Full ALH Conference speaker lineup announced
By Lindsey Anderson11 May 2021
The full speaker lineup for this year’s ALH Conference, set for Sept. 14 in Chicago, has been announced.
Kicking off the event will be keynote speaker Larry Silber, president, chief executive officer and director of Herc Rentals Inc. Silber’s topic, “Technology, trust and talent – keys to equipment rental growth,” will touch upon current issues the rental industry faces – and how it must rise to meet these.
“All signs point to the continuing growth of the equipment rental industry over the next several years,” Silber said. “But there are three ongoing challenges the industry must rise to in order to maintain its growth trajectory, which relate to technology, trust and talent.”
Silber will explore each of these challenges, including adopting technology tools that make it easy and efficient for customers to rent, monitor and manage their fleet; continuously earning trust by meeting service commitments and operating responsibly; and attracting and retaining skilled talent to ensure continued operational readiness. Silber will offer insights in each of these areas and what the industry must do to stay on its long-term growth path.
Speakers and topics include:
KEYNOTE: Technology, trust and talent – keys to equipment rental growth
Larry Silber, president & CEO, Herc Rentals
Economic outlook tailored to the rental and access industries
Charles Dougherty, Vice president and economist, Wells Fargo Securities
The electrification of telehandlers and high-reach equipment with a focus on lithium power
Matthew Elvin, CEO, Snorkel and Xtreme Manufacturing
Protecting workers during Covid-19 and flu season – key legal points and guidance for construction and rental companies
Iris Halpern, Attorney/partner, Rathod Mohamedbhai LLC
E-commerce within the construction industry and its impact on productivity and costs
Luke Powers, Founder and CEO, Gearflow.com
Advances in electrification: battery technologies, proper battery care and the future of equipment electrification
Rob Messina, Senior vice president product development and product management, JLG Industries
Leveraging dynamic rental rates to drive profitability
Alise Moncure, CEO, Integrated Rental
Key insights into equipment inspection and why it is of utmost importance
Kevin O’Shea, Director of safety and training, Hydro Mobile
Best practices for e-learning and lessons learned from the past year
Tony Groat, North America regional manager, IPAF
Ken McDougall, President, Skyjack – Topic TBC
On the evening prior to the Conference, event partner IPAF will host a networking reception at the host hotel. Stay tuned for details.
Organized by Access, Lift & Handlers and its publisher, KHL Group, the day-long ALH Conference will be the industry’s first in-person gathering since the start of the global pandemic. It will provide those in the industry the perfect opportunity to meet face-to-face again, share stories, make new contacts and talk business. Register today.
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