Update to Lifting Week in Orlando

In addition to the Lift and Access Showcase & Symposium, which is co-sponored by Rental Equipment Register (RER) magazine and Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, several other events relevant to lifting equipment professionals will take place the week of Oct. 22 in Central Florida. Below is a rundown of everything that’s happening. For more information, contact Katie Parrish at kparrish@maxcapmedia.com.

 

Monday, October 22

Event: IPAF US Convention

Time: Begins at 12 pm

Location: Bohemian Hotel Celebration
700 Bloom Street, Celebration, FL 32747, USA
Toll-Free Reservations: 888 249 4007
www.celebrationhotel.com

Details: The second IPAF US Convention will be held on Oct. 22 and 23, 2012, in Celebration, Fla. This member event is also open to non-members. This year's focus is on aerial work platform (AWP) management responsibilities. Topics to be covered will range from buying used equipment, to owner responsibility, to updates on theANSI standards. The speakers and program lineup will be announced on its website, www.ipaf.org/usconvention.

To attend, send an email with your name, company and contact details to marketing@ipaf.org.

 

Event: Lift and Access Showcase

Time: 8 am to 4 pm

Location: Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers

700 Ritchie Rd, Davenport, Fla. 33897

Details: Exhibitor Setup

 

 

Tuesday, October 23

Event: IPAF US Convention Continues

Time: Ends at 12 pm

Location: Bohemian Hotel Celebration

Details: Continues from Oct. 22

 

Event: Lift and Access Showcase

www.liftshowcase.com

Time: 8 am to 4 pm

Location: RB Facility

Details: Exhibitor Setup

 

Event: SAIA Regional Meeting

www.saiaonline.org

Time: 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Location: Bohemian Hotel Celebration

Details: The Scaffold & Access Industry Association will hold its regional meeting at the Bohemian Hotel in Celebration. During the meeting, two educational sessions will take place. Robert Segal from ENSA will present "Work at Height--Rescue Plans," which will discuss suspended scaffold and platform "rescue plans" that can be simplified by breaking them into different processes in order to achieve compliant programs. This presentation will demonstrate how being "ultra specific" with rescue training can produce a more effective outcome.  Efficient rescue practices will be demonstrated, and new information on suspension trauma will be presented.

 

Additionally, SAIA and Lift and Access will hold a joint panel discussion entitled "Working at Height--What Does a General Contractor Expect of Subcontractors?" During this session, attendees will get the general contractor’s point of view of Working at Height.  Turner Construction, Performance Contracting, Parsons, Lend Lease, and others will participate in the panel discussion, answer questions, and give attendees a glimpse of what might be coming in the near future with regard to working at height.

 

 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Event: Lift and Access Showcase (VIP Admission only)

Time: 8 am to 4 pm

Location: RB Facility

Details: Activities include Showcase Walk-Around Presentations and Equipment Demonstrations. VIP admission is available by invitation only to equipment buyers, rental companies, exhibitors, press and other guests. VIP admission includes daytime activities and access to the cocktail reception. Limited vendor registrations are available. If interested in attending, please contact Franci Motz at fmotz@maxcapmedia.com

 

Event: Lift and Access Symposium

Time: 4:15 pm to 5:30 pm

Location: RB Facility

Details: “Tier 4 Engine Challenges” panel discussion will feature industry experts who can explain to equipment owners what to expect from the upcoming engine changes.

 

Event: VIP Cocktail Reception (invitation only)

Time: 7 pm

Location: Bohemian Hotel Celebration

Details: Held at the Bohemian Hotel in nearby Celebration, Fla., the cocktail reception is by invitation only. Additional employee, spouse, or guest tickets can be purchased on www.liftshowcase.com for $35 each.

 

 

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Event: Lift and Access Showcase (General Admission)

Time: 8 am to 4 pm

Location: RB Facility

Details: General admission day is free and open to auction attendees, which may include rental companies, service facilities, fleet owners, contractors, and more. Registrants can sign up to attend online at www.liftshowcase.com.

 

Event: Ritchie Bros. Auction

Time: TBA

Location: RB Facility

Details: Auction features lifting equipment. See more information at www.rbauction.com.

 

 

Friday, October 26, 2012

Event: Lift and Access Showcase & Symposium (Exhibitor Tear Down)

Time: 8 am to 4 pm

Location: RB Facility

 

Event: 2012 Crane Operator Rodeo National Championship (Exhibitor Setup)

Time: 8 am to 4 pm

Location: RB Facility

Details: Visit www.craneoperatorrodeo.com for more information.

 

 

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Event: 2012 Crane Operator Rodeo National Championship

Time: 8 am to 5 pm

Location: RB Facility

Details: For the third year, the Crane Operator Rodeo competition returns this fall with a new twist: Operators across the country will compete in their region before heading to the final event in Orlando, Fla. Visit www.craneoperatorrodeo.com for the dates and locations of the regional qualifying events. The 2012 National Championship will be held Oct. 27-28 at the Ritchie Bros.  Auctioneer’s facility in Davenport, Fla.

 

 

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Event: Crane Operator Rodeo National Championship

Time: 8 am to 12 pm

Location: RB Facility

Details: Rodeo Championship continues.