CPA Conference 2022 to focus on ESG

By Leila Steed21 April 2022

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Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) is to be the focus of the next Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) Conference.

‘ESG- Driving Change: How Environmental, Social & Governance Benefits Construction Plant Businesses’ has been announced as the official event theme by the CPA, which organises the annual UK event. 

Kevin Minton, CPA Chief Executive, said, “The CPA Conference addresses the issues that really matter in our sector.

“At last year’s Conference, we explored net zero carbon and digitalisation, and this year’s theme allows us to explore exactly what ESG is, how it is increasingly impacting on our sector and how different organisations are addressing it.

“To compete and grow in the future, organisations must be aligned with the ESG agenda in order to gain contracts and meet their obligations to wider society.” 

The CPA Conference, now in its seventh year, will take place on Thursday 20th October, 2022, at the Heart of England Conference and Events Centre in Fillongley near Coventry.

The one-day event typically attracts senior level professionals - with many coming from the association’s 1,800 member companies, which supply 85% of all plant rented to the UK construction sector.

It will be hosted by television presenter and journalist Merryn Myatt - who also hosted the association’s 2021 industry event, and will feature speakers from the industry’s leading clients, contractors, manufacturers, suppliers, plant-hire companies and other bodies.

CPA conference panel The 2022 rental industry event will feature panel debates and interactive discussions. (Photo: CPA)

“We’re in the process of devising a packed and highly topical agenda that will combine keynote speeches with panel debates and interactive discussion, and it will be designed to allow delegates to come away with better insight about ESG and what it means for their businesses,” said Minton.

Previous speakers have included representatives from HS2, Skanska, JCB, Flannery Plant Hire, L Lynch Plant Hire & Haulage, the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) and the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

Whiel the CPA is yet to release any ticket details, “all those who are interested in attending the Conference can email to pre-register interest”.

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