Top 9 Equipment Rental Events to Keep an Eye on in 2024

Industry Exhibitions and Conferences You Cannot Miss

With a successful year of in-person exhibitions in 2023, the equipment rental and construction industry are gearing up for an action-packed 2024. Below is a list of nine must-attend international events, allowing you to plan your calendar and ensure you’re staying updated with market trends and innovations.

1. Executive Hire Show

Date: 14-15 February
Location: Coventry Building Society Arena, Coventry, UK

  • Aimed at the tools, equipment and plant hire industries
  • Established in 2007
  • Key event for professionals in the field

2. ARA Show

Date: 18-21 February
Location: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, US

  • One of the biggest annual equipment rental events in the US
  • Features educational sessions, regional receptions, and keynote presentations
  • Covers diverse topics impacting the rental industry

3. IPAF Summit 2024 and International Awards for Powered Access (IAPA)

Date: 13-14 March
Location: Scandic Copenhagen Hotel, Denmark

  • Organized by the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) and Access International
  • Brings together key leaders within the access market
  • Combines both summits and prestigious awards for industry accomplishments

4. Intermat

Date: 24-27 April
Location: Parc des Expositions de Villepinte, Paris, France

  • Taking place for the first time since 2018
  • Held every three years
  • A crucial event for showcasing the latest equipment and technological advancements in the industry

5. European Rental Association (ERA) Convention

Date: 15-16 May
Location: Epic Sana Marqês hotel Lisbon Portugal

  • Leaders from Europe’s biggest rental companies gather to discuss key issues
  • Major themes include sustainability skills, shortage regulation, and the future of rental solutions
  • An essential networking opportunity for industry professionals

6. European Rental Awards

Date: 15 May
Location: Epic Sana Marqês hotel Lisbon Portugal

  • Organized by the European Rental Association and International Rental News
  • Celebrates its 17th edition in 2024
  • Recognizes excellence, innovation, and achievements within the rental sector

7. IPAF Asia Conference & Showcase

Date: 1-2 August
Location: Nanjing City, China

  • Features visits to local MEWP rental companies and manufacturers
  • Led by the global powered access community
  • Last year’s event focused on the outlook for MEWP rental markets in China and improving safety

8. Platformers’ Days

Date: 6-7 September
Location: Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre, Karlsruhe-Rheinstetten, Germany

  • Includes live demonstrations, keynote presentations, and exhibits from diverse industry sectors
  • A valuable networking platform for professionals in cranes, access components, transport equipment, and material handling industries
  • A must-attend event for OEMs and service providers

9. European Rental Week and International Rental Conference

European Rental Week: 14-20 October (Online and across social media)
International Rental Conference: 25 November
Location: Shanghai, China

  • Bauma China returns after its cancellation in 2022
  • Insights into Chinese, Asian, and global market trends
  • Showcases latest innovations in construction and equipment rental industries

With a wide range of events taking place throughout 2024, it’s crucial to stay informed and engaged with the ever-evolving equipment rental landscape. Make sure you mark your calendar for these essential gatherings and connect with professionals from all aspects of the industry.

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