January 30 - Jan Kleijn, Mammoet chief executive officer, will give the keynote address at the World Crane and Transport Summit (WCTS) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands on November 4-5, 2015.

Kleijn is one of a number of speakers already confirmed for the event, including Alexandre-Jacques Vernazza, Mediaco president; Ton Klijn, Wagenborg Nedlift managing director; and Mathias Rehe at Dacotrans/Daco Heavy Lift in Guatemala.

The preliminary programme and booking details for the event can be seen in the link below.

This year's event will include a special focus on wind turbine operations and the recruitment of young and new people to the industry, with round-table sessions on both topics. 

Norbert van Schaik at Siemens Wind Power will give a presentation on the implications of wind turbine design trends for transport and lifting of components and he will also take part in a panel discussion on the subject. 

On recruitment there will be a round-table of young people in the industry who will describe their experiences and discuss how to best recruit young talent. 

Other topics at the conference include new guidelines on the operation of self-propelled modular transporters and proposals for a crane operator licence scheme for Europe.

Sponsors for the summit include: Liebherr, Terex, Tii (Scheuerle/Nicolas/Kamag), as well as Goldhofer, Modulift, TSL (Tech Safety Lines) and WireCo WorldGroup.