International Forum for Construction Equipment Buyers


A key conference and meeting place for construction equipment fleet owners, the International Construction Equipment Forum (ICEF), will be held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on November 2-3, 2015.

Senior speakers from equipment manufacturers and fleet owners are already confirmed, including representatives from Oldcastle Materials (CRH), Caterpillar, Volvo CE, rental company Ramirent and Komatsu.

ICEF, which is organized by KHL Group and its magazines International Construction and Construction Europe, will be a forum to discuss issues including whole life equipment costs, financing, machine control and telematics, outsourcing, and trends in construction equipment technology.

The conference is targeted at construction equipment fleet owners including contractors, rental companies and materials producers.

The event starts on the evening of November 2 with a networking and awards dinner, which is followed by a full-day conference on November 3.

Confirmed speakers include Scott Hazelton, managing director of construction & industry practices at IHS Global Insight; Anna Hyvönen, executive vice president for Finland and Baltics at Ramirent; Carl Lockwood, senior vice president for strategy & business development at Volvo Construction Equipment; Michiel van Ramesdonk, vice president for global fleet customer accounts at DLL (formerly De Lage Landen); Alex Schuessler, founder of SmartEquip; Nicolas Thizy, system application specialist at Caterpillar; and Dirk Legrand, deputy general manager of Komatsu Europe.

ICEF 2015 will build on the successful inaugural event held in Amsterdam in November 2013, when speakers included former Spanish Prime Minister José María Aznar, as well as Simon Purchon, business development director of Babcock Mobile Assets, and Xavier Therin, vice president of Lafarge. ICEF is the new identity of the CEWEF event created by Groeneveld Group, the mobile equipment technology manufacturer. CEWEF was acquired by KHL in 2012. Groeneveld remains a key partner for ICEF.

“Construction equipment fleet management is rapidly becoming a science, with major owners of equipment seeking to maximize the efficiency of their fleets and minimize their overheads,” said Murray Pollok, events director at KHL. “ICEF will provide fleet managers and equipment procurement managers with key information on cost control, equipment maintenance, finance trends and fleet management tools to help them in their day to day work.”

Source: ICEF 2015 (International Construction Equipment Forum)

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