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CEA Annual Conference 2016

CEA conference

Full-day event focusing on forging the links in the construction equipment industry supply chain

THE Construction Equipment Association (CEA) will be holding its annual conference on Thursday 27 October 2016 at the home of the Institution of Civil Engineers at One Great George Street, London.

Aimed at original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), component suppliers, distributors and service providers alike, this year’s conference will concentrate on exploring the construction equipment industry supply chain.

Nick Higham, renowned broadcaster and journalist, will return once again as moderator, having successfully piloted several conferences for both the CEA and CECE (Committee for European Construction Equipment).

Speakers at this year’s event will include Jim Angus, commercial director of Integrated Vehicle Health Management (IVHM) Centre at Cranfield University, who will discuss future proofing and disruptive technologies.

John Matthews, vice-president of purchasing & supplier management – Europe with Volvo CE, will offer advice on how to pitch to OEMs and provide excellent tips for component suppliers. Wayne Asprey, group purchase manager with JCB, will also talk to delegates on this subject.

CEA senior technical consultant Malcolm Kent will provide delegates with the latest information on standards and technical constraints.

Mussa Mahomed, group chief executive officer with Nylacast Holdings, will be talk about the next generation of advanced materials.

David Phillips, managing director of Off-Highway Research, will take a look at the global construction equipment market with a construction equipment market review.

Upskilling the workforce to meet new engineering challenges will also be on the agenda. Discussing this hot topic will be Neil Withey, director of the EEF Technology Training Centre.

Lombard Corporate Asset Finance will also address the audience, as will a representative from government (speaker yet to be confirmed).

Other subjects at the conference will include: ‘When supply chains go bad’ and ‘Life after Brexit’.

The event will also host a ‘Supplier Panel’ where component and attachment suppliers’ will talk about their experiences selling to OEMs. Panellists will include: Keith Dolbear, managing director of TriMark Europe; Shaun Edwards, managing director of AT Global; Robert Hunt, chief executive officer of Engcon; Phil Keep, managing director of MP Filtri UK; and David Waine, global new business manager with ConMech Engineers.

Attendance at the conference is free of charge for CEA members and guests. For non-CEA members, the delegate fee is £150.00 plus VAT. To register, visit:


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