International Construction Equipment Forum 2015 | 2-3 november | Amsterdam

Forum for construction equipment buyers on 2-3 November

Senior figures from manufacturers and fleet owners already confirmed as speakers for the International Construction Equipment Forum (ICEF) in Amsterdam, including representatives from Oldcastle Materials/CRH, Caterpillar, Volvo CE, Ramirent and Komatsu.

A key conference and meeting place for construction equipment fleet owners, the International Construction Equipment Forum (ICEF), will be held in Amsterdam on 2-3 November, 2015.

Senior speakers from equipment manufacturers and fleet owners are already confirmed, including representatives from Oldcastle Materials (CRH), Caterpillar, Volvo CE, rental company Ramirent and Komatsu.

ICEF, which is organised by KHL Group and its magazines International Construction and Construction Europe, will be a forum to discuss issues including whole life equipment costs, financing, machine control and telematics, outsourcing, and trends in construction equipment technology.

The conference is targeted at construction equipment fleet owners including contractors, rental companies and materials producers.

The event starts on the evening of 2 November with a networking and awards dinner, which is followed by a full-day conference on 3 November. Full details, including the preliminary programme and details of how to enter the awards, can be found at

Confirmed speakers include Scott Hazelton, managing director of construction & industry practices at IHS Global Insight; Anna Hyvönen, executive vice president for Finland and Baltics at Ramirent; Carl Lockwood, senior vice president for strategy & business development at Volvo Construction Equipment; Michiel van Ramesdonk, vice president for global fleet customer accounts at DLL (formerly De Lage Landen); Alex Schuessler, founder of SmartEquip; Nicolas Thizy, system application specialist at Caterpillar; and Dirk Legrand, deputy general manager of Komatsu Europe.

ICEF 2015 will build on the successful inaugural event held in Amsterdam in November 2013, when speakers included former Spanish Prime Minister José María Aznar, as well as Simon Purchon, business development director of Babcock Mobile Assets, and Xavier Therin, vice president of Lafarge. ICEF is the new identity of the CEWEF event created by Groeneveld Group, the mobile equipment technology manufacturer. CEWEF was acquired by KHL in 2012. Groeneveld remains a key partner for ICEF.

Murray Pollok, Events Director at KHL, said, “Construction equipment fleet management is rapidly becoming a science, with major owners of equipment seeking to maximise the efficiency of their fleets and minimise their overheads.

“ICEF will provide fleet managers and equipment procurement managers with key information on cost control, equipment maintenance, finance trends and fleet management tools to help them in their day to day work.”


About ICEF
ICEF will take place at the NH Grand Krasnapolsky hotel in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The programme is designed to appeal to a broad range of executives and senior managers throughout the construction industry from disciplines such as contracting, equipment manufacture, materials production, equipment rental, finance, project management and consultancy.

The evening of 2nd November will also see a gala dinner and the award of prizes in six categories for outstanding performance in the construction industry. The most sought-after is expected to be the International Construction Project of the Year award, which will recognise a scheme worth US$ 100 million or more, of international significance.

More details on the event can be found at

About KHL Group
ICEF is organised by KHL Group, the world’s leading provider of international construction information through a portfolio including magazines, newsletters, websites, exhibitions, directories and conferences & events. Visit for more information.

Further information
For additional information and HR pictures, please contact: Joanna Vervoort, PR agency Vervoort Communicatie, Tel: +31 (0)6 52 53 26 08, E-mail:

Press accreditation
Accredited members of the press may attend ICEF for free. To apply for accreditation, please contact Joanna Vervoort. E-mail:, Tel: +31 (0)6 52 53 26 08.

Other contacts:

Murray Pollok, Events Director, KHL Group

Tel: +44 (0)1505 850043

Mobile: +44 (0)7950 021023


Chris Sleight, Editor, International Construction

Tel: +44 (0)1892 786205