Following the very successful CPA Conference hosted in October 2021, we are pleased to confirm that this year's CPA Conference will take place on Thursday 20th October 2022 at the Heart of England Conference and Events Centre in Fillongley near Coventry.

The theme of the CPA Conference 2022 will be ‘ESG - Driving Change: How Environmental, Social & Governance Benefits Construction Plant Businesses’ and the event is being held in association with headline sponsor Point of Rental Software.

The CPA Conference addresses the issues that really matter in our sector. At last year’s Conference, we explored net zero carbon and digitalisation, and this year’s theme allows us to explore exactly what ESG is, how it is increasingly impacting on our sector and how different organisations are addressing it. To compete and grow in the future, organisations must be aligned with the ESG agenda in order to gain contracts and meet obligations to wider society.

The event is designed to allow delegates to come away with better insight about ESG and what it means for your businesses. It will combine keynote speeches with panel debates and interactive discussion, and the CPA Conference 2022 agenda can be downloaded below. Merryn Myatt will once again be hosting the CPA Conference. Merryn is a former television presenter, newsreader and journalist who previously worked with the BBC, ITV and Channel 4.

Panel discussions on the day will include ‘ESG in Context and What it Means’ and ‘ESG in Action - Demonstrating ESG in the Construction and Plant-hire Sector’. Confirmed speakers so far include:

  • David Murray, Executive Director, Sustainability First
  • Douglas McLuckie, Managing Director of ESG, Ashtead Group plc
  • Merrill Lynch, Director, L Lynch Plant Hire & Haulage
  • Dani Saveker, CEO, GLAS
  • Tom Hadley, Independent Consultant, Hadley's Comment
  • Lara Young, Climate Change Director, Costain
  • Michel Petitjean, Secretary General, European Rental Association (ERA)
  • Rachel Preen, Commercial Director, Prolectric
  • Chris Cassley, Policy Manager, Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA)
  • Laura Capper, Head of Manufacturing & Construction, NatWest

As well as attending the Conference, delegates will also have the opportunity to visit a number of exhibition stands. Confirmed exhibitors include Point of Rental Software, Genquip Groundhog, L Lynch Plant Hire & Haulage, Flannery Plant Hire, MHM Plant, Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA), Lifos, Capja, Plantforce Rentals, WowNow Hire, JCB, Plant Planet, inspHire, NOCN Group, Prolectric, Nexus Vehicle Rental, European Rental Association (ERA), MachineMax, Thomas Plant Hire and FuelActive.

Delegate tickets can be purchased online below. To express interest in exhibiting at or sponsoring the conference, please contact Lisa Collins on 07968 840390 or email A sponsorship/exhibition information pack can be downloaded below.

Take a look at the video clip below from the CPA Conference 2021.

CPA Conference 2022 - ESG Driving Change

Book your delegate tickets below

CPA Conference 2022 - E-Ticket