Conference Update: Agenda Set for November’s Showcase

October 12, 2011 – It’s not too late to sign up for the Lift and Access Showcase & Symposium, which is free for qualified lifting equipment professionals. This year’s event will feature five product categories, including 15- to 18-ton boom trucks, compact and 12,000-pound capacity telehandlers, compact track-mounted aerial lifts, and 60-foot boom lifts.

In addition to product walk-arounds, which will take place Mon., Nov. 7 thru Wed., Nov. 9, the Showcase will encompass the MCM Events Crane Operator Rodeo, where attendees will be allowed to guide a load through a mock operator course; operate a range of cranes, aerials, and forklifts through paved and rough-terrain demonstration areas; visit with key component vendors and aftermarket product suppliers; and sit in on educational sessions that focus on the crane regulations, engines, the cost of rebuilding equipment, and telematics. Find the complete agenda below or online at

Unlike traditional tradeshows, the Lift and Access Showcase & Symposium familiarizes you on the latest lifting equipment to help you make better informed purchasing decisions. There is no other event like it for this industry. Sign up today!

Preliminary Agenda

Monday, November 7th
8:30 am  – Golf Tournament
Wildfire Golf Club

12:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Exhibitor Set-Up
All Areas

3:00 pm –  5:00 pm – Walk-arounds (Boom Truck)
Crane Rodeo Area

Tuesday, November 8th
8:00 am – Walk-arounds (12,000-pound telehandlers)
Presentation Area

10:00 am – Walk-arounds (60-foot boom lifts)
Presentation Area

1:00 pm – Expo Area Open / OEM demonstrations
Vendor MainPavilion/ Demonstration Area

2:00 pm – Crane Rodeo

Crane Rodeo Area

4:00 pm – Symposium
Tier 4 Engines: Deciphering Fact from Fiction
Conference Center
A panel comprising engine producers and OEM engineers will discuss the realities of Tier 3 and the upcoming Tier 4 requirements. Learn what you can expect and what you need to do to stay in compliance.

5:00 pm – Symposium
OSHA Crane Regulations and Their Effect on the Rental Industry
Conference Center
Industry Expert Ron Overton of Overton Safety Training Inc. will help attendees sort through the newly released OSHA crane regulations, and he will discuss when a telehandler is determined as a crane and how the standards apply to the use of a telehandler when it is used as a material handler and a crane. Attendees also will learn how the new regulations affect companies that rent cranes.

6:00 pm – Reception
Conference Center

Wednesday, November 9th
8:00 am – Walk-arounds (track mounted lifts)
Presentation Area

10:00 am – Walk-arounds & attachment demo (compact telehandler)
Presentation Area

1:00 pm – Expo Area Open / OEM demonstrations
Vendor MainPavilion/ Demonstration Area

3:30 pm – Symposium
The Hard Facts: Rebuilding Equipment vs. Buying New
Conference Center
In this session, Mike Vorster, the David H Burrows Professor Emeritus at Virginia Tech, will compare the costs of investing in new equipment vs. rebuilt machines. Cost of labor, warranties, resale values, and tax implications will be weighed in this case study.

Vorster has taught in the Construction Engineering and Management Program at Virginia Tech since 1986. He is the author of Construction Equipment Economics and leads in the design and presentation of the Construction Equipment Management Program.

4:30 pm – Symposium
Telematics 101: A Guide to Better Understanding Tracking Technology
Conference Center
In this case study, attendees will learn about the advancements and capabilities of telematics. The presenter will review real-world experiences with telematics, including pitfalls to avoid and questions to ask when selecting a product for your fleet

5:30 pm – Exhibitor Tear Down

Thursday, November 10th
8:00 am – Exhibitor Tear Down

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1 Response to Conference Update: Agenda Set for November’s Showcase

  1. maxcapmedia says:

    Jeff, please see the exhibitors page for a full list of participating companies.

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