January 11 - Terex, Liebherr and Manitowoc will speak at the forthcoming Middle East Cranes 2010, which will take place in Dubai on 23-24 February.

Eric Etchart, president, Manitowoc Cranes, will talk about the state of the market in 2010, while Ralf Ressel, Terex's director of research and development, will look at designing cranes for safe working at height. Already announced to speak at Middle East Cranes 2010, Klaus Binder, project manager, Liebherr Biberach, will also speak on safety.

Other speakers so far announced for Middle East Cranes 2010 include Tony Haddad, from event partner Al Jaber Heavy Lift, who will deliver the keynote presentation; Graham Brent, executive director of the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators; and Michael Birch, managing director, ALE Projects.

Don't miss the January/February edition of HLPFI which includes a comprehensive review of companies involved in the manufacture of cranes for heavy and over-dimensional cargoes.