IRC conference going ahead in Shanghai

By Murray Pollok16 September 2020

This year’s International Rental Conference (IRC) will take place in Shanghai as planned on 23 November but with a new line-up of mainly Chinese speakers and with video contributions from Western rental experts.

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The conference will be held at the Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel in Pudong, Shanghai, next to the venue for the Bauma China exhibition, which is also taking place as scheduled, on 24-27 November.

Given the pandemic and travel limitations, the event is expected to have a less international profile than in previous years, but an audience of more than 250 delegates is still anticipated.

The speaker line-up will have representatives from Hitachi China, Shanghai Pangyuan, IPAF, Kanamoto China, LGMG, Sinoboom, Tianyuan, E-rental and IPAF.

Topics covered will include financial management of rental companies, safety, earthmoving rentals in China, aerial platform technology trends, and the evolution of the Chinese access market.

Speakers confirmed include: 

Tei Gyomei, Managing Director, Hitachi China
Key concepts in rental pricing and financial management

Mr. Tei Gyomei - Hitachi

Mr Tei Gyomei, Hitachi China.

Chai Zhao Yi, Managing Director, Shanghai Pangyuan
Managing rental processes, and the market after Covid-19

Lu Tao (Tom), Managing Director, Kanamoto China
Rental case study: the mining sector in China

Han Xiao Ming, Chairman, Shijiazhuang Tianyuan
How technology can serve the rental supply chain

Tom Lu - Kanamoto

Tom Lu, Kanamoto China.

Chen Jian, Chairman, E-rental
Topic to be confirmed

Zhi Kai Yin, General Manager, LGMG
New technology in access equipment

By video: Peter Douglas, CEO & Managing Director, IPAF
Managing safety in a fast-growing rental business

Susan Xu, General Manager & Founder, Sinoboom
The future of China’s access rental market

Graziano Cassinelli, Director, Rental and Used Equipment Global Director, Liugong
Developments in Asia’s earthmoving rental business


Peter Douglas, IPAF, will appear by video.

Conference host: Cathy Yao, Managing Director, KHL Group China

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The conference gold sponsors are Genie, LGMG and XCMG. Silver sponsor is Haulotte and supporting sponsors are Dingli, Manitou, PowerFirst Technology and Sinoboom.

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