ERA Convention expects 300 attendees
By Belinda Smart18 August 2021
The ERA is advising attendees to monitor Covid-19 entry requirements into The Netherlands in the lead-up to the ERA Convention 2021 from 29 to 30 September.
The Convention will take place on 29 and 30 September at the Postillion Hotel in Amsterdam, alongside the European Rental Awards on 29 September.
ERA says it continues to monitor Covid-19 developments and protocols in the Netherlands.
“For now, visitors to the Netherlands who want to attend an event should use their EU Digital COVID Certificate (DCC) for this purpose. If they don’t have a DCC, they will need a negative test result to attend,” a statement from ERA said.
Details can be found on a dedicated page of The Netherlands’ government website, and ERA is advising attendees to regularly check the entry rules from their country into the Netherlands.
The 2021 Convention will be the first time Europe’s equipment rental industry has gathered since the 2019 ERA Convention in Madrid and as many as 300 representatives of the rental industry and value chain are expected to attend.
Day one of the Convention, themed around the topic of ‘Smart Rental’, will start with a presentation on ERA deliverables for the industry in sustainability and cybersecurity. It will also include presentation about using data to improve the customer experience, transforming a business with digital technology and the impact of the digital transformation on rental.
The first day will conclude with the European Rental Awards Cocktail and Dinner, celebrating creativity, innovation and excellence in the European equipment rental industry.
The second day will begin with a preview of the 2021 ERA Market Report, with the latest market data on the current state of the industry and its prospects as we emerge from the pandemic, followed by the workshops from the Promotion, Technical and Sustainability Committees and the Future Group.
Neuroscientist Dr Henning Beck will give the keynote speech at the end of the second day, before a closing address by ERA President Pierre Boels.
Registration to the Convention is open on the ERA website, which also lists the full programme for the event.