convention can register for these visits when booking their participation to the convention. Buses to the rental depots will leave at 12.00 in front of the hotel.

LUNCHTIME – Participants make their own arrangements

PROMOTION COMMITTEE REPORT Room Film Speaker: Jörg Bachmann, Loxam

ROUNDTABLE: NATIONAL RENTAL ASSOCIATIONS / LOCAL RENTAL MARKETS Presentations by rental associations’ managers on their national rental market/industry. Speakers:

15.00-16.00

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Room Kunst

Valeriy Klimenko, Russian Rental Association Odd Arne Gansmo, Norwegian Rental Association

Moderator: Michel Petitjean, ERA

ROUNDTABLE: INNOVATION IN RENTAL OPERATIONS Changes in marketing, in operating platforms and logistical networks in rental companies. Speakers: -

Chris Davies, HSS Steeve McIntyre, Speedy Hire

Moderator: Stéphane Hénon, Loxam

Room Opera


16.00-16.30

COFFEE BREAK AND TABLE-TOP EXHIBITION

Foyer

PLENARY SESSION

16.30-18.30

Welcome address, Gérard Déprez, ERA President

The European financial situation, its consequences on the economy in general and the construction industry in particular, Harald Magnus Andreassen, Chief Economist, First Securities

Construction industry update, Eduardo Rodriguez Priego, IHS Global

Rental expectations in the construction industry, Kurt Opseth, CEO, Backe Group

Trends in the European Rental Industry, Marianne Chalcraft, Chair of the ERA’s Committee on Statistics

Room Opera

Moderator: Arne Karsten Bugge, Norwegian Rental Association

18.30-20.00

COCKTAIL AND TABLE-TOP EXHIBITION

Foyer

EUROPEAN RENTAL AWARDS DINNER Organized jointly by International Rental News and the European Rental Association. Supported by: Gold Sponsor: Ritchie Bros Auctioneers Silver Sponsors: Caterpillar, El Björn, Husqvarna Moderator: Torkjell Berulfsen, a famous Norwegian television personality. SHORTLISTED COMPANIES:

20.00-22.30

Large Rental Company of the Year (>€15 million revenues) AFI-Uplift (UK) GAP Group (UK) Kiloutou (France) Nixon Hire (UK)

Room Opera

Small Rental Company of the Year (<€15 million revenues) Johnny Servis (Czech Republic) Naboen Utleie (Norway) NRC (Russia) Rentforce (Russia) Rental Product of the Year in 2011 Caterpillar (300.9D mini-excavator) Hilti (TE 3000-AVR breaker) Hinowa (IIIS system for aerial platforms) JLG Industries (1500SJ aerial Avenue platform) Jules Bordet 142 TowerLight (VB9 LED Battery Ibird lighting tower)

ERA The European Rental Association AISBL

B-1140 0 Brussels, Belgium Rental Person of the Year Phone: +32 2 761 1604 Fax:dinner+32 2 761 1699 To be announced at the awards in Oslo.

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In addition, the judging panel may present a Lifetime Achievement Award.


WEDNESDAY – 16 May 2011 SAFETY AND SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE REPORT Room Film

Speaker: Kevin Minton, Construction Plant-hire Association

ROUNDTABLE: COMPACTION Review of the different aspects of compaction between: - Big and small compactors - Long term and short term rent Speakers:

08.30-9.30

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Room Kunst

Martin Schickel, Liebherr Björn Jakobsen, Atlas Copco Construction Technique Alexander Greschner, Amman

Moderator: TBC

ROUNDTABLE: PRIVATE OWNERSHIP VS FINANCIAL EQUITY Influence of ownership on short term and long term strategies Speakers: -

Room Opera

Antoine Ernoult-Dairane, Sagard Nina Aasland, Naboen Utleie

Moderator: Martti Ala-Härkönen, Ramirent

09.30-10.00

COFFEE BREAK AND TABLE-TOP EXHIBITION

Foyer

ERA GENERAL ASSEMBLY Speakers: 10.00-11.00

Room Opera -

Gérard Déprez, ERA President Michel Petitjean, ERA Secretary General Colin Wood, Treasurer

ERA The European Rental Association AISBL

Avenue Jules Bordet 142 B-1140 0 Brussels, Belgium Phone: +32 2 761 1604 Fax: +32 2 761 1699

info@erarental.org www.erarental.org VAT: BE 0881 622 508 RPM Brussels


COMMITTEE REPORT: EQUIPMENT TECHNOLOGY AND THEFT Room Film Speaker: Martin Holmgren, Cramo ROUNDTABLE: GOING GLOBAL IN RENTAL From Local to Global → How to succeed Speakers: 11.00-12.00

Room Kunst

Trond Hatlestad, Malthus Norty Turner, Riwal

Moderator: Erkki Norvio, Intera Partners ROUNDTABLE: CHANGE IN FINANCING What changes should rental companies expect from the financial community when it comes to fund their important capital needs for equipment? Room Opera Speaker(s): Richard Thomas, Ashtead TBC Moderator: Jeff Eisenberg, Riwal

12.00-12.30

COFFEE BREAK AND TABLE-TOP EXHIBITION

Foyer

PLENARY SESSION •

12.30-13.30

Guest Speaker: Rohit Talwar

Rohit Talwar is an internationally renowned futurist, award winning inspirational speaker, consultant and change agent. His core talent lies in motivating teams to think differently, act fast and be FIRST to the FUTURE. Rohit is a personal advisor to CEOs of global corporations, innovative start up companies and governments.

Room Opera

Rohit focuses on how companies can address emerging opportunities and risks, develop powerful and inspiring future visions and create organisations capable of achieving and sustaining peak performance in a fast changing environment. • 13.30-15.00

Closure of Convention, Gérard Déprez, ERA President

NETWORKING LUNCH AND TABLE-TOP EXHIBITION

ERA The European Rental Association AISBL

Avenue Jules Bordet 142 B-1140 0 Brussels, Belgium Phone: +32 2 761 1604 Fax: +32 2 761 1699

Foyer

info@erarental.org www.erarental.org VAT: BE 0881 622 508 RPM Brussels


ERA Convention Programme - 27 March 2012