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CPA Announces Date and New Midlands Venue for Construction Plant Conference 2017

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The Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) has announced that this year’s CPA Construction Plant Conference will take place on 31st October 2017 at a new venue - the Heart of England Conference and Events Centre between Birmingham and Coventry. Plant tracking specialist AMI Group has been confirmed as the headline sponsor and several companies have already confirmed they are exhibiting at the event, namely GenQuip, ECY Haulmark and Datatag.

The Construction Plant Conference is an annual one-day event organised by the CPA, the leading trade association for the plant hire sector in the UK. The CPA has over 1,600 members who supply 85% of plant used in the construction industry. The sector generates over £4 billion and invests £1.3 billion in new equipment each year. The underpinning theme of the Conference is ‘Understanding and Influencing the Future of Construction Plant Hire’ and the event is a unique opportunity to discuss the latest issues affecting construction plant in the UK.

Kevin Minton, Director of the CPA said: “This will be the fourth year that the CPA Construction Plant Conference has been held and it has become an essential entry in the calendar for senior figures in the plant hire industry. This year sees a new venue being introduced to provide far more indoor and outdoor exhibition space, and the Midlands location brings it within travelling range for far more delegates from across the UK.”

The conference will address important and business-critical developments in construction plant hire. Speakers and subjects give a cross section of topics, including major projects, client requirements, how the industry can tackle its future skills needs, the latest progress in health and safety, securing your assets and embracing new technology. Previous speakers have included representatives from the likes of the Health & Safety Executive (HSE), CITB, Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, HS2, Tideway, Highways England, Skanska and Metropolitan Police. Around 150 - 200 senior figures from across the industry typically attend the event. In previous years, there has been excellent representation from many of the major construction companies, national plant hirers and smaller operators.

Organisations interested in exhibiting at the event can contact Lisa Collins at or on 07968 840390. Delegate tickets will be available via the CPA website in the coming months.

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