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CEA Annual Conference 2013

Sir Richard Lambert

‘Money, Markets and Machines’ – details of the CEA’s annual construction equipment conference

The CEA (Construction Equipment Association) is currently finalizing its ‘Money, Markets and Machines’ conference mapping the future of the construction equipment industry, which will take place on Wednesday 4 September 2013, at One Great George Street, Westminster.

As with previous CEA conferences, a number of interesting speakers from construction and related industries will be sharing their business experiences with delegates from construction equipment manufacturers, suppliers, distributors and other associated organizations, with BBC’s ‘Breakfast’ business correspondent, Stephanie McGovern, acting as moderator.

The keynote speaker at the event will be Sir Richard Lambert (pictured), who has been the lead non-executive director on the Foreign & Commonwealth Office Supervisory Board since November 2011. He is also a former member of the Monetary Policy Committee and a former director general of the CBI.

Another key speaker is Peter Hansford, the Government’s chief construction adviser. A former President of the Institute of Civil Engineers and project manager for the construction of the Docklands Light Railway and executive director of the Strategic Rail Authority, he continues to chair the industry-wide Infrastructure Steering Committee.

CEA chief executive Rob Oliver said: ‘We are trying a new type of session at this year’s event by introducing our ‘Futures Panel – The Seven Year View’. We are asking leaders in and around the construction equipment world to answer this simple question….‘Looking back from 2020, what critical developments did you witness that affected machine design and demand since 2013?

‘The concept is to imagine that contributors are looking back on this year from seven years hence and commenting on key developments they have witnessed. We are asking for answers to this challenging question in ‘tweet form’, ie no more than 140 characters.’

The dates and venue for Plantworx 2015 will also be announced at the conference.

The conference is free to CEA members and invited guests, and £145 (including VAT) for non-CEA members. Reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-served, basis. To book, contact Fiona Willis by 23 August 2013 on email: [email protected]; or tel: +44(0)20 8253 4502. Alternatively, to book online, go to:

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